Core Concepts in Political Economy (ECOP6101)


This unit introduces students to core concepts in political economy, laying the basis for further studies. It examines the development of economics as a discipline, identifying the historical origins and principal currents of economic analysis, their key analytical tools, and relevance to current political economic concerns. These studies provide insight into the competing views about the dynamics of the capitalist economy and lay the foundation for the application of political economic reasoning to a wide range of contemporary issues.

Further unit of study information


1x2hr seminar/week


1x3000wd Essay (45%), 1x1.5hr exam (25%), 2x 750wd seminar papers (20%), Seminar participation (10%),

Faculty/department permission required?


Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.