This certificate provides students with the requisite knowledge and skills to engage in political economy research across the social sciences and humanities. Students are required to complete three (3) core courses from three (3) different departments in the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) to develop an understanding of theories of political economy and their application in social scientific and humanities research and wherever questions of social choice are involved.
Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:
1. Explain problems, concepts, and phenomena based on the complex relationships between politics, economics, culture, society, and the environment.
2. Define, explain, and combine a range of theoretical approaches to political economy from different disciplinary fields.
3. Apply diverse theoretical approaches of political economy in social science or humanities research and wherever social choice is involved.
4. Effectively communicate complex concepts, theoretical perspectives, and empirical evidence from the field of political economy.
Effective Fall 2023
Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.
|Core Courses (Must complete nine (9) credits in three (3) different departments. Additional core credits can be used to satisfy elective credits)||9|
|Women, Health, and Culture|
|Theoretical Topics in Cultural Anthropology|
|History of Economic Thought|
|Political Economy of Race and Gender|
|Political Economy of Global Media|
|Governance of the World Political Economy|
|Political Economy of Change and Development|
|Theories of State, Economy, and Society|
|Global Inequality and Change|
|Electives (see list below)||6|
|Program Total Credits:||15|
|Elective Courses (Any six (6) credits from these courses can be used to satisfy the elective requirements of the certificate)|
|ANTH 521||Gender, Sexuality, and Culture||3|
|ANTH 530||Human-Environment Interactions||3|
|ANTH 538||Food, Hunger, and Culture||3|
|ANTH 540||Medical Anthropology||3|
|ANTH 551||Historical Archaeology||3|
|ANTH 553||Archaeology of Complex Societies||3|
|ANTH 571||Anthropology and Global Health||3|
|ECON 640||International Trade Theory||3|
|ECON 705||Heterodox Approaches to Economics||3|
|ECON 772||Marxian Political Economy||3|
|POLS 670||Politics of Environment and Sustainability||3|
|POLS 672||Power, Justice, and Democracy||3|
|POLS 739||International Environmental Politics||3|
|SOC 502||Foundations of Theoretical Sociology||3|
|SOC 564||Environmental Justice||3|
|SOC 630||Social Stratification||3|
|SOC 666||Globalization and Socioeconomic Restructuring||3|
|SOC 668||Environmental Sociology||3|
|SPCM 508||Deliberative Theory and Practice||3|
|SPCM 634||Communication and Cultural Diversity||3|
|SPCM 792A||Seminar: Rhetoric and Civic Engagement||3|
*This certificate may have courses in common with other graduate certificates. A student may earn more than one certificate, but a given course may be counted only in one certificate.