International Economics

International Economics for Chinese

The Chinese International Economics major offers an excellent opportunity for you to develop as a business leader while growing as a global citizen. You will learn the analytical and cultural skills needed to navigate today's interconnected global economy. This major prepares you for successful careers in Asian countries and contexts.

Students take a minimum of eight economics courses. They must also take a one-credit Exploring International Economics course (LLEA 33000), which integrates the study of culture with that of economics.

Students must complete Chinese language courses at least through the third-year level. Those who place out of Third-Year Chinese at any point should consult with the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) about taking alternative courses. Students must also take one upper-division course in Chinese literature taught by EALC faculty and a second upper-division course in Chinese literature or culture taught by EALC faculty. In addition, students must either take a third upper-division LLEA course in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean literature or culture (that may be taught by non-EALC faculty) or substitute a Fourth-Year Chinese language course.

In their senior year, students must enroll in ECON 48100 in the fall or spring semester to complete a Senior Research Project under the guidance of a faculty member from the Economics Department that focuses on a topic or topics related to the economic, linguistic, and/or cultural characteristics of a country or countries where Chinese is spoken.

International Economics Course Checklist

  1. Math requirement
    • Calculus I
    • Calculus II
  2. Required courses in Economics
    • ECON 10010 or 20010 Principles of Microeconomics                 
    • ECON 10020 or 20020 Principles of Macroeconomics
    • ECON 30010 Intermediate Economic Theory (Micro)                           
    • ECON 30020 Intermediate Economic Theory (Macro)
    • ECON 30330 Statistics for Economics                              
    • ECON 30331 Econometrics
  3. Two Economics electives with the IEEL attribute.
  4. LLEA 33000 “Exploring International Economics” (1.0-credit).
  5. Required courses in Chinese language:       
    • EALC 30311-30312/31311-31312 Third Year Chinese (= 6.0 credits).
  6. Two required upper-division courses in Chinese literature and culture taught by EALC faculty: 
    • LLEA Literature Course
  7. One additional upper-division LLEA course in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean literature or culture that may be taught by non-EALC faculty, or one Fourth Year Chinese language course.  
  8. Senior Research Project (ECON 48100).

Questions? Please contact our DUS, Prof. Xian Wang.