The seymour e and ruth b harris prize for honors thesis in economics was awarded for auden laurence ’16 for her thesis, “access for all the political economy of support for early childhood education,” advised by professor jeffry frieden. The major in political economy exposes students to the rich intersection between economics and politics students study the social, political and economic factors that affect, and are affected by, systems of production, exchange, and distribution, as well as the mix of values reflected in them. The political economy major aims to promote sustained reflection on the interrelations of political and economic activities and institutions it provides undergraduate students with the basic skills of economic analysis with consent of the director, a student may pursue a degree with honors in political economy a senior honors thesis is. Due to the special demands of this interdisciplinary major, the only route to honors in political economy is the thesis seniors may pursue the honors thesis course (political economy 493-w31) during the fall semester and winter study period. Senior honors thesis: you must also receive a grade of at least a- in gu4999 senior honors thesis this is a year-long course which you may substitute for your senior seminar requirement joint majors and financial economics majors are eligible for departmental honors in economics.
Honors and prizes department honors prizes and awards political science honor society (pi sigma alpha) political economy affiliated faculty photo of jagdish n bhagwati professors professor of international and public affairs and political science, school intl & public affairs research interest american politics. The department of political science offers a wide range of courses and various means of attaining specialization in the field political science courses are divided into five areas of concentration: 4986 special readings in political science 4996 honors thesis-capstone. Contact: joanne demarchena, undergraduate student services officer at [email protected] or (650)723-3976 professor kyle bagwell, econ director of undergraduate studies (dus) at [email protected] you can also read the information book for undergraduate economics majors for detailed information about the program the economics common syllabus explains econ course. The honors program provides a capstone experience during a student's senior year students have an opportunity to conduct original social science research in a small collaborative setting.
You want the thesis to help you prepare for a particular career or job, or you want to get a significant experience in doing research, or you want to graduate with honors on your record, or. To help students achieve this goal the political economy program requires a written thesis from all peco majors (not just those in the honors program) the thesis requirement is integrated into the capstone course, peco 401, which serves to guide students through the arduous process of creating and communicating (in written form) original research. Abstract to the extent of my knowledge, this paper is the rst attempt to subject relative income under political economy analysis the paper will.
A minor in political science with a concentration in international development (psdv) consists of six courses, including psdv2400 (intro to international development) and psdv3200 (development issues and strategies), either econ1020 (macroeconomics) or poli3450 (international political economy), and three electives. Co-recipient of the t aldrich finegan prize for best honors thesis in economics senior honors theses 2013 (author, title and advisor) james d eubanks, improving fuel economy through subsidies: evidence from cash for clunkers - mario crucini. The political economy of affordable housing development in suburban hennepin county, patrick, the political economy of affordable housing development in suburban hennepin county, minnesota (2010) geography honors projects december 4, 2009 honors thesis advisor: dan trudeau department of geography macalester college abstract a. Psc 3990 independent study for honors (3 credits) and psc 3900 honors seminar (3 credits) are also available for use towards honors and major requirements with the guidance of a member of the faculty, students may design a specialized program of study, such as political communications, political economy, political leadership or citizenship. Honors thesis presented to the honors committee of texas state university in partial fulfillment of the requirements the political economy of denuclearization and proliferation, 562 14 noland, the (non-) impact of un sanctions on north korea, 68-70.
Content guidelines for the economics honors thesis the economics department will accept an honors thesis only if it is an original get a sense of what eco-nomics research looks like major journals include theamerican economic review, the journal of political economy, econometrica, and the review of economic stud. The political economy of keynesian demand management by austin peters a senior undergraduate honors thesis, submitted to the department of political science, university of california, san diego results on assessing political behavior during recessions theory. Although all political science majors may write a thesis regardless of their gpa, majors who wish to graduate with latin honors (cum laude, magna cum laude, and summa cum laude) must write a senior thesis and maintain a cumulative gpa of 365 or above to qualify latin honors is awarded based on a student’s cumulative gpa and the grade. Political economy (pe) examines the relationship between politics and economics in modern societies and focuses on problems of both domestic and international policy based on the assumption that political-economic relationships are affected by any number of factors, such as society, culture, geography, and demographics, the curriculum is both. International political economy international education border violence refugees terrorism emerging markets human smuggling soft power: note: an honors thesis done in ir may not be used as a senior thesis in another department or program, nor may a senior thesis written for another concentration be submitted as an ir thesis.
Department of political science senior honors theses record 2015 jesse hardman the modern executive and the dynamics of american political regimes. The political economy major is designed to give students a grasp of the ways in which political and economic forces interact in shaping public policy. Course is open to junior political science majors who intend to write an honors thesis during their senior year purpose of course is to develop a thesis project, and to prepare students to conduct independent research under the direction of a faculty advisor. Thesis workshop dinner: the pols honors director hosts a working dinner annually in late spring for all students who intend to write a pols honors thesis in the next academic year in order to review thesis expectations, scholarly literatures and methodology.
Honors and high honors to be eligible for honors, a student must take one additional major class (eg, 10 versus 9 for the regular major), have a grade point average of at least 33 in these courses, and an overall grade point average of at least 30.