POL2000 Political and Economic Ideas (FOBUS)

Semester 1 (ONC)Toowoomba (EXT)Toowoomba

Units 1.0 (Political Science) Band 1

Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to USQConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at <http://www.usq.edu.au/ict/students/standards/default.htm>.


Political and Economic Ideas (POL2000) introduces student to influential economic ideas that have shaped politics. More specifically, the course critically examines the impact of economic thinking on politics and government at different stages during the history of industrialisation. POL2000 adopts an international perspective by comparing different national interpretations of political and economic ideas both in the West, and elsewhere. The course is designed to be relevant to students from a broad range of disciplines and does not require prior knowledge of politics or economics.