|Business and Social Sciences Division|
|POLI 9||POLITICAL ECONOMY||Fall 2011|
|4 hours lecture.||4 Units|
|Total Quarter Learning Hours: 48 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)|
|Lecture Hours: 4||Lab Hours:||Lecture/Lab:|
|Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.|
|Course Status: Active||Grading: Letter Grade with P/NP option|
|Degree Status: Applicable||Credit Status: Credit|
|Degree or Certificate Requirement: AA Degree, Foothill GE|
|GE Status: Social & Behavioral Sciences|
|Articulation Office Information -|
|Transferability: Both||Validation: 1/27/11|
|Cross Listed as:||ECON 9, POLI 9H|
|1. Description -|
|Analysis of the contending theoretical formulations of International Political Economy (IPE) emphasizing the interconnection between economics and politics in the broad context of a global economy and the formulation of national public policy. Economic and political Policy issues of current national and international significance are emphasized.|
|Advisory: Not open to students with credit in ECON 9, 9H or POLI 9H.|
|2. Course Objectives -|
|Student will be able to: |
A.Identify and analyze the contending theoretical formulations of the international political economy and their interconnections.
B.Critically evaluate the international political economy including trade, finance and development within the broad context of world politics.
C.Assess competing analytical and theoretical models used in the study of political economy particularly in evaluating the historical development and current operation of the world economy.
D.Identify the central structural and historical features of the global political economy and their changing circumstances in a global market.
E.Identify and critically analyze some of the leading policy issues in the global political economy such as global finance, trade, terrorism,non-governmental organizations and the role of international economic institutions such as: the World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and trade blocs in social, economic and national development strategies.
F.Identify and systematically analyze the political ideologies underlying global political economy issues.
|3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -|
|None. When taught as an online distance learning section, students and faculty need ongoing and continuous Internet and Email access. |
|4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -|
2.Analysis of International finance in the IPE
3.Examine the role of Multinational corporations in the IPE
4.Assess the role of Non-governmental organizations in the IPE
2. International trade
2. Marxism,facism, and corpatism
2. Allocation distribution
4. Education, research and development
5. Institutions in monetary and fiscal policies
6. Environment, workplace safety
7. Resources conservation
2. Colonialism and revolution
2. Great depression, New Deal, Keynesianism, World War II and Globalism
3. Cold War, affluence, poverty, fair deal, new frontier, Great Society
2. Ethnic fragmentation welfare state, entitlements
2. IBRD, WTO,MNC's
|5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.|
|6. Methods of Evaluation -|
E.Individual conferences in order to evaluate and advise students on the development of original thought and analytical techniques.
|7. Representative Text(s) -|
|Benn, Dennis & Hall, Kenneth (eds) Globalization A Calculus of Inequality: Perspectives from the South, Ian Randle Publishers, Jamaica 2000 |
Cohn, Theodore H. Global Political Economy: Theory and Practice. 2nd ed. New York: Addison Wesley Longman, 2005.
Goddard, C. Roe, Patrick Gronin, and Kishore C. Dash. International Political Economy: State-Market Relations in a Changing Global Order. Lynne Rienner, 2005.
McWilliams, Wayne C. and Piotrowski, Harry. The World Since 1945. 7th ed. Lynne Rienner, 2008.
Seligson, Mitchell A and Passe-Smith, John T. Development and Underdevelopment: The Political Economy of Global Inequality. 4th ed. Lynn Rienner, 2008.
Wallerstein, Immanuel The Modern-World System I: Capitalist Agriculture and the Origins of the European World-Economy in the 16th Century, Academic Press, New York, 1974
Wallerstein, Immanuel The Modern-World System III: The Second Era of Expansion of the Capitalist World Economy, 1730-1840s, Academic Press 1974
Fusfeld,Daniel, The Age of the Economist, Addison-Wesley Publishing, 9th Edition, 2004.
(All listed texts provide currency in the literature that meets course requirements)
|8. Disciplines -|
|Political Science |
|9. Method of Instruction -|
|Weekly Formal Lectures |
Oral presentations on assigned class modules
Small group research projects reporting back to class
|10. Lab Content -|
|Not applicable. |
|11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.|
|12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -|
|Weekly reading assignments of required texts (200 pp) that are linked to class modules. |
Accessing the New York Times, The Economist (online versions) to keep abreast of worldwide economic and political issues and informing class of findings
Accessing online versions of the Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy and other relevant journals that will assist students in their knowledge of relevant issues.
Development of Fifteen Page Research Paper topic, thesis and outline in conjunction with instructor
Fifteen Page Critical analytical research paper utilizing the investigative research methods and analysis
|13. Need/Justification -|
|This course is a restricted support course for the AA degree in Political Science. It also satisfies the Foothill GE requirement in Area IV, Social and Behavioral Sciences. |
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