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Studying Political Economy at Regis

The political economy degree is grounded in the basic skills of economics, and grows from a belief that the integrated study of economics and political science has a rich humanistic tradition anchored in fundamental human values.
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B.S. in Political Economy

Degree Overview

The Political Economy major addresses the interrelationships between politics and economics in both the national and international arenas. It examines links between economic organization, cultural forces, political institutions, and government policy, using the tools of several disciplines. The major is grounded in the basic skills of economics, and grows from a belief that the integrated study of economics and political science has a rich humanistic tradition anchored in fundamental human values. Political Economy majors are expected to have an ability to engage in abstract and theoretical thought, a desire to engage in written and oral debate, and a broad interest in contemporary world affairs.

Program Requirements

Listed below are the required courses for completion of this degree at Regis University. Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list below and you should contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126 for recent changes and updates.

This degree program requires 128.00 credit hours for completion. Please contact your advisor or the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

Regis College: Core Requirements

Economics

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(3-6 SH)
Take 1 of the following groups:
Group 1: EC 200 - Intro to the American Economy
Group 2: EC 320 - Principles of Macroeconomics
and
EC 330 - Principles of Microeconomics

EN 250 - Literature Matters

Introduces the literary genres of poetry, fiction, and drama, with an emphasis on works that have had a profound influence on our world. Students will write a series of analytical essays, including at least one research essay.

Pre-requisite: TAKE RCC*200

Fine Arts

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(3SH)
Take three (3) semester hours of Fine Arts
from the following courses:
any 200-level FAC course, FAHS 211, FAHS 212

Foreign Language

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(6-8SH)
Take two classes in one language

Foundational

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(6 SH)
Take 1 of the following groups:
Group 1: RCC 200 - Writing Analytically (Fall)
Communicative Intensive (Spring)
Group 2: Commitment Program Students
RCC 200A - Writing Analytically A (Fall)
RCC 200B - Writing Analytically B (Spring)
Group 3: Honors Program Students
RCC 200H - Honors Writing Seminar (Fall)
RCC 300H - Honors Trad & Innovation (Spring)

History

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(3SH)
Three (3) credits from any 200-level History course

Integrative

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(12SH)
Take all of the following courses:
RCC 400D (Group 1), RCC 410E (Group 2),
RCC 420J (Group 3), RCC 430M (Group 4)

Mathematics

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(3-4SH)
Take one of the following Mathematics course:
MT 201, MT 204, MT 270, MT 270C, MT 272, MT 272C
MT 360A, MT 360B

Natural Science

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(4SH)
Take one Natural Science course (Group 1) with the
accompanying lab (Group 2).
Eligible courses include:
BL( 204/5E-W, 208/9, 216/17, 260/1, 262/3), ENVS 250/1,
GE 208/9, PH (202A, 205A, 304A, 305A),
AS 250/1 (Non-Science majors),
NS 260/1 (cannot be counted for Psychology Majors)

Philosophy

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(3SH)
Take one of the following Philosophy courses:
PL 270, PL 270C, PL 270H, PL 270P

Public Speaking

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(3SH)
Speech Communication

Religious Studies

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(3SH)
Any 300 level RT course

RT 201 - Religion and the Human Quest

Considering human existence in relation to the sacred and drawing on Eastern and Western religious traditions, this course explores religious perspectives on human questions about life, suffering, goodness, and ultimacy.

Cross listing(s): RT 201C.

Social Science

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(3SH)
Take three (3) semester hours from the following course list
ED 204, POL 215, POL 231, POL 241, PY 250, PY 250C, PY 250H,
SO 200, SO 200C, SO 203, AN/SO 204, PJ 200

RC: Political Economy Major

BA 282 - Intro to Information Systems Concepts

Introduces information systems concepts, architectures, and technologies emphasizing information system resources needed to meet organizational mission and objectives. Focuses on information systems from the business viewpoint including processes, value proposition, and different types of information systems. Presents key areas of networking, databases, and software applications to provide an overall information systems background. Explores research, case studies, and different information system applications to gain familiarity with the foundational concepts of information systems.

Cross listing(s): CS 282.

EC 320 - Principles of Macroeconomics

Introduces macroeconomics, emphasizing the forces that determine the level of national product and national income, and the fiscal and monetary policies that are designed to influence their level. Explores the areas of public finance, money and the banking system, economic growth and international trade.

Cross listing(s): EC 320C.

EC 330 - Principles of Microeconomics

Analyzes economic models of consumer and producer decision-making, demand, supply, equilibrium in markets. Examines the causes of different market structures and their influence on market conduct and performance. Explores microeconomic issues related to market outcomes, such as market power, market failure, efficiency, equity, and international economic interdependence.

