Senior Seminars and Advanced Lectures (Fall 2017)

Space in senior seminars and advanced lecturers is limited; enrollment is capped at a low level to ensure the seminar character. Seniors who are declared majors in economics, economics & math and EP&E majors, who have taken 2 of the 3 core courses and met all of the “prerequisites” may pre-register for advanced lecture courses (numbered 401-449) and seminars (numbered 450-489), unless they have already met the senior requirement.

Seniors in their 4th year are placed before accelerated seniors in their 3rd year. Juniors in their 3rd year are placed before accelerated juniors in their 2nd year. We have found that most economics accelerated students (94%) decelerate, so only a handful of students who accelerate actually graduate early and need the seminars early. We will honor your accelerated status based on the priority system outlined above.

Students of all classes and regardless of pre-registration eligibility may shop 400+ courses with open spaces. Priority for open spaces are awarded in order of class, seniors before juniors, etc. The seminar and 400+ preregistration lists, posted here, will note if a class is open or closed. Closed seminars are overenrolled in preregistration; in other words attrition is already accounted for. There are no waiting lists. Unfortunately, for closed seminars, there is little hope for a space opening. 

Preregistration for advanced lecture courses (numbered 401-449) and seminars (numbered 450-489) will take place using an online “preference selection” system. The system will be restricted to senior majors in economics or EP&E who have not already been admitted to Econ 450 (Investment Analysis). Eligible seniors will use the system to express rank-ordered preferences for up to five courses/seminars. Students will be able to enter and revise their preferences from 9:00am Monday, August 7, 2017 to 5:00pm Monday, August 14, 2017.

After preregistration closes, all students who preregistered will be assigned to one advanced lecture course or seminar.  Every attempt will be made to meet students’ preferences, and in cases where caps on enrollment bind, students will be chosen by random lottery.  The system can be accessed by clicking at this link: “Seminar Preregistration”. Seniors will receive instructions on how to access the system before it opens.

The advanced lecture and seniors seminars offered in Fall 2017 are listed below (Click the title for the course description). You can also access course information in the Seminar Booklet.