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Governance, Economics & Development (LUC)

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Major requirements:

  • 15 EC: three compulsory 100-level courses, namely Institutions of Governance & Development, Introduction to Comparative Politics, Principles of Economics

  • 10 EC: Decision-making Processes (200-level) and Institutions in Time (300-level) in the Institutional Analysis track

  • 20 EC: Methodology courses, to include Quantitative Research Methods and Foundations of Research Design

  • 10 EC: Capstone

  • 30 EC: additional courses within the GED Major, including at least 15 EC in 300‐level courses (so that together with the compulsory Institutions in Time course, you meet the the 20 EC at 300-level requirement, see note below). These courses may be distributed in any way that course prerequisites allow and need not be constrained to a limited number of tracks.

Note: to be able to graduate, make sure to have at least a total of 20 EC worth of courses at the 300-level within the Major, including the compulsory Institutions in Time. Additional methodology courses such as Advanced Quantitative Research Methods (300-level) or Advanced Geographic Information Systems (300-level) may also be included.

100-level

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Institutions of Governance & Development 5
Introduction to Comparative Politics 5
Principles of Economics 5
Calculus 5
Comparative Justice Systems 5
Sharing Scarcity: Water 5
Foundational Texts in Governance, Economics & Development 5
Sharing Scarcity: The Commons 5

200-level

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Geographic Information Systems 5
Quantitative Research Methods 5
Microeconomics 5
Politics and Development: Coming of Age in Africa 5
Decision-Making Processes 5
Politics of the Policy Process: Comparative Perspective 5
Game Theory 5
Qualitative Research Methods 5
International Economics 5
Political Economy: Asia 5
Foundations of Research Design 5
Comparative Party Systems 5
Ethics in Governance, Economics & Development 5
Environmental Governance 5
Political Economy of Natural Resources 5
Life Cycle Assessment 5
Macroeconomics 5
Political & Economic Foundations of Law 5
Political Economy: Africa 5

300-level

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2
SPOC: Development Project Management (Semester 1) 10
The Economics of the European Union 5
Environment & Development 5
Institutions in Time 5
Environmental Economics 5
Public Policy Analysis: Anticorruption 5
Human Security: Civil War and Violence 5
Public Policy Analysis: Comparative Social Policy 5
Advanced Geographic Information Systems 5
Human Security: Poverty 5
Public Policy Analysis: TBD 5
Advanced Quantitative Research Methods 5
SPOC: Development Project Management (Semester 2) 10
Economic Growth and Development 5
Law, Governance & Development 5
Multi-Level Governance 5
Advanced Political Economy 5