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ERIC Number: EJ1167331
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1835-9132
A Comparison of Principles of Economics Curriculum across U.S. Colleges and Universities
Prante, Gerald
e-Journal of Business Education and Scholarship of Teaching, v10 n1 p73-84 2016
This paper compares principles of economics curriculum in 2015-16 academic catalogues among the Princeton Review's "The Best 380 Colleges 2016 Edition." The paper finds that 76 percent of schools on the list offer separate principles courses for microeconomics and macroeconomics, while 25 percent offer a single principles course covering both micro and macro. A few schools provide both options. Of those schools offering separate micro and macro principles courses, 28 percent require that micro be taken prior to macro, while only 5 percent require macro before micro. Large schools are more likely to offer two separate courses and are also more likely to require micro before macro. A minimum level of math proficiency prior to enrolment in principles courses is required by 16 percent of schools. The goal of this paper is to provide business and economics faculty with information on how other institutions approach the principles of economics curriculum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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