Thematic Focus Economics Track
Economics track majors must complete one open economics elective in addition to the two upper-level economics electives plus the senior requirement in order to satisfy the thematic focus dimension. The "open" elective may be either a lower-level (2000-level) or an upper-level elective course.
"Upper-level" elective means that the course has one or both Intermediate Theory courses (ECON BC3033 or BC3035) as prerequisite. It's a good idea to plan ahead, which means identifying the electives you want and organizing your common core sequence in order to have the appropriate prerequisite at the right time.
The primary purpose of the economics electives requirement is to solidify your understanding of the common core concepts and tools by applying them to some specific set of problems or issues. A secondary purpose is to provide you with background in a particular area on which you can subsequently build in your senior thesis or seminar.
The senior requirement comprises two different options: