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Minor Concentration Political Economy (18 credits)

Offered by: Political Science     Degree: Bachelor of Arts and Science

Program Requirements

This program may not be expanded to the Major Concentration Political Science.

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

18 credits selected as follows:

3 credits from introductory political science courses:

  • POLI 211 Comparative Government and Politics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Introduction to the study of comparative politics as it applies both to the developed world and developing countries. The course presents the basic concepts and approaches used in the field of comparative politics and it focuses on patterns of similarity and difference in a way political institutions and processes are structured in a wide variety of national contexts.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developed Areas.
  • POLI 227 Developing Areas/Introduction (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : An introduction to Third World politics. A comparative examination of the legacies of colonialism, the achievement of independence, and contemporary dynamics of political and socio-economic development in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Topics include modernization, dependency, state-building and national integration, revolution, the role of the military, and democratization.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Julie Norman (Winter)

    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developing Areas.
  • POLI 243 International Politics of Economic Relations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : An introduction to international relations, through examples drawn from international political economy. The emphasis will be on the politics of trade and international monetary relations.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Mark R Brawley (Winter)

    • Note: The field is International Politics.

3 credits from introductory economics courses:

  • ECON 208 Microeconomic Analysis and Applications (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : A university-level introduction to demand and supply, consumer behaviour, production theory, market structures and income distribution theory.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Mayssun El-Attar Vilalta, Paul Dickinson (Fall) Paul Dickinson (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking ECON 230 or ECON 250
  • ECON 209 Macroeconomic Analysis and Applications (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : A university-level introduction to national income determination, money and banking, inflation, unemployment and economic policy.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Paul Dickinson (Fall) Paul Dickinson (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: ECON 208 or permission of the instructor
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking ECON 330 or ECON 352

Note: Students who take or have taken ECON 230D1/D2 or ECON 250D1/D2 are deemed to have fulfilled the economics requirement. However, the 3 complementary economics credits must be replaced with an additional political science course from the list below.

12 credits from:

  • POLI 243 International Politics of Economic Relations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : An introduction to international relations, through examples drawn from international political economy. The emphasis will be on the politics of trade and international monetary relations.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Mark R Brawley (Winter)

    • Note: The field is International Politics.
  • POLI 315 Approaches to Political Economy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Influential traditions in political economy. Focus on how these attempted to integrate the economic and political. Application of economic analysis to social and political phenomena ("social choice"). Recent efforts to combine the deductive logic of economics with comparative empirical analysis of actors in different institutional settings. Extension to the international political economy.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: POLI 211 or POLI 212 and one preferably university-level economics course
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developed Areas.
  • POLI 321 Issues: Canadian Public Policy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : The Canadian political process through an analysis of critical policy issues in community development, welfare state, education, and institutional reforms in public service delivery systems. Diagnostic and prescriptive interpretations of public choices in a federal-parliamentary regime.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Filippo Sabetti (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: at least one other course in Canadian or Comparative Politics
    • Note: The field is Canadian Politics.
  • POLI 354 Approaches to International Political Economy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : The course presents theoretical approaches to understanding change in the international political economy.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: A basic course in International Relations and an introductory course in Macro Economics
    • Note: The field is International Politics.
  • POLI 441 IPE: Trade (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Politics of international trade, such as the international rules governing trade in goods, the functioning of international bodies such as the WTO, and the domestic sources of these international policies.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Krzysztof Pelc (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: POLI 243 or permission of the instructor.
    • Note: The field is International Politics.
  • POLI 445 International Political Economy: Monetary Relations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Advanced course in international political economy; the politics of international of monetary relations, such as international rules governing international finance, the reasons for and consequences of financial flows, and the functioning of international financial bodies such as the IMF and World Bank.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: POLI 243 or permission of the instructor.
    • Note: The field is International Politics.
  • POLI 451 The European Union (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : The emergence of the EU and its innovative institutions and policies will be studied through lectures, discussions, and a simulation (of a European Council or Parliament session). Emphasis upon current debates about the EU's developing identity, its internal political economy, its institutions of 'multilevel' governance, and its external relation.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Sven-Oliver Proksch (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: one course each in International Relations and Comparative Politics
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developed Areas; also in the field of International Politics.
  • POLI 473 Democracy and the Market (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : The course examines the relationship between economic and political change by focusing on dual processes of economic reform and democratization. The inter-play of societal, state-level and international actors, and the possible trade-offs involved, are explored using examples from Latin America, the former Soviet bloc, and other developing areas.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Philip Oxhorn (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: A course in Comparative Politics or written permission of the instructor
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developing Areas.
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