POLS 270: Introduction to Political Economy
M-TH 2:20-5pm, SAV 136
Instructor: Travis Nelson
Office hrs: T/TH 5:00-6:00
Office: GWN 36
This course is designed to introduce students to the basics of Political Economy. The course will be broken into two components. The first component of the class focuses on some of the early thinkers in Political Economy, including Adam Smith, David Ricardo, Karl Marx, and John Maynard Keynes. The second component of the course will be focused on topics in Political Economy, including Rational Choice Theory, Game Theory, Trade, and Development.
There is one book assigned for the class, The Worldly Philosophers by Robert Heilbroner. The rest of the readings will be provided as PDFs. The course grade will largely be based on a midterm exam and a final paper/presentation