Economics 488, Senior Capstone Seminar in Economics, is the last economics course that many majors will take. This course pulls together the knowledge of the entire major and prepares majors for graduation. Here is the course description:

This course is a writing-intensive seminar offering a student the opportunity to integrate many of his/her undergraduate studies in economics. Its substantive content will emphasize applying the methods of theoretical and empirical analyses employed by all economists. The seminar will be structured so as to contain embedded assessment measures of the learning objectives specified by the department of economics, including those related to command of basic economic theory and of quantitative methods used in quantifying empirical relationships and testing hypothesis.

Prerequisites: Senior standing and completion of each of the following courses with a grade of at least “C”: ECON 331, ECON 332 and ECON 385.