Honors in Economics

Why Take Honors Courses?
Honors Courses in Economics
Austin Community College has a splendid Honors Program.  Two sections of economics are offered as part of that program, one in Macroeconomics and one in Microeconomics.  These courses are taught by ACC Professor and University of Chicago trained economist, Geoffrey T Andron.  (Almost half of all Nobel Prizes in Economics have been won by individuals associated in some way with the University of Chicago.)

Special Features of the Courses
These small sections of bright, interested students permit the lectures to move faster, making it possible to offer voluntary, interesting and challenging added puzzles and exercises on a non-graded basis.  Therefore your course grade can be determined by the same basic work and standards used in the regular courses.

When and Where

Introduction to Macroeconomics--Honors is offered every Fall semester, MW 12:00-1:15 at the Rio Grande Campus.
Introduction to Microeconomics--Honors is offered every Spring semester at same time and place.

How to Qualify
It is easy to qualify for courses in the Honors Program, and a telephone call to their administrative offices can permit you to sign up for the courses now, and do the paper-work later.  But all applicants must meet one of the of the following criteria to be considered for the Honors Program: How to Sign Up
If you have not already completed the application, make a quick telephone call to the honors program (223-3255), or email them at honors@austincc.edu, to review your qualifications and get preliminary acceptance into the honors program.  Then sign up for your honors economics classes in the usual way.

Course Descriptions from Honors Program Web Site

ECON 2301 Macro Economics
Principles of Macroeconomics deals with consumers as a whole, producers as a whole, the effects of government spending and taxation policies and the effects of the monetary policy carried out by the Federal Reserve Bank. Macroeconomics is concerned with unemployment, inflation, and the business cycle. In honors we expand as time permits and according to the interests of students or instructor. Among the directions we may go: 1) A more skeptical and critical look at the effectiveness of government in managing the economy. 2) A more rigorous and "in-depth" look at the impact of international trade and relations. 3) A survey of the factors governing international differences in wealth, economic progress and the wealth of nations. 4) Appropriate topics of interest to the students. You will particularly enjoy this course if you are not afraid of simple algebra and have already taken the course in microeconomics, but this is not essential.