Honors Majors & Minors
Applicants for an honors major should have satisfied all of the requirements for an Economics course major and, in addition, should have a straight B or better grade average in Economics courses. This condition includes the grade equivalent(s) for any course(s) taken Credit/No Credit.
Applicants for an honors minor should have satisfied all of the requirements for acceptance as an Economics course major and, in addition, should have a straight B or better grade average in Economics courses. This condition includes the grade equivalent(s) for any course(s) taken Credit/No Credit. While minors are not required to complete a specific number of Economics courses, they must satisfy all the prerequisites for their honors preparation.
Typically, a student who wants to major in the honors program first applies for the program through the sophomore plan. In the sophomore plan, students should indicate the intention to apply for the honors program and should list all preparations that s/he plans to take as part of that program. Students will usually plan to take at least one honors preparation in the junior year. Approval of a student's honors program must be granted by the department. Changes of major and/or honors status can be made at any time on MySwarthmore.
Honors majors in Economics must take 3 preparations, and honors minors must take 1 preparation. All honors preparations in Economics consist of 2 credits. Most preparations involve taking a 2 credit seminar, but some preparations may combine a course and a 1 credit seminar. A complete list of preparations, with their prerequisites, appears below.
Examiners will determine a student's Honors performance in an individual preparation based on a 3 hour written exam, an oral exam, and if applicable, a seminar paper.
ECON 101 Advanced Microeconomics (2 credits)
ECON 102 Advanced Macroeconomics (2 credits)
ECON 122 Financial Economics (2 credits)
ECON 141 Public Economics (2 credits)
Prerequisite:ECON 011 and ECON 031.
ECON 151 International Economics (2 credits)
ECON 155 Behavioral and Experimental Economics (2 credits)
ECON 162 Antitrust and Market Regulation (2 credits)
ECON 175 Health Economics (2 credits)
ECON 176 Environmental Economics (2 credits)
ECON 181 Economic Development (2 credits)