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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 designed to prepare students for employment, or graduate school, in their chosen field.

Typically a bachelor degree program is 120 credits (four years).

Degree Requirements (2013-2014 Catalog)

Candidates must complete the General Education Requirements (GERs) as well as the 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.

The Student Assessment Portfolio Program (SAP): The SAP in Social Science is a portfolio assessment requirement for degree completion. The following related course is taken in the freshman or sophomore year with presentation of the completed portfolio in the fall semester of the student's senior year:

  • SSCI S210, First Portfolio Review

Specific requirements of the portfolio are available from the Assessment Coordinator for the Social Sciences SAP.

Minimum credit hours120
General Education Requirement35
Computational Skills
Select one from the following (4 credits)
STATS107Survey of Statistics4
MATHS107College Algebra4
Social Science Skills*
SSCIS101Self, Culture and Society3
SSCIS102Reading/Writing in the Social Sciences2
SSCIS210First Portfolio Review Class1
World Language Recommendation8
___S__Language courses**8
**8 credits in a 1-year sequence of a single world or Alaska Native language 
Electives23-25
___S__Advisor-approved electives
Primary Concentration Requirements24-25
Secondary Concentration Requirements30-31
*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 Requirements24-25
ECONS201Principles of Economics I: Macroeconomics3
ECONS202Principles of Economics II: Microeconomics3
SSCIS300Research Methods in Social Science3
ECONS__Electives*12-13
*At least 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
HISTS300Historiography and Historical Methods3
HISTS492Seminar in History: Selected Topics3
HISTS__Any two 100/200 level history courses except HIST 1336
HISTS__Any two 300/400 level history courses*6
*Courses selected must not be taken as GERs
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
PSYS300Research Methods in Social Science3
PSYS__Any one 200 level psychology course18
*12 credits must be upper division.
Sociology24
Primary Emphasis Requirements
SOCS101Introduction to Sociology3
SOCS300Research Methods in Social Science3
SOCS__Electives*18
*At least 15 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 Emphasis Requirements15-16
ECONS201Principles of Economics I: Macro3
ECONS202Principles of Economics II: Micro3
ECONS__Electives*9-10
*At least 6 credits must be upper division.
Government/Political Science
Secondary Emphasis Requirements15
GOVTS___Electives15
*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 Emphasis 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 Emphasis Requirements15
SOCS101Introduction to Sociology3
SOCS__Electives12

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: Fall - 2014


Introduction to the field of economics, including the history of economic thought and economics as a field of analysis.

Prerequisite: ENGL S110 or higher.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
79397KD1Ann Spehar
DISTWEB
9/2 - 12/13

Delivered via web. Students are required to listen to recorded sessions. Requires access to internet, email and MSWord. Go to course site at https://online.uas.alaska.edu/online for course information. 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)

Analysis and theory of national income; money and banking; fiscal and monetary policies.

Corequisite: MATH S105.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
79398KD1Ann Spehar
DISTWEB
9/2 - 12/13

Delivered via web. Students are required to listen to recorded sessions. Requires access to internet, email and MSWord. Go to course site at https://online.uas.alaska.edu/online for course information. 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)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
81135KD2Ann Spehar
DISTWEB
9/2 - 12/13

Delivered via web. Students are required to listen to recorded sessions. Requires access to internet, email and MSWord. Go to course site at https://online.uas.alaska.edu/online for course information. 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)

Theory of prices and markets; income distribution; contemporary problems of labor and market structure, examination of international economic relations.

Corequisite: MATH S105.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
79399KD1Ann Spehar
DISTWEB
9/2 - 12/13

Delivered via web. Students are required to listen to recorded sessions. Requires access to internet, email and MSWord. Go to course site at https://online.uas.alaska.edu/online for course information. 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)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80320J01Brian Vander Naald
EG109
Tue, Thu
9:45a - 11:15a
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $537 (additional charges may apply)

Provides the foundations necessary to understand the core issues in labor economics. Students will be familiarized with theories of labor supply, labor demand, human capital investment, and wage determination. Once familiar with the fundamentals, issues such as unemployment, unemployment, unions, and the government's role in the labor market will be examined.

Prerequisite: ECON S202 Microeconomics.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80327J01Brian Vander Naald
EG116
Tue, Thu
11:30a - 1:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $648 (additional charges may apply)

Economic analysis of resource uses and development. Topics include economics of renewable resources, forestry, and fisheries; environmental economics, and public resource management. Examples are presented of Alaska resource development and management experience.

Prerequisite: ECON 202.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80328J01Brian Vander Naald
EG113
Tue, Thu
3:00p - 4:30p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $648 (additional charges may apply)

 
 

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