International Political Economy Minor
Understanding the complexities of global finance, production and trade; describing and explaining the patterns of capital accumulation on a world scale; clarifying the connections among state-making, international markets and world development—require the integration of the theoretical insights of the disciplines of economics and political science. The international political economy minor encourages students to explore the interplay of economics and politics in the global arena. Students will learn the contending analytical perspectives that characterize scholarship on the politics of international economic relations. Students will also become familiar with the tools of economic analysis, including how to read a balance of payments table, how to analyze a foreign exchange market and how to evaluate the impact of international capital flows on domestic policy. The basic principles developed in introductory level courses are applied to real-world issues in the upper-level course electives.
The minor requires a minimum of 16 credit hours (four courses).
- ECON 221 Macro: US in World Econ – 4 credits
- PSCI 330 International Political Economy – 4 credits
- One course from: 4 credits
- ECON 335 Comparative Economic System
- ECON 336 Economic and Social Development of Latin America
- ECON 432 International Economics
- PSCI 391 Globalization and Its Discontents – 4 credits
Total credit hours required for international political economy minor – 16 credits