The Undergraduate Economics Honors Program requires that the student complete an enriching experience. The following qualify as an enriching experience:
- Completion with a grade B+ or higher of an “advanced methods” course, defined as a 4xxxx level course in which students are required to apply the methods of modern economic research.
- Completion with a grade of B or higher of a course in the core of the graduate program in economics.
- Completion of some substantive out-of-classroom activity directly related to the study of economics, such as presentation of the student’s own original research at an external conference, an undergraduate research assistantship, an internship, or community service.
The following are the only courses that satisfy the enriching experience:
- 40060- Advanced Microeconomics Theory
- 40363- Bubbles, Crises & Speculative
- 40400- Advanced Labor Economics
- 40330 –Forecasting for Econ & Business
- 43530- Environmental Economics
- 43550- Economics of the Family
- 60101- Microeconomic Theory
- 60201-Macroeconomic Theory
- 60302-Econometrics I
All of these activities need to be pre-approved. Students who want pre-approval for a specific activity should submit a written request with other supporting materials to the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Economics who will make recommendations to the Economics Working Committee, which is responsible for final decisions.
[Faculty who wish to have an undergraduate course serve as an advanced methods course should submit a syllabus and other supporting material to the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Economics who will make recommendations to the Economics Working Committee, which is responsible for final decisions. “Advanced method courses” are likely to be a subset of those courses that can be used to satisfy the Advanced Course Requirement for the completion of the major.]
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