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Isik Ozel
SIS 401
Seattle Campus

International Political Economy

Establishment, maintenance, and decay of the post-1945 international economic order. Political economy of international trade, monetary relations, inflation, and North-South relations. Prerequisite: SIS 201 which may be taken concurrently; either ECON 201, GEOG 123 or SIS 123 any of which may be taken concurrently.

Class description

This course examines major schools of thought in international political economy as well as alternative approaches. Students will learn how to apply these theoretical tools on major contemporary problems of international economy including trade, production, and finance. They will be asked to evaluate these approaches critically regarding complex interaction between the states and markets. The historical evolution of this interaction since 1945 will be another focus of the course.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lectures, TA-led sections, group discussions in both lectures and sections

Recommended preparation

Completion of SIS 201 and doing the assignments.

Class assignments and grading

Extensive reading (approximately 200-300 pages per week) and writing.

Weekly papers, a midterm and a final exam.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by M Jane Meyerding
Date: 04/13/2001