The Global Economy

AP/POLS 2940 6.0 Introduction to International Politics

This course explores the forces that structure power, conflict, compromise and cooperation both within states and among them, emphasizing the diversities and inequalities, the violence, and the on-going struggles to achieve political community that mark the present era of "globalization."

Course credit exclusion: GL/ILST 2300 3.0.

PRIOR to Fall 2010: Course credit exclusion: AS/POLS 2210 6.0.

AP/POLS 2950 6.0 States & Societies-Global Context: Comparative Politics

Introduction to Comparative Politics. An introduction to the comparative study of political systems, institutions, and processes. The second half of the course will examine in detail the government and politics of specific countries and regions.

Course credit exclusions: None.

AP/ECON 3150 3.0 International Trade

Studies the microeconomic aspects of international trade, tracing its historical development from the theory of comparative costs to the theory of customs unions and tariffs. Topics include trade patterns, trade barriers and free trade versus protectionism, economic growth and development in the international economy, and international institutions.

Prerequisites: AP/ECON 1000 3.0 and AP/ECON 1010 3.0 or equivalents.

Course credit exclusion: GL/ECON 4290 6.0.

PRIOR TO FALL 2009: Course credit exclusions: AK/ECON 3570 3.0, AS/ECON 3150 3.0, GL/ECON 4290 6.0.

AP/ECON 3550 3.0 Economic Growth and Development

Studies the economic problems of poor countries and poor communities. Explores the meaning of development by considering the characteristics of economic underdevelopment, poverty, income and wealth distribution, rural versus urban development, population growth, and unemployment and migration. Additional topics include theories of development, growth and technological change, strategies for environmentally sustainable development, education, and health.

Prerequisites: AP/ECON 1000 3.0 and AP/ECON 1010 3.0 or equivalents.

Course credit exclusion: GL/ECON 4290 6.0.

PRIOR TO FALL 2009: Course credit exclusions: AK/ECON 3570 3.0, AS/ECON 3150 3.0, GL/ECON 4290 6.0.

AP/ECON 3199 3.0 Approaches to Global Economics (Writing)

Explores approaches to the global economy, emphasizing structural and policy-related aspects.

Course credit exclusions: AP/ECON 3199 3.0, AP/POLS 3270 3.0, AP/POLS 3275 3.0.

PRIOR TO FALL 2009: Course credit exclusions: AK/POLS 3700 6.0, AS/ECON 3190 3.0, AS/ECON 3199 3.0, AS/POLS 3270 3.0, AS/POLS 3275 3.0.

AP/ECON/PPAS 3560 3.0 Economic Policy in Developing countries

Examines policy issues arising from development planning. Topics include agriculture versus industry, international trade, monetary and fiscal policies, foreign investment, foreign aid and self-reliance, and global issues.

Prerequisites: AP/ECON 1000 3.0 and AP/ECON 1010 3.0 or equivalents.

Course credit exclusions: AP/ECON 3569 3.0, AP/PPAS 3569.

PRIOR TO FALL 2009: Course credit exclusions: AK/ECON 3560 3.0, AS/ECON 3320 3.0, AK/PPAS 3560 3.0.

AP/ANTH 3220 6.0 Greed, Globalization & the Gift: The Culture of Capitalism

This course examines capitalist enterprise historically and ethnographically. It focuses upon forms of corporate capitalism; the historic spread of capitalism and the world system; globalization; and the failure of neo-liberal development to deliver economic prosperity.

Course credit exclusions: None.

PRIOR TO FALL 2009: Course credit exclusions: AS/ANTH 3220 6.0.

AP/GEOG 3130 3.0 The Global Economy

This course examines the evolution of the world economy as well as the major institutions that have supported it, and interprets the new geography of investment, production and consumption that accompanies it.

Course credit exclusions: None.

PRIOR TO FALL 2009: Course credit exclusion: AS/GEOG 3130 3.0.

AP/POLS 3270 3.0 Global Political Economy I : Theories and Approaches

This course introduces theoretical perspectives and concepts of global political economy, and applies them in the identification of various substructures in the context of historical developments, especially since the 19th century.

Course credit exclusions: AP/ECON 3190 3.0, AP/ECON 3199 3.0.

Prior TO FALL 2009: Course credit exclusions: AS/ECON 3190 3.0, AS/ECON 3199 3.0, AK/POLS 3700 6.0 and AS/POLS 3270 3.0.

AP/POLS 3275 3.0 Global Political Economy II: Issues & Problems

This course focuses on problems and issues relating to the post-1945 global political economy.

Course credit exclusions: AP/ECON 3190 3.0, AP/ECON 3199 3.0.

Prior TO FALL 2009: Course credit exclusions: AK/POLS 3700 6.0, AS/ECON 3190 3.0, AS/ECON 3199 3.0, AS/POLS 3275 3.0.

AP/POLS 3560 6.0 The Global South: Politics, Policy & Development

This course explores various dimensions of the global south, with emphasis on political- economy and development. It examines the similarities and differences between various local experiences in the global south and explores their contemporary dynamic in a historical context.

Course credit exclusions: None.

PRIOR TO FALL 2009: Course credit exclusion: AS/POLS 3560 6.0.

AP/HREQ 3010 6.0 Human Rights and Global Economy

Explores challenges to the fulfillment of internationally recognized human rights posed by globalization, emphasizing socio-economic rights like food security, water and livelihood rights. Examines the role of states, international institutions, corporations and civil society in protecting or threatening human rights.

Course credit exclusions: None.

PRIOR TO FALL 2009: Course credit exclusion: AK/HREQ 3010 6.0.

AP/SOSC 4047 6.0 The Business of Neoliberal Globalization

This course is designed for students taking the Global Economy stream in Business & Society. It introduces students to different theories of globalisation and specifically to those theories based on free market ideology, politics and policies. It involves seminar-based and group-based learning as students evaluate the specific implications of neoliberalism to particular countries, industries and social groups.

Course credit exclusions: None.

Open to: BUSO majors in Global Economy Stream (and other BUSO students with permission).