Economic Life, Inequality and Society
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- 25 Jul 2022
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On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of key concepts in economic sociology and political economy
- Identify important historical developments in the interplay of civil society, the economy and politics
- Write coherently, logically and succinctly, while following appropriate academic and stylistic conventions.
- Communicate ideas through effective listening and speaking, constructive debates with peers and personal reflection.
- Recognise and contribute to sociological and economic arguments used in public and civic debates
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
NCCW (pre-2020 units) SOCI226 Pre-requisite 40cp at 1000 level or above NCCW (2020 and onwards) SOCI2040 I Shop, Therefore I Am: Global Consumer Society
- Other requirements -
Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.
We engage in economic activities on a daily basis. We work to earn money, buy groceries, pay rent or mortgages, save for a holiday. In often invisible ways, these everyday activities of production and consumption are underpinned by social structures, cultures and ideologies. You will learn about the workings of the economy, labour markets and finance, and how economic activity is embedded in social relationships. You will be able to understand and address important issues of our time, such as the increasing gap between the rich and the poor, and unequal access to power and resources based on intersecting questions of gender, race and class.
- Class participation (20%)
- Media presentation (50%)
- Quiz (30%)
Current study term: 24 Jul 22 to 06 Nov 22
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