Introductory Courses

We encourage most first-year students who are interested in economics to take an introductory micro course in the fall and an introductory macro and/or introductory data course in the spring. Students have multiple options for introductory micro and macro in both semesters.

Introductory micro is offered in three formats:

  • Econ 115 is a large lecture class. 
  • Econ 110 covers the same topics but is taught in smaller sections that are only open to first-year students and sophomores. This class is restricted by lottery.
  • Econ 108 is intended for students with limited or no experience in calculus. It places greater emphasis on quantitative methods and examples.

Introductory macro is offered in two formats:

  • Econ 116 is a large lecture class. 
  • Econ 111 is similar in spirit to Econ 110. It covers the same topics as 116 but is taught in smaller sections that are limited to first-year students and sophomores and are restricted by lottery.

First-year students and sophomores interested in taking Econ 108, Econ 110 or 111 in fall 2019 must preregister between 9:00 am on Wednesday, August 21, and 6:00 pm Monday, August 26, 2019 (Click here for Econ 110 ; Click here for Econ 111 and Click here for Econ 108).

Because there are a limited number of slots in these courses, places will be assigned randomly to a subset of those that preregister. Assignments will be available on the preregistration site after 5:00 pm on Tuesday, August 27, 2019.

The students who receive an assignment through the lottery have to attend the first two classes in order to be allowed to register. In case a student does not attend, the lottery assignment will be revoked and his/her place will be made available to another student. The final assignments for each section will be announced on Monday, September 9, 2019.

Introductory data analysis and econometrics:

  •  Econ 117 is a an unlimited enrollment large lecture class offered in both semesters.
  •  Please see the New Econometrics Courses webpage for more information