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  Oct 22, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Economics, B.A.


Program Requirements


The undergraduate program leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree is offered to students who want to pursue a broad liberal arts education while at the same time studying the complex interrelationships between consumers, producers, and governments in an economic system. A minimum of 33 semester hours in economics courses is required for the major, including ECO 2301 , ECO 2302 , ECO 3305 , ECO 3311 , ECO 3312 , and ECO 4314 ; plus 15 hours of advanced economics courses.

Communication Literacy Requirement. Students attending Texas Tech University for the first time in the Fall 2017 term or later will complete a Communication Literacy (CL) requirement in their program(s) of study.

Texas Tech University’s transition from the Writing Intensive requirement to the Communication Literacy requirement signals the university’s awareness that in addition to the fundamental role that writing plays in enabling students to explore, develop, focus, and organize a message, other types of communication must also be taught as appropriate for a student’s discipline. Throughout each program of study, then, students must be given ample opportunity to develop their skills in forms of communication central to that program. Communication literacy for the B.A. in Economics is evidenced by demonstrating proficiency in “thinking like an economist” through reading, writing, theoretical and graphical analysis, and orally communicating core principles of economic theory and an understanding of economic doctrines that developed over time and have influenced economic policy making. The three required courses in the Communication Literacy plan are ECO 3305 , ECO 3312 , and ECO 4314 .

Additional Requirements. Additional requirements for the B.A. in Economics include an adjunct course in statistics (MATH 2345  or MATH 2300  or equivalent) and a minimum of 18 semester hours in a minor field of choice. A minimum of 120 credit hours is required to complete the degree. Candidates for the B.A. in Economics are encouraged to consult with their advisors for more information. Other requirements appear in the “Undergraduate General Degree Requirements .”

Recommended Curriculum


First Year


Fall


Total: 14


Spring


Total: 16


Second Year


Fall


Total: 16


Spring


Total: 16


Third Year


Fall


Total: 15


Spring


Total: 15


Fourth Year


Fall


  • ECO Elective, 4000 Level 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • ECO Electives 6 Semester Credit Hours
  • Language, Phil., & Culture Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Minor 3 Semester Credit Hours

Total: 15


Spring


  • ECO 3305 - Game Theory 3 Semester Credit Hours *
  • ECO Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Minor 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Electives 4 Semester Credit Hours

Total: 13


Total Hours: 120


* Partially fulfills the Communication Literacy requirement for the B.A. degree.

Electives


Select from the university’s core curriculum  or the list of courses approved by the College of Arts and Sciences.

Foreign Language


A student must complete 6 hours at the sophomore level or above in a single language. The prerequisite for all sophomore language courses is credit for the freshman level. This credit can be determined through a credit by examination. The score attained on the exam will determine whether the student is placed in a second-year course, a 5-hour review course, or in some cases the first or second semester of a beginning (first-year) language course. See Arts and Sciences General Degree Requirements  for further explanation.