BASIC AND GENERAL COMPETENCES
CB1 Capacity to comprehend facts and contents in an area of study at a level which includes advanced textbooks and some aspects of advanced studies, especially compared to the level acquired at the secondary school.
CB5 Capacity to develop learning skills required to perform further studies with a high degree of self-dependence.
CG1 Understand social, political, legal and economic realities from a comparative perspective.
CG2 Be able to analyze the intrinsic values contained in equal opportunities, multi-cultural society, political ideological and cultural pluralism, human rights, and the international community.
CG3 Know quantitative and qualitative research techniques and possess the ability to choose which is most adequate to apply in the field of Social Sciences.
CG4 Capacity to use information: identify, organize and analyze relevant information critically and systematically within the context of international political economy.
CG5 Capacity to have critical reasoning, using precise terminology and specialized resources, when analyzing international and global phenomena, employing both the concepts and knowledge from different disciplines as well as the methods of analysis, paradigms and concepts pertaining to the Social Sciences.
CG6 Capacity to apply scientific method to the economic, social and political questions of a global society; be able to formulate problems in this context, identify a possible explication or solution, and a method to contrast them by sensibly interpreting the data.
CG7 Know how to express judgments, which include ethical reflections, on essential social, scientific and economic topics within a representative context of society both on a local and international level.
CT1 Capacity to communicate knowledge in oral and written form, both to specialized and to non-specialized publics.
CT2 Capacity to establish good interpersonal communication and to work both in interdisciplinary and international teams.
CT3 Capacity to organize and plan workloads, taking correct decisions based on the available information, collecting and interpreting relevant data in order to provide assessments in that area of study.
CT4 Develop the motivation and capacity to perform independent continuous learning for life, with an endowment to adapt to change and new situations.
CE1 Be familiar with the major theories in international political economy.
CE2 Be familiar with and understand the processes of political, social, economic and cultural change in society and contemporary policy.
CE6 Understand the socio-political impact of empires, religions and cultures in historical perspective.
CE8 Understand the structure of markets and the impact of public intervention on markets.
CE9 Be familiar with and comprehend the relevance of technological change for economic and social development.
CE12 Be able to formulate and solve basic economic, social, political problems in an international context.
CE13 Be familiar with the principles of cost-benefit analysis and its application to basic problems.
· Applied knowledge about the interactions between markets and states, how state's policies regulate economy and how markets condition policy decisions.
· Applied knowledge to understand the role of the state in globalization: state automomy, capacity to determine taxation, welfare state and the nature of social coalitions.
· Applied knowledge to understand the fundamentals for designing development strategies, with special emphasis on the recent changes in those strategies, the effects of development aid and corruption.
· Applied knowledge to understand the factors behind the process of globalization; as well as the diverse impact of globalization.