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Economics

William J. Stull, Chair
Ritter Annex 873
215-204-5022
william.stull@temple.edu

Contact: William Holmes, Faculty Advisor
Ritter Annex 804
215-204-8175
william.holmes@temple.edu

 

B.A. Major Requirements
Minor Requirements
Mathematical Economics
Certificate in Political Economy
Management Career Certificate


The major in economics exposes a student to the economist's way of thinking about social problems and behavior. The major helps a student understand the economic aspect of current events and public policy and is good preparation for careers in law and business. The student honorary fraternity is Omicron Delta Epsilon. Along with the more general student organization, The Economics Society, it provides opportunities for students to network with other students and with practicing economists in learning more about economics and finding internships and employment opportunities. There is also a Cooperative Education option. Through this program, students may earn income while gaining valuable work experience which can enhance their job market prospects upon graduation. By completing an academic research project under the guidance of a faculty member, Co-op students may earn credit for Economics 3581.


B.A. Major Requirements

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Economics 1101/1901 Macroeconomic Principles/Honors Macroeconomic Principles* 3 IN
Economics 1102/1902 Microeconomic Principles/Honors Microeconomics Principles* 3 IN
         
Statistics 2103 Business Statistics 4  
         
Economics 3501 Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis 3  
Economics 3502 Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis 3  
         
Select one of the following options: 3  
Economics

Economics
3563

3564
International Trade
     or
International Monetary Economics
   
     
One writing-intensive elective in Economics (select from list below): 3  
Economics

Economics
3596

3597
Energy, Ecology, & Economy
     or
Health Economics
  WI

WI
         
Capstone        
Economics 3598 Economics Writing Seminar (Capstone) 3 WI
         
Electives        
Economics 3000+ Three electives in Economics at the 3000 level or above. 9  
One additional elective 2000+ Course in Economics at the 3000+ level or course in the College of
Liberal Arts at the 2000+ level related to the student’s program in Economics.**
3  
Total     37  
         
* These courses are prerequisites for most of the Economics 2000-3900 courses. Check specific course descriptions for details.
** This course is to be chosen in consultation with an Economics faculty advisor.
Note: Students preparing for graduate study in economics or in an economics-related area are strongly encouraged to take
Economics 3504: Mathematical Economics, Economics 3503: Introduction to Econometrics, and courses in calculus and linear
algebra in the Mathematics department.

All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses. The specific writing-intensive courses required for this major are listed above and are identified by "WI" in the RCI column.


Minor Requirements

(For Liberal Arts and all other colleges allowing a minor in Economics)

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Economics 1101/1901 Macroeconomic Principles/Honors Macroeconomic Principles 3 IN
Economics 1102/1902 Microeconomic Principles/Honors Microeconomic Principles 3 IN
Economics 3501

3502
Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis
          or
Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis
3  
Economics 3000+ Three electives in Economics at the 3000-level or above. If both 3501 and 3502
are taken, one counts as one of these electives.
9  
Total     18  

Mathematical Economics

In cooperation with the Department of Mathematics, the Department of Economics offers a special concentration leading to a B.A. degree in Mathematical Economics. The program and its requirements are described in full in the Intercollegial Programs section of this Bulletin.


Certificate in Political Economy

The Certificate of Specialization in Political Economy is a joint program of the Departments of Economics and Political Science. The purpose of the political economy program is to provide undergraduate students with the opportunity to study more intensely the relationship between the political and economic spheres of society. The program is based on the belief that a focused examination of this relationship provides better understanding of several social phenomena. Chief among these is a better understanding of public policy choices and the policymaking process, as well as a better understanding of how government actions affect the process of economic change and vice versa. The Political Economy program is open to all matriculated undergraduate students. Applicants need not be declared majors in either Economics or Political Science. The Political Economy program provides an excellent preparation for graduate study in the social sciences and for the study of law. The program and its requirements are described in full in the Intercollegial Programs section of this Bulletin.


Management Career Certificate

William Holmes, Advisor
215-204-8175
william.holmes@temple.edu

Erwin Blackstone, Advisor
215-204-5027
erwin.blackstone@temple.edu

This certificate program is designed for students who intend to seek employment in the business or nonprofit sectors of the economy. It is designed to provide students with skills that complement those acquired through a traditional liberal arts education and to make the students more appealing to potential employers.

Requirements for the Management Career Certificate

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Economics 1001

1102/1902
Introduction to the Economy
     or
Microeconomic Principles/Honors Microeconomic Principles
3 IN

IN
Accounting 2101 Financial Accounting 3  
Human Resource Management 1101 Organization & Management 3  
Psychology

Marketing
2402

2101
Industrial & Organizational Psychology*
     or
Marketing Management *
3  
Statistics   One course selected in consultation with the certificate advisor. 3  
         
Approved Elective** - Select one: 3-4  
Accounting 2102 Managerial Accounting    
Economics 1101 Macroeconomic Principles   IN
Economics 3536 Economics of American Industry    
Economics 3541 The Economics of Sports    
Marketing 2101 Marketing Management*    
Human Resource Management 2501 Introduction to Human Resource Management    
Computer & Information Sciences 1055 Computers & Applications   SB
Geography & Urban Studies 2031 Economic Geography    
Political Science 2321 Politics of the Global Economy    
Political Science 3155 Business & Public Policy    
Psychology 2402 Industrial & Organizational Psychology*    
Sociology 3596 Sociology of Organizations   WI
Total     18-19  
         
* Students may not double count either Marketing 2101 or Psychology 2402 within this certificate program.
** An alternative elective or an internship or practicum may be approved to substitute for the elective. 
Please see the certificate advisor prior to registration for written approval.

