Economics Curriculum

Students with an Economics AOC must satisfactorily complete required courses plus four additional courses in economics.

VIEW ECONOMICS ACADEMIC LEARNING COMPACT

VIEW ECONOMICS COURSES OFFERED IN LAST 5 YEARS

Area of Concentration Requirements

The student must satisfactorily complete the required courses listed below plus four additional courses in economics. Only one of the additional courses can be a tutorial.

  • Introductory Microeconomics
  • Introductory Macroeconomics
  • Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Mathematical Tools for Economists (or equivalent)
  • Introductory Statistics (or equivalent).

A member of the economics faculty must be the thesis sponsor, who will be a signatory to the Thesis Prospectus/Area of Concentration form, along with at least one other member of the economics faculty.

Joint Disciplinary AOC Requirements

Economics/Other Discipline

The student must fulfill all the normal requirements for a disciplinary concentration in economics as listed above, including having an economics faculty member as thesis sponsor and the signature of two members of the economics faculty on the Thesis Prospectus/Area of Concentration form. At least one faculty member from the “other” discipline (or special program concentration) needs to agree that the student has completed sufficient work in that program to qualify for the joint-disciplinary concentration. This faculty member is also a signatory to the Thesis Prospectus/Area of Concentration form.

Other Discipline/Economics

In order to earn the slash AOC in economics the student must complete the two-term introductory sequence, plus four other courses in Economics, one of which must be either Intermediate Microeconomic Theory or Intermediate Macroeconomics. (For the purposes of this requirement, none of these additional courses can be a tutorial.) At least one member of the economics faculty must be a signatory to the Thesis Prospectus/Area of Concentration form.

Economics/Finance

The student must fulfill all the normal requirements for a disciplinary concentration in economics, as listed above. In order to earn a slash AOC in finance, the student must satisfactorily complete the following courses: Accounting, Corporate Finance, Money and Banking, International Business, Public Finance: Taxation, and Econometrics. Only two of these classes can be double-counted for the Economics AOC and the slash Finance AOC.

Other discipline/finance

In order to earn the slash AOC in finance, the student must satisfactorily complete the following courses: Introductory Microeconomics, Accounting, Corporate Finance, International Business, Public Finance: Taxation, and Introductory Statistics (or equivalent). At least one member of the economics faculty must be a signatory to the Thesis Prospectus/Areas of Concentration form.

SAMPLE PATHWAYS TO COMPLETE AOC REQUIREMENTS

New College students must satisfy both the requirements of the Liberal Arts Curriculum (LAC), New College’s general education program, and the specific requirements for the Area of Concentration (AOC). With so many opportunities each term, the pathway below is provided as an example of how a student could complete the requirements for graduation. We’ve put some checkpoints in place so that you make the most of your time at New College. Each term you’ll meet with a faculty advisor to discuss courses, tutorials, internships, or other academic experiences. Schedule a meeting with your faculty advisor to discuss which courses satisfy the LAC and which satisfy the AOC. Each student completes a Provisional AOC Plan in the fifth contract to select an AOC, and each student submits a Thesis Prospectus/AOC Form in the sixth contract.
h3>A Sample Four-Year Pathway for Economics

YearFall Term January / ISPSpring Term
Year 1LAC Course 1Group ISP is recommendedLAC Course 3
Intro MicroIntro Macro
Intro StatsEcon Topics Course 1
LAC Course 2Math for Economics or Equivalent
Year 2LAC Course 4Econ related ISP or internshipLAC Course 5
Intermediate MicroIntermediate Macro
Econ Topics Course 2Econ Topics Course 3
Student ChoiceStudent Choice
Year 3LAC Course 6Econ related ISP or internshipLAC Course 7
Econ Topics Course 4Econ Tutorial #1
Student ChoiceLAC Course #8 or Student Choice if LAC is fulfilled
Student ChoiceStudent Choice
Year 4AOC Tutorial 2
Thesis Tutorial/Bacc. Exam.
Student Choice
Student Choice

A Sample Four Year Pathway in Economics for Students Intending to Attend Graduate School

YearFall Term January / ISPSpring Term
Year 1LAC Course 1Group ISP is recommendedLAC Course 2
Intro MicroIntro Macro
Intro StatsEcon Topics Course 1
Calculus ICalculus II
Year 2LAC Course 3Econ related ISP or internshipLAC Course
Intermediate MicroIntermediate Macro
Econ Topics Course 2Econ Topics Course 3
Real Analysis IReal Analysis II
Year 3LAC Course 5Econ related ISP or internshipEconometrics
Econ Topics Course 4Advanced Econ Tutorial 1
Linear AlgebraProgramming Course 2
Intro to ProgrammingLAC Course 6
Year 4LAC Course 7
Thesis Tutorial/Bacc. Exam
Advanced Econ Tutorial 2
LAC Course #8 or Student Choice if LAC is fulfilled

A Sample Two-Year Pathway for Economics

YearFall Term January / ISPSpring Term
Year 3Intro MicroEcon related ISP or internshipIntro Macro
Intro StatsMath for Social Sciences
Econ Topics Course #1Econ Topics Course #2
Student ChoiceStudent Choice
Year 4Intermediate MicroEcon related ISP or internshipThesis Tutorial
Econ Topics Course 3Intermediate Macro
Econ Tutorial 1Student Choice