Economics - BA

This worksheet is a planning tool and enrollment guide for use during your enrollment appointment. The first section (in purple) identifies the required major related courses and Cluster One GenEd course you need to enroll in your first semester. The green area contains courses that are required for your major but are optional for the first semester. If you do not enroll in the optional courses your first semester you will do so in a later semester. The last section lists GenEd course options you may add to your schedule to create a final schedule of 14-16 credit hours, unless indicated otherwise in the Departmental Recommendations instructions. The worksheet should be saved and printed with your identified selections for use during your enrollment appointment.

Departmental Recommendations:

1. All students should enroll in an Economics course and a Math course.

2. Please enroll in the highest level math course as designated by your MPE score. While MATH 205 is acceptable, MATH 235 is recommended for Economics majors.

3. Enroll in one course from the Cluster One Critical Thinking or Human Communications requirement section.

4. The BA degree has a foreign language requirement. You may consider enrolling in a foreign language.

5. Add General Education courses to create a schedule of 14-16 credit hours.

 

Placement Exam Scores: This major has a calculus and foreign language requirement. You need to know your CALC Math Placement Exam score to determine your math placement and your FLPE score to determine your foreign language level. Enter your scores in the fields below so you may determine your recommended courses. The MyMadison system will not allow you to enroll in a course other than your placement recommendation.

                             CALC            FLPE      How to find your placement scores

Required First Semester Courses

Major Requirements:

Course/Subject/Number/Course Title Credits

Economics Requirement:

Enroll in ONE of these COB Core Economics courses. Each course is 3 credit hours.

ECON 200 Introduction to Macroeconomics
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ECON 201 Introduction to Microeconomics
   

Mathematics:

Enroll in ONE of these courses based on your MPE CALC score.

MPE Score Course
30 - 45 MATH 235
25 - 45 MATH 205
23 - 24 MATH 205 + MATH 199**
15 - 22 MATH 155*
< 15 MATH 156*
MATH 235 Calculus I - 4 cr hrs
3 - 4
MATH 205 Introductory Calculus - 3 cr hrs
MATH 205 + MATH 199 Introductory Calculus** - 4 cr hrs
MATH 155 College Algebra* - 3 cr hrs
MATH 156 College Algebra* - 3 cr hrs
*MATH 155 and MATH 156 are prep courses for calculus. These classes do not fulfill your GenEd or major math requirement. The course material is identical, the difference is MATH 156 meets 4 times a week while MATH 155 meets 3 times a week.
**MATH 199 is a gateway co-requisite designed to assist students who want to start calculus but need to review fundamental mathematics to be successful in MATH 231. Students will be registered for a total of 4 credit hours. The course is self-study-based and the only required meetings are drop-in proctored test-taking on Friday evenings. Grades are completely determined by the number of semester weeks that pass before the student successfully completes all of the exams. Once the exams are passed the student is no longer required to attend on Friday evenings. Students whose schedules prevent them from attending Friday sessions need to register for MATH 155.
 
 

Cluster One Requirement:

Critical Thinking OR Human Communications

Check the boxes of all the courses that interest you, but only enroll in ONE of these courses for your first semester. You will take the other in your second semester. The MyMadison system will not allow you to enroll in both a critical thinking and a human communications course.                                                              

BUS 160 Business Decision Making in a Modern Society
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HIST 150 Critical Issues in Recent Global History
ISAT 160 Problem Solving Approaches in Science and Technology
SMAD 150 Mediated Communication: Issues and Skills
PHIL 120 Critical Thinking
PHIL 150 Ethical Reasoning
SCOM 121 Human Communication: Presentations
SCOM 122 Human Communication: Individual Presentations
SCOM 123 Human Communication: Group Presentations
 

Optional Major Courses:

You may want to consider enrolling in this optional class if it is available. If not, you may enroll in it next semester.

Foreign Language:

The BA degree has a foreign language requirement. To enroll in a new language you have never studied, enroll in the 101 level of the course. To continue studying in French, German, Russian, or Spanish, enroll based on your JMUFL score. To continue studying in all other languages, enroll in the 231 level of the language. You will confirm or adjust your course level in August when you meet with the coordinator for the language. To determine your placement course for French, German, Russian, or Spanish, see the Placement Matrix. The MyMadison system will not allow you to enroll in a course in which you did not place.

How to find your JMUFL score

Placement matrix for Spanish, Russian, French, and German

Foreign Language - 4 credit hours

To view a course description click on the link above and search for the language in which you are interested.

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Optional General Education Courses

You may have a full schedule of 14-16 credit hours based on the major requirements above. If you need additional courses to reach a full schedule, select from the General Education program courses on the remaining pages of the worksheet and add them to your schedule when you enroll. You do NOT need to enroll in a course from every cluster. Only select from within the cluster areas to supplement your schedule.

