Description. Economics courses provide students with an opportunity to develop critical analytical skills that will improve their performance in other courses and professional pursuits. These include understanding graphs and charts; employing statistical analysis; using cost-benefit analysis; evaluating different theoretical perspectives; and developing professional presentations and writing skills.
Rationale. Employers recognize that the study of economics develops the professional skills necessary for success including the analytical skills needed for the complex tasks in today's highly technical work environment. Data from the Law School Admission Council for 2011-2012, identified economics as second most common major for students accepted to law school. Graduate schools recognize that the study of economics develops the analytical and research skills that prepare students for the rigors of advanced education.
Credits required. 18
Minor coordinator. Professor Catherine Mulder, Department of Economics (212.484.1309, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Requirements. Students who desire a minor in Economics must complete 18 credits (six courses) subject to the approval of the department chair.
ACC 250 Introduction to Accounting
ACC 251 Introduction to Managerial Accounting
ECO 101 Principles of Economics
ECO 105 Understanding U.S. Economic Data
ECO 120 Introduction to Macroeconomics
ECO 125 Introduction to Microeconomics
ECO 170 Crime, Class, Capitalism: The Economics of Justice
ECO 213 Political Economy
ECO 215 Economics of Regulation and the Law
ECO 220 Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECO 225 Intermediate Microeconomics
ECO 231 Global Economic Development and Crime
ECO 245 International Economics
ECO 260 Environmental Economics, Regulation and Policy
ECO 265 Introduction to Public Sector Economics
ECO 270 Urban Economics
ECO 280 Economics of Labor
ECO 300 The Political Economy of Governmental Activity
ECO 310 Economics in Historical Perspectives
ECO 324 Money and Banking
ECO 327 Political Economy of Gender
ECO 335 Economics of Finance
ECO 333 Sustainability: Perserving the Earth as a Human Habitat
ECO 360/SOC 360 Corporate and White Collar Crime
Total: 18 credits