Department Information

Chair:
Kathleen Burke
Timothy Phillips (Acting)
Old Main, Room 136
Phone: 607-753-4109
Fax: 607-753-5983
Email:
economics.department
@cortland.edu

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Program Details

Economics: Concentration in International Political Economy and Public Policy [ECO/IPEP] (Major)

This concentration in the Economics Department is designed to give students a solid grounding in the analysis of the contemporary international economy and the key issues that face policymakers on the local, state, national and international levels.

Career Potential

  • City planner
  • Country analyst, import/export bank
  • Labor activist
  • Nonprofit project manager

A. Required Courses: 9 credit hours

Note: A minimum grade of C in the foundational classes (ECO 105, ECO 110 and ECO 111) is required for all economics and business economics majors before taking upper-level courses that require any of these foundational classes as prerequisites.

  • ECO 105 - Political Economy and Social Thought (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 110 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 111 - Principles of Microeconomics (3 cr. hr.)
B. Required Core in Political Economy: 6 credit hours
Choose six credit hours from this list. Courses used to fulfill this requirement may not be selected to fulfill requirements in section C.
  • ECO 305 - Political Economy of Globalization (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 306 - Comparative Approaches in Political Economy (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 307 - Marxian Economics (3 cr. hr.)
C. International Political Economy and Public Policy ? Applied Courses:
18 credit hours (nine hours to be selected from each of the following two categories):

Appropriate alternate courses, of a technical or interdisciplinary nature, may be substituted for up to two of the six applied courses (one in each category), in consultation with and with the consent of the student’s advisor. Such courses may be offered by the economics, geography, history, internationalstudies, philosophy, political science, sociology and other departments.

Public Policy in the Global Economy: 9 credit hours
  • ECO 300 - Macroeconomic Theory (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 306 - Comparative Approaches in Political Economy (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 307 - Marxian Economics (3 cr. hr.)
    ECO 306 and 307 may be taken to fulfill the requirements for applied courses (C) if they are not taken to satisfy the comparative approaches (B) requirements.
  • ECO 325 - Political Economy of Women (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 326 - Political Economy of Race and Class (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 335 - Resource and Environmental Economics (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 383 - Labor Economics (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 393 - Urban Economics (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 400 - Research Experience in Economics (1-3 cr. hr.)
    (in fields related to public policy)
  • ECO 401 - Co-op Education/Internship in Economics (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 482 - Labor Market Analysis (3 cr. hr.)
International Political Economy: 9 credit hours
  • ECO 305 - Political Economy of Globalization (3 cr. hr.)
    ECO 305 may be taken to fulfill the requirements for applied courses (C) if is is not taken to satisfy the comparative approaches (B) requirements.
  • ECO 311 - Economic Development (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 312 - Economic Development of Latin America (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 313 - Economic Development of Asia (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 400 - Research Experience in Economics (1-3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 401 - Co-op Education/Internship in Economics (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 441 - International Trade (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 443 - International Finance (3 cr. hr.)
Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 120