International Political Economy

The major in international political economy (IPE) explores the nature and complexities of our increasingly interdependent and politicized global economy from an interdisciplinary perspective. Students who complete the major will receive training in political, economic, and quantitative analysis as well as an introduction to other cultures and the opportunity to use their electives to further specialize their studies according to their interests. Students who wish to continue their education in law, economics, political science, and international affairs will find the major beneficial. Other students will be able to use the major to prepare for employment with banks, businesses, and government agencies concerned with the global economy. Available specializations include foreign language study and global business.

The major is open only to Fordham College at Rose Hill students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better when they declare their major. Students wishing to major in IPE are also required to submit a one-or two-page essay explaining why they would like major in IPE to the director. Please contact the director for application deadlines.

The major in international political economy (IPE) is administered by the Graduate Program in International Political Economy and Development (IPED). IPED is an affiliate member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA).

Program Activities

Study Abroad

Majors are encouraged to study abroad during junior year in order to complement their learning experience at Fordham.

Internships

Students may receive credit for internships having an international focus.

Awards

Seniors may apply for membership into Sigma Iota Rho, the National Honor Society for International Studies. Applicants are required to have a minimum GPA of 3.2 and to have applied for prestigious fellowships, such as the Fulbright, or selected internships with international agencies, such as the State Department.

Courses outside the program

The following courses offered outside the department have the IPE attribute and count toward the International Political Economy major. In addition, all courses with the ARAB, FREN, GERM, ITAL, MAND, RUSS, and SPAN subject codes that are numbered 1500 to 4999 also count for the major.

