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Pathways in Economics (Calculus-Based)

Program(s): Immersion

*Taught Online for Summer 2021*  This program introduces students to the approaches to economic research and experimentation that make UChicago a world leader in the field. Full-time lecturers in the Department of Economics teach classes on topics in macroeconomics, microeconomics, game theory, and field experiments, drawing on research that applies the tools and insights of the field in new and exciting ways. Students will apply what they hear about in lectures during small group discussion sections facilitated by a team of outstanding current UChicago students, as well as in labs, problem sets, group projects, and other activities.

Daily Course Expectations

  • 6 hours of daily work
  • Mix of synchronous and asynchronous work (see definitions here)
  • 1 required synchronous session and discussion per day: Lecture is 9:00 A.M to 10:15 A.M CST, with a required discussion session (times vary)

Course Considerations

Students must have a foundation in calculus. Students should have a strong interest in using math to determine economics patterns. 

The course may be slightly repetitious for students who have already taken Macroeconomics and Microeconomics as these subjects are covered, albeit in a UChicago-centric way. Students will certainly gain new information if they have learned these theories, but may also want to check out Economics from an Experimental Perspective.

Course Overview

Current Grade / Education Level

9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade



Start Date

July 13

End Date

July 29

Class Details

Primary Instructor


Academic Interest

Math and Computer Science
Social Sciences (e.g., history, sociology)

Class Specifics

Course Code

ECON 12411 94

Class Day(s)

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri


Session II

Course Length

3 weeks