Minor in Political Economy

The minor in political economy welcomes students who are interested in the connections between economics and politics. Economics has political effects and politics has economic effects, and these can be seen in a variety of areas including: international trade, international finance, globalization, health policy, education policy, urban politics, economic development and taxation. The minor also offers the opportunity for students to develop their quantitative skills and then to learn to apply them in assessing, evaluating and modeling public policy outcomes. The minor has the following prerequisites that may fulfill requirements in the LEP:  ECO 100 Principles of Macroeconomics, ECO 101 Principles of Microeconomics, and either PSC 260 US Government (for any of the 300 level American Politcs courses) or PSC 270 International Relations (for any of the 300 level international relations courses).