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Senior Seminars and Advanced Lecture Courses

Preference selection for advanced lecture courses (numbered 401-449) and seminars (numbered 450-489) takes place using the online “preference selection” system twice a year (the students will be notified via email). The system is restricted to senior majors in Economics, Math&Econ and CS&Econ. Eligible students may use the system to express rank-ordered preferences for up to five courses/seminars. Students will be notified via email about when they are able to enter and revise their preferences. 

After preference selection closes, all eligible students who have entered preferences 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 lottery.

Rising senior majors in economics, math-econ and CS&Econ who do not participate in preference selection, as well as underclass students and students who are not majors in economics, math-econ or CS&Econ, will be able to register for advanced lecture courses or seminars that do not fill up in preference selection.  Eligible seniors who do enter preference selection are also welcome to shop additional advanced lectures and seminars. All students must have completed at least two of three core courses in intermediate microeconomics, intermediate macroeconomics, and econometrics before enrolling in an advanced lecture course or seminar.

There will not be waiting lists for classes that fill up during preference selection.  The caps will be set high (22 for seminars and 35 for advanced lectures), and once they are reached, those classes are full.