Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

• To scrutinise claims that there is no alternative to liberal market capitalism • To scrutinise critiques of liberal market capitalism and its alternatives • To develop an understanding of various theories of social, political, and economic transformation • To examine various alternative capitalist and non-capitalist forms of social and economic organisation in practice • To develop student’s research, writing and presentation skills

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module students will: • Be able to critically engage with the notion that there is no alternative to liberal market capitalism • Understand the relative merits of critiques of liberal market capitalism and its alternatives • Critically assess the relative merits of various theories of social, political, and economic transformation • Have a rounded empirical knowledge of various alternative capitalist and non-capitalist forms of social and economic organisation • Have developed their research, essay writing, and presentation skills

Timetabled teaching activities

1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour seminar per week in the spring term (excluding reading week).

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/study/studyundergrad/ugmodules/po240

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: PO240-15)
A (Assessed work only) 2500 word essay 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional