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Nowell, POS 571, Fall 2010, p. 1 (this version revised 1 sept 2010) Prof. Gregory P. Nowell Dept. of Political Science, Milne 100 135 Western Ave - SUNY Albany NY 12222 518 442 5267 gnowell@albany.edu POS 571 Call No. 16252 International Political Economy Meeting Tuesdays, Draper 313A , 5:45 – 8:35 pm. Uptown office hours 1:15-2:30 ; downtown Friday 3-5 p.m FINAL EXAM SCHEDULED TUESDAY 14 December 5:45-7:45 This course traces broad themes in the development of the world economy from very early times to the present. The focus of this particular course is to present certain “classics” of the international relations and comparative literature, with some focus on banking, mercantilism, and tariffs. The course will also examine well-known themes such as development and imperialism. The general approach favors the examination of large-scale political-economic systems. A few texts have been borrowed, where appropriate, from comparative politics. Generally speaking, this course eschews some of the more typical concerns of political economy, such as the power of multinational corporations, for a more comprehensive view of major ideas that have influenced political science and economic thinking. This syllabus has a long list of books at the end. This list is merely a suggestion for further study in political economy. These books are NOT required for the course. What page numbers should you read? In a few cases I specify page numbers. For the rest I advise graduate students to do what everybody else does, which is read as much of a book and understand its argument. My goal is for you to read 200 pages a week, but in some books I’m not going to tell you which 200 pages. You need to master the art of skimming. What about where there are multiple titles the same week? I’m not asking you to read a thousand pages. Either spread your 200 page allotment across several books or allow me to indicate which ones I think are particularly important, as I will do on the first day of class. It is OK by me if one student has read one book and another student has read another, as long as you’re actively engaged!
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Nowell, POS 571, Fall 2010, p. 1 (this version revised 1 sept 2010) Students will be asked to prepare up to five in-class presentations and reports on various books that will be found in the weekly section of this syllabus. A final exam will also be required. Students who have taken POS 570 or another course with the instructor may choose to write a final paper instead of take an in-class exam. Oral presentations in the class will be ungraded but five page written summaries will be graded. These constitute 50% of the course grade. Papers must rigorously adhere to Prof. Nowell’s paper requirements. The final exam or paper constitutes 50% of the course grade. The final exam instead of paper is an option for all students; it is required for first year students if this is your first
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