LSA Course Guide Search Results: UG, Spring/Summer 2009, Subject = ECON

Economic problems are central to modern society. Consequently, a broad understanding of the modern world requires some knowledge of economic systems. An individual’s intelligent understanding of and participation in the solution of problems which face society is aided by an understanding of the point of view and techniques of analysis which have been developed by economists. The introductory courses (ECON 101 and 102) offered by the department are designed to provide basic knowledge as well as to serve as a foundation for other courses in economics for students who wish to pursue the subject at an intermediate or advanced level.

Special Department Policies

ECON 401, 402, and statistics are prerequisites to many upper-level economics courses and should be elected during the sophomore or junior year. ECON 401 should be elected before ECON 402. No student should take a 400-level ECON elective before completing each of the relevant prerequisites with a grade of at least C—.

Students with a serious interest in the study of economics are strongly encouraged to continue the study of calculus beyond MATH 115. MATH 116, 215, and 217, or their Honors equivalents, are recommended for students with an interest in quantitative economics. Students with a serious interest in advanced research should elect ECON 405 (or STATS 426) and ECON 406.

Roster of Undergraduate Economics Courses

  1. Introductory Courses
    101, 102, 108, 195
  2. Economic Theory
    398, 401, 402, 403, 409
  3. Statistics and Econometrics
    404, 405, 406, 407
  4. Macroeconomics
    310, 411, 414, 418
  5. Financial Economics
    434, 435
  6. Labor Economics
    320, 421, 422
  7. Industrial Organization
    330, 431, 432
  8. International Economics
    340, 441, 442
  9. Comparative Economics
  10. Economic Development
    461, 462, 466
  11. Environmental Economics
    370, 471, 472
  12. Public Economics
    380, 481, 482
  13. Economic History
    491, 492, 494
  14. Other Topics in Economics
    309, 323, 327, 395, 408, 412, 423, 438, 487, 490
  15. Honors Program, Internships, Seminars, & Independent Research
    299, 495, 498, 499


  • Students seeking admission to a closed ECON class should add themselves to the waitlist.
  • In a class with discussion sections, a waitlist is not created until all discussion sections are full. Students may add themselves to the waitlist of only one discussion section; they should choose their preferred discussion section.
  • Before the first day of classes, unless the instructor chooses a different criterion, overrides are issued in waitlist order. Students have 48 hours (during the summer, they have seven days) to use their overrides.
  • On the day before the first day of classes, all waitlisted students who received an override previously but failed to use it are dropped from the waitlist. If no students remain on the waitlist, the class becomes open again for enrollment.

Textbook Information

For textbook information, please visit the ECON Textbook Information Website. Information will be posted for each class as soon as it is available.

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