Economics and global affairs are inextricably linked—explore how and why we’re connected using complex models and theories.
In this concentration, we will learn the flow of goods and financial assets across countries. We dive deep into the many issues that influence or affect economics on a global scale—sustainable growth and development, the power of multinational corporations, international trade, trade agreements and international financial markets. Through current and relevant coursework, you will explore the economic interdependencies between nations, including the relationships between rich and poor countries, and develop an economic way of thinking by exploring topics in real time and tying economics to world events—such as patterns of consumption and inflation, fluctuations of foreign exchange rate, national disasters, global pandemics, and more.
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Requirements for a B.A. in Economics with a Concentration in International Economics:
In addition to courses required for the economics major, students take 12 credits from courses listed below.
- ECON2113 Politics of International Economic Relations (SS)
- ECON2203 Economic View of the World (SA) (SS)
- ECON3103 The International Economy
- ECON3105 Money and Financial Markets
At the completion of the International Economics Concentration, students will:
- Demonstrate critical thinking using economic analysis, quantitative reasoning, and problem-solving skills.
- Communicate effectively: in written, oral and graphical formats, using concepts and analytical tools economics.
- Have lifelong learning skills, including how to locate and use primary data, how to understand and evaluate current events and new ideas.