Preparation for Transfer as a Markets and Culture Major
The following sequences are suggested courses to take in your semesters prior to transferring to SMU as a markets and culture major. For students attending a Texas public community college or university, Texas Common Course Numbers (TCCNS) are listed. If you are transferring from a college or university outside of Texas, click on the SMU course for a course description which may be used to select/compare courses at your current institution.
UC listings refer to SMU’s University Curriculum, which all undergraduates are required to complete. Refer to the University Curriculum Transfer Guide for a list of courses satisfying UC components. Interactive equivalency guides organized by transfer institution are available on the Transfer and Transition Services’ website.
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Markets and Culture
Grasp how changing economic and social practices shape the world’s marketplaces by studying Markets and Culture.The dynamics of markets and the factors influencing production, distribution and consumption in the United States and globally are examined from many perspectives. Multidisciplinary in scope, the major brings insights from accounting, anthropology, computer science, economics, English, foreign languages, history, political science, psychology and sociology.
The curriculum features coursework that fosters innovative thinking. Students take core courses in the innovative field of economic sociology and learn basic skills in accounting, database management, and business writing. In addition, students focus their elective courses in one of three tracks comprised of classes from a variety of disciplines: management and organizations, political economy and development, and consumers and markets in cultural contexts.
Knowledge gained provides powerful ammunition to understand the economic and cultural complexities of globalization and to succeed in an ever-evolving transnational world. Majors in Markets and Culture can pursue a double major or minor in a wide variety of disciplines, such as economics, international studies, business, foreign languages, history, English, anthropology, political science, psychology and sociology.
Markets and Culture majors generally work in corporate industries that contribute to the global economy, or for government and non-governmental economic organizations.
With faculty from many disciplines, Markets and Culture majors benefit from a variety of viewpoints and experiences. Classes are small enough to provide personal attention as well as opportunities to be involved in hands-on research.