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POLS 311 International Political Economy

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: ENGWR 300, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Transferable: CSU; UC

This course is designed to introduce students to the major theories, institutions and issues in international political economy. International political economy examines the interaction between politics and economics on a global scale; in particular, how political forces influence markets, and how market forces influence politics. In this course of study, students will examine the major theoretical perspectives on political economy, such as mercantilism, liberalism, Marxism and statism. Students are then introduced to the major components of the international economy: multilateral trade, domestic trade policy, international finance and currency policy. Last, this course focuses on several major issues in international political economy. Examples might include the gap between the developed and developing world, the globalized economy, the role of transnational corporations, the political economies of oil, migration, food, or the environment.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

DEMONSTRATE AN UNDERSTANDING OF STATES, OF MARKETS, AND HOW THEY INTERACT. (SLO#1)