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2013-2014

Economics (3250)

B.A. - Bachelor of Arts

Major: Economics (325000BA)

Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Learning Outcomes
Students will retrieve information on particular topics and issues in economics.
Students will explain key concepts and describe how these concepts can be used.
Students will explain and evaluate what economic concepts and principles are used in economic analyses published in daily newspapers and weekly new magazines.
Students will explain how to understand and interpret numerical data found in published tables.
Students will prepare an organized, clearly written five-page analysis of a current economic problem.
Students will formulate questions that illuminate a new economic issue that needs to be researched.

Year 1

Fall
3300:111 English Composition I3
3450:145 College Algebra4
Physical Education/Wellness:Any1
Oral Communication:Any3
Modern Language:Any 35xx:1014
Min Credit Total 15
Spring
3450:210 Calculus with Business Applic3
3300:112 English Composition II3
3250:200 Principles of Microeconomics3
Natural Science:Any Set4
Modern Language:Any 35xx:1024
Min Credit Total 17
Summer
Min Credit Total 0

Year 2

Fall
3250:226 Computer Skills for Econ Anlys3
3250:201 Principles of Macroeconomics3
3470:261 Introductory Statistics I2
3470:262 Introductory Statistics II2
3400:210 Humanities in Western Trad I4
Modern Language:Any 35xx:2013
Min Credit Total 17
Spring
Natural Science:Any Set4
Humanities:Any Set3
Social Science:Any Set3
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Modern Language:Any 35xx:2023
Min Credit Total 15
Summer
Min Credit Total 0

Year 3

Fall
3250:410 Intermediate Microeconomics3
Upper Level Elective:Any 300/4003
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Elective:3250:xxx Economics3
Elective:3250:xxx Economics3
Min Credit Total 14
Spring
3250:400 Intermediate Macroeconomics3
3250:426 Applied Econometrics3
Humanities:Any OTHER Set3
Upper Level Elective:Any 300/4003
Elective:3250:xxx Economics3
Min Credit Total 15
Summer
Min Credit Total 0

Year 4

Fall
Upper Level Elective:Any 300/4003
Elective:3250:300/400 Economics3
Elective:3250:xxx Economics3
Upper Level Elective:Any 300/4004
Upper Level Elective:Any 300/4004
Min Credit Total 17
Spring
3250:434 Labor Market Analysis & Eval3
Upper Level Elective:Any 300/4003
Upper Level Elective:Any 300/4004
Upper Level Elective:Any 300/4004
Upper Level Elective:Any 300/4004
Min Credit Total 18
Summer
Min Credit Total 0
Degree Distribution Requirements
This curriculum guide is a recommended plan of study. Students with questions about degree requirements should contact an academic advisor.
Students may not receive credit for 3250:244 Introduction to Economic Analysis and 3250:200,201. However these students who have completed 3250:244 are not required to take 3250:200,201 before beginning upper division work. 3250:100 Introduction to Economics cannot be used to satisfy the requirements for a major or minor in economics.
3450:215 Concepts of Calculus may be substituted for 3450:210 Calculus for Business Applications.
3250:496 Senior Project may be substituted for 3250:434 Labor Market Analysis and Evaluation.
7700:101, 102, 201, 202 & 222 may be substituted for Modern Language (35xx) courses.
The following credit hour requirements apply to this degree: 128 minimum total credits; 32 credits in residence; the final 32 credits must be taken from The University of Akron.

Guide Updated: 03-19-2013