Economics at Aquinas College

Economics Minor

Minor Requirements:

Twenty-one (21) semester hours in economics.

Required courses:

  • ES211
  • ES212
  • ES311 OR ES312
  • Twelve (12) semester hours of economics courses

Highley recommended courses: ES/BS301 and ES492. 

ES211 & 212 may be taken in either order, but it is recommended that students take ES211 first.**

** At least twelve (12) credit hours toward the minor must be earned at Aquinas College. Any ES-designated course specified as required for the minor must be completed with a C- or better grade.​

Courses

  • ES211 Microeconomic Principles (3) BE

    Introduction to the economic problem and the study of economics; basics of supply and demand; introduction to concepts and models used to understand the economic behavior of households and firms, economic outcomes under various market structures, market failures, and international trade.

  • ES212 Macroeconomic Principles (3) BE

    Introduction to the economic problem and the study of economics; basics of supply and demand; introduction to concepts and models used to understand the business cycle (fluctuations in national income and employment) and inflation; basics of international finance.

  • ES311 Intermediate Microeconomics (3)

    Study of the theoretical models used to understand the economic behavior of households and firms, the outcomes to be expected under different market structures, and market failures; introduction to ways of assessing the efficiency and justice of market systems. Prerequisite: ES211, ES212.

  • ES312 Intermediate Macroeconomics (3)

    Study of the theoretical models used to understand business cycles and inflation and to evaluate fiscal and monetary policy. Prerequisite: ES211, ES212.

  • BS301/ES301 Money and Banking (3) SS1

    A study of financial institutions and markets and of monetary theory. Prerequisite: ES212

  • ES492 History of Economic Thought (3) WI

    Analysis of the contributions and perspectives of major economic thinkers from Adam Smith to the present. Prerequisite: ES211 and junior status.