CourseTitleCredits
AFAM 1600UNDERSTANDING HISTORICAL CHANGE: AFRICA3
AFAM 3036GLOBAL BLACK YOUTH CULTURES4
AFAM 3037BEING AND BECOMING BLACK IN THE ATLANTIC WORLD4
AFAM 3072CIVIL WARS IN AFRICA4
AFAM 3075DEMOCRACY IN AFRICA4
AFAM 3141WOMEN IN AFRICA4
AFAM 3148HISTORY OF SOUTH AFRICA4
AFAM 3150CARIBBEAN PEOPLES AND CULTURE4
ANTH 1050ANTHROPOLOGY FOCUS3
ANTH 1300INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY3
ANTH 2500TABOO: ANTHROPOLOGY OF THE FORBIDDEN4
ANTH 2619MAGIC, SCIENCE, AND RELIGION4
ANTH 2620THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF CITIES4
ANTH 2770ANTHROPOLOGY OF CHILDHOOD4
ANTH 2880HUMAN SEXUALITY IN CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE4
ANTH 2886ANTHROPOLOGY OF GENDER AND SEXUALITY4
ANTH 3340ANTHROPOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON RACE AND ETHNICITY4
ANTH 3351COMPARATIVE CULTURES4
ANTH 3725CULTURE AND CULTURE CHANGE4
ANTH 4114ANTHROPOLOGY OF HEALTH HEALING AND SOCIAL JUSTICE4
ANTH 4373ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN SURVIVAL4
ANTH 4490ANTHROPOLOGY OF POLITICAL VIOLENCE4
COMC 3380INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION4
ECON 1100BASIC MACROECONOMICS3
ECON 1200BASIC MICROECONOMICS3
ECON 2140STATISTICS I4
ECON 2142STATISTICAL DECISION MAKING4
ECON 3210ECONOMICS OF DEVELOPMENT4
ECON 3228MIDDLE EAST ECONOMICS4
ECON 3229POLITICAL ECONOMY OF THE MIDDLE EAST4
ECON 3235ECONOMY OF LATIN AMERICA4
ECON 3240WORLD POVERTY4
ECON 3242GLOBAL ECONOMIC ISSUES4
ECON 3244INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC POLICY4
ECON 3256COMPARATIVE ECONOMIC SYSTEMS4
ECON 3346INTERNATIONAL TRADE4
ECON 3347INTERNATIONAL FINANCE4
ECON 3430ST: SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS4
ECON 3457INTERNATIONAL REGULATION4
ECON 4900INTERNSHIP SEMINAR4
FREN 2650BUSINESS FRENCH4
GERM 2650BUSINESS GERMAN4
HIST 1000UNDERSTANDING HISTORICAL CHANGE: MODERN EUROPE3
HIST 1400UNDERSTANDING HISTORICAL CHANGE: LATIN AMERICA3
HIST 1550UNDERSTANDING HISTORICAL CHANGE: EAST ASIAN HISTORY3
HIST 1600UNDERSTANDING HISTORICAL CHANGE: AFRICA3
HIST 1700UNDERSTANDING HISTORICAL CHANGE: MIDEAST3
HIST 3148HISTORY OF SOUTH AFRICA4
HIST 3362CRIME AND PUNISHMENT IN EUROPE4
HIST 3416EUROPEAN WOMEN: 1800-PRESENT4
HIST 345520TH CENTURY IRELAND4
HIST 3457BRITAIN: 1867-PRESENT4
HIST 3541MODERN ITALY4
HIST 3544ITALY IN THE WIDER WORLD4
HIST 3555HITLER'S GERMANY4
HIST 3566WAR AND IMPERIALISM4
HIST 362020TH CENTURY EUROPE4
HIST 3670THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST4
HIST 3675HISTORY OF MODERN ISRAEL4
HIST 3855AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY SINCE 18984
HIST 3858THE GLOBAL COLD WAR4
HIST 3915CONTEMPORARY CHINA4
HIST 3920MODERN JAPAN4
HIST 3922EAST ASIAN CITIES4
HIST 3925THE HOLOCAUST4
HIST 3972REVOLUTION IN CENTRAL AMERICA4
HIST 3973EDU AND STATE IN LATIN AMERICA4
HIST 3986RELIGION AND POLITICS IN ISLAMIC HISTORY4
HIST 3992CAPITALISM4
HIST 4767SEMINAR: TORTURE AND THE WESTERN EXPERIENCE4
HIST 4820SEMINAR: AFRICAN ICONS4
HPRH 3001RELIGION IN THE MODERN WORLD4
IRST 3409IRISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE 14
MAND 1501INTERMEDIATE MANDARIN I3
MEST 4001SEMINAR: MIDDLE EAST4
POSC 2501INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL POLITICS4
POSC 2610INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS4
POSC 3307ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS4
POSC 3418ISLAMIC POLITICAL THOUGHT4
POSC 3423POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES4
POSC 3505INTERNATIONAL LAW4
POSC 3507INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS4
POSC 3520MIDEAST AND THE WORLD4
POSC 3521GLOBAL GOVERNANCE4
POSC 3522UNITED NATIONS4
POSC 3530U.S. FOREIGN POLICY4
POSC 3605COMPARATIVE DEMOCRACY4
POSC 3610POLITICAL ECONOMY OF DEVELOPMENT4
POSC 3611THIRD WORLD POLITICS4
POSC 3616POLITICAL ECONOMY OF POVERTY4
POSC 3621EUROPEAN POLITICS4
POSC 3622POLITICS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION4
POSC 3623ISLAM IN EUROPE4
POSC 3632CHINA AND U.S. IN GLOBAL ERA4
POSC 3641LATIN AMERICAN POLITICS4
POSC 3642CARIBBEAN POLITICS4
POSC 3651COMPARATIVE POLITICS OF THE MIDDLE EAST4
POSC 3915INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY4
POSC 4400SEMINAR: GLOBAL JUSTICE4
POSC 4515SEMINAR: INTERNATIONAL POLITICS OF PEACE4
POSC 4525SEMINAR: GLOBALIZATION4
POSC 4900SEMINAR: DEMOCRACY, DEVELOPMENT, AND THE GLOBAL ECONOMY4
SOCI 2505RELIGION AND SOCIAL CHANGE4
SOCI 3046INTERNATIONAL SOCIOLOGY4
SOCI 3110GLOBAL CONFLICT: WARS/RELIGION4
SOCI 3148POPULATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ISSUES4
SOCI 3415DEVELOPMENT AND GLOBALIZATION4
SOCI 3714TERRORISM AND SOCIETY4
WGSS 3416EUROPEAN WOMEN 1800-PRESENT4

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