The Department of Economics and the Department of Political Science jointly offer the Certificate in Political Economy.
The 24-credit Political Economy certificate enables undergraduate students to study more intensely the relationship between the political and economic spheres of society. The program is based on the belief that a focused examination of this relationship provides a better understanding of several social phenomena. Chief among these is a better understanding of public policy and the policy making process, as well as how government actions affect the process of economic change and vice versa.
The program is open to all matriculated undergraduate students. It is not restricted to Economics or Political Science majors. The Political Economy program provides an excellent preparation for graduate study in not just economics and political science but also in public policy, law and business.
Certificates are awarded only at the time of completion of the bachelor's degree and cannot be awarded either as a stand-alone program of study or after completion of the first bachelor's degree.
Campus Locations: Main and Japan
Program Code: LA-POLE-CERT
Moritz Ritter, Department of Economics
Alexandra Guisinger, Department of Political Science
Roselyn Hsueh, Department of Political Science
Temple University Japan
The program consists of two components: required core courses at the lower-division level and elective courses at the upper-division level.
All students must take the following core courses:
|ECON 1101||Macroeconomic Principles||3|
|or ECON 1901||Honors Macroeconomic Principles|
|ECON 1102||Microeconomic Principles||3|
|or ECON 1902||Honors Microeconomic Principles|
|POLS 1101||The American Political System||3|
|or POLS 1911||Honors Introduction to American Politics|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Foreign Governments and Politics|
or POLS 1921
|Honors Foreign Governments and Politics|
or POLS 1931
|Honors International Politics|
All students must successfully complete (grade of C- or better) four courses from the following list. Two of the four courses must be in economics, and two courses must be in political science. Students should select courses that correspond to their own substantive interests and are encouraged to take cognate areas (e.g., if you choose international politics courses, also choose international economics courses). Students should plan their schedules well in advance, since some courses are not offered each semester.
|Select two of the following:||6|
|History of Economic Theory|
|Economics of Development and Growth|
|The Economics and Management of Privatization|
|Economics of State and Local Governments|
|International Monetary Economics|
|Energy, Ecology, and Economy 1|
or ECON 3506
|Energy, Ecology, and Economy|
|Health Economics 1|
or ECON 3507
|Economics of Labor Markets|
|Women in the Economy|
|Public Control of Business: Antitrust|
|Economics of American Industry|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|American State and Local Politics|
|Making Public Policy|
|Comparative Politics: Developing Nations|
|Politics of the Global Economy|
|Democracy, Capitalism, and Socialism|
|The Politics of Inequality|
|Public Policy Analysis|
|U.S. Environmental Policy|
|Business and Public Policy|
|East Asia and the United States|
|International Environmental Policy|
Writing Intensive courses.