International Economics

International Economics for Japanese

The Japanese 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 the one-credit Exploring International Economics course (LLEA 33000), which integrates the study of culture with that of economics.

Students must complete Japanese language courses at least through the third-year level. Those who place out of Third-Year Japanese 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 Japanese literature taught by EALC faculty and a second upper-division course in Japanese literature or culture taught by EALC faculty. In addition, students must take a third upper-division LLEA course in Japanese, Chinese, or Korean literature or culture (that may be taught by non-EALC faculty).

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 Japanese 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 Japanese language:
    • EALJ 30311-30312/31311-31312 Third Year Japanese (= 6.0 credits).
  6. Three required upper-division courses in Japanese literature and culture:
    • LLEA XXXXX (Japanese literature course taught by EALC faculty)
    • LLEA XXXXX (Japanese literature or culture course taught by EALC faculty)
    • LLEA XXXXX (Chinese, Japanese, or Korean literature or culture course that may be taught by non-EALC faculty)
  7. Senior Research Project (ECON 48100).

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