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Secondary Track: Economics

Economics secondary track requirements for the International Studies major for students entering UCSD prior to Fall 2013.

  • The following requirements are for freshman and transfer students that entered UCSD prior to Fall 2013.
  • For freshman and transfer students that entered UCSD after to Fall 2013, please find the current major requirements here.

Note: A secondary track is NOT required for students entering UCSD Fall 2013 and later.

Secondary Track Information

  • To fulfill a secondary track, students must select five (5) 4-unit, upper-division, non-language courses selected from the approved list.
  • All courses must be taken for a letter grade of C- or better.
  • A secondary track CANNOT be the same as the primary track.

Lower-division Requirements

All lower-division Economics Track 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 or Secondary Track.

Economics Comprehensive Course List

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

At least one (1) of the five (5) upper-division courses must be selected from the following:

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

At least one (1) of the remaining four (4) upper-division courses must be selected from the following:

  • ECON 101. International Trade
  • 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 three (3) 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 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

Note: Students are responsible for meeting the course pre-requisites.  For additional pre-requisite information, please see the UCSD Catalog Economics Course Information.

Resources

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