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Economics minor overview

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    If you already have chosen a major, a minor in economics might be useful to you to demonstrate your unique talents by selecting a minor that is both rigorous and widely respected.

    The Department of Economics offers two ways to get a minor in economics, which are available to all students except those majoring in economics. Each method requires students to take a total of 20 credits of economics courses. The traditional minor requires the two 200-level introductory courses and any two upper-division electives. For students taking the 100-level general education course, a minor can be earned by also taking three upper-division courses from a list of six courses. Since students can use selected upper-division economics courses to fulfill the general university requirements in international studies and culture and gender diversity, getting an economics minor while fulfilling these requirements is an attractive option.

    What will I study?

    Option A:

    Economics Minor (20 credits)

    Required Courses (10 credits)

    ECON 200 Introduction to Microeconomics (5)

    ECON 201 Introduction to Macroeconomics (5)

    Electives (10 credits)

    Select upper-division economics courses.

    Option B:

    General Education Economics Minor (20 credits)

    Required Courses (5 credits)

    ECON 100 General Education Economics (5)

    Electives (15 credits)

    Select three courses from the following list:

    ECON 412 Economic History of the United States (5)

    ECON 415 History of Economic Thought (5)

    ECON 417 Political Economy (5)

    ECON 420 Labor History (5)

    ECON 424 Economics of Poverty and Discrimination (5)

    ECON 427 Economics of Women and Work (5)


    Contact Information

    Economics Department
    311 Patterson Hall
    Cheney, WA 99004-2429

    phone: 509.359.7947
    fax: 509.359.6983

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