Santa Clara University

Economics Minor

The Minor in Economics is taken in the College of Arts and Sciences.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR IN THE COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Students with a minor in economics through the College of Arts and Sciences must complete the following requirements:

  • ECON 1, 2, 3, 113 or 114, 115
  • Two additional approved upper-division economics courses
  • MATH 11 or 30

1.    Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to microeconomics and its applications to business decisions and public policy. Topics include supply, demand, and the coordinating role of prices in a market economy; the behavior of business firms, including output and pricing decisions; competition and monopoly; government policies and regulations affecting markets. (4 units)
1E.    Principles of Microeconomics
Special section of ECON 1 emphasizing environmental applications of economics. Introduction to microeconomics and its applications to business decisions and public policy. Topics include supply, demand, and the coordinating role of prices in a market economy; the behavior of business firms, including output and pricing decisions; competition and monopoly; government policies and regulations affecting markets. (4 units)
2.    Principles of Macroeconomics
Determinants of national income and product in the long run and short run; inflation, unemployment, and business cycles; monetary and fiscal policies; and economic growth. Prerequisite: ECON 1. (4 units)
3.    International Economics, Development, and Growth
Analysis of international trade theory and policy, balance-of-payments adjust-ments and exchange-rate regimes, and economic development. Prerequisite: ECON 2. (4 units)

113.    Intermediate Microeconomics I
Theory of rational individual choice and its applications to decision making, consumer demand, and social welfare;, and economics of uncertainty and information. Additional prerequisite: MATH 11 or 30. (5 units)
114.    Intermediate Microeconomics II
Theory of the firm; determination of price and quantity by profit-maximizing firms under different market structures; strategic behavior; general equilibrium; market failure and government policies. Additional prerequisite: MATH 11 or 30. (5 units)
115.    Intermediate Macroeconomics
Macroeconomic analysis, emphasizing modern macroeconomic models for explaining output, employment, and inflation in the short run and long run. Macroeconomic policymaking, including fiscal and monetary policy. Additional prerequisite: MATH 11 or 30. (5 units)


 
 
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