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Major Requirements

The major in International Political Economy (IPE) consists of 8 required core courses and 4 elective courses. Students who wish to have a strong background in both a foreign language and in global business should seriously consider combining the IPE major with a double minor in language and in business. There is ample double counting to make this combination possible. Four out of the six courses required for a language minor can count as electives toward the IPE major and three IPE Core Courses (ECRU 1100 Basic Macroeconomics, ECRU 1200 Basic Microeconomics, and ECRU 2140 Statistics I) can count toward the business minor.


 
I. CORE COURSES
A student must complete 2 core courses in political science, 3 core courses in economics, 1 core course in anthropology, and 2 core courses in quantitative analysis for a total of 8 required core courses.


Political Science Core
  • POSC 2501 Introduction to International Politics
  • POSC 3915 International Political Economy (or POSC 2502 Analysis of International Politics)
Economics Core
  • ECON 1100 Basic Macroeconomics
  • ECON 1200 Basic Microeconomics
  • ECON 3244 International  Economic Policy
Anthropology Core
  • ANTH 3351 Comparative Cultures
Quantitative Core
  • ECON 2140 Statistics I
  • ECON 2142 Statistical Decision Making

 
II. ELECTIVES
Four elective courses must be chosen from one of the tracks below. Appropriate internships and study abroad opportunities can also be counted as electives. Some courses taken with study aboard can also count toward the IPE core with the permission of the Director.


General Elective Track -- Any four international courses chosen from anthropology, economics, history, modern foreign languages (numbered 1501 and higher), political science, or sociology.
Foreign Language Elective Track -- Four courses in the same modern foreign language numbered 1501 and higher. Global Business Track -- Students who complete this track will also have enough credits to be designated for employment as an economist with the US federal government.
  • ACCB 2222 Financial Accounting
  • ACCB 2223 Managerial Accounting
  • Any two Internationl Economics courses.

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