• Class Number 5577
  • Term Code 3260
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Prof Rabee Tourky
    • Dr Yurui Zhang
    • Prof Rabee Tourky
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 25/07/2022
  • Class End Date 28/10/2022
  • Census Date 31/08/2022
  • Last Date to Enrol 01/08/2022
SELT Survey Results

PPE Integration 3: Classic Literature in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (ECON3056)

Where did economics come from and how did it assume its current form? This is the fundamental question that this course seeks to investigate by integrating philosophy, politics, and economics through historical analysis. The course presents the development of economics from a branch of moral philosophy, into political economy, and finally into a quasi-scientific and quantitative discipline today. At every stage, the course places developments in the field into political and social context and presents alternative sets of ideas and paths not taken that were once prominent but have since been forgotten. This course is available to students in the PPE Program.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of classic texts in economics
  2. Apply theoretical results to practical economic examples
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of formal economic models

Research-Led Teaching

The curriculum is structured around subject content which is based on seminal research in the field.

Whether you are on campus or studying remotely, there are a variety of online platforms you will use to participate in your study program. These could include videos for lectures and other instruction, two-way video conferencing for interactive learning, email and other messaging tools for communication, interactive web apps for formative and collaborative activities, print and/or photo/scan for handwritten work and drawings, and home-based assessment.

ANU outlines recommended student system requirements to ensure you are able to participate fully in your learning. Other information is also available about the various Learning Platforms you may use.

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:

  • written comments
  • verbal comments
  • feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). Feedback can also be provided to Course Conveners and teachers via the Student Experience of Learning & Teaching (SELT) feedback program. SELT surveys are confidential and also provide the Colleges and ANU Executive with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Weeks 2-4: Discussion of paper 1: Galor & Weil, 1999, "From Malthusian Stagnation to Modern Growth", American Economics Review, 89, pp.150-154.
2 Weeks 5 - 7: Discussion of paper 2: Galor & Ozak, 2016, "the Agricultural Origins of Time Preference", American Economic Review, 106 (8), pp.3064-3103.
3 Weeks 8-9: Discussion of paper 3: Galor and Arbatli, Q. Ashraf, and M. Klemp, 2020, "Diversity and Conflict", Econometrica, 88 (2), 727–797
4 Weeks 10-12: Discussion of Paper 4: Galor and O. Moav, 2002, "Natural Selection and the Origin of Economic Growth" , Quarterly Journal of Economics, 117, 1133–1192.

Tutorial Registration

ANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage.

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Outline of Assignment A 5 % 22/08/2022 02/09/2022 1,3
Assignment A 40 % 04/11/2022 01/12/2022 1,2,3
Assignment B 55 % * * 1,2,3

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details


ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines , which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Integrity Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the Academic Skills website. In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.


Lectures for the course will be delivered live on campus and student should attend. Recordings will be available on Echo360 for those students unable to attend due to travel restrictions.

Tutorials will also be delivered on campus, with one zoom tutorial for those students unable to be on campus due to travel restrictions. The tutorial will be discussion based with students presenting their ideas and thoughts on the lecture material.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 5 %
Due Date: 22/08/2022
Return of Assessment: 02/09/2022
Learning Outcomes: 1,3

Outline of Assignment A

An outline of Assignment A is to be handed in (via turnitin) on Monday 22nd August 5pm. The outline should be around 500 words and will outline the intended structure of the assignment (due Friday 4th November). Feedback regarding content and structure of the assignment will be given to students by Friday 2nd September.

Assessment Task 2

Value: 40 %
Due Date: 04/11/2022
Return of Assessment: 01/12/2022
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3

Assignment A

Assignment A:

Due - Friday 4th November 5pm via Turnitin

Word limit: 2000 words

Reference style: APA or Harvard

Students will submit a 2000 word essay answering a series of questions based on papers related to (but not including) the 4 main papers discussed in the course. The papers and relevant questions will be provided in week 2. Students will be able to choose one of the papers provided (and relevant questions) to answer. An outline of this assignment is to be handed in in week 5 (see Assessment Task 1). Submission will be via Turnitin.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 55 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3

Assignment B

Assignment B:

Due Date: 2 weeks from the conclusion of the lecture on paper of choice

Paper 1: Due 5pm Friday 2nd September

Paper 2: Due 5pm Friday 7th October

Paper 3: Due 5pm Friday 21st October

Paper 4: Due 5pm Friday 11th November

Word limit: 3500 words

Reference style: APA or Harvard

Students will submit a 3500 word essay answering a series of questions based on one of the 4 main papers discussed in the course. At the conclusion of the lecture series on the paper questions to be answered will be released. Students will have 2 weeks to write the essay and submit.

Students can choose which paper they will write the essay on. Choice of paper needs to be nominated by week 4 (a quiz will be put on Wattle for students to nominate question on Monday of week 4; the quiz will close by Thursday 18th August). Changes to this nomination can only be done in consultation with the Convenor Dr Zhang.

Essays will be handed in via Turnitin on Wattle.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. The University’s students are an integral part of that community. The academic integrity principle commits all students to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support, academic integrity, and to uphold this commitment by behaving honestly, responsibly and ethically, and with respect and fairness, in scholarly practice.

The University expects all staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle, the Academic Integrity Rule 2021, the Policy: Student Academic Integrity and Procedure: Student Academic Integrity, and to uphold high standards of academic integrity to ensure the quality and value of our qualifications.

The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 is a legal document that the University uses to promote academic integrity, and manage breaches of the academic integrity principle. The Policy and Procedure support the Rule by outlining overarching principles, responsibilities and processes. The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 commences on 1 December 2021 and applies to courses commencing on or after that date, as well as to research conduct occurring on or after that date. Prior to this, the Academic Misconduct Rule 2015 applies.


The University commits to assisting all students to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. All coursework students must complete the online Academic Integrity Module (Epigeum), and Higher Degree Research (HDR) students are required to complete research integrity training. The Academic Integrity website provides information about services available to assist students with their assignments, examinations and other learning activities, as well as understanding and upholding academic integrity.

Online Submission

You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.

Hardcopy Submission

For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

Late Submission

Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:

  • Late submission not permitted. If submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date is not permitted, a mark of 0 will be awarded

Referencing Requirements

The Academic Skills website has information to assist you with your writing and assessments. The website includes information about Academic Integrity including referencing requirements for different disciplines. There is also information on Plagiarism and different ways to use source material.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. Extensions may be granted for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information.
In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service – including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy.
If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes.

Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).

Prof Rabee Tourky

Research Interests

Prof Rabee Tourky

Thursday 15:00 16:00
By Appointment
Dr Yurui Zhang

Research Interests

Dr Yurui Zhang

Thursday 15:00 16:00
Prof Rabee Tourky

Research Interests

Prof Rabee Tourky

Thursday 15:00 16:00
By Appointment

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