Units of Study Outlines

ECOP1001 - Economics as a Social Science

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Lynne Chester


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.


800wd mini-essay (10%) and 1500wd essay (20%) and 700wd reflective paper (10%) and 1.5hr exam (50%) and tutorial participation (10%)


2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week or equivalent intensive session.


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