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

For a complete list of minor requirements, please visit the online Course Catalog.

For students who declared the minor prior to the Fall 2015 semester, please review prior program requirements in the archived online Course Catalog or speak with an academic advisor. 

To declare a minor in Global Political Economy, fill out the GPE Consent Form and schedule an appointment with Dr. Northrup

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



Main campus Courses
Fall 2018
Summer 2018
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


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.