Office in Clark, Room C346
The Department of Political Science

Coordinated by a Faculty Advisory Board.

Political economy is central to all the social sciences. The objective of the Political Economy Graduate Interdisciplinary Studies Program is to offer graduate students the opportunity to study political economy across disciplines. This enriches the student's disciplinary training and is necessary for more holistic research. Finally, the completion of the program can be useful in seeking employment, as a specialization in political economy is frequently a central or important component of positions across the social sciences. 

Program Requirements

  1. A minimum of fifteen (15) credits from among the approved courses.
  2. A minimum of nine (9) credits from the list of core courses. These must be from three (3) different departments.
  3. A maximum of six (6) credits from the list of elective courses
  4. A maximum of three (3) upper-division undergraduate credits.
  5. A GPA of at least 3.0 in the program courses.

Effective Fall 2004

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

Core Courses
A minimum of nine (9) credits from three (3) different departments must be used towards the program. Additional core credits can be used to satisfy program requirements.9
Economic Anthropology
Globalization and Culture Change
History of Economic Thought
Theories of Economic Development
Governance of the World Political Economy
Political Economy of Change and Development
Globalization and Socioeconomic Restructuring
Theories of State, Economy, and Society
Elective Courses
A maximum of six (6) credits can be used to satisfy the requirements of the program. A maximum of three (3) upper-division undergraduate credits can be used to satisfy the program requirements.6
Indigenous Peoples Today
Development in Indian Country
Anthropology and Sustainable Development
Human-Environment Interactions
International Political Economy
Comparative Economic Systems
Marxist Economic Thought
Economic History of the United States
Recent Economic Thought
Evolution of Economic Thought
Heterodox Approaches to Economics
International Production and Monetary Theory
Economic Thought and Systems
Marxian Political Economy
Industrial Society in Europe, 1600-1871
Industrial Society in Europe, 1871-1989
Contemporary Europe
United States, 1917-1945
United States Foreign Relations Since 1914
Revolutions in Latin America
Modern Africa
International Mass Communication
International Law
International Organization
Politics of Environment and Sustainability
International Environmental Politics
Foundations of Theoretical Sociology
Theories of Development and Social Change
Global Inequality and Change
Program Total Credits:15

A minimum of 15 credits are required to complete this program.