Academic Calendar

Global Political Economy (GPE)

GPE 1700  Social Justice in the 21st Century: Global Political Economy and Environmental Change  3 cr  

Introduces students to political economy and cultural geography through the close analysis of contemporary world events, including but not limited to instances of violent conflict, environmental change, international negotiations, political processes and events, social movements, and policy developments. A multimedia approach will advance students' understanding of geopolitical events from political economy and spatial perspectives. Specific content of the course will change year-by-year in response to developments in national and world politics. Also offered by Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources as GEOG 1700. Students may not hold credit for both GPE 1700 and GEOG 1700.

Equiv To: GEOG 1700

Attributes: Social Science, Recommended Intro Courses

GPE 2700  Perspectives on Global Political Economy  3 cr  

An interdisciplinary seminar exploring issues in political economy at the global level from the perspectives of Anthropology, History, Economics, Political Studies, and Sociology.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: written consent of Global Political Economy coordinator.

Attributes: Social Science, Written English Requirement

GPE 3700  A Survey of Global Political Economy  3 cr  

Provides students with a systemic intellectual history of the field of Global Political Economy. The course delineates Global Political Economy as a distinctive scholarly tradition, discusses the separation of economics and politics, and surveys the tradition from classical political economy through historical materialism, development economics, imperialism, world systems theory, and more. Students will relate these approaches to contemporary issues in GPE such as economic and ecological crises, inequality, or corporate power.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in GPE 1700 or GEOG 1700] or written consent of instructor.

Attributes: Humanities

GPE 4510  Global Political Economy Field Placement Seminar  3 cr  

A seminar to be taken concurrently with GPE 4520 in which each student will relate theory and practice. This course is also offered as ECON 4610 and LABR 4510. Students may not hold credit for GPE 4510 and either ECON 4610 or LABR 4510. Intended for students in the Global Political Economy Single Advanced Major.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: written consent of the Global Political Economy Program Coordinator. Corequisite: GPE 4520.

Attributes: Social Science

GPE 4520  Global Political Economy Field Placement  6 cr  

An educationally directed field experience in which the student will undertake specific tasks and assignments in some aspects of Community Economic Development and/or economic policy. Field placement options include community-based organizations, government departments and agencies, policy and research organizations, unions, and other employers. This course is also offered as ECON 4620 and LABR 4520. Students may not hold credit for GPE 4520 and either ECON 4620 or LABR 4520. Intended for students in the Global Political Economy Single Advanced Major.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: written consent of the Global Political Economy Program Coordinator. Corequisite: GPE 4510.

Attributes: Social Science

GPE 4700  Studies in Global Political Economy  6 cr  

An advanced interdisciplinary seminar that will study the effects of institutions, structures, and dynamics operating in the current global political economy. Students, working in groups, will be expected to do case studies on selected local (or regional) political economies.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: written consent of Global Political Economy coordinator.

Attributes: Social Science