THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT ASHEVILLE
FACULTY SENATE
Senate Document Number 2991S
Date of Senate Approval 3/28/91
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Statement of Faculty Senate Action:
APC Document # 26
Prerequisite Change for Econ 360
Effective Date: Fall 1991
Change on p. 96, Current Catalog:
Prerequisite for Economics 360, Elements of Mathematical Economics
From: Economics 200 and 201
To: Economics 200, 201 and Math 191
Rationale: Economics 360 serves a select group of students who
typically plan to attend graduate school in Economics (in which case
Math 191 is a minimal prerequisite at any quality program), or plan
to enroll in an MBA program which typically requires a similar
background. The instructor, Dr. Larson, has strong training in
Mathematical Economics and has requested this change. Students
entering the course with Math 191 experience will allow them and the
instructor to devote more time to application of mathematics to
economic models. Therefore the content of Economics 360 will be
less duplicative of Math 191 where calculus should be taught.
Environmental Impact: There will be minimal impact on mathematics
(see Dr. Kay's memo). In Economics the enrollment may drop by 1-3
students initially, however, as the overall quality of UNCA students
continues to rise, enrollments are unlikely to be influenced by this
change. No impact on instructional or other resources.