Political Economy

The International and Area Studies Academic Program has provided information for students who plan to study abroad. Review your department’s responses to the Major Advising Questionnaires below, then contact the department directly with any additional questions

 

Advising Resources

 

Study Abroad for Political Economy Majors (PDF)

Study Abroad Information on the Political Economy Website

Political Economy Advising Contact Information

 

Berkeley Programs Questionnaire

 

Does your department currently sponsor a Berkeley Summer Abroad or Berkeley Global Internships program?

No.

Do any courses offered on a Berkeley Summer Abroad or Berkeley Global Internships program currently satisfy requirements within your major?

No.

What is the maximum amount of major credit given for courses taken during UCEAP? Is this maximum calculated by number of courses or by units of credit?

Political Economy students may take a maximum of three (3) classes from outside the College of Letters and Science. Courses must be worth a minimum of 3 UC semester units.

Does your department maintain a list of courses previously awarded credit on UCEAP and/or a list of pre-approved courses for UCEAP programs? How do students access this information?

No.

Does your department have a 4-year or 2-year plan available to students that incorporates semester or year-length study abroad? How do students access this information?

No. Students should talk to advisers to work out individual plans.

What is the process in your department to have courses evaluated? What materials must be submitted? What is the timeframe for response?

Students submit petitions. We usually respond within a week.

Are students in your department able to undertake a senior honors thesis the semester following UCEAP participation?

Yes, so long as that is the fall semester of their senior year.

Does your department calculate UCEAP grades into departmental GPA?

Yes.

Are UCEAP grades counted towards departmental honors?

Yes.

If you represent a department which teaches foreign language, does your department award major credit for the courses taken during the Intensive Language Program (ILP) portion of the UCEAP program?

N/A

Does the undergraduate adviser sign the UCEAP academic planning form, or must a faculty adviser sign?

The undergraduate adviser.

Does your department place Academic holds on declared majors prior to each registration period? If yes, what is your departmental policy on releasing advising holds for students currently abroad on UCEAP (e.g. is advising possible via email, skype, etc.)?

No.

Do you have any department specific advice for students participating on a UCEAP program in their last term at Berkeley?

If possible, it is best to have completed concentration courses before their last semester abroad.

 

Independent Programs Questionnaire

 

Have any Independent programs been approved by your department and the Study Abroad Advisory board for credit in the major?

No.

Are there any pre-approved courses for your major from other UC summer abroad programs (UCLA, UCD, etc.)?

No.

What is the process to have a course from an Independent study abroad program evaluated for your major?
Students submit petitions for faculty review. We usually respond within a week.