Political Economy

Description
The concentration in Political Economy is designed to engage students in the studies of global and domestic environments, whether those environments are governance organizations, nonprofit agencies or private enterprises, through an understanding of issues related to the intersection of politics and the economy.

Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • A minimum of 9 upper division credit hours must be taken in courses offered through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.

Part One: Economics Foundation (choose one course) -- 3 credit hours

ECN 211 Macroeconomic Principles (SB) (3)

ECN 212 Microeconomic Principles (SB) (3)

Part Two: Politics Foundation (choose one course) -- 3 credit hours

POS 300 Contemporary Global Controversies (SB & G) (3)

POS 310 American National Government (SB) (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours; Credit is allowed for only POS 110 or POS 310)

POS 350 Comparative Politics (SB & G) (3)

Part Three: Political Economics and the World (choose two courses) -- 6 credit hours

ECN 306 Survey of International Economics (SB & G) (3) (Prerequisite(s): ECN 211 or 213; ECN 212 or 214; MAT 211 or 271 with C or better)

ECN 335 South Asia and the World Economy (SB & G) (3) (Prerequisite(s): ECN 211 or 213 with C or better; ECN 212 or 214 with C or better; MAT 211, 266, or 271 with C or better)

ECN 360 Economic Development (SB & G) (3) (Prerequisite(s): ECN 211 or 213, ECN 212 or 214, and MAT 211 or 271 with C or better)

POS 379 The Resource Curse (3)

POS 465 International Organization and Law (SB & G) (3)

POS 485 Political Economy (SB) (3)

POS 486 International Political Economy (SB & G) (3)

Part Four Related Elective (choose one course) -- 3 credit hours

GCU 350 The Geography of World Crises (SB & G) (3)

JUS 405 Inequality, Economy and Justice ((L or SB) & G) (3) (Prerequisite(s): ENG 102, 105, or 108 with C or better; minimum 36 hours)

PAF 340 Contemporary Policy Challenges (3) (Pre-requisites: Minimum 30 hours)

PAF 470 Topics in Public Economics and Financial Management (3) (Prerequisite(s): ECN 212 or PAF 201 with C or better)

POS 325 Public Policy Development (SB) (3)

POS 356 European Union (SB & G) (3)

POS 367 World Politics and Global Inequalities (G) (3) (Prerequisite: Minimum 25 hours; Credit is allowed for only POS 360 (Current Issues International Politics), (International Security), (Organizational Studies) or POS 367)

SGS 325 / JUS 325 Globalization and Socio-Economic Justice (SB & G) (3) (Prerequisite(s): ENG 102, 105, or 108 with C or better; minimum 24 hours; minimum 2.00 GPA; Credit is allowed for only JUS 325 or SGS 325 or SOC 325)

SGS 350 Economic Development and Globalization (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours)

URB 300 Urban and Metropolitan Studies (3) (Credit is allowed for only URB 100 or 300)

URB 302 Urban Theory (3)

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2020-21

Campus

Campus

Tempe

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

Online
480-965-4464

 

DARs Code

DARs Code

LAPLEEMPH

College/School

College/School

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact