2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


Economics, BA

Requirements

The BA with a major in economics requires 30 semester hours in economics, 24 of which must be at the 30000 level or above, plus a minimum of six semester hours in associated requirements. A grade of "C-" or better must be attained in any course that is to count as one of the 30 hours in economics or as one of the associated requirements. Specific requirements are as follows:

Foundations (12 hours)

ECON Any 10000-level economics course

ECON 30223Intermediate Microeconomics

3

ECON 30233Intermediate Macroeconomics

3

ECON 30243Contending Perspectives in Economics

3

Breadth Requirements (9 hours, 3 from each subsection)

Historical Context (3 hours)

ECON 30253History of Economic Thought

3

ECON 30423European Economic History - The Industrial Revolution

3

ECON 30483Financial History

3

ECON 30533Happiness: Culture, Economics, and Being

3

ECON 40413U. S. Economic History - The Founding Eras

3

ECON 40423U. S. Economic History - the Rise of the Modern Era

3

ECON 50463Perspectives in Macroeconomics

3

International Economics (3 hours)

ECON 30213Development Theory

3

ECON 30433Development Studies

3

ECON 30443Asian Economics

3

ECON 30453Economics of the European Union

3

ECON 30463Latin American Economics

3

ECON 30493International Economic Studies

3

ECON 30513Perspectives in International Economics

3

ECON 40213International Trade and Payments

3

ECON 40223International Monetary Economics

3

Public Economics (3 hours)

ECON 30473Regional and Urban Economics

3

ECON 30503Health Economics

3

ECON 30513Perspectives in International Economics

3

ECON 30523Resource and Energy Economics

3

ECON 40113Industrial Organization

3

ECON 40133Labor Economics

3

ECON 40143Public Finance

3

ECON 40153Economics of Financial Markets

3

ECON 40433Law and Economics

3

ECON 50463Perspectives in Macroeconomics

3

Additional Electives in Economics (9 hours)

Associated Requirements (6-7 hours)

MATH 10283Applied Calculus

3

OR

MATH 10524Calculus I

4

 

INSC 20153Statistical Analysis

3

OR

MATH 10043Elementary Statistics

3

Note that the MATH 10283 and MATH 10524 will not serve as the prerequisite for any upper-level math courses

A minor is required. Any minor approved by AddRan College is acceptable. A minor in mathematics is recommended for those planning to enter graduate school in economics. With the approval of the chair of the Department of Economics and the associate dean of undergraduate studies of the  Neeley School of Business, economics majors may minor in finance or accounting. For the finance minor, ECON 40153 may substitute for FINA 30203, but cannot be used to satisfy both the major and minor requirements.