Below are a few examples, but we urge you to talk to your major/departmental advisor and explore available courses in SPIRE. Remember not to constrain yourself to classes within your major.
ECON 311 - Money and Banking: The nature and functions of money and the significance of monetary circulation, commercial banks, the Central Bank, the non-bank financial institutional structure; integration of monetary theory into a general theory of economic activity.
ECON 394FI - Finance and Society: Students will sharpen and bring together knowledge they've gained about basic economic theory and apply it through a historical and contextual study of the myriad ways in which finance and society have interacted over recent centuries.
POLISCI 281 - Comparative Political Economy: This course introduces core political economy concepts from both classical and modern thinkers while engaging in contemporary debates about the relationship between states and markets.
RESECON 314 - Financial Analysis for Consumers and Firms: Foundations of interest rate theory and fundamentals of finance. A problem-solving approach to selected financial applications as they affect microeconomic units such as the individuals, households, and small businesses.
LEGAL 465 - Globalization: The globalization of law, culture, and politics. Competing arguments about the meaning and effects of globalization. Topics include economic globalization, the nature of international law, the influence of the U.S., human rights and refugee protection, the United Nations, and the implications of the rise of the Internet and other global communication media.
POLISCI 281 - Comparative Political Economy: Core political economy concepts from both classical and modern thinkers while engaging in contemporary debates about the relationship between states and markets. Engage with questions such as: What is political economy? Why and how do capitalist systems differ? Why are some countries wealthier and more prosperous than others? What is the role of the state in the economy, market, and development?
POLISCI 388 - Corporate Lobbying & the Global Economy: The governance of the global economy by private actors. Theoretical and empirical perspectives on how, when, and why private actors are able to influence international institutions, global standards and regulations, and international negotiation processes. Some basic familiarity with international political economy (IPE), economics, and international relations will be extremely helpful.
SOCIOL 347 - Corporate Crime: The rise of the "corporate actor" in terms of social organization and social policy, and concerning interest, rights, power, and trust. Organizational processes and deviance in production markets; deviance by, within, among, and against businesses as corporations. The roles of government and state in both the social production of deviance and its regulation: deviance by within, among, and against government(s).
Depending on your main area of interest, your academic pathway will shift. To explore this field, you can take courses that will provide you with knowledge and skills in:
- Critical and creative thinking
- Problem solving
- Effective communication
- Quantitative Analysis