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

Description

An introduction to the changing nature of the globalized world economy through the analytical frameworks and concepts of international political economy (IPE). Covering such topics as the global monetary, financial and trade systems, politico-economic cooperation and competition among states, sustainable development, foreign aid and investment, debt, population growth, and environmental and energy concerns, this course will acquaint students with a range of arguments and perspectives about the structure, functioning, and problems of the contemporary global economy thereby empowering students to make independent judgments about them. Students will also gain an appreciation for the extent in which IPE issues directly affect their daily lives. Three lecture hours per week.