Political Economy (POEC) 499

Directed Study in Political Economy (Revision 1)

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Delivery Mode: Individualized study

Credits: 3

Area of Study: Social Science

Prerequisite: Permission of the professor.

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

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POEC 499 offers advanced students an opportunity to pursue an extended research project under the direction of a professor.

The course of study will normally include extensive library research for the production of a research proposal and a major paper with active research supervision from the professor.

This course requires professor approval, for which you need to provide the following:

  • A transcript listing the courses you have successfully completed so far.
  • A brief expression of interest: Within the field of Political Economy broadly defined, identify a topic or an area of investigation that you would like to examine. Submit a one- to two-paragraph statement of the problem, which should include the central question of your proposed project.


To receive credit for POEC 499, students must complete a research proposal as well as the essay achieving a minimum of 50 percent on each assignment, as well as a course composite grade of at least D (50 percent) or higher.

Three-year BA concentration in Political Economy

Four-year BA major in Political Economy

Course Materials

Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.

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