Dr. Dennis Farley, Visiting Professor of Economics (program chair)
Dr. A. Cristina Parsons, Associate Professor of Economics



The Economics program at Trinity combines the traditional cornerstones of economics with the distinct emphases of Trinity’s mission. The curriculum provides all students with the opportunity to become familiar with the macroeconomic and microeconomic paradigm, as well as to develop facility with economic applications in various policy areas. Consistent with the interdisciplinarity of Trinity’s curriculum and its focus on gender, race, and diversity, the courses offered by the Economics program invite students to study the discipline from a variety of perspectives and to understand the historical and institutional context in which both private and public decisions are made. In addition, the Economics program follows the mission of Trinity by providing both breath and depth of study and by encouraging students to develop an ability to abstract, handle data, and critically analyze existing work, both theoretical and applied.

The Economics program supports a minor in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Minor Requirements

The minor in Economics requires 18 total credits.

Required Courses (12 credits)
ECON 101 Microeconomics I
ECON 102 Macroeconomics I
ECON 311 or ECON 321 Microeconomics II: Managerial Economics
ECON 312 or ECON 322 Macroeconomics II

Elective Courses (6 credits)
TWO additional upper-level (200- or 300-level) courses in economics.

Program Policies

Advanced Placement:
Advanced Placement scores of 4 or 5 will be accepted for credit by the Economics program to satisfy ECON 101 and ECON 102.

CLEP Policy:
Standard scores and above are accepted in the CLEP examination only in consultation with program faculty.

Grades in Minor Courses:
Minors must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in their minor.  Minors must receive a grade of “C” or better in required courses.

Pass/No Pass:
With the exception of internships, courses fulfilling a minor requirement may not be taken pass/no pass.

Transfer Credits:
Transferring students who wish to minor in economics must take at least three economics courses at Trinity. Acceptance of transfer courses is dependent upon program review and approval.

Course Descriptions

ECON 101 Microeconomics I
ECON 102 Macroeconomics I
ECON 103
ECON 104
ECON 221 Environmental Economics
ECON 223 Women in the Economy
ECON 224 Public Finance
ECON 226 Labor Economics
ECON 241 Money and Banking
ECON 252 Comparative Capitalist Systems
ECON 253 Economic Development
ECON 299 Honors Seminar: Special Topics in Economics
ECON 311
ECON 312
ECON 321 Microeconomics II: Managerial Economics
ECON 322 Macroeconomics II
ECON 351 International Trade
ECON 353 International Finance
ECON 361
ECON 371
ECON 399 Seminar: Special Topics in Economics
ECON 491 Internship
ECON 498 Independent Study
ECON 499 Senior Seminar in Economics