Jun 19, 2024  
2022-2023 General/Graduate Catalog - Expires August 2028 
    
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ECON 479 - Economics Capstone


The capstone experience for the economics major. Students produce an empirical research paper on an economic topic of their choosing, based on sound theoretical foundations and a review of the relevant literature, and give a PowerPoint presentation on their project. Students are presented information on graduate and professional school opportunities in economics and related disciplines and career opportunities for those with undergraduate and graduate degrees in economics. A section of the course focuses on the major professional awards conferred upon prominent economists, the recipients of those awards, and contributions to economics of those who have been recognized by these prizes. This course also gives students an appreciation of the widespread applicability of economics in the modern world and make them think about how and why economists may be different from others.

Prerequisites: ECON 210 - New Majors Seminar ; completion of or concurrent registration in ECON 300 - Intermediate Microeconomics , ECON 303 - Intermediate Macroeconomics , and ECON 373 - Econometrics  or STAT 378 - Linear Regression/Time Series ; junior or senior economics major or minor.
Credit(s): 4
Course Attribute(s):
  • This is a writing-enhanced course.



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