Economics, Sustainability and Society Major Course Sequence

The Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Sustainability and Society (BA in ECOS) is well-aligned with our mission, to provide "an educational experience characterized by critical thinking and articulate expression with specific attention to given ethical issues and values," as how we envision and address issues of economic sustainability affects the distribution of income and wealth across the world today and across generations into the future. Small classes, seminars, individual discussions, field trips, and internship opportunities are an integral part of the study program.

First Year

First Semester Semester Hours Second Semester Semester Hours
ECON 200
Microeconomics
3 ECON 201
Macroeconomics
3
HIST 171
U.S. Environmental History
3 HIST 172 
U.S. Environmental History
3
PHIL 100
Ethics as Intro to Philosophy
3 BIOL 120/127
Life: Ecology & People
3
ENGL 101: English Composition
or 115: Rhetoric
3 MATH 150
Elements of Calculus I
3
Foreign Language
Elective
3 Foreign Language
Elective
3
Total 15 Total 15

Second Year

First Semester Semester Hours Second Semester Semester Hours
ECON 320
Environmental & Natural Resource Economics
3 ECON 341
Economics of Developing Countries
3
ECON 305
Microeconomic Analysis
3 STAT 210
Statistics for Business I
3
Cultural Studies & Sustainability
 
3 Cultural Studies & Sustainability Policies 3
BIOL 250
Ecology
3 THEO 2XX
Theology & Agriculture
3
BIOL 251
Ecology Lab
1 PHYS 108: Environmental Physics or CHEM 102: Environment and Energy 2
THEO 111
Theological Foundations
3 PHYS 109 or CHEM 103
Lab
1
Total 16 Total 15

Third Year

First Semester Semester Hours Second Semester Semester Hours
ECON 3XX
Sustainable Economic Development
3 ECON 4XX
Environment, Economics, & Policy
3
ECOS Elective I
See list below
3 ECOS Elective II
See list below
3
STAT 211
Statistics for Business II
3 PHIL 290
Theory of Knowledge
3
Literature
Elective
3 THEO 360: Consumption as Problem or THEO 379 Simple Faith 3
Open
 
3 Open 3
Total 15 Total 15

Fourth Year

First Semester Semester Hours Second Semester Semester Hours
ECOS Elective III
See list below
3 ECOS Capstone
Experiential Integrative Project
3
MGMT 322
Managing for Sustainability
3 Environmental Policy
Seminar
3
PHIL 338: Enlightenment & Revolution or PHIL 3XX: The Future of Justice 3 Fine Arts
Elective
3
ENGL 205: Literature and the Moral Imagination: Sustainability 3 Open 3
Open
 
3 Open 3
Total 15 Total 15

 

ECOS Electives I, II, & III:

BIOL 398: Seminar: Environmental Studies
ECON 306: Macroeconomic Analysis
ECON 395: Economics of Poverty
ECON 315: History of Economic Thought
ECON 420: Urban and Regional Economics
ECON 440: Public Economics
ECON 450: International Economics
ECON 460: Labor Economics
ECON 495: Markets, Strategy & Rivalry
MGMT 385: Project Management
MGMT 333: Global Supply Chain Management
XXXX 303/403: Internship Jr/Sr
 

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