Syllabus

Title
1220 Political Economy and History of Economic Thought
Instructors
Mag.Mag. Anamarija Batista
Contact details
  • Type
    PI
  • Weekly hours
    2
  • Language of instruction
    Englisch
Registration
09/14/21 to 09/21/21
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Subject(s) Bachelor Programs
Dates
Day Date Time Room
Thursday 10/07/21 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM Online-Einheit
Thursday 10/21/21 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM Online-Einheit
Thursday 11/04/21 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM Online-Einheit
Thursday 11/18/21 11:30 AM - 04:00 PM Online-Einheit
Thursday 12/09/21 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM Online-Einheit
Thursday 01/13/22 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM Online-Einheit
Thursday 01/27/22 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM Online-Einheit

Contents

Distance mode. The course will be held fully online.

Inhalte der LV

In times of crisis the development of capital and growth oriented economic systems as well as its effects on organizational structures, lifestyles, income distribution and proportionality are subject to discussion. This course aims at discussing how societal reality and its nature are linked to economic theories, which ideas and visions are postulated in this context and how these constitute social practice.

Economic theories and its founders (such as Adam Smith, David Ricardo, Karl Marx, Joseph Schumpeter, Rosa Luxemburg, John Maynard Keynes, Milton Friedman, Carmen Reinhart, Dambisa Moyo) are introduced and analyzed in a contemporary context. Historical developments are discussed and heterodox alternatives elucidated. The interpretation of theoretical reflections is based on selected examples of societal environment. The additional discussion of critical voice, as well as artistic examples, deepens the analysis and reflection of economic theory.

Learning outcomes

After finishing the course students understand the theoretical main principles of economics, the conditions of their geneses, research programs and core economic implications. They are able to assess the interlinkages between socioeconomic positions, roles and structures and economic theory as well as to analyze the validity of fundamental assumptions of theoretical approaches.

Attendance requirements

80%

Teaching/learning method(s)

The course is structured around lectures by the instructor, group discussion, in-class assignments, group presentations, museum visit and videos.

Assessment

Students will be graded on

  • their class engagement (25%),
  • group presentation (30%), and
  • oral exam (35%)
  • scientific diary  (10%).

Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

Attendance on the first day of class is mandatory for participation in the class.

Availability of lecturer(s)

anamarija.batista@wu.ac.at

Last edited: 2021-05-19



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