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.
Economics, Environmental Politics, Global Political Economy, Political Science
Antioch College’s Political Economy program investigates how social and political power shapes the nature of our economy. We analyze a range of issues, such as: economic inequality, rising geopolitical tensions, the global ecological crisis, labor struggles, urban policy, and the digital/tech economy.
A self-designed major in political science, global political economy, environmental politics and economics 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
Assistant Professor of Political Economy Dean Snyder coauthored a piece of public scholarship, “The Green New Deal and the Politics of Consumption,” recently published by the online magazine Jacobin, a leading voice of the American left, offering...