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International Studies – Economics

Requirements for freshman and transfer students that entered UCSD Fall 2013 and later

Language Requirement

International Studies majors are required to demonstrate basic proficiency in a modern foreign language.  This can be accomplished in one of the following ways:

Lower Division Requirements (6 courses)

All lower division Economics pre-requisite courses must be taken for a letter grade of C- or better.

Calculus (1 year)

  • MATH 10A-B-C or MATH 20A-B-C

Economics

  • ECON 1. Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 2. Market Imperfections & Policy
  • ECON 3. Principles of Macroeconomics

Note: These lower division courses are only required for those with an Economics Disciplinary Focus.

International Studies Core Courses (3 courses)

All courses are 4-units, upper division and must be taken for a letter grade of C- or better.

Disciplinary Focus (8 courses)

All eight (8) courses must be 4 units, upper division and taken for a letter grade of C- or better.

At least one (1) of the eight (8) upper division courses must be selected from the following:

  • ECON 101. International Trade
  • ECON 102. Globalization
  • ECON 103. International Monetary Relations
  • ECON 116. Economic Development

At least one (1) of the remaining seven (7) upper division courses must be selected from the following:

  • ECON 101. International Trade
  • ECON 102. Globalization
  • ECON 103. International Monetary Relations
  • ECON 116. Economic Development
  • ECON 117. Economic Growth
  • ECON 125. Demographic Analysis and Forecasting
  • ECON 131. Economics of the Environment
  • ECON 132. Energy Economics
  • ECON 144. Economics of Conservation
  • ECON 145. Economics of Ocean Resources
  • ECON 162. Economics of Mexico
  • ECON 164. The Indian Economy
  • ECON 165. Middle East Economics

The remaining six (6) upper division courses must be selected from the following:

  • ECON 100A-B-C. Microeconomics
  • ECON 110A-B. Macroeconomics
  • ECON 120A-B-C. Econometrics
  • ECON 101. International Trade
  • ECON 102. Globalization
  • ECON 103. International Monetary Relations
  • ECON 116. Economic Development
  • ECON 117. Economic Growth
  • ECON 125. Demographic Analysis and Forecasting
  • ECON 131. Economics of the Environment
  • ECON 132. Energy Economics
  • ECON 144. Economics of Conservation
  • ECON 145. Economics of Ocean Resources
  • ECON 162. Economics of Mexico
  • ECON 164. The Indian Economy
  • ECON 165. Middle East Economics

Interdisciplinary Elective Courses (3 courses)

All three (3) courses must be upper division, 4 units and taken for a letter grade of C- or better.

Courses must be selected from the approved Interdisciplinary Elective Course List.

  • Note: All courses must be selected from departments outside of the Disciplinary Focus department.

Course Pre-requisites: Students are responsible for meeting all departmental pre-requisite courses.  Please refer to the General Catalog for additional information.

Regional Requirement

At least three (3) of the eleven (11) Disciplinary Focus and Interdisciplinary Elective courses must focus on one region.

  • Note: This requirement is an overlap requirement comprised of courses that count for both the Disciplinary Focus or Interdisciplinary Elective courses and the Regional Requirement.
  • Regional Requirement courses may come all from within the Disciplinary Focus, Interdisciplinary Electives, or a combination of the two. Please note, most Economics courses do not focus on one region, so we strongly recommend students plan their Interdisciplinary Electives to overlap with the Regional Requirement.
  • Possible regions include: Africa, East Asia, Europe, Latin America or the Middle East.

Resources

International Studies Academic Advising Resources

Additional Resources

Requirements for freshman and transfer students that entered UCSD prior to Fall 2013

Language Requirement

International Studies majors are required to demonstrate basic proficiency in a modern foreign language.  This can be accomplished in one of the following ways:

Lower Division Requirements (6 courses)

All lower division Economics pre-requisite courses must be taken for a letter grade of C- or better.

Calculus (1 year)

  • MATH 10A-B-C or MATH 20A-B-C

Economics

  • ECON 1. Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 2. Market Imperfections & Policy
  • ECON 3. Principles of Macroeconomics

Note: These lower division courses are only required for those with an Economics Primary Track.

