2018 Summer School Subject List

Economics as a Social Science (ECOP1001) - FULL

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

Instructors:
There are no Instructor details available for this course.

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

Start Date: 24 Jan 2018 
End Date: 12 Feb 2018 
Capacity: 25 
Status: FULL 
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

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

Timetable

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

Lectures

Weds 24/1 14:00 - 17:00

Thurs 25/1 14:00 - 17:00

Sat 27/1 14:00 - 17:00

Mon 29/1 14:00 - 17:00

Tues 30/1 14:00 - 17:00

Fri 2/2 14:00 - 17:00

Sat 3/2 14:00 - 17:00

Mon 5/2 14:00 - 17:00

Tues 6/2 14:00 - 17:00

Fri 9/2 14:00 - 17:00

Sat 10/2 14:00 - 17:00

Mon 12/2 14:00 - 17:00

Venue

Teachers College Tutorial Room 331

Texts

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.