Bachelor of Arts in Economics

Entry Requirements

Subject to the provisions of General Regulation 20.20, at least a credit in Mathematics shall be required for all students intending to take Economics as a Major or Minor subject. Alternative qualifications may be accepted as per General Academic Regulation 20.24b. Requirements for entry into the Bachelor of Arts (Economics) Single Major Degree Programme are determined by the Department of Economics Board and may vary from year to year. The Department offers Economics as a Single Major Bachelor of Arts (Economics) Degree, a Combined Major (Major/Major) Degree for the BASS and other Degrees, and a Minor in Economics. Students majoring in other subjects may take courses in Economics provided the pre-requisites are satisfied.

Single Major Programme.

Students intending to take Economics as a Single Major shall take and pass the following courses:

Level 100

All courses at this level are Core.

Semester 1

ECO111 Basic Microeconomics (3)
STA101 Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences I (3)
STA116 Introduction to Statistics (4)

Semester 2

ECO112 Basic Macroeconomics (3)
STA102 Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences II (3)
STA121 Elements of Probability (2)

Level 200

All courses at this level are Core.

Semester 1

ECO211 Intermediate Microeconomics (3) (Pre-requisite, ECO111)
ECO231 Intermediate Mathematics for Economists (3) (pre-requisite, ECO111, ECO112 & sta101)

Semester 2

ECO212 Intermediate Macroeconomics (3) (pre-requisite, ECO112)
ECO232 Intermediate Statistics for Economists (3) (pre-requisites, ECO231, sta116 and/or STA121)

Level 300

All courses at this level are Core.

Semester 1

ECO311 Microeconomics I (3) (pre-requisite, ECO231 & ECO211)
ECO321 Macroeconomics I (3) (pre-requisite, ECO 212)
ECO331 Mathematics for Economists I (3) (pre-requisite, ECO231)
ECO341 Econometrics I (3) (pre-requisite, ECO232)
ECO463 Economics of Botswana and Southern Africa (3) (pre-requisite ECO 212)

Semester 2

ECO312 Microeconomics II (3) (pre-requisite, ECO311)
ECO322 Macroeconomics II (3) (Pre-requisite, ECO 321)
ECO332 Mathematics for Economists II (3) (pre-requisite, ECO331)
ECO342 Econometrics II (3) (pre-requisite, ECO341)
ECO465 History of Economic Thought (3) (pre-requisite ECO 211, ECO 212)

Winter Session

ECO461 Industrial Attachment (3)

Level 400

Semester 1

ECO431 Research Methods in Economics (3 core)
Plus: 4 Optional Courses.

Semester 2

ECO432 Project in Applied Economics (3, core)
Plus: 4 Optional Courses.

Optional Courses

ECO221 Intermediate Microeconomics for Non-Majors
ECO222 Intermediate Macroeconomics for Non-Majors
ECO411 Development Economics (pre-requisite, eco211 & ECO212)
ECO412 Development Problems and Policy (prerequisite, ECO211, & ECO212 OR ECO221 & ECO222)
ECO421 International Trade (pre-requisite, ECO211 & ECO212)
ECO422 International Finance (pre-requisite, eco421)
ECO441 Economics of Agriculture (pre-requisite, ECO312)
ECO442 Agricultural Policy and Rural Development (pre-requisite, eco441)
ECO451 Environmental Economics (pre-requisite, ECO211)
ECO452 Resource Economics (pre-requisite, ECO211)
ECO463 Economics of Botswana and Southern Africa (pre-requisite, ECO212)
ECO464 Techniques of Planning (pre-requisite, ECO211 & ECO212)
ECO465 History of Economic Thought (prerequisite ECO 211, ECO 222)
ECO466 Public Finance (pre-requisite, ECO211 & ECO212)
ECO467 Labour Economics (pre-requisite, ECO211 & ECO222)
ECO468 Industrial Economics (pre-requisite, ECO211)
ECO469 Money and Banking (pre-requisite, ECO212)
ECO473 Financial Economics (pre-requisite, ECO332)
ECO474 Health Economics (pre-requisite, ECO211)
ECO475 Transport Economics (pre-requisite, ECO211 & ECO331)

NB: ECO221 and ECO222 are not available for Students taking Economics as a Major or Minor.
NB: Students in Levels 300 and 400 may take any of the above-listed optional courses provided they satisfy the pre-requisites.

Combined Major Programme

Students intending to take Economics as a Combined Major shall take and pass the following courses:

Level 100

All courses at this level are Core.

Semester 1

ECO111 Basic Microeconomics (3)
STA101 Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences I (3)
STA116 Introduction to Statistics (4)

Semester 2

ECO112 Basic Macroeconomics (3)
STA102 Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences II (3)
STA121 Elements of Probability (2)

Level 200

All courses at this level are Core.

Semester 1

ECO211 Intermediate Microeconomics (3)
ECO231 Intermediate Mathematics for Economists (3)

Semester 2

ECO212 Intermediate Macroeconomics (3)
ECO232 Intermediate Statistics for Economists (3)

Level 300

All courses at this level are Core.

Semester 1

ECO311 Microeconomics I (3)
ECO321 Macroeconomics I (3)
ECO331 Mathematics for Economists I (3)

Semester 2

ECO312 Microeconomics II (3)
ECO322 Macroeconomics II (3)
ECO332 Mathematics for Economists II (3)

Level 400

Semester 1

ECO341 Econometrics I (3)
ECO463 Economics of Botswana and Southern Africa (3)
Plus one Optional Course

Semester 2

ECO342 Econometrics II (3)
Plus: 2 Optional Courses.

Minor in Economics

Students intending to take Economics as a Minor subject shall take and pass the following courses:

Level 100

All courses at this level are Core.

Semester 1

ECO111 Basic Microeconomics (3)
STA101 Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences I (3)

Semester 2

ECO112 Basic Macroeconomics (3)
STA102 Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences II (3)

Level 200

All courses at this level are Core.

Semester 1

ECO211 Intermediate Microeconomics (3)

Semester2

ECO212 Intermediate Macroeconomics (3)

Levels 300 and 400

Students are required to take 2 Optional Courses.

Assessment

The continuous assessment (CA) of each course will normally include at least 2 components as outlined in the General Academic Regulation 00.811. These 2 components will normally be in written form. However, non-written presentations will count for no more than 10 percent of the CA. The CA will count for 40 percent of the total assessment while the final examination will count for 60 percent of the total assessment. This applies to all courses except ECO432 (Project in Applied Economics)

Research Proposal

All students taking ECO431 Research Methods in Economics shall write a research proposal that shall be graded, and there shall be no final examination for that course. The proposal for this course will normally be used as a basis for ECO432 Project in Applied Economics.

Progression from one Semester to Semester

Progression from one Semester to the next shall be as per General Regulations 00.9