Economics majors complete one course in Econometrics, ECON 365. Econometrics is an applied statistical method commonly used by economists. In the course, students are introduced to basic econometric models then design their own econometric model, gather data, estimate the model and report their findings in a paper. Paper topics range widely as students are encourage to study something that interests them; many students choose topics related to school, employment, sports, or other hobbies.
Get an idea of the types of papers that students in ECON 365 have written over the years: Cumulative Papers for Economics 365 (Spring 1995-Fall 2013).pdf