International Relations & the Global Economy Major

The BA 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.

Major Requirements

Lower Division Courses:

  • ECON 203g Principles of Microeconomics Units: 4
  • ECON 205g Principles of Macroeconomics Units: 4
  • IR 210gw International Relations: Introductory Analysis Units: 4
  • IR 213 The Global Economy Units: 4
  • MATH 118gx Fundamental Principles of Calculus Units: 4 * OR MATH 125g Calculus I Units: 4 *

Core Skills and Issues:

  • IR 330 Politics of the World Economy Units: 4 OR ECON 350 The World Economy Units: 4
  • ECON 305 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory Units: 4
  • ECON 317 Introduction to Statistics for Economists Units: 4
  • Choose two courses (8 units):
  • IR 324 Multinational Enterprises and World Politics Units: 4
  • IR 325 North-South Relations in the Global Economy Units: 4
  • IR 326 U.S. Foreign Economic Policy Units: 4
  • IR 327 International Negotiation Units: 4
  • IR 329 The Global Finance and Monetary Regime Units: 4
  • IR 331 The Global Economy 2030 Units: 4

Regional Study: Choose one (4 units)

  • ECON 340 Economics of Less Developed Countries Units: 4
  • ECON 342 Economic Development of the Middle East Units: 4
  • ECON 343 Economic Development of East Asia Units: 4
  • ECON 344 Economic Development of Sub-Saharan Africa Units: 4
  • ECON 346 Economics of Transition and Development: China Units: 4
  • IR 363 Middle East Political Economy Units: 4
  • IR 364 The Political Economy of Latin American Development Units: 4
  • IR 425 The New Triangle: China, the U.S. and Latin America Units: 4
  • IR 428 China's Political Economy Units: 4
  • IR 439 Political Economy of Russia and Eurasia Units: 4

Senior Emphasis: Choose one (4 units)

  • ECON 450 International Trade Units: 4 (pre-req: ECON 303)
  • ECON 452 International Finance Units: 4
  • IR 426 Trade Politics in the Western Hemisphere Units: 4
  • IR 427 Seminar on Economics and Security Units: 4
  • IR 430 The Politics of International Trade Units: 4
  • IR 454 The International Political Economy of Development Units: 4

Questions?

Contact an undergraduate advisor in VKC 301:

(213) 740-6278

  • School of International Relations
  • 3518 Trousdale Parkway
  • Von KleinSmid Center 330
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0043
  • Phone: (213) 740 - 2136