Students receive a broad exposure to policy, international trade, and agricultural development. The concentration provides a global and societal perspective for administration, government, policy analysis, social processes, and international economics.

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Learn

Understand domestic and global challenges related to food production, development, and the environment. Learn how to use economics to evaluate policy responses to these challenges. Develop analytical skills to evaluate data and quantify relationships between policy, trade, food production, environmental outcomes, and human well-being.

Do

Pursue independent research on a topic in agriculture, trade, or development policy; past topics include international food security, the effect of international trade on hunger, and links between agriculture and the environment. Take part in an immersive experience studying in places like Sierra Leone, China, or Brazil.

Advance

Influence policymakers on agricultural, trade or international development policy. Help businesses develop their international markets. Work with international development agencies to improve the wellbeing of farmers and families in developing countries. Go to graduate school in economics, international relations, public policy, or law. 

Department Contact

Lauren Karplus
Academic Advisor, Experiential Learning Coordinator

304c Mumford Hall
217-300-1753
 

Lauren Karplus

Sample Curriculum

Policy, International Trade and Development
Agricultural and Consumer Economics (ACE) Major (10KL5010BS)

NOTE: This is merely a sample schedule. It is not the only schedule by which classes may be taken.

First Year

Fall Course & Hours   Spring Course & Hours  
ACE 100 4 ACE 161 3
ACES 101 2 RHET or CMN 1012 3-4
RHET or CMN 1012 3-4 MATH 124 or 2343 3-4
MATH 124 or or 125 or 2203 3-4 ECON 103 3
Natural Sciences 3-5 Natural Sciences 3-5

2 An acceptable substitute is CMN 111/112.
3 Other acceptable math sequences are (MATH 125 and MATH 234) or (MATH 220 and MATH 231).

Second Year

Fall Course & Hours   Spring Course & Hours  
ACCY 201* 3 ACE 300* 3
ACE 262** 3 ACE 264** 1
ACE 251* 3 Soc/Behavioral Sciences 3
Cultural Studies 3 Humanities 3
Soc/Behavioral Sciences 3 Cultural Studies 3
    ACE Elective 3

* Prerequisites:
ACCY 201: ACE 100 or ECON 102 or ECON 103; credit for or concurrent enrollment in remaining ACE 100, ECON 102, or ECON 103
ACE 261/262: MATH 124 or MATH 125
ACE 264: ACE 262 and Math 124 or MATH 125
ACE 300: ACE 100 or ECON 102
ACE 310: ACE 100 or ECON 102
**Students who started ACE/EEP in SP20 or earlier may meet their QR2 requirement with ACE 261 only, ACE 262/264, or ECON 202/203. Contact your advisor with any questions.

Third Year

Fall Course & Hours   Spring Course & Hours  
ACE 455* 3 Humanities 3
Advanced Composition 3 Cultural Studies4 3
Course from list7 3 Course from list7 3
Other Electives 6+ Other Electives 3+

* Prerequisites:
CE 455 also satisfies the 400-level international course req.
7ACE 410, 411, 451, 454, 455: ACE 300 or ECON 302
4 Students entering UIUC as of Summer 2018 or later have 3 cultural studies general education requirements.  Students entering prior to Summer 2018 have 2 cultural studies general education requirements.

Fourth Year

Fall Course & Hours   Spring Course & Hours  
Course from list7 3 ACE 456* 3
ACE or ACES Electives 6+ ACE or ACES Electives 3+
Other Electives 6+ Other Electives 3+

* Prerequisites:
ACE 456: ACE 300 or ECON 302