After the first year, many of the upper-level courses are divided into half-semester modules. The purpose of this structure is to allow students to take courses along methodology lines rather than field lines, and to better align coursework with research interests. Modules only count for 1.5 credits each and are listed under special topics course numbers ECON 881-890.
Seminars & Workshops
The department organizes seminars (also called "lunch groups") and workshops to encourage an exchange of ideas among students and faculty members who share similar interests. Seminars are listed under course numbers ECON 950-959; workshops are listed under course numbers ECON 900-909.