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A department honors seminar that examines the methodology used by economists. Students learn what the economist does by examining specific economic studies. The steps involved in undertaking research and alternative methodological approaches are treated. A high level of student participation is expected. By the end of the seminar the students settle upon topics that they will research in the fourth year and write a prospectus. Counts toward the major as the equivalent of a 200-level economics elective. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program. One unit.

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Honors Program