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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
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ECO 3306 - International Economics

Credits: 4
This class introduces the basics of international economics focusing on international trade, international investment, and international finance.  While we will study the standard models and theories of international economics, we will also study a number of competing, critical theories and perspectives. The course situates the study of international economics in the context of 21st century issues and challenges, including global inequality, environmental challenges, anti-globalization movements, and tensions between the Global North and Global South. It draws upon international political economy, recognizing that international economics does not occur in a vacuum, but is heavily shaped by dominant institutions such as the World Bank, IMF, WTO and large transnational corporations, where policies and rules often reflect unequal power dynamics within countries and also between countries.     
Prerequisite(s): ECO 1203  or ECO 1204  
Fulfills: SOSC in LS Core.