2017 Winter School Subject List

Economics as a Social Science (ECOP1001) - Applications Closed

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Political Economy
Level: Undergraduate
Credit Points: 6

Instructors:
(1)  Emma To - emma.to@sydney.edu.au

Contacts:
(1) Prof Adam Morton - adam.morton@sydney.edu.au
(2) Dr Lynne Chester - lynne.chester@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 09 Jan 2017 
End Date: 03 Feb 2017 
Capacity: 25 
Status: Applications Closed 
Applications Open: 04 Oct 2016 
Applications Close: 07 Dec 2016 
Census date: 18 Jan 2017 
On-time withdrawals close: 18 Jan 2017 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: No

Prerequisites:

    There are no listed prerequisites for this course.

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.

Assessment

  1. Seminar participation (10%) - During discussion time in each seminar
  2. Mini-essay - 800 words (15%) - Tue, Jan 17
  3. Essay - 1500 words (30%) - Tue, Jan 31
  4. Reflective paper - 700 words (5%) - Fri, Feb 3
  5. Examination - 90 minutes (40%) - Fri, Feb 10

Timetable

Start Date: 09 Jan 2017     End Date: 03 Feb 2017

Lectures: Mon, Wed & Fri: 14:00 - 17:00 hrs

Final Exam: Fri 10 Feb, 14:00 hrs Start (90mins & 10mins reading time)

Location:

Abercrombie Business School Collaborative Learning Studio 3300

Texts

Stilwell, F. (2012), Political Economy: the Contest of Economic Ideas, 3rd edition, Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

Argyrous, G. and Stilwell, F. (eds.) (2011), Readings in Political Economy: Economics as a Social Science, 3rd edition, Prahran: Tilde University Press.