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Type: Journal article
Title: Undergraduate coursework in economics: a survey perspective
Author: Siegfried, J.
Walstad, W.
Citation: The Journal of Economic Education, 2014; 45(2):147-158
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Issue Date: 2014
ISSN: 0022-0485
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John J. Siegfried and William B. Walstad
Abstract: 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.
Keywords: Course requirements; economics majors; principles course; undergraduate economics
Rights: Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
DOI: 10.1080/00220485.2014.889965
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