Thursday, July 7, 2016

Black Economics Curriculum


What would a degree in Black Economics look like.  It would probably look like a conventional degree in Economic but a minor in Black Economics or Black social science.  There is no getting around the Econ basics of: Macro, Micro and Math. Especially Math.

To be an economist you must be able to express your ideas in both common language and the language of economics (math).  So the core does not really change.  But the 3rd and 4th year topics would focus on Black Economics in the US.  Even conventional topics such as health care economics would focus on issues affecting Black people.


Undergraduate Level (Bachelors Degree)

Macro 1
Macro 2

Micro 1
Micro 2

Writing Seminar 1
Writing Seminar 2
Public Speaking, Presentations and Electronic Communications

Developmental Economic
European Economic History
US Economic History

Econometrics
Statistics

Calculus 1
Calculus 2
Matrix Algebra
Economic Mathematical Models

Optional Course Selection

Survey of Black Economics: Thought and Reality
Topics in Black Consumer Behavior
Economics of US Slavery
Labor Economics with focus on US Blacks
Urban Planning and Real Estate
US segregation and economic consequences
Political and Social Economy
Public Sector and Welfare Economics
Health care economics with focus on US Blacks
Economics of the African Diaspora
Alternative Economics ideas and system (non neo-classical): from libertarian to Marxism
Research Topic and Paper
Internship at real business
Business simulation with business school
The Economics of Historically Black Institutions: Church, Business and HBCUs
Black Entrepreneurship: Yesterday and Today
Black Strategy and Competitive Advantage
The Economic views of Booker T Washington and WEB Dubois
Business of Sports and Entertainment
Economics of Discrimination
Gender Issues in Black Economics


Graduate (Master)
(assumes you know Calculus, Statistics and Basic Macro/Micro)

Advanced Macro 1
Advanced Micro 2
Econometrics
Economic Mathematical Models
Writing Seminar, Public Speaking, Presentations and Electronic Communications


Optional Course Selection

Developmental Economic
European Economic History
US Economic History
Colonialism

Complete Survey of Black Economics: Thought and Reality
US Economic History and the Economics of US Slavery
Labor Economics with focus on US Blacks
Urban Planning and Real Estate with focus on segregation and economic consequences
Political and Social Economy with focus on minorities
Public Sector and Welfare Economics
Social and Human Capital
Alternative Economics ideas and systems (non neo-classical)
Research Topic and Paper 1, 2
Grant writing and reseatch funding

Intro to Masters Thesis: Defining the solvable problem

Job Prospects:

Teacher, Professor, Researcher, Policy Analyst, Business Analyst, Public Relation, Government Policy analyst and Consultant
Estimate Income: 50K to 100K

Version 3 - July 8th, 2016







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