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About Economics at Young Harris College

Economics prepares you for a range of graduate school and career options. Several YHC economics students have gone into entry-level jobs in marketing, financial planning, analysis, and government policy work. Of the ones who have pursued graduate school, they are studying a variety of topics like law, divinity, crisis management, and sustainability, as well as economics.

Economics minor requirements

To graduate with a minor in Economics from YHC, you’ll take 18 hours of coursework.

Lower Division Required Courses:

6 hours, including ECON 2110 and ECON 2120

Upper Division Required Courses:

12 hours, including ECON 3130 and ECON 4200

Minor Courses

18 hours

Some of our most popular Economics classes include:

ECON 2110 Principles of Microeconomics

Topics include elasticity, utility, economic efficiency, the theory of cost, and government regulation of business with applications to current economic problems. Also, the economics of poverty, pollution, energy, population, international trade, and comparative systems are analyzed. This class was previously listed as ECON 2102.

ECON 3130 Behavioral Economics

Economics is the study of choice, but all too often this study ignores the factors that really lead to decision making; emotions. The exciting new field of behavioral economics freshen the dated approach of traditional economists by bridging the gap between economics and psychology. This class will focus on the cognitive processing that lies behind decision making and the new experimental methods being used to unlock economic mysteries.

ECON 4140 Development Economics

This intensive workshop provides advanced students the opportunity to write and revise a significant body of work. The focus of the workshop is on developing a polished portfolio of poetry. This course may be repeated with the professor’s approval.