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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.


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


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


Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Human Security: Civil War and Violence 5
The Economics of the European Union 5
Struggle in the City 10
Advanced Geographic Information Systems 5
Institutions in Time 5
Environment & Development 5
Environmental Economics 5
Public Policy Analysis: Comparative Social Policy 5
Advanced Political Economy (Block 2) 5
Public Policy Analysis: Anticorruption 5
Behavioral Economics 5
Multi-Level Governance 5
Public Policy Analysis: Data-Driven Governance and Policymaking 5
SPOC: Development Project Management 10
Advanced Political Economy (Block 4) 5
Advanced Quantitative Research Methods 5
Applied Natural Resource Management 5
Economic Growth and Development 5
Law, Governance and Development 5