PAIS506 Avoid Economic Deception: Study Political Economy

Updated: 19 March 2018
Credit Points 6
Offering Not offered in 2019
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions PAIS306 or POLS206 or POLS306
Notes None
Combined Units PAIS306 - Avoid Economic Deception: Study Political Economy
Coordinator(s) Tim Battin (tbattin@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

Political economy essentially seeks to understand the social and political repercussions of economic ideas, policy and activity. This unit asks in what ways political economy differs from orthodox economics; why people believe that political economy is more important than orthodox economics; whether orthodox economics should either be replaced by or at least supplemented by political economy; and whether students who are serious about understanding the big picture of political and economic forces in our society should be allowed to go through university without confronting and debating the issues, queries and doubts raised by any study of political economy.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate an advanced body of knowledge of the social and political repercussions of economic ideas;
  2. apply a high level of knowledge of how political economy differs from orthodox economics;
  3. critically analyse and reflect on arguments for and against for the belief that political economy is more important than orthodox economics; and
  4. present a coherent and sustained argument demonstrating an advanced knowledge of research principles and methods.