Anything from taxes to labor disputes to the weather can impact the economy. Economists explore how using complex models and theories lead to an understanding of the global interconnectedness and changing dynamics at home.

Embrace the social science of economics: The study of what is and what ought to be in the global production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. Emmanuel’s economics minor, while a natural fit for those pursuing management degrees, can also be an exciting complement to sociology, political science, education and others.

Major Requirements

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Requirements for a B.A. in Economics:

  • ECON1101 Principles of Microeconomics (SA) (SS)
  • ECON1102 Principles of Macroeconomics (SA) (SS)
  • MATH1121 Applied Math (QA) (QR) OR MATH1111 Calculus I (QA) (QR)
  • MATH1117 Introduction to Statistics (QA) (QR)
  • ECON2101 History of Economic Thought
  • ECON2301 Intermediate Microeconomics (SA)
  • ECON2303 Intermediate Macroeconomics (SA)
  • ECON4201 Economics Senior Seminar

Three electives, two of which must be at the 3000-level, from:

  • ECON2113 Politics of International Economic Relations (SS)
  • ECON2203 Economic View of the World (SA) (SS)
  • ECON2205 Urban Economics
  • ECON3103 International Economics
  • ECON3105 Money and Financial Markets
  • ECON3113 Economics of Health Care
  • ECON3115 Economics of the Environment
  • ECON3296 Economics Internship

Minor Requirements

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Requirements for Minor in Economics:

  • 1. ECON1101 Principles of Microeconomics (SA) (SA)
  • 2. ECON1103 Principles of Macroeconomics (SA) (SA)
  • 3. ECON2101 History of Economic Thought
  • 4-5. Two economics courses at the 2000-level or above, where at least one is at the 3000-level or above

Learning Goals & Outcomes

 At the completion of the Economics Major, students will:

  1. Demonstrate critical thinking using economic analysis, quantitative reasoning, and problem-solving skills.
  2. Communicate effectively: in written, oral and graphical formats, using concepts and analytical tools economics.
  3. Have lifelong learning skills, including how to locate and use primary data, how to understand and evaluate current events and new ideas.

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Featured Faculty: Rebecca Moryl

Dr. Rebecca Moryl is an Associate Professor of Economics at Emmanuel College. Professor Moryl teaches on subjects including microeconomics, economic relations, the politics of international economic relations and urban economics. She believes that understanding economics is critical to understanding the worlds-big and small-in which we live.

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