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

The Minor in Political Economy equips non-business students with solid analytical tools supporting critical thinking to deal with economic problems. Students will be able to comprehend major economic trends and apply economic theories to the analysis of specific fields.

Non-Business students may pursue a minor in Political Economy by taking 15 credit hours of Economics courses.

Curriculum Requirements for Non-Business Students 

Interested students should consult with an academic advisor in the School or College of their degree/major to determine if the minor in Political Economy is acceptable. If so, neither advice nor consent from either the Office of Undergraduate Business Education or the Economics department is necessary for a student to choose or complete the Political Economy minor. Instead the non-business student should simply declare the Political Economy minor and complete the required 15 credit hours of Economics courses, according to the following:

Required Courses
ECO 211Principles of Microeconomics3
ECO 212Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECO 300Microeconomic Theory and Applications 1, 23
or ECO 302 Microeconomic Theory
Choice Courses for the Minor
Select two courses from the following: 36
Macroeconomic Theory
Public Economics
Labor Economics (I)
Industrial Economics and Public Policy
Environmental Economics
Economics of Development
Latin America, the Caribbean, 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 (People and Society Topics)
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 (STEM Topics)
Mathematical Economics and Applications 4
Empirical Labor Economics
Topics in Mathematical Economics
Advanced Macroeconomic Theory
Advanced Microeconomic Theory
Total Credit Hours15

 Pre-requisites for ECO 300:  ECO 211 and  MAS 110 or MTH 130 or MTH 141 or MTH 151 or MTH 161 or MTH 171  or an equivalent calculus course or higher


 Pre-requisites for ECO 302 :  ECO 211 and MTH 141 or MTH 151 or MTH 161 or MTH 171 or an equivalent Calculus 1 course or higher


 Course pre-requisites vary by course.


 NOTE:  All specific coursework for the minor in Political Economy must be completed with a grade of "C-" or higher.  A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required for all specific coursework taken in the minor area of specialization.

No course may double count in any other major, minor, or cognate.