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Economics

There are ample employment opportunities for those who receive a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science with an emphasis in economics because the analytical skills of economics study are useful in the public sector as well as the private sector. Such a degree is an excellent background for careers in banking, real estate, litigation analysis, planning, government, bond trading, financial analysis, teaching and a host of other employment opportunities.

An economics background is also excellent preparation for graduate study in economics, law, business, and international relations. For example, many law schools believe economics provides one of the best backgrounds for success in legal studies, because of the logical, analytical way of thinking it teaches. Many graduate business schools prefer that their students have a broad liberal arts background, which an economics emphasis provides. Also, a considerable portion of the MBA program is based on economics. Financial theory, for example, is largely applied microeconomics. Students with good backgrounds in economics are clearly at an advantage in many MBA programs.



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Bachelor of Arts in Social Science with an emphasis in Economics

Bachelor degree programs are typically 120 credits (four years), and are designed to prepare students for employment or graduate school in their chosen field.

Degree Requirements (2014-2015 Catalog)

Candidates must complete the General Education Requirements (GERs) as well as specific program requirements listed below for a minimum of 120 credit hours. Specific requirements for GERs in Social Science are listed below. Students must select one primary and two secondary concentration areas. The degree must include 42 credits of upper-division (300 or above) courses, 24 of which must be completed at UAS.

Students must pass all SSCI and Social Science methods classes and all classes within the Primary and Secondary Concentrations with a C (2.00) or better. The Student Assessment Portfolio (SAP) is required for degree completion. SSCI S200 (Orientation to the Social Sciences) is taken in the sophomore year with presentation of the completed portfolio in the final semester of the student’s senior year. Students must also take one Social Science methods course in addition to any methods course required in their Primary Concentration.

Minimum credit hours120
General Education Requirement35
Computational Skills
Select one from the following (4 credits)
MATHS106Concepts and Contemporary Applications of Mathematics3
MATHS107College Algebra (or higher)4
STATS107Survey of Statistics3
Social Science Orientation
SSCIS200Orientation to the Social Sciences3
Social Science Methods
Select one from the following (3-4 credits):
ANTHS311Methods and Theories in Archaeology3
ANTHS363Ethnohistory3
ANTHS390/HIST S390Archives and Museums Theory and Practice3
ECONS412Econometrics4
HISTS300Historiography and Historical Methods3
SSCIS300Research Methods in the Social Sciences3
SSCIS373Data Analysis in the Social Sciences3
STATS273Elementary Statistics (or higher3
World Language Requirement8
___S__Language courses*8
*8 credits in a 1-year sequence of a single world or Alaska Native language. American Sign Language does not fullfil this requirement.
Primary Concentration Requirements**24-25
Secondary Concentration Requirements**30-31
**Must pass all courses with grade of C (2.00) or better
Social Science Primary Concentrations
Choose one. If a course is taken as a GER, substitution of an equal or higher course level and number of credits in same discipline must be taken to fulfill the primary concentration requirement. Must pass all courses with grade of C (2.00) or better.
Anthropology
Primary Concentration Requirements24
ANTHS202Cultural Anthropology3
ANTHS205Biological Anthropology3
ANTHS__Electives*18
*At least 12 credits must be upper division
Economics
Primary Concentration Requirements25
ECONS201Principles of Economics I: Macroeconomics3
ECONS202Principles of Economics II: Microeconomics3
ECONS412Econometrics4
ECONS__Electives*12
*9 credits must be upper division.
Select one from the following (3 credits)
ECONS321Intermediate Microeconomic Theory3
ECONS324Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory3
 
