ERIC Number: EJ1029585
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
Undergraduate Coursework in Economics: A Survey Perspective
Siegfried, John J.; Walstad, William B.
Journal of Economic Education, v45 n2 p147-158 2014
Survey results from a large sample of economics departments describe offerings for principles courses, coursework requirements for economics majors, and program augmentations such as capstone courses, senior seminars, and honors programs. Findings are reported for all institutions, and institutions are subdivided into six different categories based on public or private control and the highest economics degree offered. The coursework required for the economics major typically consists of ten courses, five in a required core and five electives. The most conspicuous curriculum change over the past 30 years is the rise of econometrics as a required course, now mandatory at about half of major programs. The authors estimate that about 40 percent of students who matriculate as first-year undergraduates take at least one economics course before they leave.
Descriptors: Economics Education, Majors (Students), Required Courses, Degree Requirements, Departments, College Programs, Introductory Courses, Institutional Characteristics, Bachelors Degrees, Course Content, Honors Curriculum, Graduation Requirements, School Surveys
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
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