2018 Winter School Subject List

Economics as a Social Science (ECOP1001) - Opens 03 Oct 2017

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

There are no Instructor details available for this course.

(1) Dr Lynne Chester - lynne.chester@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 24 Jan 2018 
End Date: 12 Feb 2018 
Capacity: 25 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 03 Oct 2017 
Applications Close: 08 Dec 2017 
Census date: 02 Feb 2018 
On-time withdrawals close: 02 Feb 2018 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: No


    There are no listed prerequisites for this course.


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.


1 x 750wd Mini-Essay (10%), 10 x Online Quizzes (20%), 1 x 2000wd Essay (35%), 1 x 1750wd Essay (25%) & Tutorial Participation (10%).


Start Date: 24 Jan 2018     End Date: 12 Feb 2018


All Lectures are 14:00 - 17:00

Wed 24th Jan

Thu 25th Jan

Sat 27th Jan, 3rd & 10th Feb

Mon 29th Jan, 5th & 12th Feb

Tue 30th Jan & 6th Feb

Fri 2nd & 9th Feb



Weds 24th Jan: Abercrombie Busines School Seminar Room 1100

All other Lectures: Abercrombie Busines School Seminar Room 1080


Chang, H-J. (2014), Economics: The User’s Guide, London: Pelican. Chang, H-J. (2011), 23 Three Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism, London: Penguin. Stilwell, F. (2011), Political Economy: The Contest of Economic Ideas, 3rd edition, Melbourne: Oxford University Press.