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  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

International Economics, B.S.I.E.


About the International Economics Bachelor's Program


The 120-hour Bachelor of Science in International Economics (B.S.I.E.) provides understanding of global economic and commercial relationships through concentrations of coursework in international economics, international politics, and international business. This understanding is important for a variety of careers with either direct or indirect international aspects.

Communication Literacy Requirement. Students attending Texas Tech University for the first time in the Fall 2017 term or later will complete a Communication Literacy 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.S.I.E. 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 international economic theory and issues. The three required courses in the Communication Literacy plan are ECO 3312 , ECO 3333 , and ECO 4332 .

Requirements for the B.S. degree apply unless specifically shown to the contrary. The sample curriculum table reflects the general degree requirements for a B.S. in International Economics. For more information and academic advisement, contact the Department of Economics.

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


Total: 15


Spring


Total: 13


Total Hours: 120


* See Arts and Sciences General Degree Requirements  for more information. 3 hours of English literature coursework will fulfill 3 hours of Language, Philosophy, and Culture requirements for B.S.I.E. degree.

Partially fulfills the Communication Literacy requirement for the B.S. degree

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.

International POLS Course


Note that not all courses will be offered in a given semester.

Choose from:

IB/ME/C and Q Elective


Note that not all courses will be offered in a given semester.

Choose from the International Business, Managerial Economics, Cultural and Quantitative Tools component (in addition to MATH 2300  or MATH 2345 ). Approved courses are: