POLITICAL ECONOMY

POL5CPE

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides an overview of contemporary political economy. The major schools of political economy are examined with the student then choosing one of the schools as a means to better understand a particular case study that is relevant to their particular interests and disciplinary specialisation(s). Schools examined include the institutional, Post-Keynesian, Marxian, ecological, feminist, Austrian, neoclassical, behavioural and complexity schools. The subject offers a pluralist introduction to the study of economic phenomena from a social science perspective.

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 (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and 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 (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and 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 (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

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Albury-Wodonga, 2016, 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*
1500 WORD RESEARCH ESSAYWRITTEN COMMENTS25 01, 03
3,500 WORD RESEARCH ESSAYWRITTEN COMMENTS60 02
ONLINE TUTORIAL ACTIVITIES AND QUIZZESONLINE FEEDBACK15 01, 03

Bendigo, 2016, 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*
1500 WORD RESEARCH ESSAYWRITTEN COMMENTS25 01, 03
3,500 WORD RESEARCH ESSAYWRITTEN COMMENTS60 02
ONLINE TUTORIAL ACTIVITIES AND QUIZZESONLINE FEEDBACK15 01, 03

Melbourne, 2016, 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*
1500 WORD RESEARCH ESSAYWRITTEN COMMENTS25 01, 03
3,500 WORD RESEARCH ESSAYWRITTEN COMMENTS60 02
ONLINE TUTORIAL ACTIVITIES AND QUIZZESONLINE FEEDBACK15 01, 03

Mildura, 2016, 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*
1500 WORD RESEARCH ESSAYWRITTEN COMMENTS25 01, 03
3,500 WORD RESEARCH ESSAYWRITTEN COMMENTS60 02
ONLINE TUTORIAL ACTIVITIES AND QUIZZESONLINE FEEDBACK15 01, 03

Shepparton, 2016, 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*
1500 WORD RESEARCH ESSAYWRITTEN COMMENTS25 01, 03
3,500 WORD RESEARCH ESSAYWRITTEN COMMENTS60 02
ONLINE TUTORIAL ACTIVITIES AND QUIZZESONLINE FEEDBACK15 01, 03