Political Economy

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Political Economy

Honours

Honours in Political Economy requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 4000-level Honours seminar units
(ii) 36 credit points of 4000-level Honours thesis units

Honours seminar units of study

ECOP4011 Advanced Theory in Political Economy

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week for 12 weeks Assessment: 1x 1000wd equivalent Seminar leadership (25%), 1x 1000wd Seminar paper (15%), 1x 1000wd equivalent Learning journal (10%), 1x 3000wd Research essay (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This is an advanced unit in the theoretical foundations of political economy. The unit explores some of the main schools of critical scholarship and how they can be deployed in our research practice to illuminate contemporary issues in political economy.
ECOP4012 Advanced Research in Political Economy

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week for 12 weeks Assessment: 1x 1000wd equivalent Seminar leadership (25%), 1x 1000wd Seminar paper (15%), 1x 1000wd equivalent Learning journal (10%), 1x 3000wd Research essay (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This is an advanced unit that considers the relationship between theory and practical research questions. The unit draws on contemporary theoretical innovations and explores how they contribute to research in political economy and public policy.

Honours thesis units of study

ECOP4013 Political Economy Honours Thesis 1

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Normally 1 hr consultation with supervisor every second week or as agreed between student and supervisor. Assessment: 1x Thesis development (100%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
This unit is designed to support the development of a student research theses. The unit will include a number of thesis development workshops including an orientation to the honours year, writing a literature review and Research in Progress presentations to a departmental forum. These activities are designed to supplement the regular student-supervisor relationship and thesis writing undertaken in Semester 1.
ECOP4014 Political Economy Honours Thesis 2

Credit points: 24 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Normally 1 hr consultation with supervisor every second week or as agreed between student and supervisor Assessment: 1x 20,000wd Research thesis (100%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
This unit requires students complete an original piece of sustained research in political economy. Students are provided expert supervision by a member of the Department who will guide the research and writing process.