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PO 4368 - International Political Economy: Home

Resources and information to assist students in this course.

PO 4368 Course Description

International Political Economy - The examination of various value assessments and ideological perspectives about the structure and political problems of contemporary international economic issues. The course also analyzes the interplay of domestic and international forces in deciding on and implementing economic policies in both advanced and less developed societies. 

Political Science at St. Mary's University

In the Department of Political Science at St. Mary’s University, students develop skills that increase their understanding of governance and politics, and the theoretical underpinnings of democracy, a republic and justice. Analytical and critical skills are emphasized in this major through research methods, statistical analysis, leadership, service and enhanced oral and written communication assignments.

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In Class Exercise

Make note of your responses to the following so you can present your findings to your classmates:

  1. What is your proposed topic?
  2. Search for an article about your topic by searching in the Discover Box to the left, while the "Discover" tab is highlighted in gold. 
  3.  When searching more than one concept, be sure to break your question into keywords and connect your search terms with the word and.
  4. What did you type for your search?
  5. Limit your search to items "Available in Library Collection." 
  6. Select a research article related to your topic. Get an idea what the article is about by skimming through the article. 
  7. Click on the article or item title to view the full item record. Under Tools in the right column, note the Cite tool to generate your citation. You may need to edit this information. 
  8. In a sentence or two, what did you learn from this article that you didn't previously know? Write this in your own words.
  9. Consider this article's quality, including criteria listed on the Articles page and Evaluate page. Write one or two sentences about why you would or would not use this article in your annotated bibliography, considering the following:
    • Currency: What year was the article published?
    • Reliability: What is the scope of the journal?
    • Authority: What are the author(s)' credentials, especially related to this topic?
  10. Considering the article's relevance to your topic, how will this article further your research?

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