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B.A. in International Relations and the Global Economy (IRGE)

The B.A. in International Relations and the Global Economy (IRGE) offers students rigorous interdisciplinary training at the intersection of international relations and economics.  The major prepares students for careers ranging from foreign policy and international development to international finance and political risk analysis.  It is also ideally suited for students who plan to seek advanced degrees in the social sciences.

Lower-Division Courses (20 units)

ECON 203, Principles of Microeconomics (4 units)
ECON 205, Principles of Macroeconomics  (4 units)
IR 210, International Relations: Introductory Analysis (4 units)
IR 213, The Global Economy  (4 units)

Choose one of the following two courses:

MATH 118x, Fundamental Principles of the Calculus,  (4 units)
MATH 125, Calculus I  (4 units)

 
Core Skills and Issues (20 units)

ECON 305, Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (4 units)
ECON 317, Introduction to Statistics for Economists  (4 units)

Choose one of the following two courses:
ECON 350, The World Economy  (4 units)
IR 330, Politics of the World Economy    (4 units)

Choose two of the following courses:

IR 324, Multinational Enterprises and World Politics (4 units)
IR 325, Rich and Poor States in the World Political Economy (4 units)
IR 326, Foreign Economic Policy (4 units)
IR 327, International Negotiation (4 units)
IR 329, The Global Finance and Monetary Regime  (4 units)
IR 331, The Global Economy 2030  (4 units)


Regional Study (4 units)

Choose one of the following courses:
ECON 342, Economic Development of the Middle East (4 units)
ECON 343, Economic Development of East Asia (4 units)
IR 364, The Political Economy of Latin American Development (4 units)
IR 428, China's Political Economy (4 units)
IR 439, Political Economy of Russia and Eurasia (4 units)


Senior Emphasis (4 units)

Choose one of the following courses:
ECON 414, Introduction to Econometrics (4 units)
ECON 450, International Trade (pre-req: ECON 303) (4 units)
ECON 452, International Finance (4 units)
IR 430, The Politics of International Trade (4 units)
IR 454, International Political Economy of Development (4 units)

Total: 12 courses, 48 units

 

For advisement or questions regarding the International Relations and the Global Economy major, contact  the USC Dornsife Office of Advising at 213.740.2534.