Global Political Economy (PEC2256.01)

Emma Kast

This course provides a foundation for the study of global political economy by exploring how the spread of capitalism shaped, and continues to shape, our modern world. Relatedly, we will examine the global impacts of slavery, abolition, colonialism, and movements for self-determination. Drawing from classical and contemporary texts, we will look at debates over free trade and protectionism, and examine different perspectives on wealth, poverty, and the interconnected nature of national development projects. Throughout the course, we will evaluate some of the most fundamental justifications and critiques concerning the spread of markets. 

Note: This class will meet remotely for the first-seven weeks. In-person instruction will take place after Long Weekend.


Learning Outcomes:
In this course, we aim to,
Evaluate different perspectives on global inequality and modernity.
Examine impacts of and reactions to globalization.
Discern the historical relationships between capitalism, colonialism, and slavery.
Develop and deepen writing and verbal analytical skills.



Delivery Method: Remotely accessible
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 4
T/F 10:30AM - 12:20PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency: One time only

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