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Athabasca University

Political Economy Minor

Regulations effective September 1, 2017.

General information on Minors

The Political Economy Minor at Athabasca University is designed for both beginning students and professionals to understand and engage with Canadian and global political and economic issues. The course selection provides students the opportunity to develop a greater appreciation and understanding of diverse polities, economies, cultures, and regions of the world. Additionally, it offers to professionals the retooling skills and the academic credential necessary for successful employment in an era of globalization.

Minor (30 credits, or which at least 15 must be in senior courses)

Core Courses (12 credits)

Focus Areas (12 credits in one of the two Political Economy focus areas):

  • Focus Area 1: Global Political Economy
  • Focus Area 2: Canadian Political Economy

Focus Area 1: Global Political Economy

ECON 366 Economic Development (3)
ECON 475 International Trade (3)
ECON 476 International Finance (3)
ECON/LBST 330 Workers and the Economy (3)
ENVS 435 Transformative Change in Building Sustainable Communities
(3)
ENVS/GLST 243 Environmental Change in a Global Context (3)
FNCE 370 Overview of Corporate Finance (3)
GEOL 313 Our Physical Resources (3)
GLST/GOVN 450 Public Budgeting and Financial Management in a Globalized World (3)
GLST/GOVN/POLI 403 Public Policy in a Global Era (3)
LBST/SOCI/WGST 332 Women and Unions (3)
MKTG 414 International Marketing and Exporting (3)
POEC/GLST/INTR 483 International Political Economy: The Politics of Globalization (3)
POLI 307 Political Ideologies (3)
POLI/INTR 330 International and Global Politics (3)
POLI 342 Introduction to Comparative Politics (3)
POLI 480 The Politics of Cyberspace (3)
SOCI 381 The Sociology of Power and Inequality (3)
SOCI 435 Theories of Social Change
(3)

Focus Area 2: Canadian Political Economy

CMNS 380 Corporate Communication (3)
CMNS 401 Cultural Policy in Canada (3)
CMNS 202/POLI 291 Media and Power in Canadian Society (3)
ECON 385 Money, Banking and Canadian
Financial Institutions
(3)
FNCE 322 Personal Finance (3)
GEOG 311 Canadian Urban Development (3)
GOVN 301 Governance, the Public Sector and Corporate Power (3)
GOVN 450 Public Budgeting and Financial Management in a Globalized World (3)
HIST 326 Contemporary Canada: Canada after 1945 (3)
HIST 330 Social History of Canada: European Contact to Early Industrialization (3)
HIST 331 Social History of Canada: Early Industrialization to Contemporary Canada (3)
HIST 336 History of Canadian Labour (3)
HIST/WGST 365 Girls and Women in Urban Canada, 1880–1940 (3)
IDRL 320 Labour Law in Canada (3)
IDRL 309/LGST 310 Human Rights, the Charter and Labour Relations (3)
POEC 393 Canada and the Global Political Economy (3)
POLI 309 Canadian Government and Politics (3)
POLI 311 Aboriginal Politics and Governments (3)
POLI 325 Canadian Environmental Policy and Politics (3)
POLI 383 Canadian Political Economy in a Global Era (3)
POLI 390 Canadian Federalism (3)
SOCI 321 Sociology of Work and Industry (3)
SOCI 445 Selected Topics in Canadian Society (3)
TAXX 301 Taxation I (3)

Electives (6 credits from any of the following Political Economy designated courses)

ANTH 277 The Archaeology of Ancient Peoples (3)
ANTH 307 The Inuit Way (3)
ANTH 320 Ancient Civilizations (3)
ANTH 384 The Family in the World Perspective (3)
ANTH 394 Urban Anthropology (3)
ANTH 407 Examining Cultures—Advanced Readings in Regional Ethnology (3)
CMNS 201 Introduction to Mass Media (3)
CMNS 302 Communication in History (3)
CMNS 358 Popular Culture and the Media (3)
CMNS 402 Global Communication (3)
CMNS 423 The Television Age (3)
CMNS 385/
SOCI 378
Social Problems and Social Movements (3)
ECON/HADM 321 Health Care Economics (3)
ENVS 306 Humanity and Ecosphere (3)
ENVS 435 Transformative Change in Building Sustainable Communities
(3)
GEOG 201 Introductory Human Geography (3)
GEOG/GLST 200 World Regional Geography
(3)
GLST/HIST 209 A History of the World in the Twentieth Century I (3)
GLST/HIST 210 A History of the World in the Twentieth Century II (3)
GLST/HIST 307 The Pacific Century (3)
GLST/HIST 308 Americas: An Introduction to Latin America and the Caribbean (3)
GLST/HIST 381 Modern China (3)
HIST 215 Europe: Ancient to Early Modern (3)
HIST 380 Twentieth Century United States (3)
HIST 404 Historical Foundations of Modern Science (3)
HIST 407 The Enlightenment (3)
HIST 486 The Industrial Revolution (3)
HIST/GLST/WGST 460 Famous Feminists and Their Times: Global History of Feminism (3)
HIST/INST 368 History of Canada’s First Nations to 1830 (3)
HIST/INST 369 History of Canada’s First Nations from 1830 (3)
HIST/INST 370 The Métis (3)
HIST/LBST 470 Pre-Industrial Origins of Labour and Socialist Thought (3)
INST 203 Indigenous Studies I (3)
INST 205 Indigenous Studies II (3)
INST 357 Contemporary Aboriginal Issues in Canada (3)
INST 358 Aboriginal Women in Canada (3)
INST 430 Indigenous Governance (3)
PHIL 371 Ethics, Science, Technology, and the Environment (3)
PHIL 375 Philosophy of the Environment (3)
SOCI 380 Canadian Ethnic Relations (3)
WGST 266 Thinking from Women’s Lives: An Introduction to Women’s Studies (3)
WGST 302 Communication Skills – Feminist Practice (3)

 

Information effective Sept. 1, 2017 to Aug. 31, 2018.

Updated July 18 2017 by laurab

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