 


Suggested Semester-by-Semester plans for the Economics Major

 

Requirements for New Freshman Students starting in the 2009-2010 Academic year

Freshman Year – 1st Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Quantitative Literacy 4 GQ
Foreign Language 1001 Foreign Language (first level) 4  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Human Behavior 3 GB
Subtotal      15  
   
Freshman Year – 2nd Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IH 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
Foreign Language 1002 Foreign Language (second level) 4  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology I 3 GS
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU
Economics 1101/1901 Macroeconomic Principles 3 IN
Subtotal      16  
 
Sophomore Year – 1st Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Foreign Language/
GenEd
0800+ Foreign Language (third level) or
a GenEd World Society course or
Internationally Focused Course From Approved List
3
GG
IH 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology II 3 GS
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Diversity and Race 3 GD
Economics 1102/1902 Microeconomic Principles 3 IN
Any 0800+ One Elective in Any School or College 2  
Subtotal      17  
 
Sophomore Year – 2nd Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Arts 3-4 GA
GenEd 08xx or 09xx World Society 3 GG
Economics 3501 Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis 3  
CLA/CST 2000+ One 2000+ CLA/CST Course 3  
CLA/CST 2000+ One 2000+ CLA/CST Course 3  
Subtotal      15-16  
 
Junior Year – 1st Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
CLA/CST 2000+ One 2000+ Humanities/CST Course 3  
Economics 3502 Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis 3  
Statistics 2103 Business Statistics
4  
Economics/
CLA
2000+ One 3000+ Economics Course or
One 2000+ Approved CLA Elective
3  
CLA/CST 0800+ Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Junior Year – 2nd Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
CLA/CST 2000+ One 2000+ Humanities/CST Course 3  
Economics 3000+ One 3000+ Economics Elective 3  
CLA/CST 2000+ One 2000+ CLA/CST Course
3  
Economics 3563
  or
3564
International Trade
      or
International Monetary Economics
3  
CLA/CST 0800+ Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
Subtotal      15  
 
Senior Year – 1st Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Economics 3000+ One 3000+ Economics Elective 3  
Economics 3596
  or
3597
Energy, Ecology, and Economy
      or
Health Economics
3 WI

WI
CLA/CST 0800+ Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
CLA/CST 0800+ Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
CLA/CST 0800+ Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
Subtotal      15  
 
Senior Year – 2nd Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Economics 3000+ One 3000+ Economics Elective 3  
Economics 3598 Economics Writing Seminar (Capstone)   WI
CLA/CST 0800+ Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
CLA/CST 0800+ Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
Any 0800+ One Elective in Any School or College 3  
Subtotal      15  
         
Degree Total   123  

 

Requirements for New Transfer Students starting in the 2009-2010 Academic year

Freshman Year – 1st Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 CO/GW
Foreign Language 1001 Foreign Language (first level) 4  
Core 0800+ One Quantitative Reasoning A Course 3-4 QA/GQ
Core 0800+ One Arts Course 3-4 AR/GA
Subtotal      14-16  
   
Freshman Year – 2nd Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IH 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 IA/GY
Foreign Language 1002 Foreign Language (second level) 4  
Core 1000+ One Science and Technology A Course 3-4 SA
Core 0800+ One Studies in Race Course 3 RS/GD
Economics 1101/1901 Macroeconomic Principles 3 IN
Subtotal      16-17  
 
Sophomore Year – 1st Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Foreign Language/
Core
0800+ Foreign Language (third level) or
Core International Studies course
3
IS/GG
IH 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 IB/GZ
Core 0800+ One Science and Technology B Course 3-4 SB/GS
Core 0800+ One American Culture Course 3 AC/GU
Economics 1102/1902 Microeconomic Principles 3 IN
Subtotal      15-16  
 
Sophomore Year – 2nd Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Core 0800+ One International Studies Course 3 IS/GG
Economics 3501 Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis 3  
Core 0800+ One Quantitative Reasoning B Course 3-4 QB/GQ
CLA/CST 2000+ One 2000+ CLA/CST Course 3  
CLA/CST 2000+ One 2000+ CLA/CST Course 3  
Subtotal     15-16  
 
Junior Year – 1st Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
CLA/CST 2000+ One 2000+ Humanities/CST Course 3  
Economics 3502 Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis 3  
Statistics 2103 Business Statistics
4  
Economics/
CLA
2000+ One 3000+ Economics Course or
One 2000+ Approved CLA Elective
3  
CLA/CST 0800+ Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Junior Year – 2nd Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
CLA/CST 2000+ One 2000+ Humanities/CST Course 3  
Economics 3000+ One 3000+ Economics Elective 3  
CLA/CST 2000+ One 2000+ CLA/CST Course 3  
Any 1000+ One Writing-Intensive Course 3 WI
CLA/CST 0800+ Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
CLA/CST 0800+ Any CLA/CST Elective 2  
Subtotal      17  
 
Senior Year – 1st Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Economics 3000+ One 3000+ Economics Elective 3  
Economics 3596
  or
3597
Energy, Ecology, and Economy
      or
Health Economics
3 WI

WI
Economics 3563
  or
3564
International Trade
      or
International Monetary Economics
3  
CLA/CST 0800+ Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
CLA/CST 0800+ Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
Subtotal      15  
 
Senior Year – 2nd Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Economics 3000+ One 3000+ Economics Elective 3  
Economics 3598 Economics Writing Seminar (Capstone) 3 WI
CLA/CST 0800+ Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
CLA/CST 0800+ Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
Any 0800+ One Elective in Any School or College 3  
Subtotal      15  
         
Degree Total   123  
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