The 18-credit economics minor is composed of four required economics courses. In addition, you must take a minimum of two additional 400-level ECON courses to complete the requirements for the minor. A grade of "C" or better is required in all courses that you take to fulfill requirements for the minor.
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Each course is taught using a blend of web technology, print, and other media to maximize flexibility while maintaining teacher and student interaction. As a Penn State World Campus student, you have the opportunity to learn when and where it's most convenient for you.
Course List - Economics Minor
|Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy||ECON 102||Methods of economic analysis and their use; price determination; theory of the firm; distribution.||3 credits|
|Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy||ECON 104||National income measurement; aggregate economic models; money and income; policy problems.||3 credits|
|Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis||ECON 302||Allocation of resources and distribution of income within various market structures, with emphasis on analytical tools.
Prerequisite: ECON 102
|Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis||ECON 304||Analysis of forces that determine the level of aggregate economic activity.
Prerequisite: ECON 104
|Economics of Public Expenditures||ECON 425||Analytic and policy aspects of public expenditure decisions; applications from areas of contemporary public interest.
Prerequisite: ECON 302 or ECON 323
|International Finance and Open Economy Macroeconomics||ECON 434||Trade balance movements, exchange rate determination; monetary and fiscal policies in open economies; international policy coordination; the world monetary system.
Prerequisite: ECON 304 or ECON 333
|Growth and Development||ECON 471||Problems of capital formation, institutional considerations, theories of economic growth.
Prerequisite: ECON 302 or ECON 304, or ECON 372
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