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Econ Registration Info

Fall 2009


From:    "Ehsan Ahmed" <ahmedex@jmu.edu>
Subject: Important Note to Econ Majors and Minors

Please note that semesters mentioned in the catalog for certain courses are not guaranteed. We have to adjust certain offerings subject to faculty availability and demand for various electives. We guarantee 2 sections each of 331-332-385, but various electives are rotated between fall and spring.

All those who are just starting their econ major (Especially freshmen and sophomores). If you are done with GECON 200 and Econ 200, you must finish your math 205 (preferably higher math) and math 220/COB 191 during your first year. If you are already done with these courses, your top priority should be to take Econ 331-332-385. You must not postpone those courses till your junior or senior year. Postponing those courses will make it difficult for you to graduate on time.

Your total credit requirement is 18 hours (6 courses). These can include GECON 200 and Econ 201. You need at least two of these six courses at 300 level or higher. However, your 300 level courses do not have to be 331-332 or 385. Due to limited seats in these classes, minors in economics will not be allowed to register in 331-332-385, except Qfin majors. If you have any questions before or during registration, do not hesitate to contact me or stop by my office during office hours. My office hours are posted at http://cob.jmu.edu/grunewlh.


Two sections of Econ 430 are being offered in fall 2009.  We plan to offer 1-2 sections in spring 2010. Those who are required to take 430 for their financial economics concentration should plan accordingly.

Econ 432 is not being offered in the fall of 2009 but will be offered in spring 2010.

You must enroll in Econ 401 during the semester you expect to graduate. Therefore, all students planning on graduating in December 2009 should be enrolled in Econ 401 for fall 2009.  It is a zero credit (zero cost, also), but you **must** formally enroll in this "course" through e-campus. If you need a signature, please see Dr. Ahmed. You cannot enroll in Econ 401 "early", that is, all May 2010 graduates must enroll in Econ 401 in the spring 2010.  After you have registered for 401, you will receive instructions about any exams and/or exit interviews from Dr. Joanne Doyle. Her contact information is given below:

Econ 401 professor
Dr. Joanne Doyle
ZSH 416