February 23, 2018

Purdue Northwest Curriculum Document

Program Name: Minor in Economics


  • Document No: CHESS 17-36 NEW MINOR ECON
  • Proposed Effective Date: Fall 2018
  • Submitting Department: Political Science, Economics and World Languages and Cultures
  • Date Reviewed by Department: February 2, 2018
  • Submission Date: February 2, 2018
  • Date Reviewed College/School Curriculum Committee: February 23, 2018
  • Contact Person: Paul McGrath, Professor of Economics and Jonathan Swarts, Department Chair

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  • Approval by Faculty Senate:
  • Date Reviewed by Senate Curriculum Committee:
  • Name(s) of Library Staff Consulted: Not Applicable
  • Will New Library Resources Used?: No
  • Form 40 Needed?: No


Task: Minor Change or New Minor Proposal

    • Program Name: Minor in Economics
    • Degree name(s): Not Applicable

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

List the major changes in each program of study, minor or certificate.

Request to add new Minor in Economics comprised of 15 Credit Hours.

The Minor in Economics would require:

  • ECON 25100 Microeconomics
  • ECON 25200 Macroeconomics

Plus three additional 3-credit courses in ECON at the 30000-level or higher chosen from:

  • ECON 35100 Intermediate Microeconomics
  • ECON 35200 Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • ECON 31100 Environmental Economics
  • ECON 32200 Public Finance & Taxation
  • ECON 36000 Econometrics
  • ECON 37500 U.S. Economic History
  • ECON 38000 Money & Banking
  • ECON 38500 Labor Economics
  • ECON 41900 Managerial Economics
  • ECON 43400 International Trade
  • ECON 45600 Urban Economics
  • ECON 46300 Economics of Health Care
  • ECON 46500 Economic Forecasting
  • ECON 39000 Junior Level Problems in Economics
  • ECON 49000 Problems in Economics
  • Or other 30000-level or higher courses as approved by the department.

A grade of C- or better must be earned in any course used to fulfill the minor. Courses for the minor may not be taken as Pass/Fail. Transfer credit for courses that are a direct match will be accepted for the minor.

Impact on Students:

Allows students to add a credential to their baccalaureate degree studies.

Impact on University Resources: None – courses are already being offered.

Impact on other Academic Units: Not Applicable