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Department of Economics

Interdepartmental Minor in Economics and Political Science

Students on Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Spring 2019 requirements ECONPOLMIN
The interdepartmental minor in political science and economics introduces students to important issues in both the public and private sectors.

Requirements

The minor requires at least 18 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Economics courses. Nine (9) credit hours chosen from the following:
    • Introduction to Microeconomics. One (1) course:
      • ECON-B 251 Fundamentals of Economics for Business I
      • ECON-E 201 Introduction to Microeconomics
      • ECON-E 251 Fundamentals of Economics I
      • ECON-S 201 Introduction to Microeconomics: Honors
    • Introduction to Macroeconomics. One (1) course:
      • ECON-B 252 Fundamentals of Economics for Business II
      • ECON-E 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics
      • ECON-E 252 Fundamentals of Economics II
      • ECON-S 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics: Honors
    • Elective. One additional economics course at the 300 or 400 level (9 credit hours), excluding ECON-E 370, ECON-X 373, and ECON-E 496.
  2. Political Science courses. Nine (9) credit hours chosen from the following:
    • Core course. One (1) course:
      • POLS-Y 204 Institutional Analysis and Governance
      • POLS-Y 205 Analyzing Politics
      • POLS-Y 303 Formation of Public Policy in the United States
      • POLS-Y 394 Public Policy Analysis
      • POLS-Y 405 Models and Theories of Political Decision Making
    • Electives. Six (6) credit hours:
      • POLS-Y 204 Institutional Analysis and Governance
      • POLS-Y 205 Analyzing Politics
      • POLS-Y 300 Topics in Current Politics and Governance
      • POLS-Y 301 Political Parties and Interest Groups
      • POLS-Y 302 Public Bureaucracy in Modern Society
      • POLS-Y 303 Formation of Public Policy in the United States
      • POLS-Y 304 Constitutional Law
      • POLS-Y 305 Constitutional Rights and Liberties
      • POLS-Y 306 State Politics in the United States
      • POLS-Y 307 Indiana State Government and Politics
      • POLS-Y 308 Urban Politics
      • POLS-Y 313 Environmental Policy
      • POLS-Y 317 Voting, Elections, and Public Opinion
      • POLS-Y 326 American Social Welfare Policy
      • POLS-Y 329 Racial and Ethnic Politics in the United States
      • POLS-Y 335 Western European Politics
      • POLS-Y 343 The Politics of International Development
      • POLS-Y 346 Politics in the Developing World
      • POLS-Y 349 Policy Making Around the Globe
      • POLS-Y 350 Politics of the European Union
      • POLS-Y 376 International Political Economy
      • POLS-Y 394 Public Policy Analysis
      • POLS-Y 399 Politics of the United Nations
      • POLS-Y 401 Topics in Political Science (may be repeated once for credit. No other course may be repeated for credit)
      • POLS-Y 405 Models and Theories of Political Decision Making
      • POLS-X 477 Field Experience in Political Science
      • POLS-Y 490 Senior Seminar in Political Science
      • POLS-Y 499 Honors Thesis
  3. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    4. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. Exceptions to minor requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.