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Undergraduate Course Details
Number POL 360
Title International Relations and the Global Economy
Credits 3.0
Distribution DIII


This course introduces students to the changing nature of the globalized world economy through the frameworks and concepts of international political economy. Focusing on such topics as multinational corporations, polarization, economic cooperation and competition among states, foreign aid, debt, hunger, population growth and how globalized trade works, this course will acquaint students with various interpretations of globalization and their underlying theories, and thereby help students to make independent judgments about them. The course emphasizes the study of empirical patterns and basic logic in international political economy rather than formal modeling. A background in economics or mathematics is not required. Three lecture hours per week.