Government/Political Science
Primary Concentration Requirements24
GOVTS___Electives*18
SSCIS300Research Methods in Social Science3
*At least 12 credits must be upper division
Select one from the following (3 credits)
GOVTS101Introduction to American Government3
GOVTS102Introduction to Political Science3
History
Primary Concentration Requirements24
HISTS492Seminar in History: Selected Topics3
HISTS__Electives*15
*9 credits must be upper division.
select both**
HISTS131U.S. History I3
HISTS132U.S. History II3
or both
HISTS105World History I3
HISTS106World History II3
or both
HISTS227Early Modern Europe 1400-18153
HISTS228Modern Europe 1815-20003
**Courses selected must not be taken as GERs
Psychology
Primary Concentration Requirements24
PSYS101Introduction to Psychology3
PSYS__Any one 200 level psychology course18
PSYS300Research Methods in Social Science3
*12 credits must be upper division.
Sociology24
Primary Emphasis Requirements
SOCS101Introduction to Sociology3
SOCS__Electives*18
SSCIS300Research Methods in Social Science3
*At least 12 credits must be upper division.
Social Science Secondary Concentrations
Choose two disciplines different from your primary concentration area and complete 15-16 credit course sequencing for both. If course taken as a GER, substitution of an equal or higher course level and number of credits in the same discipline must be taken to fulfill the secondary concentration requirement. Must pass all courses with grade of C (2.00) or better.
Anthropology
Secondary Concentration Requirements15
ANTHS202Cultural Anthropology3
ANTHS__Electives*12
*At least 9 credits must be upper division.
Economics
Secondary Concentration Requirements15-16
ECONS201Principles Econ I: Macroeconomics3
ECONS202Principles Econ II: Microeconomics3
ECONS__Electives*9-10
*At least 6 credits must be upper division.
Government/Political Science
Secondary Concentration Requirements15
GOVTS___Electives*15
*At least 6 credits must be upper division
Select one from the following (3 credits)
GOVTS101Introduction to American Government3
GOVTS102Introduction to Political Science3
History
Secondary Concentration Requirements15
select both* 
HISTS131History of the U.S. I3
HISTS132History of the U.S. II3
or both*
HISTS105World History I3
HISTS106World History II3
or both
HISTS227Early Modern Europe 1400-18153
HISTS228Modern Europe 1815-20003
HISTS__Electives**9
*Courses selected must not be taken as GERs.
**Minimum of 6 credits must be upper-division. HIST S133 will not be counted toward this degree
 
Psychology
Secondary Concentration Requirements15
PSYS101Introduction to Psychology3
PSYS__Electives*12
*6 credits must be upper division
Sociology
Secondary Concentration Requirements15
SOCS101Introduction to Sociology3
SOCS__Electives*12
*6 credits must be upper division

UAS is an open enrollment institution, this means that you do not have to be in a UAS degree program to take a class. Anyone can take our classes as long as they meet the course pre-requisites.

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ECON Classes: Summer - 2015


Provides an introduction to aggregate economic activity. Topics include GDP, inflation, unemployment, monetary and fiscal policy, and economic growth. Particular attention is paid to models addressing macroeconomic equilibrium and the business cycle. Students planning to take both semesters of economic principles are advised but not required to take ECON S202 first.

Corequisite: MATH S105.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
51584KD1Ann Spehar
DISTWEB
5/18 - 6/27

Delivered via web. Students are required to listen to recorded lectures and videos weekly. Requires access to email and MSWord. View course information at UASOnline. Students must order books; go to http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net.ualaska.htm for book information. Call 1-888-550-6177 with questions or for registration information.

Tuition and fees: $577 (additional charges may apply)

Presents the tools and concepts needed for analysis of economic decision-making at the level of the individual (consumer, firm, government), and explores how those decisions affect market outcomes such as prices and output. International trade will also be explored. Students planning to take both semesters of economic principles are advised but not required to take ECON 202 first.

Corequisite: MATH S105.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
51585KD1Ann Spehar
DISTWEB
5/18 - 6/27

Delivered via web. Students are required to listen to recorded lectures and videos weekly. Requires access to email and MSWord. View course information at UASOnline. Students must order books; go to http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/ualaska.htm for book information. Call 1-888-550-6177 with questions or for registration information.

Tuition and fees: $577 (additional charges may apply)

 
 

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