December 19, 2017

Purdue Northwest Curriculum Document

Program Name: Economics


  • Document No: CHESS 16-05 NEW COURSE ECON 1xxxx
  • Proposed Effective Date: Fall 2017
  • Submitting Department: Political Science, Economics and World Languages and Cultures / College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences & CHESS
  • Date Reviewed by Department: December 2nd, 2016
  • Submission Date: December 19th, 2017
  • Date Reviewed College/School Curriculum Committee: March 03, 2017
  • Contact Person: Paul McGrath, Professor of Economics



  • Approval by Faculty Senate: May 5, 2017
  • Date Reviewed by Senate Curriculum Committee: 4/14/17
  • Name(s) of Library Staff Consulted: NA
  • Will New Library Resources Used?: No
  • Form 40 Needed?: Yes


Task: Course Change or New Course Proposal

  • Program Name(s): Economics
  • Degree Name(s): Bachelor of Science

Section I: This section is for changes in programs, minors and certificates

  • List the major changes in each program of study, minor or certificate:
  • Impact on Students:
  • Impact on University Resources:
  • Impact on other Academic Units:

Section II: This section is for changes in courses only

  • Subject: Proposal to add ECON 1XXXX: Intro to the Study of Economics new FYE.
  • Justification: Proposal to create new course ECON 1XXXX Introduction to the Study of Economics







ECON 1xxxx Introduction to the Study of Economics

Credit Hours: Class 3, lab 0, credit 3

This course will familiarize new students with Purdue University Northwest, its programs and people, and the basic tools needed to be successful in college. Focus will be on the individual development of students with regard to future professional employment and also his or her educational planning.

Prerequisites: None


Course Objectives / Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will learn how to identify and use the University’s resources.
  2. Students will identify the different fields of economic studies.
  3. Students will investigate careers for graduates from undergraduate programs in Economics.
  • Impact on Students: The course aims to introduce the student to support resources that are available to the student – both academic and non-academic resources. In addition, the course will introduce new Economics majors to possible career paths.
  • Impact on University Resources: Course is expected to be offered twice per academic year so 0.50 FTE per year will be required.
  • Impact on other Academic Units: NA