This course identifies the international political and economic elements shaping international development, including domestic economies; regional economic integration; demographic trends; and social, cultural, religious, ethnic and related tensions. The course also identifies political forces affecting the economic choices of states, non-state actors, enterprises, and individuals involved in international trade, investment, monetary, and development affairs.
After completing this course, students should be able to do the following:
- Analyze how political and economic factors interact to shape the global marketplace and international development environment, including as they relate to states, non-state actors, and patterns of cooperation and conflict in the international system.
- Evaluate strategies regarding the impact of international political economy on global trade and investment, international development, and regional economic integration.
- Synthesize in a balanced manner the individual, organizational, and systemic issues in conflicting situations.
- Analyze the viewpoint of another culture to gain new knowledge and insights.