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


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


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