Units of Study Outlines

ECOP1001 - Economics as a Social Science

Summer Main, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Thomas William Barnes

Description

Economic concerns are central to modern society and politics. Yet economists are deeply divided in their views about how the economy works and how it could be made to work better. This unit of study explores the principal competing currents of economic thought - classical, neo-classical, institutional, Marxian and Keynesian. It looks at how these rival economic theories shape views about economic policy and the nature of capitalism. This unit provides a solid foundation for subsequent study in political economy.

Assessments

1x800wd mini-essay (10%); 1x1500wd essay (20%); 1x700wd reflective paper (10%); 1x1.5hr exam (50%); tutorial participation (10%)

Textbooks

F. Stilwell, Political Economy: the Contest of Economic Ideas (Oxford U.P.)

Classes

2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week or equivalent intensive session.

 Monday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

ECOP1001

       

Lecture 1

 
1 This class runs from Week 3 to Week 4

 Tuesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

ECOP1001

       

Lecture 2

 
2 This class runs from Week 3 to Week 5

 Friday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

ECOP1001

       

Lecture 3

 
3 This class runs from Week 2 to Week 5

 Saturday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

ECOP1001

       

Lecture 4

 
4 This class runs from Week 2 to Week 4

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