The Political and Economic Thought (PET) minor seeks to explore the relationship between politics and economics. Students take courses in both fields, illuminating the similarities and tensions between the two fields. Students learn about the competing goals and methods of political and economic actors, both within the United States and on a global scale. The courses in the PET minor utilize a variety of methodologies, ranging from close analysis of historical and philosophical texts to quantitative analysis.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students who complete the Political and Economic Thought minor will be able to:
Identify the major schools of thought in the field of political economy.
Articulate the competing goals and demands of political and economic actors.
Demonstrate critical thinking and an ability to analyze the historical context of different political and economic systems.
Demonstrate mastery of a variety of methodologies used in the fields of political science and economics.