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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.


Vak 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: The Commons 5
Sharing Scarcity: Water 5
Foundational Texts in Governance, Economics & Development 5


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


Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2
SPOC: Development Project Management (Semester 1) 10
Environmental Economics 5
The Economics of the European Union 5
Environment & Development 5
Institutions in Time 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
Advanced Quantitative Research Methods 5
SPOC: Development Project Management (Semester 2) 10
Applied Natural Resource Management 5
Economic Growth and Development 5
Law, Governance & Development 5
Multilevel Governance 5
Advanced Political Economy 5