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Course of Study

In order to obtain the degree of B.A. in Economics, a student is required to complete two introductory courses (Introduction to Economics 1 and 2) and eight advanced economics courses (i.e., 24 credits in economics courses numbered over 100). One course from the Social Science 200 series is also required. Mathematics, Business, Political Science, History and Sociology are recommended Distributions. Students who major in other fields may also minor in Economics, which requires completing four advanced economics courses (i.e., 12 credits in economics courses numbered over 100). Aside from these requirements, students must complete (or be exempted of) the Proficiency Courses and the Core Curriculum as well as other University requirements (for details, see the LIU Brooklyn Undergraduate Bulletin). Students preparing to teach in the field of economics on the secondary school level should consult the Department of Teaching and Learning in the School of Education for further requirements.

Economics Courses

The following courses are regularly offered by the Economics Department (for details, see the LIU Brooklyn Undergraduate Bulletin).

ECO 1 Introduction to Economics 1
ECO 2 Introduction to Economics 2
ECO 101 Microeconomic Analysis
ECO 102 Macroeconomic Analysis
ECO 105 Money and Banking
ECO 110 American Economic History
ECO 113 Labor Economics
ECO 115 Industrial Economics
ECO 116 Government Regulation of Business
ECO 117 History of Economic Thought
ECO 123 Economics Statistics 1
ECO 124 Economics Statistics 2
ECO 125 International Economics
ECO 129 Problems of the Modern American Economy
ECO 132 Comparative Economic Systems
ECO 133 Public Finance and Fiscal Policy
ECO 138 Economic Development
ECO 140 Urban Economics
ECO 170 Current International Economic Problems

Recommended Course of Study

A tentative four-year plan is included below.

First Year

 

FIRST SEMESTER

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Title

Credits

Course Title

Credits

Economics 1 3 Economics 2 3
English 16 3 Core Seminar 50 3
History 1 3 History 2 3
Mathematics 11y 3 Mathematics 12y 3
Sociology 3 3 Political Science 11 3
Orientation Seminar 1 1

Total Credits

16

Total Credits

15

 

Second Year

 

FIRST SEMESTER

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Title

Credits

Course Title

Credits

Economics 3 Economics 3
English 61-64 3 English 61-64 3
Foreign Language 3 Foreign Language 3
Philosophy 61 3 Philosophy 62 3
Speech 3 3 Art, Dance, Music or Theatre 61 3

Total Credits

15

Total Credits

15

 

Third Year

 

FIRST SEMESTER

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Title

Credits

Course Title

Credits

Economics 3 Economics 6
Physics 20 4 Chemistry 21 3
Distribution 3 Distribution 3
Business Course 3 Business Course 3
Elective 2

Total Credits

15

Total Credits

15

 

Fourth Year

 

FIRST SEMESTER

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Title

Credits

Course Title

Credits

Economics 6 Economics 6
Biology 22 3 Social Science 200 series
or elective
3
Social Science 200 series
or elective
3 Electives 9
Electives 5

Total Credits

17

Total Credits

18