Department of Economics
To minimize your risk during the COVID-19 outbreak, we ask that you contact the Department of Economics only through e-mail or by telephone.
For any questions related to an ECO course you are currently (Spring 2020 semester)
enrolled in, contact your instructor via the means communicated to you by your instructor.
For any undergraduate advising questions, contact Mr. Jose Jimenez at firstname.lastname@example.org or (806)834-7395.
For any graduate advising questions (including GPTI questions regarding the course you are teaching) contact Dr. Rashid Al-Hmoud at email@example.com or (806)834-2732.
For any other questions (not course or advising related) contact either Ms. Rosie Carrillo at firstname.lastname@example.org(806)834-1349 or Ms. Rosario Valenzuela at email@example.com(806)834-0761.
Credit/No Credit Grading Option Spring 2020
Dear ECO Students:
Given the current circumstances, TTU has decided that you will have the option of declaring a CR (Credit)/NC (No Credit) grade for some, or all, of your courses this semester. THIS IS A VERY SERIOUS DECISION ON YOUR PART, AND IT IS REQUIRED THAT YOU VISIT WITH YOUR MAJOR ADVISOR BEFORE TAKING THIS STEP. PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR A SERIES OF STATEMENTS THAT YOU NEED TO CONSIDER PRIOR TO MAKING THIS DETERMINATION. THE DEPARTMENTAL ADVISOR WILL BE THE PERSON WHO WILL SUBMIT THIS REQUEST ON YOUR BEHALF.
PLEASE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE INFORMATION BELOW, AND REACH OUT TO YOUR ADVISOR IF YOU HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS.
POINTS OF CONSIDERATION
1) THE DECISION TO CHANGE FROM A LETTER GRADE TO A CR/NC GRADE IS FINAL. IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU DISCUSS ALL POSSIBLE RAMIFICATIONS WITH YOUR DEPARTMENTAL ADVISOR PRIOR TO MAKING THIS DECISION. AGAIN, ONCE YOU CHOOSE A CR/NC GRADE, THERE IS NO GOING BACK TO THE ORIGINAL LETTER GRADE.
2) A CR is not the same thing as a pass (P). A grade of CR means you earned a C- or better. Pass is equivalent to a D or better.
3) Grades of CR/NC CANNOT be requested prior to when final grades post.
4) GRADUATING SENIORS MUST REQUEST CR/NC DESIGNATION BY NOON (12:00pm) ON MAY 15TH. All other students must request CR/NC by 5:00pm on May 20th.
5) You are permitted to use CR for grade replacement. Obviously, an NC will not replace your previous grade. See your departmental advisor for more information.
6) If you had previously chosen to take a class P/F, you can rescind that and take the CR/NC designation. If you wish to do this, YOU MUST LET US KNOW BY MAY 1ST.
7) A grade of CR will permit you to take a subsequent class which required a grade of B or better for the prerequisite. For example, if you are taking SPAN1507, a grade of CR will allow you to move on to SPAN2607 (which required a grade of A or B in 1507 in order to enroll).
8) TTU cannot guarantee that a professional/graduate school will accept grades of CR/NC. IF THIS IS A CONSIDERATION, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO CONTACT THE GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL THAT YOU INTEND TO ATTEND IN ORDER TO GET THIS INFORMATION.
9) Your transcript will include a notation that explains what grades of CR/NC mean.
10) Students who select grades of CR/NC are still eligible for Dean's and President's Lists.
11) If a student receives a grade of incomplete for a class this term, he/she will be eligible to select a grade of CR/NC at a later time.
12) If you are an athlete, it is imperative that you discuss your decision to select a grade of CR/NC with your specific departmental and athletic advisors.
13) Academic standing for this term will be calculated using standard practices. If you think that you will be earning a grade of D or F in a class (or more than one class) this term, it is imperative that you discuss the ramifications of this to your academic standing with your departmental advisor.
About the Department
The Department of Economics at Texas Tech is committed to rigorous theoretical and quantitative analysis in teaching and research. The Department of Economics offers programs that lead to a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, a Bachelor of Science in Economics, a Bachelor of Science in International Economics, a Master of Arts in Economics, and a Ph.D. in Economics.
Department News and Announcements
The Department of Economics invites applications for the tenure track position at the assistant professor level for appointments effective September 1, 2020.
The department seeks an individual with research and teaching interests in macroeconomics, including international macro and development macro.
Spring 2020 Seminar Series
Sunday, October 14th, 2018 4th Annual Staff and Faculty Get-together
Congratulations to Economics majors Jessica Rachel Glockner and Noah Christopher McCullough for being named to the College of Arts and Sciences list of highest ranking Spring 2015 graduates.
Nobel Laureate, Professor Paul Krugman gives public Lecture
The theme of his talk was "that old-fashioned macro, including of course the liquidity trap, has done remarkably well in this crisis. Unfortunately, half the macroeconomics profession forgot all that, and most policy makers chose to ignore it in practice.