Minor in Economics
The Economics minor enables students from a variety of disciplines and with a variety of interests to develop appreciation for and abilities in an "economic way of thinking." Some obvious pairings for this minor are these majors and programs: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Business Administration, History, Political Science, Pre-Law, Sociology, and Women's Studies. The courses included in the minor enable students to obtain literacy in the field of economics and, through Economics electives, combine this literacy with economic or policy issues in which they are interested. The structure of the minor allows students flexibility to choose International Economics, Environmental Economics, or other courses related to their interests.
Requirements for the MinorThe minor in Economics requires a minimum of five course credits, as follows:
Required Core Courses
ECO 101, 102, and 250.
Students who have taken a research methods course—such as PSC 235, PSY 306, SOC 335, or an introductory statistics course—may, in consultation with Economics Faculty, choose another 200-level or higher ECO elective in place of ECO 250.
Required Distribution Courses
Two (2) ECO courses at or above the 200 level, including courses listed in the Catalog & Student Handbook, as well as Special Topics courses offered during regular or summer terms.
Exploring the Minor
Students considering Economics as a minor should begin exploring the discipline through the Program's introductory courses—ECO 101 and ECO 102, and through various Special Topics courses offered during regular or summer terms.
Course Sequencing Considerations (in order to complete minor requirements within eight terms)
Prospective Economics minors should complete or waive the Developmental Mathematics requirement as soon as possible because this is a prerequisite for both ECO 101 and ECO 102, which are the foundational courses for upper-level Economics courses.
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This online publication is the official text of the Berea College Catalog & Student Handbook. Berea College reserves the right to amend, revise, or modify content within this publication at any time.Posted: 8-8-2012
Updated by Wanda Burch