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Political Economy

Political Economy Concentration

The Political Economy Concentration aims to develop theoretical and empirical understanding of the connections between economics and politics. Students majoring in government gain an appreciation of the role of economic forces in politics. Economics majors learn how politics influence economic behavior in the real world. Students choosing a concentration in political economy will be especially well prepared for graduate study in economics, government, or business, and for both academic and nonacademic careers in policy analysis, business administration, law, government relations, and other fields.


Dr. Scott Dittloff, Associate Professor of the Department of Government and International Affairs. Dr. Dittloff holds his bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, his master's degree from Iowa State University, and his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University. His teaching and research interests are in Caribbean Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Literature & Politics, Politics & Culture, and Human Rights.

Requirements for a Concentration in Political Economy

24 semester hours of required hours in Economics and Political Science:

ECON 2301Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON2302 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 3340 Public Sector Economics
ECON 3350 Latin American Economics
ECON 4310 International Economics
ECON 4360 Econometrics
GOVT 1315 American Politics
GOVT 2320 International Relations

6 elective hours in Government from the following courses:

GOVT 2375 International Organizations
GOVT 4321 United States Foreign Policy
GOVT 4322 National Security Policy
GOVT 4323 Politics of Coffee and Sugar
GOVT 4363 Political Globalization


Dr. Lydia Andrade
Chair, Department of Political Science
Administration Building 369
University of the Incarnate Word
4301 Broadway
San Antonio, TX 78209

Office: (210) 829-3877
Fax: (210) 829-3880

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