2016-2017 Catalog > Undergraduate Studies > Undergraduate Majors > Economics Major, B.A.
The faculty of economics is a community of teacher-scholars engaged in theoretical, empirical and historical approaches to the study of the global economy and the varieties of capitalism extant in the world today. The faculty aims to create a collaborative teaching, learning and research environment emphasizing global awareness, environmental sensitivity and the synergies between theory and practice. Students majoring in economics are expected to acquire competencies in theory and empirical analyses, to adopt either an international or political concentration in their course work or to design their own major in consultation with two faculty members in economics. Individually designed majors are required to complete all core economics course requirements. Majors are required to participate in our lecture series and are strongly encouraged to spend either a semester, year or summer studying abroad. Majors are also encouraged to work with a faculty member in economics on at least one research project. A 3-credit internship in a major international city such as Washington, D.C., is recommended.
The economics major requires a minimum of 36-39 credits in economics at the 200 level or above.
An internship (ECON 399—3 credits) is recommended. All majors are strongly encouraged to participate in a study abroad semester, year or summer.
All Economics majors specialize in either International Economics, Political Economy or design their own major with at least two faculty members in economics.
Majors specializing in International Economics are required to take all of the courses required of all majors listed above plus:
Majors specializing in Political Economy are required to take all of the courses required of all majors listed above plus:
Through an integration of the liberal arts and the professions, Hood College provides an education that empowers students to use their hearts, minds and hands to meet personal, professional and global challenges and to lead purposeful lives of responsibility, leadership, service and civic engagement.
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