|Required courses:||9 units|
|GPEC 5801, 5802, 5803|
|Elective courses:||15 units|
|15 units of elective courses including at least 6 units of courses to be chosen from topical courses and at least 6 units of courses to be chosen from regional courses from the following:|
|GPEC5810, 5811, 5812, 5813, 5814, 5815, 5816, 5817|
|GPEC5830, 5831, 5832, 5833, 5834, 5835, 5836, 5837, 5838, 5839, 5840|
|Total: 24 units|
This course provides an introduction to broad themes, key concepts, and major theories used to understand the global political economy, and how national political-economies fit into the global system. In the first half, we will cover a bit of methodology and the philosophy of science of political economy, the history of the global political-economic system, contemporary controversies, and possible futures. In the second half, we will cover the major theories that scholars have constructed to make sense of the global political economy, including economic nationalism or realism, liberalism, and critical theories. Having prior knowledge of international relations scholarship or economics will help, but is not strictly necessary. The aim of this course is to provide an intellectual foundation for understanding how the world system operates, and for further, more specialized studies in the many areas that GPE covers.
The course offers an introduction to the major theories of international relations with a particular focus on the applicability in contemporary world order. The respective merits and limitations of the theories would also be discussed in hope of illustrating the basics of doing international relations research.
This course gives emphasis on the application of methodological principles and data analysis techniques in designing and conducting research in Social Sciences, with an objective of enabling students to investigate local, regional or global issues with a design-based approach of social enquiry. Course contents include basic concepts in research designs, data collection strategies and data analysis methods. Both quantitative and qualitative approaches will be discussed to analyze topics in global political economy.