Thursday, August 28, 2008

Ec 10 is now in Gen Ed

For those few blog readers who have followed the saga of how economics fits within the new General Education requirements at Harvard, here is the latest news:
The Committee reached a decision on Social Analysis 10: Principles of Economics. When both semesters of this course are taken for a letter grade, it will meet the General Education requirement for Empirical and Mathematical Reasoning or United States in the World, but not both.
My opinion: This is a reasonable compromise among a variety of competing viewpoints.