EC 411 - Macroeconomic Theory

Emphasizes the determination of national income. Studies economic growth and the effects of various monetary policies and fiscal policies on general economic activity.

Pre-requisite: TAKE EC*320 AND MT*360A;

EC/POL 432

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(3SH)
International Political Economy

EC/POL 445

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(3SH)
Comparative Public Policy

Electives

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(9SH)
Take nine (9) upper division semester hours of
Economics (EC) or Politics (POL).

General

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(3SH)
Take a minimum of three (3) semester hours of the following:
EC 425, EC 460, EC 470, EC 481, EC 490E-W,
EC 495E, EC 498E-W

Microeconomics

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(3SH)
Take a minimum of three (3) semester hours of the following:
EC 410, EC 440, EC 495F-W

MT 270 - Introduction to Statistics

Presents standard topics in introductory statistics for students whose major is not mathematics. Topics include descriptive statistic, probability distributions, estimations, hypothesis testing, linear regression and correlation and other topics.

Cross listing(s): BA CITI MT 270C.

Politics

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(3SH)
Take one of the following:
POL 231 - Introduction to International Relations
POL 241 - Comparative Politics and Government

Course Descriptions

Listed below are the available courses offered at Regis University within this respective degree program. The courses below include the degree program requirements as well as subject related courses. Please contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126 for recent changes and updates.

BA 282 Intro to Information Systems Concepts (3.00)

Introduces information systems concepts, architectures, and technologies emphasizing information system resources needed to meet organizational mission and objectives. Focuses on information systems from the business viewpoint including processes, value proposition, and different types of information systems. Presents key areas of networking, databases, and software applications to provide an overall information systems background. Explores research, case studies, and different information system applications to gain familiarity with the foundational concepts of information systems.

Cross listing(s): CS 282.

BA 449 Special Topics in Finance (3.00)

Explores topics in investing including behavioral finance, defined contribution retirement plans, socially responsible investing and movement to divest from fossil fuels. Addresses the issue of the desirability of economic growth.

Pre-requisite: TAKE BA*250 BA*282 AC*320A AC*320B MT*330 OR MT*360A AND BA*430;

EC 320 Principles of Macroeconomics (3.00)

Introduces macroeconomics, emphasizing the forces that determine the level of national product and national income, and the fiscal and monetary policies that are designed to influence their level. Explores the areas of public finance, money and the banking system, economic growth and international trade.

Cross listing(s): EC 320C.

EC 330 Principles of Microeconomics (3.00)

Analyzes economic models of consumer and producer decision-making, demand, supply, equilibrium in markets. Examines the causes of different market structures and their influence on market conduct and performance. Explores microeconomic issues related to market outcomes, such as market power, market failure, efficiency, equity, and international economic interdependence.

EC 410 Microeconomic Theory (3.00)

Analyzes consumer behavior and market demand. Includes production and cost functions and their relationship to market supply. Evaluates various types of market structures and their impact on the economic well-being of our society.

Pre-requisite: TAKE EC*330 AND MT*360A;

EC 411 Macroeconomic Theory (3.00)

Emphasizes the determination of national income. Studies economic growth and the effects of various monetary policies and fiscal policies on general economic activity.

Pre-requisite: TAKE EC*320 AND MT*360A;

EC 412 United States Public Policy (3.00)

Examines selected national public policies and their impact on U.S. political and social institutions.

Cross listing(s): POL 410.

EC 418 Environmental Economics and Law (3.00)

Examines the economic, legal, and political systems that affect and regulate the use and conversation of the environment. Examines topics such as sustainable development and environmental regulation.

Pre-requisite: EC*200 OR EC*320

Cross listing(s): ENVS 418.

EC 420 Money and Banking (3.00)

Studies the nature and functions of money and credit, including an understanding of the variety and growth of banking functions, and the influence on banks of Federal Reserve operations. Examines the relationships among money, interest rates, business investment needs, government borrowing and the gross national product.

Cross listing(s): BA 433 FIN 433.

EC 425 Econometrics (3.00)

Studies the mathematical models used to analyze economic variables for purposes of testing economic theory, formulating policy, and making economic forecasts. The primary method covered is ordinary least squares regression analysis.

Pre-requisite: TAKE MT*270, EC*410 AND EC*411;

EC 440 Labor Relations and Economics (3.00)

Explores labor and management relations in the workplace: process of unionization, collective bargaining, contract administration and labor costing. Examines economics of labor markets: supply and demand, wage determination, impact of unemployment and public policy decisions.

Cross listing(s): BA 440.

