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PO230 - States and Markets: An Introduction to International Political Economy

  • Module code: PO230
  • Module name: States and Markets: An Introduction to International Political Economy
  • Department: Politics and International Studies
  • Credit: 15, 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module aims to: introduce students to the key concepts and theoretical debates in International Political Economy; Develop awareness of competing theoretical perspectives on IPE; explore the relationships between states and markets through a study of key theories, issues and cases in political economy; evaluate the contributions of theoretical approaches and perspectives in political economy to understanding the contemporary international political economy.

Principal learning outcomes

On completion of this module, you should be able to: demonstrate an appreciation of the key concepts and theoretical debates in international political economy; critically evaluate the merits of competing explanations and theoretical perspectives in accounting for developments in contemporary political economy; explore the relationships between states and markets through a study of key theories and issues in political economy; apply political economy insights to analyse particular themes and cases; demonstrate good written and oral communication skills; demonstrate good investigative and retrieval skills, including familiarity with information technology.

Timetabled teaching activities

Term 1 and 2 - one lecture and one seminar per week. Attendance at seminars is COMPULSORY.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/studyundergrad/ugmodules/po230

Other essential notes

The 15 CAT variant of this module is only available for part-year students.

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: PO230-15)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%
30 CATS (Module code: PO230-30)
C (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Course Work 50%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 50%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
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