INTST 201 Introduction to International Political Economy • 5 Cr.


Examines international economics in the post-World War II era. Students investigate the post-war economic and political orders, including the crisis of the 1970's-1980's and north/south and east/west relations.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Define globalization and identify, analyze and evaluate the positive and negative effects of globalization as well as different countries' policies with respect to globalization
  • Describe the major forces that have influenced and continue to influence the global political economy Explain the basis for economic conflict and cooperation among states in the global system
  • Compare and contrast diverse viewpoints and articulate well-reasoned arguments regarding contemporary issues related to international political economy
  • Apply concepts and theories from the field of international political economy to the real world
  • Critically evaluate the global economic system through the lens of social responsibility, including with regards to environmental sustainability