The Australian Economy (ECON1005)


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.

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1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


1x500wd equivalent Oral Presentation (20%), 1x1500wd equivalent Learning Journal (20%), 1x1000wd Essay (20%), 1x1.5hr Final exam (40%)

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