POLITICS, PHILOSOPHY AND ECONOMICS

POL1PPE

2018

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Sustainability Thinking Essential. Sustainability Thinking entails deep appreciation of how the choices we make affects the natural, economic, social, political and cultural systems — now and in the future.

Subject outline

The first three weeks of semester focus on introducing, and developing your understanding of politics, philosophy and economics. Weeks four to nine explore the strong interrelationships between politics, philosophy and economics (PPE). Weeks ten to twelve apply an explicitly PPE perspective to the challenges of economic sustainability, social sustainability and environmental sustainability. This subject is of particular relevance to students enrolled in La Trobe's Politics, Philosophy and Economics degree, but is open and accessible to any student who is interested in understanding these three disciplines, their interrelationships, and their application to real-world policy challenges. This subject addresses La Trobe's Sustainability Thinking Essential. Sustainability Thinking entails a deep appreciation of how the choices we make (including the intellectual choices we make when we analyse the world) affect the sustainability of natural, economic, social, political systems.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTim Thornton

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites None

Co-requisites None

Incompatible subjects None

Equivalent subjects None

Special conditions None

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify key concepts and theories in Politics, Philosophy and Economics and complete written work that demonstrates a command of the relevant literature.

Activities:
Essay, Short Paper
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Demonstrate through a range of outputs an understanding of the key linkages between Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE)

Activities:
Essay, Tutorial Quizzes, Tutorial Participation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Apply a PPE perspective to analyse how public policy can respond to a particular challenge to the sustainability of socio-economic and or environmental systems and then report the results in written tasks and tutorial discussions.

Activities:
Essay, Tutorial Participation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTim Thornton

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.5 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.5 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Short Paper - 750 words20 01
Research Essay -1500 words40 01, 02, 03
Quick Online Quizzes (1 set of quizzes per week for 10 weeks) - equivalent to 750 words20 01, 02
Tutorial tasks - equivalent to 500 words10 01, 02, 03
Tutorial presentation - equivalent to 500 words10 02