Summer 2019 - POL 447 D100

Theories of Global Political Economy (4)

Class Number: 4607

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu, Th 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    AQ 2122, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    Eight upper division units in political science or permission of the department.



An examination of the major theories of international political economy, and their application to such issues as the politics of trade, aid, monetary relations, and transnational corporations.


This course is designed to introduce advanced undergraduate and graduate students to classic theoretical perspectives in global political economy, including their underlying logic and assumptions; the history of their development; their strengths and weaknesses; and some practice in applying them to real life situations. Through the course, students have the opportunity to examine the politics behind economic structures and decision-making, and thereby to understand policy decisions that affect their lives, from the levels of taxation to future employment opportunities. The policy analysis tools that students develop are analytical, written, and oral, and will serve them in a wide variety of future professional situations.  

This are 2 four-hour seminars each week. Intersession.

Final Exam: TBA

Combined with POL 844 G100.


  • Participation 15%
  • Weekly quizzes based upon the readings 15%
  • Reflection paper, 7-10 pages 20%
  • Mid-term exam 25%
  • Final exam 25%



The material is available on Canvas, on reserve and/or though the journal database at the SFU Library.  The material is available on Canvas, on reserve and/or though the journal database at the SFU Library.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

The Department of Political Science strictly enforces a policy on plagiarism.
For details, see and click on “Plagiarism and Intellectual Dishonesty” .

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University.