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POL S 205 - Introduction to Political Economy

5 Credits
An exploration of relations between business and government, and of economic relations between nations.


Quarters Typically Offered

Designed to Serve Business/ political science/ economics majors: Transfer students
Active Date 2011-09-22

Grading Basis Decimal Grade
Class Limit 38
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Field Studies 0 Clinical 0 Independent Studies 0
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
  • Social Science Area I

Course Outline
1. Introduction 2. Community power 3. Case study: Boeing and Washington state 4. Business and politics at the national level 5. Regulation and deregulation 6. International Political Economy 7. IPE: Trade and Finance 8. IPE and global conflicts 9. Food and the environment 10. Review and presentations

Student Learning Outcomes
Understanding of intersection between business and government.

Knowledge of trade-offs involved in business regulation, tax and monetary policy.

Understanding of economic/political relations between international firms and nation-states.

Understanding of political and economic aspects of trade and environmental issues.

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