Anderson, Indiana

Political Science - Economics Major

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Political Science - Economics Major

The Political Science - Economics major requires 41 hours including foundational courses in political science and economics, research methods, more advanced courses in political economy, and a choice to focus on either domestic or international economic policy.

View the four year curriculum plan for the Political Science - Economics major.

Major Requirements

Majors take all of the core courses and choose either the domestic or international option. Majors are expected to complete successfully the foundational classes before attempting upper-division coursework.

Core Courses

Foundational Courses

  • POSC 2020, Introduction to Politics (3 hours)
  • POSC 2100, American National Government (3 hours)
  • POSC 2400, Political Science Research Methods (3 hours)
  • MATH 2120, Introductory Statistics with Applications (4 hours)
  • ECON 2010, Principles of Macroeconomics (3 hours)
  • ECON 2020, Principles of Microeconomics (3 hours)

Advanced Courses

  • POSC 3300, International Politics (3 hours)
  • POSC 3510, Global Political Economy (3 hours)
  • ECON 3410, Money and Banking (3 hours)

Senior Capstone

  • POSC 4930, Senior Seminar (1 hour)

Domestic option

Domestic Economics
Majors are required to take the following course:

  • ECON 3110, Public Finance (3 hours)

Elections and Voting
Choose one of the following courses:

  • POSC 3140, Political Behavior (3 hours)
  • POSC 3150, American Political Parties (3 hours)

Electives
Remaining 6 hours from the following courses:

  • POSC 3140, Political Behavior (3 hours)
  • POSC 3150, American Political Parties (3 hours)
  • POSC 3211, The Congress (3 hours)
  • POSC 3212, The Presidency (3 hours)
  • POSC 4650, Advanced Readings and Research (1-4 hours)
  • POSC 4915, Honors Research (3 hours)
  • ECON 3020, Intermediate Economic Analysis (3 hours)
  • ECON 4020, Topics in Contemporary Economics and Finance (3 hours)

International option

International Economics
Majors are required to take the following course:

  • ECON 3210, International Economics (3 hours)

Global Development
Majors are required to take the following course:

  • POSC 3520, Globalization and the Developing World (3 hours)

Electives
Remaining 6 hours from the following courses:

  • POSC 3330, American Foreign Policy (3 hours)
  • POSC 3400, Comparative Politics (3 hours)
  • POSC 3420, Issues in Contemporary Democracy (3 hours)
  • POSC 4650, Advanced Readings and Research (1-4 hours)
  • POSC 4915, Honors Research (3 hours)
  • ECON 3020, Intermediate Economic Analysis (3 hours)
  • ECON 4020, Topics in Contemporary Economics and Finance (3 hours)

View the Undergraduate Catalog for full course descriptions.