Units of Study

ECON1005 - The Australian Economy

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Russell Ross
Phone: +61 2 9351 3061\n+61 2 9351 6613
Email: russell.ross@sydney.edu.au

Description

This unit explores the Australian economy and introduces students to the application of economic reasoning and techniques to real-world problems. A focus of the unit is how government policy is affected by the influences brought to bear by the both domestic issues and the international environment. Each issue is addressed within an economic framework. The methods of instruction, learning and assessment are designed to develop a range of graduate attributes, with an emphasis on developing communication skills and creative thinking.

Assessments

oral presentation equivalent to 500wds (10%), 500wd short written assignment (10%), 1000wd essay (20%), mid-semester test (20%), 1.5-hr final exam (40%)

Classes

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

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