Economics Minor

Minor - Economics

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 25

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2020-21


Summary

Lower-Division Core

6

Upper-Division Core

6

Upper-Division Electives

6

Non-Economics Required Courses

7

Teaching Economics Track

Total Hours

25


Lower-Division Core

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

ECNS 201S

Principles of Microeconomics

3

ECNS 202S

Principles of Macroeconomics

3

Total Hours

6

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Core

Note: M 115 and M 162 should be taken before enrolling in ECNS 301.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

ECNS 301

Intermediate Micro with Calc

3

ECNS 302

Intermediate Macroeconomics

3

Total Hours

6

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Electives

Note: Students are required to complete STAT 216 (or equivalent) with a C- or better before enrolling in ECNS 403.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 6 credits of the following courses:

6

ECNS 310

Intro Health Economics

ECNS 312

Labor Economics

ECNS 313

Money and Banking

ECNS 320

Public Finance

ECNS 325

Economics of Sports

ECNS 391

Special Topics

ECNS 403

Introduction to Econometrics

ECNS 405

Game Theory

ECNS 406

Industrial Organization

ECNS 431

International Trade

ECNS 433

Economics of the Environment

ECNS 445

Int Env Econ & Clim Change

ECNS 450

Adv. Topics in Economic Dev.

ECNS 451

Behavioral and Experimental Economics

ECNS 491

Special Topics

Total Hours

6

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Non-Economics Required Courses

Note: M 115 (or equivalent) and M 162 should be taken before enrolling in ECNS 301.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

M 115

Probability and Linear Mathematics

3

M 162

Applied Calculus

4

Total Hours

7

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Teaching Economics Track

Notes:

  • This teaching track contains different/additional course requirements designed to meet state standards. Those interested in teaching in K-12 schools must complete the teaching track of a major in a teaching content area plus the Teacher Education Program through the Department of Teaching and Learning. Additional teaching areas can be added through completion of the teaching track of a major or minor in that content area.

  • To complete this teaching track, you need to contact the Teaching and Learning Department. You do not fill out a major/minor form for graduation or the major/minor/concentration section of the major change form. Approvals for this track must come from the Teaching and Learning Department.

  • Tracks will not appear on your UM transcript, diploma, university lists, student data system, or university publications. They are used for advising purposes only. You do not fill out a major change for a track.

  • Individuals completing the teaching track of this minor must also complete the teaching track of a major in another teaching content area.

Teaching Economics Track Required Course

Note: The EDU 497 course number is used for multiple courses. Students should register for EDU 497 Methods: 5-12 Social Studies.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

EDU 497

Teaching and Assessing

4

Total Hours

4

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Secondary Teaching Licensure

Note: For endorsement to teach economics, a student also must gain admission to the Teacher Education Program and meet all the requirements for secondary teaching licensure. For more information, see the Teaching and Learning Department.