International Relations and The Global EconomyIn the news and in our daily lives, global interactions are the norm. We buy foreign-made goods, travel to remote corners of the world, and experience the effects of other countries' economic policies. Yet behind frequent contact with the international environment there are many vexing questions, as well as unrecognized opportunities. Why are there still so many poor people? Why are financial crises contagious? How is the global economy governed? This course will help answer this kind of questions by providing a unifying and coherent framework to guide students to think independently about the global economy. Students also will be introduced to current political economy arguments about globalization, economic systems, and development, and learn how to use evidence and reason to scrutinize these arguments. Those interested in how technology can be used to forward the mission of International Relations are invited to explore the Design as Discovery course (in Computer Science).