Political Economy & Government

Political Economy & Government

The major in Political Economy and Government prepares students to participate in public debates affecting the nation. The economics courses promote understanding of the costs and benefits of market forces and of government action. The politics courses reveal the basic principles and the intricacies of policy making. Together, they prepare students to be informed, intelligent participants in American public life.

The major in Political Economy and Government prepares students to understand and participate in public debates that affect our life as a nation.  The economics courses prepare students to understand the costs and the benefits of market forces and of government action.  The politics courses reveal the basic principles and the intricacies of policy making.  Together, they prepare students to be informed, intelligent participants in our democracy.

The major is designed for students who wish to understand the political principles and economic tools and concepts involved in domestic policy making.  They will apply advanced economic analysis to concrete policy proposals.  They will understand the process of creating policies.

Prerequisite Courses:

MATH 151 Calculus I

Required Courses:

ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 230 Statistics for the Social Sciences
ECON 302 Intermediate Microeconomics
POLT 201 Introduction to Political Thought
POLT 301 American Government
POLT 304 Constitutional Law              

1 Elective out of

                ECON 315 Catholic Social Teaching and Economic Life
POLT 302 Catholic Political Thought

1 Elective out of

                POLT 305 Public Policy
POLT 314 U.S. Foreign Policy

1 Elective out of

                ECON 335 Public Economics
ECON 430 Labor Economics and the Economics of Poverty
ECON 433 Industrial Organization and Public Policy

For more information about this major, contact Dr. Seana Sugrue, Program Coordinator, at Seana.Sugrue@avemaria.edu.

Faculty:

Dr. Joseph Burke
Dr. Catherine Pakaluk
Dr. Seana Sugrue
Dr. John Colman
Dr. Gabriel Martinez