Minor Area of Specialization in Political Economy  (People & Society)

The Minor in Political Economy equips students with solid analytical tools supporting critical thinking on economic issues. Students will be able to comprehend major economic trends and build competence in the application of economic theories to specific fields. 

Business students may pursue a minor in Political Economy by taking 12 credit hours of Economics courses in addition to the Business Core.

Curriculum Requirements

Business Students

Required Courses
ECO 211Principles of Microeconomics (taken as part of the Business Core)3
ECO 212Principles of Macroeconomics (taken as part of the Business Core)3
ECO 300Microeconomic Theory and Applications 1, 23
or ECO 302 Microeconomic Theory
Choice Courses for the Minor
Select three courses from the following: 39
Macroeconomic Theory
Public Economics
Labor Economics (I)
Industrial Economics and Public Policy
Environmental Economics
Economics of Development
Latin America and the Global Economy
The Political Economy of Growth
Health Economics
Monetary Economics
Economic Growth
International Trade Theory
International Monetary Economics
Economic Analysis of Energy and Commodity Markets
Global Economics: Trade and Currencies
Directed Studies in Economics
Special Topics in Economics
History of Economic Thought
Students may select only one course (3 credit hours) of their minor choice courses from the following STEM courses: 3
Applied Econometrics
Game Theory in Economic Applications.
Industrial Organization
Directed Studies in Economics
Special Topics in Economics
Mathematical Economics and Applications
Empirical Labor Economics
Topics in Mathematical Economics
Advanced Macroeconomic Theory
Advanced Microeconomic Theory
Total Credit Hours18