Chair: Dr. Randy Grant
Transfer Advisors: Dr. Jeff Summers
First-Year student contact: Dr. Randy Grant
Students must complete the mathematics proficiency requirement for ECON 210 to enroll in any economics course.. Those who have satisfied it may enroll for:
ECON 210 Principles of Economics (4 credits, IS, QR)
Students should also begin working on the additional quantitative requirements for the major/minor. Those who have completed the the quantitative requirements for ECON 210 but have a generally weaker math background should enroll in:
MATH 160 Finite Math with Calculus
Those with a strong math background should be encouraged to enroll in:
MATH 340 (Probability and Statistics 1) and/or MATH 170 Calculus 1 (or higher)
Students should continue work on the departmental quantitative requirements. Those that completed their math proficiency requirement in the fall should enroll in ECON 210 Principles of Economics. For those that have completed ECON 210, a 300-level economics elective (e.g. ECON 341 Environmental Economics; ECON 322 Economics of College Sports) would be appropriate.
The mission of the Department of Economics is to promote and foster economic education by building both on the knowledge and content of the field itself and the development of critical thinking skills. Economics is a social science that shares an affinity with other social sciences and with mathematics. To this end, the department encourages its students to take classes in a variety of social science disciplines and in mathematics. Students who complete a major or minor in economics will be well prepared to continue their studies of economics or of other social sciences in graduate school, or to begin the study of law. Alternatively, they will be in a strong position to begin developing their careers in a variety of private, public, or non-profit organizations. Perhaps most importantly, they will find that their understanding of economics provides them with an adaptable frame of reference that can be used to think critically throughout their lives about a wide variety of personal, social, and public policy issues.
In their third year, majors should complete ECON 412 Intermediate Macroeconomics (fall) and ECON 411 Intermediate Microeconomics (spring). These may be completed earlier if necessary for study abroad or early completion of a degree. Minors may complete these courses any time after satisfying the prerequisites.
In their fourth year, majors complete ECON 416 Econometrics (fall) and ECON 417 Senior Seminar in Economics (spring).
Many economics courses also count toward one or more areas of the Linfield Curriculum, including Individuals, Systems, and Societies (IS), Ultimate Questions (UQ), Vital Past (VP), Quantitative Reasoning (QR), U.S. Pluralisms (US), and Global Pluralisms (GP)