2007-2008 Undergraduate Calendar

International Political Economy  
This program is offered through the Departments of Economics and Political Science Co-ordinators Robert Dimand, Department of Economics Dan Madar, Department of Political Science  
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Administrative Assistant Karen Phillips 905-688-5550, extension 4697 Plaza 427 Administrative Assistant Christine Schacht 905-688-5550, extension 3476 Plaza 328 The Honours BA in International Political Economy offers students an opportunity to combine studies in Economics and Political Science to develop an understanding of the forces of globalization and their consequences. The study of political economy explores, from diverse perspectives, the interplay of economic forces with political processes and institutions, and in particular, the relationship between states and markets. Many of the most significant questions of political economy are becoming international in scope because of three interrelated phenomena: production, finance and trade increasingly transcend the traditional jurisdictions of nation states; the effects of economic globalization have been intensified by developments in communications technologies and cultural processes; in these contexts, fundamental political questions of (re)distribution and power are becoming internationalized, and international forces increasingly rival domestic ones as influences on state policy.  
Program Notes Go to top of document
1.  ECON 3P91, 4P13 and 4P14 are recommended for those intending to proceed to graduate studies in Economics or International Affairs.  
2.  One of POLI 4P20, 4P22, 4P26, 4P27, 4P95 strongly recommended.  
3.  WRIT 1P93 is recommended.  
4.  In all 20 credit degree programs, at least 12 credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above, six of which must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above and of these, three must be numbered 3(alpha)90 or above.  
Honours Program Go to top of document
Year 1
- ECON 1P91 and 1P92
- MATH 1P05 or 1P97
- MATH 1P98
- POLI 1F90
- one Humanities context credit (HIST 1F95 recommended)
- one Science context credit
Year 2
- ECON 2P21, 2P22 and 2P90
- POLI 2F20 and 2P91
- POLI 2P92 or 2P93
- one-half ECON credit
- one elective credit (see program note 3)
Year 3
- ECON 3P13, 3P21, 3P22 and 3P90
- POLI 3P21 and 3P26
- one credit from POLI 2P94, 2P97, 3P28, 3P33 (recommended), 3P43, 3P44, 3P45
- one elective credit
Year 4
- ECON 3P93 and 3P94
- POLI 4P21
- one ECON credit numbered 2(alpha)99 or above (see program note 1)
- one and one-half POLI credits numbered 3(alpha)99 or above (see program note 2)
- one elective credit
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See relevant calendar entry for course descriptions.  
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