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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: Water 5
Institutions of Governance and Development 5
Sharing Scarcity: The Commons 5


Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Qualitative Research Methods 5
Quantitative Research Methods 5
Microeconomics 5
Politics and Development: Coming of Age in Africa 5
Geographic Information Systems 5
Decision-Making Processes 5
Comparative Party Systems 5
International Economics 5
Politics of the Policy Process: Comparative Social Policy 5
Political and Economic Foundations of Law 5
Political Economy of Natural Resources 5
Environmental Governance 5
Foundations of Research Design 5
Politics of the Policy Process: An Introduction 5
Politics Through Literature: Identity With and Without Borders 5
Extended Introduction to Life Cycle Assessment 5
Foundational Debates in Governance, Economics, Development 5
Macroeconomics 5
Political Economy: Africa 5


Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2
The Economics of the European Union 5
Institutions in Time 5
Environment & Development 5
Public Policy Analysis: Anticorruption 5
Human Security: Civil War and Violence 5
Advanced Political Economy 5
Behavioral Economics 5
Multi-Level Governance 5
Public Policy Analysis: Data-Driven Governance and Policymaking 5
Advanced Quantitative Research Methods 5
Applied Natural Resource Management 5
Law, Governance and Development 5
Real Donut Economics 5
The Dissident Mind 5
Managing Natural Resources in Law and Practice 5