University of Texas at El Paso Academic Catalog

Academic Catalog

Minor in Political Economy

The minor in political economy will offer a career/degree path to students with a non-business interest in economics. While most of the coursework is in economics, the idea is to allow students to take courses in other disciplines including political science, history, and philosophy that complement the study of economic decision making in the political sector. Over time the minor may expand its course offerings in coordination with faculty in these fields. 

Degree Plan

Minor for Non-business majors.

Required Courses:
ECON 2304Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 3325Public Choice3
or ECON 4330 Public Sector Economics
ECON 3380History of Economic Thought3
ECON 4325International Economics3
or ECON 3335 Urban Economics
or ECON 4335 Economics & Law
POLS 4348Politics/Developing Countries3
or POLS 4364 Internat'l Political Economy
Select one course from the following:3
North American Relations
History of Texas since 1821
World History Since 1500
Total Hours18