International Political Economy Minor


Department of Economics

International Political Economy Minor Requirements

International political economy is the systematic inquiry into the political and economic forces generating wealth and social change on a global scale. As an interdisciplinary program it is administered from two departments: Political Science and Economics. Students who desire a greater understanding of the complex political and economic interactions of nations are encouraged to learn more about this program by consulting with a faculty advisor in either department.

Political Science
PLSI 120 (3 units)
Electives* (6 units)
Select from: PLSI 121, PLSI 122, PLSI 125, PLSI 126, PLSI 128T, PLSI 140, PLSI 141, PLSI 142T, PLSI 143T, PLSI 144T, PLSI 145T, PLSI 146T, PLSI 147, PLSI 148, PLSI 149T

Electives** (9 units)
Select from: ECON 114, ECON 178, ECON 179, ECON 181, ECON 183, ECON 185, ECON 190
Total (18 units)

* PLSI 1 or PLSI 2 may be listed as a prerequisite for some of these courses.
** ECON 40 and ECON 50 are prerequisites for some of these courses.

Note: The minors also require a 2.0 GPA and 6 upper-division units in residence.

Advising Note for Minors

ECON 25, ECON 40, and ECON 50 may also meet General Education requirements. ECON 165 cannot be used as an elective for any minor in the Economics Program.


The faculty of the department is staffed by professors whose primary professional commitment is to undergraduate education. Every member participates in the full range of teaching assignments from moderate sized sections of economics principles to small, upper-division classes (averaging 16 students). They offer a wide variety of courses ranging from the traditional core of intermediate micro and macroeconomic theory to problem-oriented courses, as the economics of health, crime, sports, and government regulation. The background of the faculty, like its program offerings, represents a broad spectrum of intellectual tastes and professional specialties.

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