International Studies Core Courses (3 courses)

Primary Track (8 courses)

All eight (8) courses must be 4 units, upper division and taken for a letter grade of C- or better.

At least one (1) of the eight (8) upper division courses must be selected from the following:

  • ECON 101. International Trade
  • ECON 102. Globalization
  • ECON 103. International Monetary Relations
  • ECON 116. Economic Development

At least one (1) of the remaining seven (7) upper division courses must be selected from the following:

  • ECON 101. International Trade
  • ECON 102. Globalization
  • ECON 103. International Monetary Relations
  • ECON 114. Economics of Immigration
  • ECON 116. Economic Development
  • ECON 117. Economic Growth
  • ECON 125. Demographic Analysis and Forecasting
  • ECON 131. Economics of the Environment
  • ECON 132. Energy Economics
  • ECON 133. International Environmental Agreements
  • ECON 144. Economics of Conservation
  • ECON 145. Economics of Ocean Resources
  • ECON 161. Global Integration of Latin America
  • ECON 162. Economics of Mexico
  • ECON 163. Japanese Economy
  • ECON 165. Middle East Economics

The remaining six (6) upper division courses must be selected from the following:

  • ECON 100A-B-C. Microeconomics
  • ECON 110A-B. Macroeconomics
  • ECON 120A-B-C. Econometrics
  • ECON 101. International Trade
  • ECON 102. Globalization
  • ECON 103. International Monetary Relations
  • ECON 114. Economics of Immigration
  • ECON 116. Economic Development
  • ECON 117. Economic Growth
  • ECON 125. Demographic Analysis and Forecasting
  • ECON 131. Economics of the Environment
  • ECON 132. Energy Economics
  • ECON 133. International Environmental Agreements
  • ECON 144. Economics of Conservation
  • ECON 145. Economics of Ocean Resources
  • ECON 161. Global Integration of Latin America
  • ECON 162. Economics of Mexico
  • ECON 163. Japanese Economy
  • ECON 165. Middle East Economics

Secondary Track (5 courses)

All five (5) courses must be upper division, 4 units, non-language and taken for a letter grade of C- or better.

Complete five (5) courses from ONE track selection. 

Note: A secondary track CANNOT be the same as the primary track.

Course Pre-requisites: Students are responsible for meeting all departmental pre-requisite courses.  Please refer to the General Catalog for additional information.

Regional Requirement

Three (3) of the thirteen (13) Primary Track and Secondary Track courses must focus on one region.

  • Note: This requirement is an overlap requirement comprised of courses that count for both the primary track or secondary track courses and the regional requirement.
  • Regional Requirement courses may come all from within the primary track, secondary track, or a mixture of the two.
  • Possible regions include: Africa, East Asia, Europe, Latin America or the Middle East.

Resources

International Studies Academic Advising Resources

Additional Resources

Students that entered UCSD prior to Fall 2013:

How to change to the new International Studies major requirements

Instructions

Students entering UCSD prior to Fall 2013 are allowed to either follow the old major requirements or switch to the new 2013 major requirements.

To change to the new 2013 requirements:

  1. Review the new major requirements.
  2. Request to be switched to the new 2013 major requirements.
    1. Log-on to the Virtual Advising Center (http://vac.ucsd.edu)
    2. Select "Ask a Question" from the toolbar across the top of the screen.
    3. Select the button to ask "Your International Studies Academic Advisor (for my MAJOR)"
    4. Message should read:
      • Dear International Studies Advisors, I would like to change my International Studies curriculum to the new 2013 requirements.  Thank you, Your name"
  3. Once you have made the request, we will update your catalog and your degree audit will reflect your new requirements.

Double Majors: If you are a double major interested in switching to the new ISP major requirements, you must submit an updated double major petition to your college with approval from both major departments.  Please make an appointment by emailing isp@ucsd.edu or call (858)822-5299 to revise your double major petition to reflect the new requirements.