Global Political Economy
Gold Coast, Australia
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4.5 - 6
Hours & Credits
This subject introduces students to Global Political Economy and its theoretical perspectives. It examines the interaction between politics and economics in global relations from the origins of the modern world economy through to the Bretton Woods system and the emergence of the current transnational global economy. Key questions and debates on the political effects of these economic developments are addressed. In learning about global monetary and trade relations, foreign investment flows, the nature and role of multinational corporations as well as global financial institutions, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank students are better equipped to analyse such global challenges as poverty, labour migration, environment, and resource politics.
1. Obtain an extensive understanding Global Political Economy and an appreciation of the international regimes that underpin global relations between all individuals.
2. The ability to research, develop and submit a concise written assignment.
3. Learn how to present information to a group and to develop the ability to continually improve ones own capability to do so as well as an ability to assist others.
4. The ability to gain and communicate knowledge.
5. Develop teamwork skills and acquire knowledge of equity and diversity and an understanding of how they enhance organizational capacity.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.