Units of Study

ECON1001 - Introductory Microeconomics

Summer Main, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Stephen Patrick Whelan

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 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. It is assumed that students undertaking this unit will have a prior knowledge of mathematics.

Assessments

online quizzes (10%), 1x mid-semester test (30%), 1x essay (10%) and 1x2hr final exam (50%)

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

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