Dec 14, 2018  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2018-2019 
  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2018-2019

Economics, Sustainability and Society, B.A.


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The Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Sustainability and Society is focused on sustainable economies, and includes the study of natural resources, ecological and environmental problems, processes, and policies at local, national and global levels.  Students will integrate economic analysis (encompassing attention to questions of efficient allocation, just distribution, and sustainable scale) with cultural studies, global economic development, policy studies, and management through a series of required and elective courses related to economic sustainability in society, organizations and the economy.

Requirements for the Economics, Sustainability and Society Major


TOTAL Minimum Hours Required for Degree: 120 Semester Hours


B.A. Economics, Sustainability and Society


Freshman Year


Fall Semester


  • Historical Perspectives
  • Language I
  • CORE 101
  • CORE 100
  • ECON 200 - Microeconomic Principles
  • ENGL 101 - English Composition OR ENGL 115 - Rhetoric
  • Foreign Language I

TOTAL (15)

Spring Semester


  • ECON 201 - Macroeconomic Principles
  • BIOL 120 - Life: Ecology & People
  • BIOL 127 - Life Lab: Investigation II
  • Language II
  • MATH 150 - Elements of Calculus I or MATH 170 - Calculus I
  • THEO 111 - Theological Foundations
  • CORE 102

TOTAL (15)

Sophomore Year


Fall Semester


  • ECON 320 - Natural Resource Economics
  • BIOL 250 - Ecology
  • BIOL 251 - Ecology Lab
  • STAT 210 - Statistics For Business I
  • PHIL 100 - Ethics as Intro to Philosophy
  • SUST 301 - Cultural Studies & Sustainability

TOTAL (16)

Spring Semester


  • STAT 211 - Statistics For Business II
  • SUST 401 - Cultural Studies & Sustainability Policy
  • MGMT 322 - Managing For Sustainability
  • PHIL 200 - Philosophical Perspectives
  • General Elective (Practicum or Internship preferred)

TOTAL (15)

Junior Year


Fall Semester


  • ECON 305 - Microeconomic Analysis
  • ECON 341 - Econ of Developing Countries
  • PHIL 390 - Topics In Political Philosophy
  • ECOS Elective
  • General Elective

TOTAL (15)

Spring Semester


  • ECON 421 - Environment, Economics & Policy
  • Sustainable Econ Development
  • Theological Perspectives
  • Creative Perspectives
  • General Elective (Practicum or Internship preferred)

TOTAL (15)

Senior Year


Fall Semester


  • ENGL 205 - Literature & Moral Imagination
  • ECOS Capstone
  • ECOS Elective II
  • General Elective
  • General Elective

TOTAL (15)

Spring Semester


  • Environmental Policy Seminar
  • ECOS Elective III
  • General Elective (Practicum or Internship preferred)
  • General Elective
  • General Elective

TOTAL (14)

Scheduling Notes:


  • Consult the Undergraduate Core Curriculum  requirements of the Catalog.
  • E/RS Focus Elective requirement may be used to satisfy another element of the core or the major.
  • Diversity Curriculum Elective requirement may be used to satisfy other elements of the core or major.
  • A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for the degree.

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