EC 443 Econ Policy/Justice/Commn Gd (3.00)

Uses readings in economics, philosophy and Catholic social teaching to evaluate economic theory and economic policies that address social ills (e.g., poverty, unequal income distribution, unequal access to health care.) NOTE: Junior standing or completion of Distributive Core required.

Pre-requisite: TAKE EC*200 OR EC*320 AND EC*330;

Cross listing(s): CAS 443 PJ 478.

EC 444 Economics of Poverty and Inequality (3.00)

Examines poverty, inequality, and discrimination in an economic context and explores the effectiveness of government policies designed to address associated inequalities. Consideration is given to the wealth gap, wage disparities, and capital access both within countries and between countries.

Pre-requisite: EC*320 EC*330

Cross listing(s): BA 444 PJ 444 WS 444 WGS 444.

EC 460 Business Cycles & Forecasting (3.00)

Examines theoretical explanations of economic growth in advanced industrial economic systems and the causes of cyclical deviations from the growth trend. Covers forecasting national income and national product aggregates and emphasizes the use of forecasting techniques.

Pre-requisite: EC*320 AND EC*330

Cross listing(s): BA 402.

EC 470 Econ Dev in 3rd/4th Worlds (3.00)

Studies various models/theories of economic development that traces a history of underdevelopment in the third and fourth worlds. Investigates the various barriers and problem areas in developing countries. Assesses possibilities, prospects and policies of the future.

Pre-requisite: EC*320

Cross listing(s): BA 472 ENVS 470 PJ 470.

EC 481 International Economics (3.00)

Examines the theoretical underpinnings of international economics. Emphasizes international trade theory, trade policy, exchange rate determination, factor movements, underdevelopment, balance of payments, national income, the international financial system and institutions, and regional trading blocks.

Cross listing(s): BA 494.

EC 483 International Finance (3.00)

Preseants the economic issues of international finance, including the history in International Finance, fixed and flexible exchange rates, and international agencies that help stabilize international financial markets. Examines issues faced by financial managers of multinational firms.

Pre-requisite: TAKE EC*320 EC*330 BA*430 MT*370 AND MT*330 OR MT*360A;

Cross listing(s): BA 438.

EC 484 Values-Focused Public Policy (3.00)

Examines the policies and procedures utilized by government to improve economic performance. Explores the role that individual and community world views and commitments to justice have in defining appropriate state and federal regulatory action, with particular attention to the Catholic world view and Catholic Social Thought. Areas of study include anti-trust, consumer protection, employment law, and environmental law.

Pre-requisite: EC*200 OR EC*320

Cross listing(s): BA 484 CAS 460G PJ 484.

EC 486 Public Finance (3.00)

Examines the basic principles of public finance. Considers why there may be a role for government in the economy, what that role might be, and how government might most efficiently fulfill the tasks assigned it. Topics include efficiency and equity aspects of taxation and redistributive programs, private and public solutions to problems of externalities and public goods, government provision of health care and social insurance programs, as well as budgeting and public debt.

Pre-requisite: EC*320 EC*330

Cross listing(s): BA 486.

EC 490E-W Ind.Study/Economics: (1.00 - 6.00)

Includes topics of interest not covered in regularly offered courses. Develops content under the direction of a faculty member.

EC 495E Ethical Decision Making in Bus (3.00)

Focuses on ethical problems that arise in the business setting. Emphasizes the individual decision maker in the entry-level position, as opposed to the managerial level. Studies the various philosophical and social/psychological decision systems which can be used to resolve ethical problems. Includes case studies, role playing and guest speakers from the business community.

Pre-requisite: BA*250

Cross listing(s): AC 495E BA 495E.

EC 495F-W Seminar/Economic Problems: (3.00)

Focuses on economic analysis of problems of current importance. Based on current problems confronting our economy. Looks into the background and effects of economic policies selected to deal with these problems.

EC 498E-W Internship/Economics (3.00)

Provides faculty-directed fieldwork opportunity.

MT 270 Introduction to Statistics (3.00)

Presents standard topics in introductory statistics for students whose major is not mathematics. Topics include descriptive statistic, probability distributions, estimations, hypothesis testing, linear regression and correlation and other topics.

Cross listing(s): BA CITI MT 270C.

POL 231 Intro to International Relations (3.00)

Evaluates the elements, relationships, issues and problems of contemporary international relations. Includes national systems, superpower relations, diplomacy, war, international organizations, arms control, North-South relations and interdependency.

POL 241 Intro to Comparative Politics & Governmt (3.00)

Compares and evaluates power, policy, politics and government in contemporary nation states. Includes political culture and socialization, governmental structures and performance in political systems.

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