Overview

Are you interested in learning how economists explain the Great Recession of 2008? Do you wonder how economics can help us understand the effects of globalization? What can economics tell us about the provision of health care? Economics at Maryville College investigates these questions as an integral part of the liberal arts. The major's primary goal is to cultivate patterns of inquiry that produce economic literacy, independent thinking, and a commitment to lifelong learning and a socially responsible life. Economics majors share a common foundation in microeconomics, macroeconomics, development economics, and history of economic thought. Students then choose from electives such as Money and Banking, Environmental Economics, International Trade, Public Policy, Investment Analysis, and Economic History according to their interests. All students at Maryville College also complete a two-semester research project in their major under the supervision of a faculty member.

In conjunction with the core curriculum, the economics major develops skills in logical reasoning, data analysis and effective communication, which are essential for economists. Like the alums pictured above, many of our economics graduates find employment in banking and financial services. Others work in the areas of teaching, healthcare administration, and policy analysis. Some choose to continue their studies in law, business, agricultural economics and public policy.

Course Offerings

The Major in Economics consists of a minimum of 44/45 hours in Economics and related fields.

Required courses include:

ECN 201: Principles of Economics (4 hrs.)
ECN 221: Economic Development (3 hrs.)
ECN 321: Macroeconomics (4 hrs.)
ECN 322: Microeconomics (3 hrs.)
ECN 334: History of Economic Thought (3 hrs.)
ECN 351-352: Senior Study (6 hrs.)
SOC 101: Introductory Sociology (3 hrs.)
MTH 222: Regression Analysis (3 hrs.)


Nine credit hours chosen from the following courses:
ECN 251: Economic History of the United States (3 hrs.)
ECN 325: International Trade and Finance (3 hrs.)
ECN 331: Public Policy toward Business (3 hrs.)
ECN 332: Money and Banking (3 hrs.)
ECN 345: Investment Analysis (3 hrs.)
ECN 346: Environmental Economics (3 hrs.)
ECN 349: Selected Topics in Economics (3 hrs.)
SLS 301: Social Sciences Research Methods (3 hrs.)

 

Either of the following courses:
MTH 125: Calculus I (4 hrs.)
     or
BUS 344: Principles of Finance (3 hrs.)


One of the following courses:
PLS 121: Contemporary Political Issues (3 hrs.)
PLS 122: American Government and Politics (3 hrs.)
PLS 211: Comparative Government and Politics (3 hrs.)
PLS 212: International Politics (3 hrs.)
PLS 232: Public Policy (3 hrs.)

The Minor in Economics consists of 17 hours, including:

ECN 201: Principles of Economics (4 hrs.)
ECN 321: Macroeconomics (4 hrs.)
ECN 322: Microeconomics (3 hrs.)
ECN 334: History of Economic Thought (3 hrs.)

Three credit hours chosen from the following courses:
ECN 221: Economic Development (3 hrs.)
ECN 251: Economic History of the United States (3 hrs.)
ECN 325: International Trade and Finance (3 hrs.)
ECN 331: Public Policy toward Business (3 hrs.)
ECN 332: Money and Banking (3 hrs.)
ECN 345: Investment Analysis (3 hrs.)
ECN 346: Environmental Economics (3 hrs.)
ECN 349: Selected Topics in Economics (3 hrs.)

The Major in Economics/History for Teacher Licensure leads to licensure in economics with a secondary emphasis in history. The track requires 38 hours in the major and 6 additional hours in liberal studies.

Required courses include:

ECN 201: Principles of Economics (4 hrs.)
ECN 221: Economic Development (3 hrs.)
ECN 321: Macroeconomics (4 hrs.)
ECN 322: Microeconomics (3 hrs.)
ECN 334: History of Economic Thought (3 hrs.)
ECN 351-352: Senior Study (6 hrs.)
HIS 112: History of the United States in the 19th Century (3 hrs.)
HIS 203: History of the United States in the 2th Century (3 hrs.)
HIS 243: World Civilization from 1500 C.E. to the 20th Century, (3 hrs.)
HIS 251: Economic History of the United States (3 hrs.)

Three credit hours chosen from the following courses:
HIS 333: Studies in Asian History (3 hrs.)
HIS 334: Studies in Latin American History (3 hrs.)
HIS 335: Studies in African History (3 hrs.)


Additional liberal studies requirements include:
PSY 101: Introductory Psychology (3 hrs.)
SOC 271: Sociology of Education (3 hrs.)

 

 

EDU 301: Models of Classroom Management and Instruction (3 hrs.)
EDU 302: Educational Technology (2 hrs.)
EDU 321: Reading and Writing in the Content Classrooms (2 hrs.)
EDU 343: Practicum in Methods and Materials (2 hrs.)
EDU 401: Student Teaching (9 hrs.)
EDU 402: Professional Seminar on Teaching (3 hrs.)
PHR 236: Health Issues in Education (2 hrs.)
PSY 218: Psychology of Adolescence (3 hrs.)
PSY 334: Culturally Diverse and Exceptional Children (3 hrs.)

Additional teaching endorsement in Geography may be earned through completion of the following courses:

SLS 201: Contemporary Global Issues (3 hrs.)
Two different WRC 370: World Cultures course (3 hrs each) (One of these courses may be used to fulfill the general education requirement for World Cultures)