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 Economics

 

Department of Economics
School of Business, Economics and Communication

Professors: G. Amin, A. Beshai, A. El Mawaziny (Chair), W. Mikhail, I. Nadim
Associate Professors: C. Diamond, M. Iskander
Assistant Professors: W. Csaplar, A. Ezz El Arab, S. Green, A. Melnyk, D. Powers, N. Rizk, A. Shennawy

A society's scarce resources are allocated among various production activities and among various consumers. An economy is made up of business producing goods and services for sale, individuals working, receiving income, and spending that income on the goods and services, and government taxing businesses and individuals and providing services not available from the private sector. The methods in which this complex system is organized and coordinated through a series of interrelated markets is the subject of economics. The basic training in these methods is provided in concentration requirements covering economic theory, statistics, mathematics, finance, development, trade, and economic history.

Bachelor of Arts

The content of the curriculum for the B.A. degree in Economics offers a comprehensive coverage of subjects. The program is designed to prepare students as i) citizens with future influence by virtue of a university degree; ii) future holders of jobs which require training in economics; and iii) future postgraduate students of economics. For the first group, the curriculum offers training in rational thought and the connections between theory and main features of policy. For the second group, the curriculum offers the standard tools of economic analysis and an appreciation of the interdependence of world economies. For the third group, the curriculum, by virtue of its content of research methods and statistics, offers entry into M.A. and Ph.D. programs. A holder of the B.A. in Economics from AUC can participate in advanced training on equal basis with undergraduates from major American and British Universities.

    A student who intends to major in Economics must complete the following:

    - Earn a minimum B grade in ECON 201
    - Earn a minimum B grade in ECON 202
    - Earn a minimum B grade in either ECON 215 or ECON 216
    - Have a minimum GPA of 2.7

Should the numbers of students satisfying these requirements exceed or fall short of available places, a subcommittee of the economics unit will screen students by interview.

Students should maintain an average of 2.0 to continue in the program.

A total of 120 credits is required for the bachelor's degree in economics:

Core Curriculum (40 credits)

Concentration Requirements (51 credits)

ECON

201

Introduction to Economics I

 

202

Introduction to Economics I

 

215

Statistics for Economists I

 

216

Mathematics for Economists I

 

301

Macroeconomics Theory

 

302

Microeconomic Theory

 

315

Statistics for Economists II

 

316

Mathematics for Economists II

 

 

Plus at least two of the following:

ECON

312

Economic Development

 

403

International Trade

 

405

History of Economic Thought

 

414

Economics of Egypt

 

Plus seven other courses in Economics.

Students who plan to pursue graduate studies in economics are strongly advised to take ECON 418 and ECON 425, since these are prerequisites for the master's program.

Collateral Requirements (9 credits)

ACCT

201

Essentials of Accounting I

FINC

303

Business Finance I

CSCI

102

Introduction to Computers and their Applications

 

 

Electives (20 credits)

 

Minor

The minor in field of study provides students with an introduction to the fundamental historical, descriptive, and theoratical concepts of the field.

Requirements (15 credits): ECON 201, 202, and three other economics courses, with a minimum of two 300-level courses or above. Not included in the minor are ECON 215, 216, 315, 316. With the approval of the instructor and the unit head, students may substitute other economics courses for credit towards the minor.

Economics Courses (ECON)

 CourseNumber CourseTitle

201

Introduction to Economics I

202

Introduction to Economics II

215

Statistics for Economists I

216

Mathematics for Economists I

224

Economic History

239

Economic History of the Modern Middle East

301

Macroeconomic Theory

302

Microeconomic Theory

303

Money and Banking

308

Labor Economics

309

Comparative Economic Systems

310

Public Finance

312

Economic Development

315

Statistics for Economists II

316

Mathematics for Economists II

348

Introduction to Agricultural Economics

403

International Trade

405

History of Economic Thought

411

Seminar: Special Topics in Economics

412

Selected Topics in Development Economics

413

Economic Planning and Project Evaluation

414

Economics of Egypt

415

Economic Development in the Middle East

418

Introduction to Econometric Methods

418P

Practicum

420

Independent Study

425

Mathematical Economics

460

Development Studies Seminar

 

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