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PO391 - The Political Economy of Money

  • Module code: PO391
  • Module name: The Political Economy of Money
  • Department: Politics and International Studies
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

Module aims: -To introduce students to the political economy of global finance through an exploration of the politics of money. - To introduce students to a knowledge of accounting which can be used to understand the modern financial system -To provide students with knowledge of a wide selection of the various theoretical approaches to money and their political implications -To apply theoretical approaches studied to a number of important contemporary and historical case studies in international political economy -To allow students to develop advanced knowledge in a core area of the sub-discipline of international political economy. -To develop students' understanding of interrelationship between economic and political questions in the study of politics as a whole.

Principal learning outcomes

Learning outcomes By the end of the module, students should be able to: -Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the theoretical and conceptual debates surrounding the role of money in political economy -Assess the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to the role of money in political economy -Demonstrate an ability to apply the theoretical positions on money to a variety of issue areas in political economy -Construct and substantiate a comprehensive and sophisticated argument on a variety of topics covered in the module

Timetabled teaching activities

This module will be taught by means of one lecture and one seminar per week.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: PO391-30)
A (Assessed work only) 1st 3000 word essay 50%
  2nd 3000 word essay 50%
B (Examination only) 3 hour examination (Summer) 100%
C (Assessed/examined work) 3000 word essay 50%
  1.5 hour examination (Summer) 50%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessment visiting/exchange PART-YEAR ONLY 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



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