Economic Sociology - A Case Study Approach

Course code SOCA3095Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

This course will introduce students to the key ideas framing the recent global economic crisis and develop understanding of cutting edge debates in this field, including those concerning the rise of immaterial forms of labour and value, the performativity of economics and the emergence of novel forms of economic exchange.

Not available in 2014

Previously offered in 2012, 2011
ObjectivesThe course will observe that by far the majority of empirical investigations within contemporary economic sociology proceed via the adoption a case study method. This course will ask what does the case study do for economic sociology? Why has this methodological strategy come to dominate this field? Students will be asked to consider these questions as well as demonstrate their theoretical grasp of the field via the completion of an assessed small-scale case study of an aspect of economic life in the Newcastle area.
ContentThis course will introduce students to the key ideas framing the recent global economic crisis and develop understanding of cutting edge debates in this field, including those concerning the rise of immaterial forms of labour and value, the performativity of economics and the emergence of novel forms of economic exchange.
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledge10cps SOCA 1000 level courses or equivalent.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments1 x report (30%) 1 x case study project (70%)
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term