Minor: Economics

Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from this program will:

  • Students will be able to distinguish the attributes of a variety of economic theories and policies.
  • Students will be able to use their economic knowledge to examine a wide variety of problems that are economic, social and/or political in nature, on both the micro and macro levels.
  • Students will become proficient writers through assignments in regular classes, as well as intensive-writing experiences in the capstone course.
  • Students will be better problem solvers and better-informed citizens.

Program Requirements

The minor in economics is open to all students and consists of a minimum of 18 hours (six courses) in economics.

The courses are:

ECON 201Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON Upper Level Electives12
Macroeconomic Analysis
Microeconomic Analysis
Political Economy of Race, Class And Gender: Theory, History, And Policy
Money And Banking
The Kansas City Economy
Collective Bargaining
Financial Analysis And The Economy
Labor and the Global Political Economy
American Labor History
History Of Economic Thought
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Urban Economic Development
International Trade And Development
Law And Economics
Environment, Resources And Economic Growth
Mathematical Economics
Labor Economics
Monetary Theory And Policy
Public Finance
Economic Policy
International Finance
Institutional Economic Theory
Urban Economics
Industrial Organization
Economics Institutions and Policies
Radical Political Economy
Practicum in Urban Economic Development
Total Credits18

Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA within the minor coursework to be awarded the minor in Economics.