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Academic Programs / Liberal Arts

Economics

www.cla.temple.edu/economics/

Michael Bognanno, Chair
Ritter Annex 873
215-204-1680
bognanno@temple.edu

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

Belinda Wilson, Administrator

Ritter Annex 821

215-204-0472

bwilson@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.

Summary of Degree Requirements

1. University Requirements:

2. College of Liberal Arts Requirements:

3.  Foreign Language/Global Studies Requirements:

1) All students must complete the second level of a foreign language;

2) All students must complete at least one course from the GenEd Global/World Society category; and

3) All students must complete one of the following options:

4. Major Requirements (37 s.h.)

5. General electives vary according to a student's individual program of study. Consult your academic advisor for more information.

B.A. Major Requirements

Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Economics 1101 or 1901 Macroeconomic Principles or Honors Macroeconomic Principles* 3  
Economics 1102 or 1902 Microeconomic Principles or Honors Microeconomics Principles* 3  
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

Economics 3596

3597

3696 Energy, Ecology, & Economy
or
Health Economics
or
Behavioral Economics   WI

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 Attribute column.


Minor Requirements

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

Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Economics 1101 or 1901 Macroeconomic Principles or Honors Macroeconomic Principles 3  
Economics 1102 or 1902 Microeconomic Principles or Honors Microeconomic Principles 3  
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

William Lynn Holmes, Department of Economics
215-204-8175
wholmes@temple.edu

Richard Deeg, Department of Political Science
215-204-7123
rdeeg@temple.edu

This is a joint program offered by the Department of Economics and the Department of Political Science leading to certificate of specialization in political economy.

Purpose

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 us with a better understanding of several social phenomena. Chief among these is a better understanding of public policy choices and the policy making process, as well as a better understanding of how government actions affect the process of economic change and vice versa.

For these reasons the Political Science and Economics departments offer an interdisciplinary certificate in Political Economy. The 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.

Program Requirements

The program consists of two components: required core courses at the lower-division level and elective courses at the upper-division level.

Core Courses:

All students must take the following core courses:

and one of the following:

Elective Courses:
All students must successfully complete (grade of C- or better) four courses from the following list. Two of the four courses must be in economics, and two courses must be in political science. Students should select courses that correspond to their own substantive interests and are encouraged to take cognate areas (e.g., if you choose international politics courses, also choose international economics courses). Students should plan their schedules well in advance, since many courses are not offered each semester.

Select two from the following list for a total of 6 credits:

and select two from the following list for a total of 6 credits:

A "*" denotes that the courses in parentheses are Writing Intensive courses.


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

Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Economics 1001

1102/1902 Introduction to the Economy
or
Microeconomic Principles/Honors Microeconomic Principles 3  
Accounting 2101 Financial Accounting 3  
Human Resource Management 1101 Leadership & Organizational Management 3  
Psychology

Marketing 2402

2101 Foundations of 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    
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    
Geography & Urban Studies 2031 Economic Geography    
Political Science 2321 Politics of the Global Economy    
Political Science 3155 Business & Public Policy    
Psychology 2402 Foundations of Industrial & Organizational Psychology*    
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 Plan for the Economics Major

Freshman Year – 1st Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
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  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Intellectual Heritage 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 or 1901 Macroeconomic Principles 3  
Subtotal      16  
Sophomore Year – 1st Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Foreign Language/
GenEd 0800+ Foreign Language (third level) or
a GenEd Global/World Society course or
Internationally Focused Course From Approved List
3
GG
Intellectual Heritage 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 or 1902 Microeconomic Principles 3  
Any 0800+ One Elective in Any School or College 2  
Subtotal      17  
Sophomore Year – 2nd Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Arts 3-4 GA
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/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  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
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  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
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  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Economics 3000+ One 3000+ Economics Elective 3  
Economics 3596
or
3597
or
3696 Energy, Ecology, and Economy
or
Health Economics
or
Behavioral Economics 3 WI

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  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
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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