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Undergraduate Minor in
Economics

Courses

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.

Convenient and Flexible

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.

Prescribed Courses (12 credits)

  • 3
    credits

    Methods of economic analysis and their use; price determination; theory of the firm; distribution.

  • 3
    credits

    National income measurement; aggregate economic models; money and income; policy problems.

  • 3
    credits

    Allocation of resources and distribution of income within various market structures, with emphasis on analytical tools.

    • Prerequisite

      ECON 102

  • 3
    credits

    Analysis of forces that determine the level of aggregate economic activity.

    • Prerequisite

      ECON 104

Supporting Courses and Related Areas (select 6 credits)

  • 3
    credits

    Development and application of the tools for decision making under uncertainty and for game theoretic analysis of economic problems.

  • 3
    credits

    Analytic and policy aspects of public expenditure decisions; applications from areas of contemporary public interest.

    • Prerequisite

      ECON 302 or ECON 323

  • 3
    credits

    Environmental pollution, the market economy, and optimal resource allocation; alternative control procedures; levels of environmental protection and public policy.

  • 3
    credits

    Causes/consequences of trade; effects of tariffs and quotas; strategic trade policy; political economy of trade restrictions and other topics.

  • 3
    credits

    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

  • 3
    credits

    Problems of capital formation, institutional considerations, theories of economic growth.

    • Prerequisite

      ECON 302 or ECON 304 or ECON 372

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