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PO133 - Foundations of Political Economy

  • Module code: PO133
  • Module name: Foundations of Political Economy
  • Department: Politics and International Studies
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The principal aims of this module are: *To introduce students to the study of political economy through discussion of the main issues and theoretical perspectives *To introduce students to the core conceptual language used in the field of political economy *To provide introductory discussion of how concepts and ideas in political economy relate to real-world political economic processes *To encourage students to connect insights from other modules to their discussion of political economy *To provide a venue for both discussion and debate and the development of communication skills *To provide students with a chance to develop their writing skills through assessment

Principal learning outcomes

Having completed this module successfully, students should be able to: Identify a variety of different theoretical perspectives in IPE and recognise their implications; Know a variety of empirical issue areas in IPE and relate them to theoretical perspectives studied; Write appropriately constructed essays in a critical and analytical fashion.

Timetabled teaching activities

1 Lecture and 1 Seminar per week in Term 1.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/studyundergrad/ugmodules/po133

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: PO133-15)
A (Assessed work only) 2500 word project 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • Undergraduate Economics 3 Year Variants (L100) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Economics 3 Year Variants (L116) - Year 1
  • BA in Sociology (L302) - Year 1
  • BA in Sociology (L303) - Year 1
  • BA in Sociology (L304) - Year 1
  • BA in Sociology (L305) - Year 1
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L307) - Year 1
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L308) - Year 1
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L309) - Year 1
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L310) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Economics, Politics and International Studies (LM1D) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Politics (M100) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Politics with International Studies (M160) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Politics, International Studies and Quantitative Methods (M162) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Politics and International Studies (M16A) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Politics with French (M1RC) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7ML) - Year 1