International Political Economy
Advisers — Professors HENDRICKSON (Political Science), KAPURIA-FOREMAN (Economics); Associate Professors GOULD (Political Science), Assistant Professor KHRAICHE (Economics)
THE MAJOR — REQUIREMENTS:
The major in international political economy prepares students for careers in government, international organizations, international business, or private foundations; for further study in international economics and politics; and for constructive citizenship in a world of increasing interdependence. The major is designed for students with broad interests in international studies.
The major focuses on the interaction between politics and economics in comparative and international settings. It examines the possibilities and constraints furnished by social structures, institutions, ideologies, and culture within and across societies, and it looks at the interplay of economic and political forces in the world arena.
Students are introduced to the field in their junior year when they take Introduction to International Political Economy, a course emphasizing theoretical foundations. They draw upon this body of theory as they undertake a research experience during the senior year.
A student majoring in international political economy must complete a minimum of 16 units of credit, including the following requirements: