College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Minor in Economic Systems Design

The design of processes that efficiently allocate resources and foster exchange are crucial in society, organizations, personal interactions, and individual decision making. Economic systems design is the scientific study of the design, development, testing, and understanding of economic institutions. Economic systems design explores problems in the design of allocation systems and provides a method to develop and test the properties of such systems. A minor in economic systems design prepares students to undertake the scientific process of understanding and developing systems of exchange and their incentives. The skills offered through this minor can be of use to e-commerce designers, policy analysts, systems designers, engineers, and computer scientists.

For policies governing all minors, see the Academic Policies section of this catalog.

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Minor Requirements (Catalog Year 2016-2017)

Students pursuing this minor must complete 15 credits of coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.00. Eight credits of course work must be unique to the minor.

Three required courses (9 credits)

ECON 440 - Economic Systems Design: Principles and Experiments Credits: 3

ECON 441 - Economic Systems Design: Case Studies and Analysis Credits: 3

ECON 442 - Economic Systems Design: Implementation Credits: 3

Two elective courses (6 credits)

Students can choose from the courses below or others chosen in consultation with the director of the minor.

MIS 491 - Seminar in Management Information Systems Credits: 3

MATH 441 - Deterministic Operations Research Credits: 3

SYST 420 - Network Analysis Credits: 3

SYST 470 - Human Factors Engineering Credits: 3

CS 480 - Introduction to Artificial Intelligence Credits: 3

CS 483 - Analysis of Algorithms Credits: 3

ECON 335 - Environmental Economics Credits: 3

ECON 415 - Law and Economics Credits: 3

Total: 15 credits

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