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Requirements for Bachelor of Arts with a Major in International Economics
The BA with a major in international 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. Please note that all BA degrees require 4th semester proficiency in a foreign language; for further details, see the TCU Undergraduate Catalog.
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)
Any 10000-level economics course
ECON 30223 Intermediate Microeconomics
ECON 30233 Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECON 30243 Contending Perspectives in Economics
International Economics (12 hours)
A. Core (6 hours)
ECON 40213 International Trade and Payments
ECON 40223 International Monetary Economics
B. Electives (6 hours)
ECON 30213 Development Theory
ECON 30433 Development Studies
ECON 30443 Asian Economics
ECON 30453 Economics of the European Union
ECON 30463 Latin American Economics
ECON 30493 International Economic Studies
Additional Electives in Economics (6 hours)
I. Quantitative Skills (6 to 7 hours):
MATH 10283 or 10524 (Note that the former will not serve as the prerequisite for any upper-level math courses) and INSC 20153 or MATH 10043.
II. International and Comparative Politics (6 hours)
POSC 20303 International Politics
POSC 33xx3 Any course in International Politics
POSC 35xx3 Any course in Comparative Politics
III. Language, History and Culture (6 hours)
Internationally related courses from ANTH, GEOG, HIST, JOUR, RELI, FINA, MANA or MARK, or upper-division foreign language, selected with department approval (current list of approved classes available; offerings by other departments may be substituted with permission). Participation in TCU's Study Abroad Program may waive three hours of this requirement (with prior approval from the Department of Economics).
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 M. J. 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.