Social Science Economics Option

Please consult an advisor in your major department for clarification and interpretation of your major requirements. The major consists of 62-98 units; the B.A. degree requires a total of 180 units. Students receiving a B.A. degree major in Economics from this university may, but are not required to, complete one of the following options: General Economics or Social Science Economics.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS:

I. LOWER DIVISION CORE (17 UNITS)

  • ECON 2301 Principles of Microeconomics (4)
  • ECON 2302 Principles of Macroeconomics (4)
  • MATH 1304 Calculus I (4)
    • or MATH 1810 Math for Business & Social Sciences (4)
  • STAT 1000 Elements of Probability & Statistics (5)
    • or STAT 2010 Elements of Statistics for Business & Econ. (5)

II. UPPER DIVISION CORE (16 UNITS)

  • ECON 3000 Micro-Economic Theory I (4)
  • ECON 3001 Micro-Economic Theory II (4)
  • ECON 3005 Macro-Economic Theory (4)
  • ECON 3310 Money, Banking, & Financial Intermediaries (4)

III. OPTION REQUIREMENTS

SOCIAL SCIENCE ECONOMICS OPTION (32 UNITS)

The Social Science Economics option provides an avenue for students interested in the social science aspects of economics and provides a rigorous and well-rounded economics program that emphasizes its social science underpinnings.

Electives (28 units)

Students must select five upper division economics courses from the list below (excluding: ECON 3551, 3898, 4900) and two courses from the Social Science Elective list.

Economics Electives

  • ECON 3107 Global Economic Analysis (4)
  • ECON 3140 Engineering Economy (4)
  • ECON 3170 History of Economic Thought (4)
  • ECON 3200 Comparative Economic Systems (4)
  • ECON 3370 Public Sector Economics (4)
  • ECON 3375 Public Choice: The Economics of Politics (4)
  • ECON 3500 Urban Economics (4)
  • ECON 3680 Labor Economics (4)
  • ECON 3999 Issues in Economics (4)
  • ECON 4000 Mathematical Economics (4)
  • ECON 4306 Environmental Economics (4)
  • ECON 4315 Monetary Theory (4)
  • ECON 4520 Industrial Organizational & Public Policy (4)
  • ECON 4550 Economics of Sports (4)
  • ECON 4590 Selected Topics in Economic Analysis (4)
  • ECON 4700 International Trade (4)
  • ECON 4705 International Finance (4)
  • ECON 4710 International Economic Development (4)
  • ECON 4950 Adv. Stat. Packages for Data Analysis (4)

Social Science Electives

Choose three from the following:

  • HIST 3224 Global Economic Analysis (4)
  • HIST 3305 Modern South Asia (4)
  • HIST 3345 The Modern Middle East (4)
  • HIST 3416 Great Depression & World War II (4)
  • HIST 3417 Cold War America (4)
  • HIST 3550 The History of U.S. Foreign Relations (4)
  • HIST 3605 Modern Latin America (4)
  • POSC 3120 State and Local Politics and Government (4)
  • POSC 3130 Urban Politics (4)
  • POSC 3418 U.S. Immigration Policy and Law (4)
  • POSC 3419 Labor Policy and Law (4)
  • POSC 3460 Environmental Law (4)
  • POSC 3470 International Law (4)
  • POSC 3500 World Problems and Global Response (4)
  • POSC 3505 American Foreign Policy (4)
  • POSC 3520 International Relations (4)
  • POSC 3521 Politics of the Global Economy (4)
  • POSC 3704 Marxism in Theory and Practice (4)
  • POSC 3800 Public Policy Analysis (4)
  • SOC 3200 Social Demography (4)
  • SOC 3520 Sociology of Minority Groups (4)
  • SOC 3880 Work & Professions (4)
  • SOC 3890 Sociology of Organizations (4)
  • SOC 4450 Urban Sociology (4)
  • SOC 4720 Medical Sociology (4)