POLITICS, PHILOSOPHY AND ECONOMICS

POL1PPE

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces you to the disciplines of politics, philosophy and economics (PPE). It considers how each discipline illuminates different aspects of a particular problem. You will use PPE perspectives to analyse inequality, environmental degradation, educational opportunity, and discrimination. The subject also addresses La Trobe's Sustainability Thinking Essential, by considering how the choices we make (including the intellectual choices involved in policy development) affect the sustainability of natural, economic, and political systems. This is a core subject for students in La Trobe's PPE degree, but it is also open and accessible to any student seeking an introduction to these three disciplines and their intersecting application to real-world challenges. Students from regional campuses can take this subject online, with face-to-face lectures and tutorials at the Bundoora campus. Students enrolled in the Bachelor of PPE or Law/PPE should choose the face-to-face option.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMiriam Bankovsky

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesLectures, Tutorial Discussions, Plan for Short Paper, Short Paper, Essay, Reflective Journal

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Identify key concepts and theories in Politics, Philosophy and Economics and demonstrate a command of the relevant literature.
02. Demonstrate an understanding of the interconnections and differences between the study of Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE).
03. Use PPE perspectives to analyse how public policy might respond to particular problems (for example, inequality, environmental degradation, educational opportunity, and discrimination).

Subject options

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Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMiriam Bankovsky

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Short Paper (1050 words equivalent) A short paper articulating an argument on one of the subject's modules. Includes plan (300 words equivalent) and final paper (750 words).

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Essay (1500 words) An argumentative essay on one of the subject's modules (a module different to the one on which the short paper focused).

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Reflective journal (1200 words) A journal comprised of three reflective entries, on topics that do not substantially overlap with the short paper or the argumentative essay.

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMiriam Bankovsky

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Short Paper (1050 words equivalent) A short paper articulating an argument on one of the subject's modules. Includes plan (300 words equivalent) and final paper (750 words).

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Essay (1500 words) An argumentative essay on one of the subject's modules (a module different to the one on which the short paper focused).

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Reflective journal (1200 words) A journal comprised of three reflective entries, on topics that do not substantially overlap with the short paper or the argumentative essay.

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMiriam Bankovsky

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.50 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.50 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Short Paper (1050 words equivalent) A short paper articulating an argument on one of the subject's modules. Includes plan (300 words equivalent) and final paper (750 words).

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Essay (1500 words) An argumentative essay on one of the subject's modules (a module different to the one on which the short paper focused).

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Reflective journal (1200 words) A journal comprised of three reflective entries, on topics that do not substantially overlap with the short paper or the argumentative essay.

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Mildura, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMiriam Bankovsky

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Short Paper (1050 words equivalent) A short paper articulating an argument on one of the subject's modules. Includes plan (300 words equivalent) and final paper (750 words).

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Essay (1500 words) An argumentative essay on one of the subject's modules (a module different to the one on which the short paper focused).

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Reflective journal (1200 words) A journal comprised of three reflective entries, on topics that do not substantially overlap with the short paper or the argumentative essay.

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Shepparton, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMiriam Bankovsky

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Short Paper (1050 words equivalent) A short paper articulating an argument on one of the subject's modules. Includes plan (300 words equivalent) and final paper (750 words).

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Essay (1500 words) An argumentative essay on one of the subject's modules (a module different to the one on which the short paper focused).

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Reflective journal (1200 words) A journal comprised of three reflective entries, on topics that do not substantially overlap with the short paper or the argumentative essay.

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3