A major in Political Economy requires the completion of 37 hours, which include a total of 18 hours in Economics which are fulfilled by the following:
ECO 105 Introduction to Political Economy
ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics
ECO 203 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO 355 / 356 History of Economic Thought I, II
Plus one elective from the following:
ECO 323 Industrial Organization
ECO 402 Public Finance and Taxation
ECO 412 413 Austrian Economics I, II
ECO 415 Economics of Public Choice
Game Theory (to be numbered) can also be taken to fill the requirement.
12 hours of Political Science including:
POL 101 The U.S. Constitution
and three three-hour electives. All three-hour Political Science courses count as electives toward the Political Economy major.
Six hours of History courses which include two electives from below:
HST 307 Reconstruction to WWII
HST 308 U.S. and the World Since WWII
HST 315 Nineteenth-Century Europe
HST 316 Europe in the Twentieth Century
HST 442 Economic History of the United States
A student may take either History 307 or 308, but not both, as part of the major requirements. A student may take History 315 or 316, but not both, as part of the major requirements. Each student is also required to take Economics 575. The student must select one faculty supervisor for the thesis from among faculty in economics, political science and history.
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