Macroeconomics Track

Macroeconomics: takes a higher-level perspective on the economy, focusing on national production, national income, and the overall level of employment of productive resources such as labor and capital. Benefits of this perspective are better understanding of country growth, monetary policy, and international trade.

Economics Minor Worksheet

Prerequisites for Declaring Macroeconomic Track

MUST BE COMPLETE BEFORE APPLICATION!

Course: Requirements:
ECON 102
Micro Principles

ECON ILLINOIS GPA of 2.33 or above

  • At least one ECON course taken at ILLINOIS
  • Specific grades in ECON courses not required
  • AP/IB/Proficiency Credit accepted*
  • Approved substitutions may be used*
  • Transfer courses may be used*

*Only ECON courses at ILLINOIS counted in GPA

ECON 202
Econ Stats I
MATH 220
or 221
Calculus

Grade of C or Higher

  • AP/IB/Proficiency Credit accepted
  • MATH 234 (Business Calculus) or MATH 231 (Calculus II) may be used**
  • Transfer courses may be used**
Macro Track Requirements

Core Economics Requirements (12 credit hours)

ECON 102 – Microeconomic Principles

3

ECON 202 – Economic Statistics I or equivalent

3

ECON 203 – Economic Statistics II

3

ECON 302 – Intermediate Microeconomic Theory

3

Macroeconomics Track (9 credit hours)

ECON 103 – Macroeconomic Principles

ECON 303 – Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory

One ECON 400-Level Macroeconomics Elective Course

9

Total Hours

21

400-Level Macroeconomic Courses

The below courses are approved 400-level Courses for this Minor Track. Courses are not available every semester, and there may be limited availability within the courses as economics majors receive first priority to register.

You must be a declared economics minor student in order to take these courses!

ECON 402 American Economic History
(previously ECON 490 American Economic History)
ECON 417 Cost-Benefit Analysis
(previously ECON 490 Cost-Benefit Analysis)
ECON 420 International Economics
ECON 425 Macroeconomic Policy
(previously ECON 462)
ECON 426 Monetary Economics
(previously ECON 490 Monetary)
ECON 452 The Latin American Economies
ECON 453 The Economies of the Middle East and North Africa
(previously ECON 490 Econ of Middle East)
ECON 490 Migration (Soon to be ECON 441)
ECON 490 Economic Growth
ECON 490 International Trade
ECON 490 International Macroeconomics
ECON 490 International Macro Forecasting
ECON 490 Business Cycles
ECON 490 Macro Labor Markets
ECON 490 Political Economics
ECON 490 Brazilian Current Economic Issues