2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CPOLS 3212 Political Economy

Political and economic systems are intertwined at their cores. This course explores fundamental questions about this relationship, and is designed to: (1) introduce students to the primary writings of central figures in the development of economic thought, (2) expose students to the complexities of macroeconomic processes and their connections to democratic institutions, processes and policies, and (3) investigate the underlying historical and dynamic processes of political-economic integration and bureaucratization. The United States will be the primary case-study, but the fundamental questions, theories and processes covered in the course can be applied to nearly all countries’ political-economic systems.




Must have earned a minimum of 30 CUMULATIVE CREDITS