International Political Economy|
Fall 2018 not offered
|Certificates: Environmental Studies, International Relations|
This course is an applied introduction to the study of the politics of the major issues of international economic relations today: globalization, trade, monetary relations, imperialism, debt, foreign direct investment, resources and energy, development, international migration, and the environment. Emphasis will be placed on learning about the main issues of international economic relations through reading and discussing issues, but principally by applying what has been learned in real-life scenarios. There will be extensive team work and verbal presentations in this class. The final assignment will be entrepreneurial in nature.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CES)(CIR)(ENVS)(GOVT)(GOVT-Intl.)
Joan Spero and Jeffrey Hart, THE POLITICS OF INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC RELATIONS
Robert Gilpin, U.S. POWER AND THE MULTINATIONAL CORPORATION
J. A. Hobson, IMPERIALISM
Robert Bates, MARKETS AND STATES IN TROPICAL AFRICA
Fred Block, THE ORIGINS OF INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC DISORDER
Charles Kindleberger, THE WORLD IN DEPRESSION
Rondo Cameron, A CONCISE HISTORY OF THE WORLD ECONOMY
|Examination and Assignments: |
Several research projects and memos. Students will be giving several oral presentations and be engaged in teamwork projects as well.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
There are no specific ECON prerequisites, but some background in macroeconomics and international economics would be helpful.