The department considers its teaching goals to be three-fold: (1) To present to students the basic theoretical tools of economic analysis, relevant facts and institutional material, which will assist them as civic leaders. (2) To introduce students majoring in economics to the various special fields of study within economics. This training, along with extensive work in the other liberal arts and sciences, is intended to instill breadth of intellectual interest, critical habits of thought, a problem-solving attitude and facility of expression. (3) To help meet, through graduate work, the increasing demands for competent professional economists in industry, commerce, government and education.
Courses cover general economic theory, environmental economics, monetary theory, international economics, public finance, labor economics, economic development, comparative economic systems, econometrics, and industrial organization.
Students major in economics leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree. Graduate work leads to a Master of Arts degree in economics (see Graduate School catalog).
Refer to graduation requirements listed previously in the catalog. See index.
Thirty-six credits in economics must be earned. Within the 36 credits the student must include ECNS 201S, 202S, 301, 302, 403, 488, 494, 499 (ECON 111S, 112S, 311, 313, 460, 488, 487, 489), and fourteen elective economics credits numbered 300 or above. Three credits of ECNS 101S (ECON 100S) may be counted toward the additional fourteen credits of upper-division economics courses if taken before attaining junior status. A maximum of four credits of ECNS 486 and none of the ECNS 398 credits may count toward the 36-credit requirement. The following courses may be counted as part of the 36 economics credits required for the undergraduate degree: GPHY 323S, PSCI 365 (GEOG 315, PSC 365), FOR 320, FOR 425, FOR 520.The student should take ECNS 301 and 302 (ECON 311 and 313) before the senior year.
Non-economics courses required for the undergraduate degree are: M 115 (MATH 117 ), M 162 (MATH 150) or M 171 and 172 ( MATH 152 and 153) and STAT 216 ( MATH 241) or equivalent. The student must pass WRIT 101 (ENEX 101) with a grade of "C" or above. M 115 (MATH 117) and M 162 (MATH 150) should be taken before ECNS 301. Students planning graduate study in economics should take M 171-172 (MATH 152-153) and consider M 221 ( MATH 221), M 307 (MATH 305) and ECNS 511, 513 and 560 ( ECON 511, 513, and 560).
The Upper-division Writing Expectation must be met by successfully completing the Senior Economics Thesis, ECNS 488 and 499 (ECON 488 and 489).
Students who want to be licensed to teach economics at the high-school level must complete the BA degree requirements in economics. They also must complete a teaching major or minor in a second field of their choice and the professional licensure program in the College of Education. Students may also earn a teaching minor in economics. See the Department of Curriculum & Instruction for information about admission to the Teacher Education Program and completion of these licensure programs.
|ECNS 201S, 202S (ECON 111S, 112S) Principles of Micro- and Macroeconomics||3||3|
|WRIT 101 (ENEX 101) Composition||3||-|
|M 115 (MATH 117) Probability and Linear Math||3||-|
|M 162 (MATH 150) Applied Calculus||-||4|
|Electives and General Education||6||8|
|ECNS 301 (ECON 311) Intermediate Microeconomics with Calculus||3||-|
|ECNS 302 (ECON 313) Intermediate Macroeconomics||-||3|
|STAT 216 (MATH 241) Introduction to Statistics||4||-|
|Upper-division economics elective||-||3|
|Electives and General Education||8||9|
|ECNS 403 (ECON 460) Introduction to Econometrics||4||-|
|Upper-division economics electives||3||3|
|Electives & General Education||8||12|
|ECNS 488 Research Methods & Thesis Design||2|
|ECNS 494 (ECON 487) Senior Seminar||-||2|
|ECNS 499 (ECON 489) Senior Thesis||-||2|
|Upper-division economics elective||3||3|
|Electives & General Education||10||8|
To earn a minor in economics the student must complete ECNS 201S, 202S, 301, 302 (ECON 111S, 112S, 311, 313), and six additional credits of economics classes numbered 300 or above, only three of which may be in ECNS 486 (ECON 486).
R- before the course description indicates the course may be repeated for credit to the maximum indicated after the R. Credits beyond this maximum do not count toward a degree.
Economics (ECNS) - Course Descriptions
101S, 191, 201S, 202S, 217X, 301, 302, 310, 312, 313, 315, 320, 374, 391, 392, 398, 403, 405, 406,433, 445, 450, 486, 488, 491, 492, 494, 499, 501, 511, 513, 560, 569, 595, 596, 598, 599
Douglas Dalenberg, Ph.D., University of Oregon, 1987
Jeffrey T. Bookwalter, Ph.D., University of Utah, 1999
Derek K. Kellenberg, Chairperson, Ph.D., University of Colorado, 2004
Amanda Dawsey, Ph.D., University of Maryland at College Park, 2001
Katrina Mullan, Ph.D., University of Cambridge, 2009
Helen Naughton, Ph.D., University of Oregon, 2007
Ranjan Shrestha, Ph.D., Ohio State University, 2007
Matthew P. Taylor, Ph.D., University of Oregon, 2012
Richard D. Erb, Ph.D., Stanford University, 1967
Thomas M. Power, Ph.D., (Professor Emeritus) Princeton, 1971
Richard N. Barrett, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1972
Ronald A. Dulaney, Ph.D., Columbia University, 1973
Dennis J. O'Donnell, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1974
John G. Photiades, Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1972
Kay Unger, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1974