African Studies - Economics Combined Major Requirements

It is essential that the student plan his/her program closely with advisors in both the Economics Department and the African Studies Board .

Economics - 8 units
ECON100 Introduction to Economics* - 1 unit
ECON 200 Quantitative Methods in Economics** - 1 unit
ECON 251 Intermediate Microeconomics Theory - 1 unit
ECON 252 Intermediate Macroeconomics Theory - 1 unit
FOUR other electives in Economics. - 4 units
     At least two of which must be at the 300/400 level and at least two of which must be selected from:
     ECON 228 African Economies
     ECON 322 International Economics
     ECON 336 Economic Development

African Studies - 5 units
ONE approved 400-level African Studies course such as AFS 402, Seminar on African Development. - 1 unit
FOUR other African Studies courses - 4 units

*This course may be omitted with advanced placement credit or other advanced standing.

**Students taking (1) STAT 213 or  MATH 325 or 326 OR (2) STAT 113 and either MATH 135 or MATH 136 with at least a grade of 3.0 in each, may take another economics elective in lieu of Economics 200.

In addition to maintaining a 2.0 university-wide cumulative average, students majoring in the African studies-economics combined major must maintain a 2.0 cumulative average on all economics and African studies courses taken and must earn at least a 2.0 in Economics 251 and Economics 252. Economics 251 and 252 must be taken at St. Lawrence before the end of the junior year. Accounting 203 and 204 as well as Economics 108 and 115 do not count towards the combined major. Although not required, participation in the Kenya Semester Program is strongly recommended.

Graduation with honors may be recommended upon the basis of grades, the completion of an honors project approved and supervised by a faculty member, and an oral presentation on the thesis. Students who expect to undertake such a program should consult with the department chair of economics and the chair of the African Studies Advisory Board in the last term of their junior year.

How to declare this major:

  1. QUALIFY. You must have a 2.0 cum in both economics and African studies, as well as a 2.0 or higher
    in Economics 251 and 252 if you have taken either course.
  2. INTERVIEW. You need to schedule an appointment with the chair of the department of economics, or any other economics faculty member, to discuss your academic plans.
  3. TRANSCRIPT. When meeting with an economics faculty member bring a copy of your academic transcript (download from APR).
  4. CONTRACTS. Also bring to the meeting two copies of the contract.
  5. AFRICAN STUDIES. You will also need to find an advisor in African Studies.