Required Courses

Required Courses:

The required courses build a strong foundation of political, philosophical, and economic theory and should be completed by one's junior year. One course with a Communication Focus (CF) as well as a minimum of three Writing Proficiency (WP-3) points are required. The CF course must be taken within CBE, while the WP requirement can be met with courses from any of the combined major departments. These requirements can be met as part of required or elective courses.

General University Requirements (GUR):
Several of your prerequisite and required courses also count as GURs. Look for classes in the course lists below that are labeled as "GUR." By planning your schedule properly you can reduce the total number of classes needed.

Required Course List:
  • ❑  ECON 206 - Introduction to Microeconomics Credits: 4

    ❑  ECON 207 - Introduction to Macroeconomics Credits: 4

    ❑  ECON 303 - The History of Economic Thought Credits: 4

    ❑ One course from:

         ECON 306 - Intermediate Microeconomics Credits: 4

         ECON 307 - Intermediate Macroeconomics Credits: 4

     

  • ❑  ECON 310 - Public Sector Economics 

    ❑ One course from:

         MATH 124 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I Credits: 5

         MATH 134 - Calculus I Honors Credits: 5

         MATH 138 - Accelerated Calculus Credits: 5

         MATH 157 - Calculus With Applications to Business and Economics Credits: 4

         (or AP Calculus Exam with score of 3 or better)

     

    ❑  PHIL 102 - Introduction to Logic Credits: 3

    ❑  PHIL 112 - Introduction to Philosophy: Moral Issues Credits: 3

    ❑  PHIL 114 - Introduction to Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality Credits: 3

    ❑  PHIL 320 - Ethical Theory I Credits: 3

    ❑  PHIL 350 - Political Philosophy Credits: 3

    ❑  PHIL 360 - Society, Law and Morality Credits: 3

     

    ❑ One course from:

         PLSC 250 - The American Political System Credits: 5

         PLSC 261 - Introduction to Political Theory Credits: 5

     

    ❑ One course from:

        PLSC 271 - Introduction to International Relations Credits: 5

        PLSC 291 - Introduction to Comparative Politics Credits: 5

     

    ❑ One course from:

         PLSC 309 - Globalization from Political, Economic, and Social Perspectives Credits: 5

         PLSC 370 - Global Issues in International Politics Credits: 5

         PLSC 372 - International Political Economy Credits: 5

         PLSC 390 - The Politics of Development Credits: 5

     

    ❑ One course from:

         PLSC 491 - Issues in Political Economy Credits: 4

         ECON 491 - Issues in Political Economy Credits: 4