Political Economy Minor
Political Economy involves analyzing and explaining the ways in which government affects the allocation of scarce resources in society through public policies AND the ways the economic system affects the policies created by government. In this program, students are required to develop critical reasoning skills while recognizing the importance of economic, political, and philosophical principles in the process of developing a better understanding of how Western and non-Western societies interact with each other and provide for their material well-being.
Political Economy is an excellent field for students interested in how society organizes itself through government, the market and non-governmental actors. It is a fine complement for programs that are affected by political economic forces both domestically and globally.
Minor Requirements (16 credits):
- POE-100 Essentials of American Government (3 cr)
POE-241 Introduction to Public Policy (3 cr)
- POE-120 International Politics (3 cr)
- POE-250 Introduction to Political Philosophy (3 cr)
- POE-263 Introduction to Political Economy (4 cr)
- One additional 300-level course within the Department of Political Economy (3 cr)
Student Learning Outcomes
- Critical Thinking
- Analytical Reasoning
- Problem Solving
- Written Communication