Political Economy Honours II (ECOP2911)


This unit of study introduces students to some of the big debates in the social sciences, through an exploration of the meaning and limits of class concepts in social theory. Structure and agency, fact and interpretation, the politics of theory, and the nature of the Good Society are all considered. The unit is both an enrichment program adding breadth to the range of issues you study in Pass units of study, and an advanced program adding depth to your analytical and writing skills in Political Economy, in preparation for a third year studies and for a final honours year.

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1x2-hr seminar/week


1200wd seminar paper (15%) and 1500wd essay (20%) and 2500wd research paper (40%) and 800wd equivalent seminar presentation (15%) and seminar participation (10%)

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

Credit average in ECOP1001 and (ECOP1003 or ECOP1004)



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