Category D - Political, Economic and Geographic Sciences
(Two Courses - 6 credit hours

Institutions are formal ways societies and cultures create over time to pursue activities important to them. Two of the most basic institutions in any large, collective society are its governmental structure and its economic system--that is, the ways which a society has chosen to regulate the interaction between individuals and groups and the ways which it has chosen to satisfy and organize its material needs. Both of these frameworks and the remaining institutions of any society are all affected and shaped by their physical environment, the geography in which they are set. In an era of increasingly complex global interaction, an understanding of these institutions in today's society and the influences that have helped to pattern their development are vital to the citizens of a participatory democracy.One course must be taken from those listed in two of the following disciplines.

Economics Geography Political Science
ECN101 Principles of Macroeconomics GEO101 World Geography PLS100 U.S. Government & Politics
ECN102 Principles of Microeconomics GEO103 Geography of the United States and Canada PLS141 Introduction to International Politics
ECN113 Principles of Economics