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Political Economy & Development (PED) (Sub-major)

Additional Pre-requisites and/or requirements are listed on the International Studies Major page.
 
  1. Language Requirement: Sixth term proficiency.
  2. Core Courses (7 credits):
    • INTLSTD 301: Topics in International Studies
    • INTLSTD 401: International Studies Advanced Seminar
  3. Research Methods Course (3 credits): One research methods course chosen from the following list:
    • CMPLXSYS 391 / POLSCI 391. Introduction to Modeling Political Processes
    • ECON 309: Experimental Economics
    • ECON 401: Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
    • ECON 451 (or 405 prior to Fall 2014): Intermediate Introduction to Statistics and Econometrics I
    • POLSCI 300 (or 499 prior to Winter 2016): Quantitative Empirical Methods of Political Science
    • POLSCI 391 / CMPLXSYS 391: Introduction to Modeling Political Processes
    • POLSCI 490: Game Theory & Formal Models
    • SOC 310: Introduction to Research Methods
    • STATS 250: Introduction to Statistics & Data Analysis

    Note: Completion of the Methods requirement is recommended prior to enrolling in INTLSTD 301.

  4. Regional Course (3 credits): One geographic emphasis course devoted to a single world region or country that is related to foreign language of study.
  5. PED Courses (12 credits): Four courses, chosen from an approved list (see below), to gain knowledge in sub-plan area.
    • At least one course must be an ECON course on approved sub-plan list. (Note: these courses may have additional prerequisites.)
    • At least one course must be at the 400 level.
    • Must include at least two academic subjects.

    Note: Complete term specific sub-plan course lists may be found on the PICS courses website.

  6. Three electives (9 credits): The electives are designed to allow students to further personalize their major. Students will elect three advanced courses which will be expected to build upon the theme of their sub-plans. The selected courses should thus contribute to the coherence of the student's overall concentration. Students may select additional sub-plan, regional, or relevant study abroad courses, however there is no preapproved list of electives. Because there is no preapproved list, students must seek and obtain the approval of elective courses - on a course-by-course basis - from a PICS advisor. It is strongly advised that this approval be obtained before taking the class.

PED courses include, but are not limited to:

  • AAS 408: African Economies: Social and Political Settings
  • AAS 458: Issues in Black World Studies, section titled “Business & Politics in Developing Countries”
  • ANTHRCUL 328: Globalizing Consumer Cultures
  • ECON 340: International Economics
  • ECON 441: International Trade Theory
  • ECON 442: International Finance
  • ECON 461: The Economics of Development I
  • ENVIRON 270: Our Common Future: Ecology, Economics & Ethics of Sustainable Development
  • HISTORY / SOC 332 / POLSCI / REEES / SLAVIC 395: Russia and the Soviet Union: Reform, Revolution, and the Socialist Experiment
  • INTLSTD 401: International Studies Advanced Seminar, sections titled
    “Humanitarian Dilemmas”
    “Migration, Human Smugglings and Trafficking”
    “Business & Politics in Developing Countries”
    “Origins of Economic Growth”
    “Norm Diffusion: International, Regional & Public Policy”
    “The Politics of Debt”
  • POLSCI 348: Political Economy of Development
  • POLSCI 353: The Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • POLSCI 355: Democracy and Development in Africa
  • POLSCI 369: Politics of International Economic Relations
  • POLSCI / REEES / SLAVIC 395 / HISTORY / SOC 332: Russia and the Soviet Union: Reform, Revolution, and the Socialist Experiment
  • POLSCI 396 / SLAVIC 396 / REEES 396 / SOC 393: East Central Europe: Nationalism, Socialism, Democracy
  • POLSCI 489: Advanced Topics in Contemporary Political Science, sections titled
    “Business & Politics in Developing Countries”
    “African Economies: Social and Political Settings”
  • POLSCI 497: Undergraduate Seminar in Comparative and Foreign Government , section titled “Development & the Quality of Governance”
  • POLSCI 498: Undergraduate Seminar in International Politics, sections titled
    “Politics of International Finance”
    “Norm Diffusion: International, Regional & Public Policy”
    “The Politics of Debt”
  • REEES / POLSCI / SLAVIC 395 / HISTORY / SOC 332: Russia and the Soviet Union: Reform, Revolution, and the Socialist Experiment
  • REEES 396 / SLAVIC 396 / POLSCI 396 / SOC 393: East Central Europe: Nationalism, Socialism, Democracy
  • SLAVIC / POLSCI / REEES 395 / HISTORY / SOC 332: Russia and the Soviet Union: Reform, Revolution, and the Socialist Experiment
  • SLAVIC 396 / POLSCI 396 / REEES 396 / SOC 393: East Central Europe: Nationalism, Socialism, Democracy
  • SOC / HISTORY 332 / POLSCI / REEES / SLAVIC 395: Russia and the Soviet Union: Reform, Revolution, and the Socialist Experiment
  • SOC 393 / SLAVIC 396 / POLSCI 396 / REEES 396: East Central Europe: Nationalism, Socialism, Democracy
  • STRATEGY 310: The World Economy
  • STRATEGY 361: International Management