Minor in Economics

Students wishing to take courses in intermediate/advanced courses in Economics will have to demonstrate suitable preparation in aspects of mathematics (including calculus, algebra and statistics). The department requires the students to complete six courses successfully to earn a minor degree in Economics.

Key Information

Department 
Economics
School 
School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SoHSS)
Contact 
Partha Chatterjee
0120-3819100/446
partha.chatterjee@snu.edu.in

The department requires the students to complete six courses successfully to earn a minor degree in Economics. The course structure is as follows:

  • ECO 101 Principles of Microeconomics (O) (4 credits)
  • ECO 102 Principles of Macroeconomics (E) (4 credits)
  • ECO 301 Intermediate Microeconomics (O) (4 credits)
  • ECO 221 Introductory Econometrics (E) (4 credits)
  • ECO XXX Elective (3 credits)
  • ECO XXX Elective (3 credits)

The courses marked with an (O) will typically be offered in odd semesters whereas those marked with an (E) will typically be offered in even semesters. Electives can be chosen from amongst the courses being offered by the department in any given semester. However only 2nd or higher level courses can be taken as electives.

Intermediate and advanced courses may have pre-requisites and the students should ensure that they satisfy these before taking a course. The students do not have to take the courses in the above order. They can complete a course as long as they satisfy the pre-requisites for that course. For example, ECO 232 can be completed before ECO 301. (Please check with the course instructor to see if you satisfy the pre-requisites for the course).

Students should ensure that they can fit the courses in their time table. Unfortunately the department cannot entertain requests to adjust the time table to suit individual students.

There is no registration for obtaining a minor in Economics. Students interested in completing a minor are advised to register in ECO 101 and then ECO 102. They can then progress to completing the other requirements. Given the structure of the program, students are strongly advised to register in ECO 101 no later than their third semester at SNU. After finishing all the six courses required for a minor, the students may hand in a written application to the department (the form may be obtained from the department’s Undergraduate Advisor). These names will then be forwarded to the Dean's office for award of a minor in Economics.