Students typically begin their study of economics by taking the principles course. The 200-level courses typically assume knowledge of introductory theory and cover intermediate level theory, economic thought, economic history, research methods and a wide range of applied electives. 200 level applied electives currently offered include monetary economics, labor and health economics, development, international economics, finance and environmental and urban economics. Students who have completed introductory theory are encouraged to take at least one 200-level applied course before proceeding to more advanced course work in economics. The courses and seminars at the 300 level provide advanced treatment of theory, research methodology, and applications for moderated economics majors.
For a sample course plan, see the Economics Advising Guide