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Skidmore College
Economics Department

Minors

Effective for those who entered Fall 2017: Requirements for the economics minor are EC 103, EC 104, EC 235, and EC 236; MA 111 (MA 108 and MA 109); and at least two additional economics courses, at least one of which must be at the 300 level. (EC 399A-D may not count as one of the electives). Students may count a maximum of one 200-level elective course toward the minor, including courses transferred from study abroad or other insitutions. All electives must be 3- or 4-credit courses.

Effective for those who entered Fall 2019 and beyond: Requirements for the economics minor are EC 103, EC 104, EC 235, EC 236, and two additional economics courses, at least one of which must be at the 300 level while one may be a 200-level elective. All electives must be 3- or 4-credit courses.

In addition, students are required to take Calculus I (MA 111 or MA 109).

Students may not count economics classes taken S/U above the 100 level toward the minor. EC 237 (or equivalent) and EC 399A-D do not count toward the minor. Current students studying abroad or at other institutions in the U.S. may transfer a maximum of one economics course per term of study and no more than two courses in total. At a minimum, for minoring in economics, students must have taken at least four economics courses at Skidmore.

Transfer students should work with the registrar's office regarding potential credit for economics courses taken prior to matriculating at Skidmore.

Credit for Advanced Placement

Students receiving a score of 5 on the Advanced Placement (AP) microeconomics exam will receive credit for having taken EC104. Students receiving a score of 5 on the AP macroeconomics exam will receive credit for having taken EC103. Students who receive scores of 4 on either AP exam can elect to take a qualifying exam(s) as a petition to grant credit for EC103 and/or EC104. The department strongly recommends that students take at least one introductory course at Skidmore. Students may consider taking an honors section, if offered.

Students receiving a score of 6 or higher on the International Baccalaureate (IB) exam in economics can choose to earn credit for either EC103 or EC104. Students who earned a 5 on the IB economics exam can elect to take a qualifying exam as a petition to grant credit for either EC103 or EC104.

Students receiving a score of A or higher on the Advanced Level (A-level) exam in economics can choose to earn credit for either EC103 or EC104. Students who earned a B on the A-level economics exam can elect to take a qualifying exam as a petition to grant credit for either EC103 or EC104.

The qualifying exams are offered before the start of classes in each semester by the department chair. (Note: AP, IB, and A-level courses in economics do not satisfy general education requirements.)

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