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Overview

At The College of Idaho in our Department of Political Economy we provide students with a unique perspective on the world through rigorous classes that focus on collaborative learning processes that are unrivaled in success upon graduation.

This program will challenge you to:

  • Understand and analyze human society.
  • Reassess personal values regarding economic and political issues.
  • Gain an understanding of economic and political principles within a broad domestic and global societal context.
  • Express complex and personally-developed political and economic positions both orally and in writing.
Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Major
International Political Economy Major

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Social Sciences & History

Courses and Requirements

View this degree in the course catalog

35 credits

Major Requirements

Introductory Core

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
POE-120International Politics3 credits
 
POE-250Introduction to Political Philosophy3 credits
or
POE-255Introduction to Political Philosophy Through Plato3 credits
 
POE-263Introduction to Political Economy3 credits
POE-299Evidence, Proof, and Knowledge3 credits

Additional Requirements

Complete 9 credits of required courses and 12 credits of POE Electives.
Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
POE-351Political Economy of Development3 credits
POE-380International Political Economy3 credits
POE-499Senior Seminar: International PoliticalEconomy3 credits
POE-Political Economy elective credits12 credits

Students who have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.7 in POE courses taken at The College of Idaho are eligible to apply for departmental honors. Eligible students will meet individually with the professor leading the senior seminar to discuss departmental expectations regarding an honors paper to be written during the senior seminar. The standards for achieving honors are high. In addition to high-quality composition, papers must demonstrate intellectual rigor and creativity, excellent expression of the student's voice, and an exceptional literature review and bibliography appropriate to the paper. Students who seek honors will have the final draft of their senior papers evaluated by all faculty members of the Political Economy Department. Upon consensus by all departmental faculty that the student's paper is deserving of such recognition, the student will graduate with departmental honors.

Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Major
Political Economy Major

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Social Sciences & History

Courses and Requirements

View this degree in the course catalog

35 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Major Requirements

Introductory Core

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
POE-100Essentials of American Government3 credits
or
POE-241Introduction to Public Policy3 credits
 
POE-120International Politics3 credits
 
POE-250Introduction to Political Philosophy3 credits
or
POE-255Introduction to Political Philosophy Through Plato3 credits
 
POE-263Introduction to Political Economy3 credits
POE-299Evidence, Proof, and Knowledge3 credits

Additional Requirements

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
POE-498Senior Seminar: Political Economy3 credits
POE ELEC -Political Economy elective credits17 credits

Students who have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.7 in POE courses taken at The College of Idaho are eligible to apply for departmental honors. Eligible students will meet individually with the professor leading the senior seminar to discuss departmental expectations regarding an honors paper to be written during the senior seminar. The standards for achieving honors are high. In addition to high-quality composition, papers must demonstrate intellectual rigor and creativity, excellent expression of the student's voice, and an exceptional literature review and bibliography appropriate to the paper. Students who seek honors will have the final draft of their senior papers evaluated by all faculty members of the Political Economy Department. Upon consensus by all departmental faculty that the student's paper is deserving of such recognition, the student will graduate with departmental honors.

Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Minor
Political Economy Minor

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Social Sciences & History

Courses and Requirements

View this degree in the course catalog

15 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Minor Requirements

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
POE-100Essentials of American Government3 credits
or
POE-241Introduction to Public Policy3 credits
 
POE-120International Politics3 credits
 
POE-250Introduction to Political Philosophy3 credits
or
POE-255Introduction to Political Philosophy Through Plato3 credits
 
POE-263Introduction to Political Economy3 credits
POE ELEC -Political Economy elective credits3 credits

Why C of I: Political EconomyTwo Programs in One

The C of I does not treat political science and economics as two separate disciplines. We believe it is superior to study the two together, analyzing how economics affect politics while studying the effects government policies have on the economy.

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