POL418 Modern Economy & Govt of China

Lead Faculty: Dr. Shak Hanish

Course Description

A survey of major political and economic events in China. The role of the Chinese Communist Party and the recent ideological shift from Marxism-Leninism towards Nationalism as its core ideology will be examined, as will the continuing domestic and international affects of ongoing Economic Reform and Opening Up policies.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the major political figures since 1949.
  • Analyze the role of the CCP
  • Describe the major political and economic events since 1949
  • Analyze recent political and economic developments
  • Identify the strengths and weaknesses of the political-economic system
  • Analyze developments in foreign policy