Units of Study

ECON1001 - Introductory Microeconomics

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Pablo Guillen Alvarez

Description

Introductory Microeconomics addresses the economic decisions of individual firms and households and how these interact in markets. It is a compulsory core unit for the Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Commerce and an alternative core unit for the Bachelor of Economic and Social Science. Economic issues are pervasive in contemporary Australian society. Introductory Microeconomics introduces students to the language and analytical framework adopted in Economics for the examination of social phenomena and public policy issues. Whatever one's career intentions, coming to grips with economic ideas is essential for understanding society, business and government. Students are given a comprehensive introduction to these ideas and are prepared for the advanced study of microeconomics in subsequent years.

Assessments

Online quizzes (10%), mid semester test (30%), essay (10%), final exam (50%)

Classes

1 x 2hr lecture and 1x 1hr tutorial per week

Assumed Knowledge

Mathematics

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