Jan 29, 2023  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Gabriel Manrique  (Chairperson)


Laura Carolevschi, Assistant Professor, B.S. and M.S., Academy of Economic Sciences, Romania; PhD Economics, State University of New York at Binghamton, 2012 -
Matthew Hyle, Professor; BA, Indiana University; PhD, University of Maryland; 1988 -
Daniel E. Kauffman, Professor; BA, St. Cloud State University; MA, PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; 1983 -
Gabriel Manrique, Professor; BA, Ateneo De Manila University; MA, Ohio University; PhD, University of Notre Dame; 1989 -
Vartan Safarian, Professor; BS, Pahlavi University; MS, MBA, Indiana University; 1983 -
Donald M. Salyards, Professor; BA, Graceland College; MA, PhD, Kansas State University; 1975 -
Wei-Choun (William) Yu, Associate Professor; BA, National Taiwan University; MA, PhD, University of Washington; 2006 -
Marvin Wolfmeyer, Professor; BS, University of Missouri-Columbia; MS, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison; 1969 -


The WSU Department of Economics develops professional managers and public servants. Graduates are trained to use economic methods of analysis in a global economy.

Pass/No Credit (P/NC) Courses

Except for internships, students must take all courses in their major, minor, and options on a grade-only basis. The P/NC option is available to non-majors unless otherwise noted. Courses offered on a pass/no credit-only or grade-only basis are so designated in the course descriptions.

Graduation Requirements

For a checklist of the University’s graduation requirements, see the Academic Policies & University Requirements  section of this catalog. Specific requirements for economics majors are as follows.

  1. Complete all coursework required for the major.
  2. Achieve a grade of “C” or better in all courses counted toward the major.
  3. Complete at least 18 semester credits in economics courses offered by the Economics Department at WSU, including ◎ ECON 499 - Seminar in Economics .

General Education Intensive Requirements

Students may use Intensive courses to satisfy both General Education and major requirements.  Intensive courses will usually be in the student’s major or minor program. The Economics Department offers the following intensive courses in the General Education Program:

Oral ()

Math/Critical Analysis (◆)

Writing (△)

Intensive courses that can be used to satisfy economics major/minor requirements are identified in the lists of required courses and electives in this section.

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