Political Science
 

Comparative Political Economy

Comparative Political Economy
Overview of political economy from a comparative perspective. Classic theorists (Smith, Marx, Schumpeter, etc.); classic questions (industrialization, national economic policy, property, globalization, law, and economics).
POLI
344
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPoli 150 or 250; Poli 200.
 TaughtFall Contact Department, Winter Contact Department, Spring Contact Department, Summer Contact Department
 ProgramsContaining POLI 344
Course Outcomes: 

Effective and Professional Writing

Develop writing skills through various activities such as regular, short writing assignments in response to readings or topics we cover in class, as well as undertaking a significant research paper that includes the extension of a theory and some form of empirical testing applied to political economy topics.

Politics, International Relations, and Political Philosophy

Demonstrate a familiarity with each of the four major subfields of political science: American politics, comparative politics, international relations, and political philosophy.

Political Process, Theory, and Thought

Understand the relationship (factual/theoretical) between political/economic outcomes and political/economic structures/institutions.

Politics, International Relations, and Political Philosophy

You will also be exposed to how international forces affect domestic political economy and how normative considerations shape policy outcomes of interest in this class.

Political Process, Theory, and Thought

Politics, International Relations, and Political Philosophy

Critical Thinking and Analysis

All of the above items also contribute to the development of this skill.

Effective and Professional Writing

Write professional grade research papers on political science questions.

Effective Research and Analysis

Use appropriate methods of analysis and research, including qualitative and quantitative methods, historical comparison, and textual interpretation to answer political questions.

Critical Thinking and Analysis

Think critically, analytically, and synthetically.