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Department of Economics

Minor in International Economics

Students on Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Spring 2020 requirements INTECONMIN
The purpose of the International Economic Minor is to make the principles and fundamentals that govern global and international economics accessible to students with a wide range of academic backgrounds who are interested in international economic issues.


The minor requires at least 15 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Introductory Microeconomics. One (1) course:
    • ECON-B 251 Fundamentals of Economics for Business I
    • ECON-E 201 Introduction to Microeconomics
    • ECON-E 251 Fundamentals of Economics I
    • ECON-S 201 Introduction to Microeconomics: Honors
  2. Introductory Macroeconomics. One (1) course:
    • ECON-B 252 Fundamentals of Economics for Business II
    • ECON-E 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics
    • ECON-E 252 Fundamentals of Economics II
    • ECON-S 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics: Honors
  3. International Economics. One (1) course:
    • ECON-E 303 Survey of International Economics
  4. Economic Growth and Development. One (1) course:
    • ECON-E 317 Economic Growth and Development
  5. Advanced International Economics. One (1) course:
    • ECON-E 318 Topics in International Economics
  6. Minor GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    4. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. Exceptions to minor requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.