POLITICAL ECONOMY

POL5CPE

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides an overview of contemporary political economy. The major schools of political economy are examined and then used as means to understand particularly challenges and issues that confront the contemporary world. The challenges surveyed include poverty,inequality, unemployment, economic downturn and environmental sustainability. The issues covered include trade, investment, and the appropriate role for the state in the economy and society. Students are given the opportunity of choosing a particular school of political economy as a means to better understand a particular challenge/issue that is relevant to their particular interests and disciplinary specialisation(s). The subject offers a pluralist introduction to the study of economic phenomena from a social science perspective and is relevant to students in the social sciences, health sciences and business. POL5CPE is delivered online, however it should be noted that students have the choice of attending the weekly tutorial face to face or via the internet. Weekly consultation is also available either in-person (at Bundoora Campus) or remotely via Skype.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTim Thornton

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

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. Gain an understanding of the major schools of modern political economy with an appreciation of the strengths and weaknesses of each school

Activities:
Assessed and developed via research essay, tutorial presentation and final exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Apply the approach of a particular school to understand an applied problem (assessed via research essay and tutorial presentation)

Activities:
Assessed and developed via research essay, tutorial presentation and final exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Demonstrate an awareness of how political economy is related to other academic disciplines

Activities:
Assessed and developed via research essay, tutorial presentation and final exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTim Thornton

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
3,500 WORD RESEARCH ESSAYWRITTEN COMMENTS60 02
ONLINE QUIZZES AND TASKSONLINE FEEDBACK25 01, 03
TUTORIAL ACTIVITIES AND TASKS15 01, 03

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTim Thornton

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 days lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Practical Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 days practical per week on weekends during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
3,500 WORD RESEARCH ESSAYWRITTEN COMMENTS60 02
ONLINE QUIZZES AND TASKSONLINE FEEDBACK25 01, 03
TUTORIAL ACTIVITIES AND TASKS15 01, 03

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Online

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 online.

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 online.
"students can attend this tutorial in person if they wish to."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
3,500 WORD RESEARCH ESSAYWRITTEN COMMENTS60 02
ONLINE QUIZZES AND TASKSONLINE FEEDBACK25 01, 03
TUTORIAL ACTIVITIES AND TASKS15 01, 03

Mildura, 2018, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTim Thornton

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 days lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 days tutorial per week on weekends during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
3,500 WORD RESEARCH ESSAYWRITTEN COMMENTS60 02
ONLINE QUIZZES AND TASKSONLINE FEEDBACK25 01, 03
TUTORIAL ACTIVITIES AND TASKS15 01, 03

Shepparton, 2018, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTim Thornton

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Practical Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours practical per week on weekends during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
3,500 WORD RESEARCH ESSAYWRITTEN COMMENTS60 02
ONLINE QUIZZES AND TASKSONLINE FEEDBACK25 01, 03
TUTORIAL ACTIVITIES AND TASKS15 01, 03