Political Science | International Political Economy
Y376 | 3727 | McFillen
There is far more to international politics than matters of war and
peace. Some phenomena, such as trade and industrialization, have
long been subjects in the study of international relations. But the
end of the Cold War and advances in telecommunications technology
have brought about a world of growing economic interaction across
national boundaries. This has led to new opportunities and
challenges for governments, an increasing role for non-governmental
actors, and difficult, but exciting, questions for those of us trying
to make sense of it all.
What to expect:
This course will be in a lecture-discussion format with two essay
exams (each worth 30% of the grade), a final paper (30%), and
mandatory attendance/ participation (10%). All students should be
prepared to do plenty of reading and speaking.