2023-24 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 16, 2024  
2023-24 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Economics: Concentration in International Political Economy and Public Policy [ECO_IPEP]

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This concentration in the Economics Department  is designed to give students a solid grounding in the analysis of the contemporary international economy and the key issues that face policymakers on the local, state, national and international levels.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Apply the basic principles of micro and macroeconomics
  2. Utilize graphs, spreadsheets, and/or other basic quantitative techniques employed in the field
  3. Gather relevant information, evaluate it critically and communicate it effectively in  written and oral forms
  4. Compare and evaluate contending economic policy debates at the local, national and/or international level

Economics Department Course Retake Policy

  • For the purpose of this policy, "course" refers to any course offered by the Economics Department that is used to satisfy the requirements of any major or minor offered by the department (economics [ECO], management [MGT]).
  • A student may repeat a course to replace a failing grade, grade of X, indicating withdrawal from course, or to improve the student's grade point average when the first enrollment resulted in a passing grade.
  • A student may enroll in a course twice. A third or subsequent enrollment in that course shall be with the approval of the Economics Department only and contingent upon available space in the course after all student registration occurs.

A. Required Courses: 12 credit hours

Note: A minimum grade of C in the foundational classes (ECO 105, ECO 110 and ECO 111) is required for all economics and business economics majors before taking upper-level courses that require any of these foundational classes as prerequisites.

B. Required Core in Political Economy: 6 credit hours

 Choose six credit hours from this list. Courses used to fulfill this requirement may not be selected to fulfill requirements in section C.

C. International Political Economy and Public Policy – Applied Courses:

18 credit hours (nine hours to be selected from each of the following two categories):

Appropriate alternate courses, of a technical or interdisciplinary nature, may be substituted for up to two of the six applied courses (one in each category), in consultation with and with the consent of the student’s advisor. Such courses may be offered by the economics, geography, history, internationalstudies, philosophy, political science, sociology and other departments.

Public Policy in the Global Economy: 9 credit hours

International Political Economy: 9 credit hours

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 120

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