HOW DO SOCIETIES AND ECONOMIES INTERACT?COMPETING APPROACHES IN POLITICAL ECONOMY

POL2PPE

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Why are only some people gainfully employed, with others unable to secure the work they need? Why are governments unable to agree on solutions to problems like climate change? Why does most economic activity take place in cities, rather than rural areas? This subject explores how economies and societies interact. It does so by introducing ideas central to classical, neoclassical, institutional and Marxian political economy, Keynesian and post-Keynesian analysis, nudge economics, along with feminist and ecological approaches. You will compare different theories about the role of labour, capital, commodities and ideas, along with competing views of state intervention. Without assuming any prior understanding of economics, the subject will help you analyse a variety of policy challenges. Students from regional campuses can take this subject online, with face-to-face lectures/seminars at the Bundoora campus. Students in the PPE or Law/PPE degrees 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 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesSeminars, discussions, class activities, research essay, and take home exam.

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. Understand the major schools of contemporary political economy with an appreciation of the strengths and weaknesses of each school
02. Apply the approach of a particular school to understand a particular event, issue or public policy challenge
03. Demonstrate an awareness of how political economy is related to politics, philosophy and economics
04. Demonstrate an understanding of how different theories of the economy can inform public policy.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMiriam Bankovsky

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 3.00 h scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Class activities (equivalent to 1,750 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Research essay (2,750 words)An argumentative essay that requires additional student-lead research.

N/AN/AN/ANo55 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMiriam Bankovsky

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 3.00 h scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Class activities (equivalent to 1,750 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Research essay (2,750 words)An argumentative essay that requires additional student-lead research.

N/AN/AN/ANo55 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMiriam Bankovsky

Class requirements

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 31 - 43
One 3.00 h lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
Flat floor, movable chairs and tables, AV projector, computer, ability to use for group work, whiteboard. Thank you.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Class activities (equivalent to 1,750 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Research essay (2,750 words)An argumentative essay that requires additional student-lead research.

N/AN/AN/ANo55 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Mildura, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMiriam Bankovsky

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 3.00 h scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Class activities (equivalent to 1,750 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Research essay (2,750 words)An argumentative essay that requires additional student-lead research.

N/AN/AN/ANo55 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Shepparton, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMiriam Bankovsky

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 3.00 h scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Class activities (equivalent to 1,750 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Research essay (2,750 words)An argumentative essay that requires additional student-lead research.

N/AN/AN/ANo55 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4