Economics Prerequisite by Program
- International Policy Studies (IPS) students must demonstrate proficiency in micro and macroeconomics before registering for International Economics: Trade (IPSG 8502) and Development Economics (IPSG 8551). Students must demonstrate proficiency only in macroeconomics to register for International Economics II: Currency Cash Flow Crisis (IPSG 8503).
- Public Administration (MPA) students must demonstrate proiciency in micro and macroeconomics before registering for International Economics: Trade (IPSG 8502), Development Economics (IPSG 8551), or Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (IEPG 8542).Students must demonstrate proficiency only in macroeconomics to register for International Econ II: Currency Cash Flow Crisis (IPSG 8503).
- International Environmental Policy (IEP) students must demonstrate proficiency in microeconomics prior to taking Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (IEPG 8542).
- Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies (NPTS) students must demonstrate proficiency in macroeconomics before registering for Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing (NPTG 9555). This course is not required for the degree, but is of interest to many students in this field.
Meet Your Prerequisite
You can satisfy the economics prerequisite in two ways:
- Provide transcripts showing completion of introductory micro and macro economics courses in the last three years. You must have earned a B or better in these courses.
- Pass a preparatory intensive economics course offered at the Monterey Institute.
Economics Preparation Courses
The Economics Preparation courses are offered twice a year. Once in January and once in August. The dates and times for these courses are released with the Spring and Summer Course Schedules. Below you will see the most recent offering for Micro and Macro Economics.
To register, new students will need to submit an Economics Preparation Registration Form with payment to the Record's Office in the Casa Fuente Building. This form will be made available on this website, once dates have been released for the Spring 2014 semester. You may submit the form via fax, email, or in person. To pay by credit card please submit your form to the Record's Office and then call the Cashier's Office at (831) 647-6434 to provide credit card information.
If you are a continuing student, please sign up for the course via BannerWeb during the active registration periods.
For Spring 2014, payments and registration must be submited one week prior to the start of each course. No refunds or cancellations will be permitted after this deadline.
*** Please note that students cannot receive additional financial aid for these costs. For futher questions in regards to this matter, please call the Financial Aid Office at (831) 647-4119.
Course Schedule Spring 2014 (January Offering):
MACRO: ECPR 8501 A
MICRO: ECPR 8500 A
Professor: Moyara Ruehsen
Professor: Jason Scorse
Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science by Charles Wheelan, edition 2002 or 2010.
Please have the entire book read prior to the start of your first course. Additional reading materials will be available via EReserve.