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Economics and Political Science

Make progress toward your degree this summer by meeting requirements with political science and economics courses.

UW-Madison’s Political Science Department is home to one of the oldest and most respected programs in the nation, and one of the most popular majors on campus. The department receives consistently high rankings in national surveys, and its award-winning faculty are known for innovative research on current and important questions, as well as dedication to teaching.

The UW-Madison Economics Program provides a foundation for students to understand markets and systems that govern the use of resources within societies. It provides a framework for understanding how and why human exchanges work, making it relevant for many fields where human interaction occurs.

Below is a sample of political science and economics courses offered in 2018, including on-campus and online options. Courses are grouped by theme or the UW-Madison degree requirements they fulfill. Contact your advisor to see which courses might help you graduate faster or lighten your load in a future semester.

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*Some or all sections of this course are online.

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Economics

-Agricultural and Applies Economics 306: The Real Estate Process
-Economics 101: Principles of Microeconomics (Quant B)*
-Economics 102: Principles of Macroeconomics*
-Economics 301: Intermediate Microeconomic Theory*
-Economics 302: Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory*

Daniel Kapust, associate professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, teaches his Western Culture: Political, Economic and Social Thought lecture course

Political Science

-International Studies 434: The Politics of Human Rights*
-Educational Policy Studies 340: Comparative Education*
-Political Science 104: Introduction to American Politics and Government*
-Political Science 140: Introduction to International Relations*
-Political Science 348: Analysis of International Relations (Quant B)

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Other Courses of Interest

-Community & Environmental Sociology 211: The Sociological Enterprise
-Communication Arts 371: Communication and Conflict Resolution*
-Geography 340: World Regions in Global Context*
-Philosophy 211: Elementary Logic (Quant B)
-Sociology 131: Criminal Justice in America

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