Programs

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Director: John H. Beck
Erwin Graue Professor of Economics: K. Henrickson
Professors: C. Barnes, J. Beck, R. Bennett
Associate Professors: K. Henrickson
Assistant Professors: R. Herzog, E. Johnson, A. Voy

The mission of the economics program is to give students a broad background and knowledge of domestic and international economic systems that are essential for people in today’s competitive global economy. Graduates can apply economic theory to problems relating to market structures, resource markets, employment, and fiscal and monetary policies. Economics courses may be taken to satisfy the social science core requirement of the College of Arts and Sciences. Most 300-level courses require only ECON 201 as a prerequisite. Students considering an Economics major or minor should note that ECON 302 has a prerequisite of ECON 202 with a grade of B- or better and ECON 403 has a prerequisite of ECON 201 with a grade of B- or better.

Two economics majors are offered. The B.S. major in economics includes extensive coursework in mathematics as well as economics for students considering graduate study in economics. The B.A. major in economics is offered for students who want an extensive background in economics in preparation for careers in business or government as well as for those pursuing advanced study in law or business. A minor in economics is also offered for students with other majors who need less extensive knowledge of economics.

Economics courses are taught by faculty of the School of Business Administration, but students pursuing the B.A. and B.S. majors are enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences and must fulfill its degree requirements. Students must earn at least 104 credits from departments in the College of Arts and Sciences (including economics).

All majors must register for a comprehensive examination (ECON 499) in their fourth year. Students expecting to go into a business field are encouraged to take courses in accounting and may want to consider the general business minor or the minor in analytical finance offered by the School of Business Administration.


B.S. Major in Economics: 45 Credits
Lower Division
ECON 201 Microeconomics 3 credits
ECON 202 Macroeconomics 3 credits
MATH 157, MATH 258 and MATH 259 Calculus 12 credits
Upper Division
MATH 321 Statistics 3 credits
MATH 339 Linear Algebra 3 credits
ECON 300 Econometrics 3 credits
ECON 302 Intermediate Macroeconomics
3 credits
ECON 403 Advanced Microeconomic Theory 3 credits
Two of the following applied micro courses:
   ECON 304 Economics of Environmental Protection
   ECON 305 Public Finance
   ECON 310 Antitrust Policy and Regulation
   ECON 312 Work, Wages and Inequality
   ECON 320 Economics of Sports
   ECON 333 Health Economics
   ECON 411 International Economics
6 credits
One of the following two:
   ECON 401 Adam Smith and Karl Marx
   ECON 402 Currents in 20th Century Economics
3 credits
One elective chosen from:
   MATH 328, MATH 421, MATH 422 or any upper division ECON
3 credits
ECON 499 Senior Comprehensive Exam 0 credit

B.A. Major in Economics: 33 Credits
Lower Division
ECON 201 Microeconomics 3 credits
ECON 202 Macroeconomics 3 credits
MATH 114 or MATH 148 or MATH 157 3-4 credits
BUSN 230, MATH 321, or MATH 121 3 credits
Upper Division
ECON 302 Intermediate Macroeconomics
3 credits
ECON 403 Advanced Microeconomic Theory 3 credits
Two of the following applied micro courses:
   ECON 304 Economics of Environmental Protection
   ECON 305 Public Finance
   ECON 310 Antitrust Policy and Regulation
   ECON 312 Work, Wages and Inequality
   ECON 320 Economics of Sports
   ECON 333 Health Economics
   ECON 411 International Economics
6 credits
One of the following two courses:
   ECON 401 Adam Smith and Karl Marx
   ECON 402 Currents in 20th Century Economics
3 credits
Any two upper division ECON electives: 6 credits
ECON 499 Senior Comprehensive Exam 0 credit

Minor in Economics: 18 Credits
Lower Division
ECON 201 Microeconomics 3 credits
ECON 202 Intermediate Macroeconomics
3 credits
Upper Division
ECON 302 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3 credits
Two of the following applied micro courses:
   ECON 304 Economics of Environmental Protection
   ECON 305 Public Finance
   ECON 310 Antitrust Policy and Regulation
   ECON 312 Work, Wages and Inequality
   ECON 320 Economics of Sports
   ECON 333 Health Economics
   ECON 403 Advanced Microeconomic Theory
   ECON 411 International Economics
6 credits
Any upper division ECON elective 3 credits
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ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT
JOHN BECK
Prof. of Economics, Director
502 E. Boone Avenue AD 9
Spokane, WA 99258
Phone: (509) 313-3429
Email: beck@jepson.gonzaga.edu
www.gonzaga.edu/economics

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