DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS

Phone: 414-472-1361-----E-Mail: economics@uwwvax.uww.edu

Faculty: Jeremy Arkes, Ashok Bhargava, William Blankenau, John Dominguez, Joseph Domitrz, Ronald Dunbar, Stuart Glosser, Kirk Kim (Chairperson), Jerome Laurent, L. Denton Marks, Susan Parks, Thomas Schweigert, Sandra Snow, Michelle Trawick, Gerald Weston, Abdullah Zarinnia

Economics occupies a unique position in the academic curriculum. It is a social science concerned with choices made by individuals and society regarding resource allocation. At the same time, economics is essential to understanding the business world and provides the foundation for applications in accounting, finance, management and marketing.

There are a variety of ways to include economics in an undergraduate degree. Students can major in economics within the College of Letters and Sciences or within the College of Business and Economics. Students from the College of Letters and Sciences can combine a major in economics with a professional minor in business studies. Students from the College of Business and Economics who are not economics majors can obtain a minor in economics. Students in the College of Education can obtain a BSE with a major in economics.

Economics is divided into economic theory, quantitative methods and a variety of applied sub-fields. The department offers courses in Comparative Economics, Economic Development, Economics of Health Care, Industrial organization, International Economics, Labor, Managerial Economics, Monetary Economics, Natural and Environmental Resource Economics, Public Economics, and Urban and Regional Economics. Economic theory and quantitative methods provide students with analytical skills and with the tools of empirical investigation.

An economics education opens up opportunities for career paths in business, government, nongovernmental and nonprofit organizations, hournalism and education. Economics is valuable as a major or minor for those planning to pursue further professional or graduate training: MBA, law, public policy and administration, industrial and labor relations, and international relations. Students who are considering graduate work in economics or related business disciplines should consider a minor in mathematics or a double major in economics and mathematics.

MAJORS/EMPHASES

The department encourages students to plan their degree programs with career goals in mind. The following are several alternatives:

Business- Major in a business discipline with a minor in economics, or major in economics with a professional minor in business studies.
Government - Major in economics and minor in a related field, or double major in economics and political science, or double major in economics and public policy and administration.
International - Major in economics with an international emphasis, or double major in economics and international studies. Pre-Professional (law, MBA) - Major in economics and minor in a related field.
Graduate Study (economics) - Major in economics with a minor in mathematics, or double major in economics and mathematics.
Nongovernmental and Non profit Organizations - Major in economics and minor in a related field.

The department of economics offers courses in the following areas:

Economic Theory - 211, 212, 411, 412, 404, 413
Quantitative Methods - 245, 345, 461
Public Economics and Public Policy - 356, 438, 445, 471
International - 360, 401, 406, 431, 451, 459
Monetary and Financial Economics - 354, 402, 406
Government, Business and Labor - 324, 341, 353, 437, 441

ECONOMICS (BBA)

MAJOR - 21 CREDITS

  1. ECON 230-345, 230-411 AND 230-412
  2. SELECT 12 CRED (COURSE LEVEL 300 OR 400) FROM ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT

ECONOMICS (BA/BS)

Students in the College of Letters and Sciences are required to have:

  1. a minimum overall GPA of 2.0.
  2. a minimum grade point of 2.0 in their major.

MAJOR - 27 CREDITS & 2.00 GPA

  1. ECON 230-212, 230-245, 230-404, 230-411 AND 230-412
  2. SELECT 12 ELECTIVE CRED (300 AND 400) IN ECONOMICS

UNIQUE MAJOR AND WRITING REQ. - 9-11 CREDITS

  1. ECON 230-211 AND B ED 220-353 RLS
  2. MATH 760-243 (GM) OR 760-250 (GM) RLS

AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

ECONOMICS (BSE)

LICENSURE - 37-38 CREDITS

  1. C&I 437-466
  2. EDFD 420-243 OR 420-445
  3. SELECT 2 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-210
  4. STUDENT TEACHING
  5. C&I 437-430
  6. GEOG 722-252 (GS) OR BIOL 630-214 (GM) RLS
  7. ECON 230-213 OR 230-324 RLS
  8. EDFD 423-212 AND 424-425
  9. SELECT 3 CREDITS FROM COURSE C&I 400-496

MAJOR - 34 CREDITS

  1. ECON 230-245, 230-404, 230-411, 230-412 AND 230-459
  2. ECON 230-212 OR 230-213
  3. SELECT 16 CRED (COURSE LEVEL 300 OR 400) FROM ECONOMICS DEPT

WRITING - 3 CREDITS

  1. B ED 220-353 RLS

AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

SOCIAL STUDIES BROADFIELD - ECONOMICS I EMPHASIS (BSE)

LICENSURE - 42-43 CREDITS

  1. C&I 437-466
  2. EDFD 420-243 OR 420-445
  3. SELECT 2 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-210
  4. STUDENT TEACHING
  5. C&I 437-430
  6. GEOG 722-252 (GS) OR BIOL 630-214 (GM) RLS
  7. ECON 230-213 OR 230-324 RLS
  8. EDFD 423-212 AND 424-425
  9. SELECT 3 CREDITS FROM COURSE C&I 439-492
  10. SELECT 3 CREDITS FROM EDUC 400-496

MAJOR - 54 CREDITS

  1. ECON 230-245, 230-404, 230-411, 230-412 AND 230-459
  2. ECON 230-212 OR 230-213
  3. SELECT 16 CRED FROM ECONOMICS COURSES AT THE 300 OR 400 LEVEL
  4. SELECT 20 CRED FROM AT LEAST 2 OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCE AREAS EXCLUDING CORE COURSES

WRITING - 3 CREDITS

  1. B ED 220-353 RLS

SOCIAL STUDIES BROADFIELD - ECONOMICS II EMPHASIS (BSE)

LICENSURE - 42-43 CREDITS

  1. C&I 437-466
  2. EDFD 420-243 OR 420-445
  3. SELECT 2 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-210
  4. STUDENT TEACHING
  5. C&I 437-430
  6. GEOG 722-252 (GS) OR BIOL 630-214 (GM) RLS
  7. ECON 230-213 OR 230-324 RLS
  8. EDFD 423-212 AND 424-425
  9. SELECT 3 CREDITS FROM COURSE C&I 439-492
  10. SELECT 3 CREDITS FROM EDUC 400-496

MAJOR - 54 CREDITS

  1. ECON 230-245, 230-404, 230-411 AND 230-412
  2. ECON 230-212 OR 230-213
  3. SELECT 7 ELECTIVE CRED FROM ECONOMICS COURSE LEVEL 300 OR 400
  4. SELECT 32 CRED FROM AT LEAST 3 OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCE AREAS EXCLUDING CORE COURSES

WRITING - 3 CREDITS

  1. B ED 220-353 RLS

MINOR/EMPHASES

ECONOMICS - L&S EMPHASIS

MINOR - 20 CREDITS

  1. ECON 230-211 AND 230-212
  2. SELECT 14 CRED FROM ECONOMICS NUMBERED 230-240 OR HIGHER. IF YOU ARE A BBA STUDENT, THE ECON COURSES APPLIED TO YOUR DEGREE REQUIREMENTS WILL NOT BE LISTED HERE BUT THEY CAN BE APPLIED TO THE MINOR; CHECK WITH THE ECON DEPT FOR INFORMATION.

ECONOMICS EDUCATION EMPHASIS

MINOR - 22 CREDITS

  1. ECON 230-211, 230-212 AND 230-459
  2. SELECT 13 CRED FROM ECONOMICS NUMBERED 230-240 OR HIGHER

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS



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