2024-2025 Undergraduate Calendar

International Political Economy  
This program is offered through the Departments of Economics and Political Science Co-ordinators Robert W. Dimand, Department of Economics Hevina S. Dashwood, Department of Political Science  
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Administrative Assistant (Economics) Kelly Guembel 905-688-5550, extension 4697 Plaza 451 Administrative Assistant (Political Science) Claire Gallop 905-688-5550, extension 3476 Plaza 328 The Honours BA in International Political Economy offers students an opportunity to combine studies in Economics and Political Science to develop an understanding of the forces of globalization and their consequences. The study of political economy explores, from diverse perspectives, the interplay of economic forces with political processes and institutions, and in particular, the relationship between states and markets. Many of the most significant questions of political economy are becoming international in scope because of three interrelated phenomena: production, finance and trade increasingly transcend the traditional jurisdictions of nation states; the effects of economic globalization have been intensified by developments in communications technologies and cultural processes; in these contexts, fundamental political questions of (re)distribution and power are becoming internationalized, and international forces increasingly rival domestic ones as influences on state policy.  
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1.  ECON 3P91 or 3Q91; ECON 4P13 and 4P14 are recommended for those intending to proceed to graduate studies in Economics.  

In 20 credit degree programs a maximum of eight credits may be numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99; at least three credits must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above; at least three credits must be numbered 3(alpha)90 or above; and the remaining credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above.

In some circumstances, in order to meet university degree and program requirements, more than 20 credits may be taken.

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Year 3 is now closed Year 4
- ECON 3P90, 3P93 and 3P94
- POLI 4P21
- one POLI credit numbered 3(alpha)90 or above from the International Relations subfield
- two elective credits
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