2004-2005 UAF Catalog  

Economics

School of Management
Department of Economics
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B.A., B.B.A. Degrees

Minimum Requirements for Degrees: B.A.: 120 Credits; B.B.A.: 130 Credits

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Economics is the study of social activities concerned with the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. Nearly all social phenomena and problems have economic aspects, and, therefore, knowledge of economic systems and their relations with each other is essential to an understanding of the complex world in which we live.

The department has three undergraduate instructional goals: to provide students with basic tools of analysis and the factual, statistical and descriptive materials they will need to perform their duties as citizens; to introduce economics majors to the various fields of economics to prepare them for positions in business and government and for graduate study; and to offer a course of study suitable for a minor in economics.

Admission Standards to UAF School of Management’s Upper-Division Courses, effective Fall 2005

  1. Complete at least 30-40 credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.25 or higher.
  2. Complete the following courses with a grade of "C” or better:

    ACCT 261—Accounting Concepts and Uses I 3 credits

    ACCT 262—Accounting Concepts and Uses II 3 credits

    STAT 200—Elementary Probability and Statistics 3 credits

    AIS 101—Effective Personal Computer Use 3 credits

    COMM 131X—Fundamentals of Oral Communication: Group Context (3)


    ECON 200—Principles of Economics 4 credits

    ENGL 111X—Introduction to Academic Writing 3 credits

    ENGL 211X—Academic Writing about Literature (3)
    —Academic Writing about Social and Natural Sciences (3) 3 credits

    MATH 262X—Calculus for Business and Economics 4 credits
  3. Complete at least 9 credits that satisfy UAF’s Baccalaureate Core in Perspectives on the Human Condition and Natural Sciences.

Conditional Admission to Upper Divison courses

A student wishing to take upper division courses may do so for one semester only, while completing lower level deficiencies, with approval of the director of undergraduate studies.

Major—B.A. Degree

  1. Complete the general university requirements (As part of the core curriculum requirements, complete: MATH 262X*.)
  2. Complete the B.A. degree requirements (As part of the B.A. degree requirements, complete: MATH 161X*, ECON 200* and 3 credits of a political science elective.)
  3. Complete the following foundation requirements:*

    ACCT 261—Accounting Concepts and Uses I 3 credits

    ECON 227—Intermediate Statistics for Economics and Business 3 credits

    ECON 321—Intermediate Microeconomics 3 credits

    ECON 324—Intermediate Macroeconomics 3 credits

    ECON 463W—International Economics 3 credits

    STAT 200—Elementary Probability and Statistics 3 credits

    Economics electives at the 300-level or above** 18 credits
  4. Minimum credits required 120

* Student must earn a C grade or better in each course.
** Up to 6 credits of the following courses may be included: BA 325, 343 and 360. At least 6 credits of electives must be courses designated writing intensive (W).

Major—B.B.A. Degree

  1. Complete the general university requirements (As part of the core curriculum requirements, complete: MATH 262X*.)
  2. Complete the B.B.A. degree requirements (As part of the Common Body of Knowledge, complete AIS 310.)
  3. Complete the following program (major) requirements:*

    ECON 321—Intermediate Microeconomics 3 credits

    ECON 324—Intermediate Macroeconomics** 3 credits

    ECON 463W—International Economics 3 credits

    Economics electives *** 15-18 credits

    Political science elective 3 credits
  4. Complete a minor complex (optional) or 20-21 free electives.
  5. Minimum credits required 130

* Student must earn a C grade or better in each course.
** If not taken in the B.B.A. Common Body of Knowledge (CBK).
*** Only 15 credits of economics electives are required if ECON 350 is taken as part of the CBK. At least 6 credits must be courses designated writing intensive (W).

Minor

  1. Complete the following:

    ECON 200—Principles of Economics 4 credits

    Approved economics courses at the 300-level or above 12 credits
  2. Minimum credits required 16

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