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, theory and praxis, gender, race, and the contemporary relevance of class are all considered. Students will extend their knowledge of the methods used for studying class, gender, and race empirically. They will also learn to communicate ideas verbally and in clear readable prose through an oral presentation and structured essays. This unit adds breadth to the range of issues you study in 2000 level units and depth to your analytical and writing skills in Political Economy.
1x Seminar Participation (10%), 1x1200wd Seminar Paper (15%), 1x1500wd Manifesto Essay (20%), 1x2500wd Final Paper (40%), 1x800wd Seminar Presentation (15%)
12 credit points at 2000 level in Political EconomyProhibitions
ECOP2901 or ECOP2911