The Political Economy Concentration develops 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; students majoring in Economics learn how politics influence economic behavior.
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, Professor (Ph.D., Texas A&M University): Caribbean Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Literature and Politics, Politics and culture, and Human Rights.
A. 18 semester hours of required hours in economics:
ECON 2301 – Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2302 – Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 3325 – Econometrics
ECON 3340 – Public Finance
ECON 4310 – International Economics
ECON 4350 – Economic Development of Latin America
B. 6 semester hours required in Government:
GOVT 1315 – American Politics
GOVT 2320 – International Relations
C. 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
GOVT 4365 – Political Economy