To facilitate a faster search of open classes within a specific cluster area, use the cluster area code (e.g. C2HQC). A tutorial on conducting cluster area searches is available at http://isapps.jmu.edu/ecampus/ecampus_SearchGenEdClasses.htm

 

 

Cluster One Writing (C1W)

You may want to consider adding a writing course to your first semester schedule. Answer the following questions to see your writing course recommendation. Each course is 3 credit hours.

Do you have, or are you waiting for, college writing credit from AP, IB, CIE, or high school dual enrollment credit? Answer by clicking the appropriate button below.

You indicate you have or are waiting for credit for writing. Proceed to the other GenEd clusters to select classes to create a full schedule. If you are not awarded credit for writing you may enroll in it next semester.
   

You indicated you are not waiting for writing credit. Consider enrolling in WRTC 103 this fall semester.

WRTC 103 Critical Reading and Writing

 
 

Cluster Two- Arts and Humanities

Identify as many courses that interest you but, if you enroll in a course from this cluster, do not enroll in more than one course per cluster area. Each course is 3 credit hours.

     
Human Questions and Contexts (C2HQC)
AMST 200 Introduction to American Studies
ANTH 205 Buried Cities and Lost Tribes
HIST 101 World History to 1500
HIST 102 World History since 1500
REL 102 God, Meaning, and Morality
HUM 250 Modern Perspectives (options include: Greek, Renaissance)
HUM 251 Modern Perspectives (options include: Enlightenment, Romanticism, Human Rights)
HUM 252 Global Cultures
PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy
REL 101 Religions of the World
 
Visual and Performing Arts (C2VPA) ART 200 Art in General Culture
ARTH 205 Survey of World Art I: Prehistoric to Renaissance
ARTH 206 Survey of World Art II: Renaissance to Modern
MUS 200 Music in General Culture
MUS 203 Music in America
MUS 206 Introduction to Global Music
THEA 210 Introduction to Theatre
 
     

Cluster Three: The Natural World

Identify as many courses that interest you but, if you enroll in a course from this cluster, do not enroll in more than one course per cluster area. All courses are 3 credit hours unless indicated otherwise. Some courses require a lab co-requisite. You must enroll in both the course and indicated lab simultaneously.

 
     
Group 2 Science (C3T1G2) ISAT 100 Issues in Energy and the Environment
ISCI 101 Physics, Chemistry and the Human Experience (Math is a prerequisite)
PSYS 121 The Physical Nature of Light and Sound (includes lab) 4 cr hrs
PHYS 140 College Physics (PHYS 140L is a required co-requisite.) 4 credit hours with the lab
PHYS 140L General Physics Lab (PHYS 140 is a required co-requisite.)

PHYS 215 Energy and the Environment (One college course in science or one in math is a prerequisite)
PHYS 240 University Physics I (PHYS 140L is a required co-requisite.) (Some sections are restricted to specific majors) 4 credit hours with the lab
PHYS 140L General Physics Lab (PHYS 140 is a required co-requisite.)
 
Group 3 Science (C3T1G3) ANTH 196 Biological Anthropology
BIO 103 Contemporary Biology
GEOL 110 Physical Geology (GEOL 110L is a required co-requisite.) 4 credit hours with the lab
GEOL 110L Physical Geology Lab (GEOL 110 is a required co-requisite.)
GEOL 200 Evolutionary Systems (includes lab) 4 cr hrs
GEOL 211 Introduction to Oceanography
GEOL 102 Environment Earth
GEOL 115 Earth Systems and Climate Change
ISAT 113 Biotechnological Issues in Science and Technology (includes lab) 4 cr hrs
     

Cluster Four: Social and Cultural Processes

Identify as many courses that interest you but, if you enroll in a course from this cluster, do not enroll in more than one course per cluster area.

The American Experience -

Do you have, or are you waiting for, credit for U.S. History or U.S. Government? Answer by clicking the appropriate button below.

 
 

You indicated you have credit, or are waiting for credit results, for U.S. Government or U.S. History, proceed to the other GenEd clusters to select classes to create a full schedule.

     

Select from the Cluster Four American Experience courses below. All are 4 credit hours.

HIST 225 U.S. History
POSC 225 U.S. Government - Do NOT enroll in this class and POSC 220 from the Global Experience.

 

   

Cluster Five: Individuals in the Human Community

Identify as many courses that interest you but, if you enroll in a course from this cluster, do not enroll in more than one course per cluster area. All courses are 3 credit hours.

     
Wellness Domain (C5WD) HTH 100 Personal Wellness - This course has a 15-hour physical activity requirement of your choice for the semester.
KIN 100 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness - This course is one lecture meeting per week and one physical activity meeting per week. Fitness options include swim conditioning (must be a swimmer), indoor cycling, cardio/strength, yoga, boot camp and others. See the NOTES section of the class when enrolling to identify the fitness option.
 
Socioculutral Domain (C5SD) PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 160 Life Span Human Development
SOCI 140 Microsociology : The Individual in Society
     
     
Once your have made your selections, save and print this worksheet for use during your enrollment appointment.