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Political Economy Major

35 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Introductory Core

POE-100 or
POE-241

Essentials of American Government or
Introduction to Public Policy

3

POE-120

International Politics

3

POE-250

Introduction to Political Philosophy

3

POE-263

Introduction to Political Economy

4

POE-299

Evidence, Proof, and Knowledge

3

Additional Requirements

POE-498

Senior Seminar

3

POE ELEC

Political Economy elective credits

17

Notes

Students who plan to enter graduate school or law school are encouraged to write a senior thesis. The thesis topic, definition of terms, method of analysis and bibliography must be carefully planned and approved by the Department at the conclusion of the junior year and successful completion of POE-299. During the senior year, students writing a thesis will enroll in POE-480, which partially fulfills the 400-level seminar requirement.