Undergraduate 2017-2018

Economics B.A. — International Economics Emphasis

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Contact: Christine E. Marston, Ph.D., Professor

Location: Candelaria 1281

Telephone : 970.351.2739

Fax: 970.351.4296

Website: www.unco.edu/hss/economics/programs

Advising Information:

Students must consult with their assigned major advisor each semester prior to registering.

Assigned advisor is available through the Ursa login; ursa.unco.edu; under Student tab Academic Profile channel and is term specific. If no advisor is listed, contact the major program for advisor information.

The program consists of three parts:

  1. Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Credits
  2. Required Major Credits
  3. University-Wide Credits

Program Description:

Economics majors and minors learn the traditional tools and concepts of economics, theories and quantitative procedures applicable to economics and related disciplines and techniques and methodologies employed by economic practitioners.

Program Admission Requirements:

All students must achieve an overall cumulative GPA of 2.25 in order to be admitted to the economics major. First-semester freshmen and transfer students will be admitted on a probational basis and must achieve an overall cumulative GPA of 2.25 after their first semester at UNC in order to continue in the major.

Program Requirements:

  • Economics majors must earn a C- or better in each of the following:
  • In addition, Economics majors must have a 2.00 cumulative grade point average in all courses that count toward the major.
  • A maximum of six directed study credits in Economics may be taken.
  • For purposes of required supporting credits and minimum grades MIND 286 will be counted as an ECON course.

Program Recommendations:

A minor is strongly recommended.

Degree Requirements — 120 Credits

Degree Requirements

1. Required Specified LAC — 13 credits

LAC area 2 — Mathematics

MATH 124College Algebra

4

STAT 150Introduction to Statistical Analysis

3

LAC area 5.a. — Economic and Political Systems

ECON 203Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ECON 205Principles of Microeconomics

3

Remaining LAC — 28-31 credits

See “Liberal Arts Core”.

2. Required Major — 30 credits

Take all of the following courses:

ECON 303Intermediate Macroeconomics

3

ECON 305Intermediate Microeconomics

3

ECON 452Econometrics

3

ECON 475Senior Seminar

3

Required ECON Elective Credits — 6 credits

Select any two courses of ECON at 300 or 400 level.

Required ECON Emphasis Credits - 12 credits

ECON 344International Economics

3

Select 9 credits from the following (at least 3 credits must have ECON prefix):

ECON 320Comparative Economic Systems

3

ECON 360Economics of Growth and Development

3

AFS 386Political Economy of Modern Africa

3

ANT 313Anthropology of Globalization

3

GEOG 210Introduction to GIS and GPS

3

GEOG 307Geographic Information Science

3

GEOG 312Economic Geography of the Industrialized World

3

GEOG 326Africa

3

GEOG 333South America

3

GEOG 335Geography of Middle America

3

GEOG 340Europe

3

GEOG 344Asia: Special Topics

3

HIST 309History of Southeast Asia

3

HIST 310History of China Since 1500

3

HIST 311History of Japan

3

HIST 314History of Latin America to 1855

3

HIST 315History of Latin America: 1855 to the Present

3

HIST 318Modern Africa

3

HIST 382Hitler's Germany 1890-1945

3

HIST 383Great War and Aftermath

3

HIST 384Three Germanies

3

HIST 386Twentieth Century Russia

3

MIND 181Great Traditions of Asia: India, China and Japan

3

MIND 286Value Issues in Political Economy

3

MIND 292Ideas in Conflict

3

MIND 295Global Systems

3

PSCI 220Introduction to International Relations

3

PSCI 240Globalization

3

PSCI 318The Politics of the Developing States

3

PSCI 325Conflict in the Middle East

3

PSCI 326International Political Economy

3

PSCI 328International Law and Organizations

3

3. University-Wide Credits — 46-49 credits

Complete additional credits to achieve the minimum credits needed for this degree at UNC; for this degree, that will typically be 46-49 credits.

Majors in the International Economics Emphasis are encouraged to consider a minor in one of the following areas: Africana Studies, Asian Studies, Geography, GIS, History, Mexican American Studies, Political Science or a foreign language.