Global Political Economy
Students work with faculty advisors to devise self-designed majors. Coursework in the major builds upon students’ experiences in the general education curriculum while providing students with pathways to deepen their knowledge or further develop their passion in a particular area of study.
Studying Global Political Economy at Antioch College
Global political economy program centers on interdisciplinary examinations of capitalism, politics, and society. Students examine a range of academic fields and topics, including: the development of the global economy, political science and public policy; economic theory; capitalism and the environment; geopolitics and international affairs; business, technology, and society; media and cultural production; and political and social movements.
Students often combine their studies of political economy with coursework in other fields, such as anthropology, psychology, the environmental sciences, and media arts, to create dynamic self-designed majors tailored to their specific interests and aspirations.
After completing their degrees, global political economy students have gone on to work in the corporate, government, and non-profit sectors, and have gained acceptance to graduate programs and law schools.
A self-designed major in global political economy can include the following courses:
- PECO 175: U.S. Foreign Policy
- PECO 210: U.S. Political Systems
- PECO 330: Political Economy of Race and Gender
- PECO 350: Public Policy
- PECO 375: International Relations
Global Political Economy
- PECO 105: Foundations of Political Economy
- PECO 280: Globalization and Development
- PECO 285: Capitalism in the Digital Age
- PECO 320: Labor Economics
- PECO 385: Transnational Corporations
Environmental Politics, Policy, and Economics
- PECO 110: Principles of Economics
- PECO 245: Political Ecology I: The Global Ecological Crisis
- PECO 220: Intermediate Micro and Macroeconomic Theory
- PECO 315: Environmental Economics
- PECO 445: Political Ecology II: Advanced Readings
Cooperative Education Field Placements
In the past, students have participated in Co-ops around the country and abroad. Here are a sampling:
Antioch students apply what they’re learning in the classroom to engage the core social and ecological problems of our times through co-op opportunities in the U.S. and around the world.
Among other opportunities, our students have :
- Addressed the global migration crisis by providing legal services to immigrants and refugees
- Advocated for social justice at the Black Alliance for Just Immigration
- Supported the global peace movement through co-ops at the Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition in Nagasaki, Japan
- Fought income inequality through worker empowerment get firsthand experience at a worker-owned optical technology firm
- Traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina to support local environmental organizations fighting global climate change
Faculty in this area
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