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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Social and Political Science : Politics

Undergraduate Course: International Political Economy (PLIT10018)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Social and Political Science CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course introduces the subject area of international political economy. It is intended for students who have had no previous background in the subject or economics. It begins with a review of the principal theoretical approaches to the study of international political economy. It then examines the major issue areas in the post-war global economy, including: trade; international finance including debt crises; transnational corporations; and globalization and regionalization.
Course description The course begins with a review of the principal theoretical approaches to the study of international political economy. It then examines the major issue areas in the post-World War 2 global economy, including: trade, transnational corporations, international finance including debt crises; international finance, development, globalization and regionalization.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Introduction to Politics and International Relations (PLIT08004) OR Politics in a Changing World: An Introduction for non-specialists (PLIT08012) OR Politics and International Relations 1A: Concepts and Debates (PLIT08017)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Students who have not taken Introduction to Politics and International Relations (PLIT08004) OR Politics in a Changing World (PLIT08012), but have taken a similar course, should contact the Course Organiser to confirm if they are eligible to take this course.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisites Visiting students should have at least 4 Politics/International Relations courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.

** as numbers are limited, visiting students should contact the Visiting Student Office directly for admission to this course **
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  90
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 11, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 9, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 176 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 40 %, Practical Exam 10 %
Additional Information (Assessment) In-class participation 10%
Essay 40%
Written exam 50%
Feedback Individual feedback to tutorial participation is available upon request throughout the semester, or if the tutor feels that it would be helpful.
Written feedback with detailed comments will be provided for both essays.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of key theories in international political economy.
  2. Exhibit a strong understanding of competing analytical and ideological approaches for understanding the international economic system.
  3. Evaluate alternative explanations for particular developments and events in global political economy.
  4. Show an understanding of the evolution of the international political economy since the second world war.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements This course has a quota. Preference will be given to Politics and IR students.
Additional Class Delivery Information Plus 1 hour seminar per week
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr David Yarrow
Tel:
Email: david.yarrow@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMr Brodie Hamilton
Tel: (0131 6)51 3139
Email: Brodie.Hamilton@ed.ac.uk
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