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Minor in Global Political Economy (GPE)

The minor in Global Political Economy (GPE) is an interdisciplinary program in the social sciences designed to help students explore all the dimensions and implications of globalization in contemporary international relations. The minor is administered by the International Relations Program and is open to all Syracuse University students in good academic standing, with the exception of IR majors whose topic concentration is International Political Economy.  That topic concentration may not be combined with the GPE minor.

Minor Requirements

Required Core Courses
(2 courses) 6 Credits

  1. PSC 124 International Relations OR PSC 139 International Relations Honors
  2. GEO 273 World Political Economy

Advanced Course Work
(4 courses) 12 Credits

Four (4) additional courses (12 credits) in *APPROVED courses numbered 300 or above, which are global (not national or regional) in scope.

  • one course in Economics (3 credits)
  • one course in Political Science (3 credits)
  • two courses in any social science (6 credits)

Students may take a maximum of two upper division courses in Economics and two in Political Science.

*Refer to the course lists below for the official list of approved courses that will count toward the minor each semester.



Main campus Courses
Spring 2018
Fall 2017

Summer 2017
Spring 2017
Fall 2016
Summer 2016
Spring 2016
Fall 2015

Summer 2015

Spring 2015

Fall 2014
Summer 2014

Spring 2014
Fall 2013

A sample of courses offered through SU Abroad
GPE Courses Abroad


For more information you can email  Dr. Terrie Northrup or go to to schedule an appointment to discuss declaring a Minor in Global Political Economy. 

Please note: To be eligible to declare a minor in Global Political Economy, a student must first complete at least one (1) required intro course with a grade of "B" or better.  In order to graduate with this minor, the final GPA in the minor must be 2.0 or better in accordance with University policy.