Unit descriptions D - F

DVST6901 Development: Civil Society and Wellbeing

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Neil Maclean (S1), Dr Robbie Peters (S2) Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Prohibitions: SSCP6900 Assessment: 1000wd weekly online exercises (15%), 500wd research essay proposal (10%), 3000wd research essay (45%), 1500wd take-home exercise (30%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The post-1949 era of 'development' has seen a philosophical and policy shift from nation-building projects of 'modernisation' to the local responsiveness of market forces and civil society. An anthropological emphasis on cultural and local difference and a sociological understanding of state and civil society provide a critical perspective on both this history and current debates. Case studies raise questions of health, gender and childhood, project success or failure, and of the hopes and skepticism development evokes.
DVST6904 Rethinking Poverty

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Robbie Peters (S2) Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 2000wd essay (40%) and 2000wd take-home exercise (35%) and 1hr exam (15%) and 1000wd reading notes (10%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Poverty reduction has always been a central development goal. Major international programs such as the UN's Millennium Goals place poverty at their centre. New explanatory concepts such as social exclusion, capability, social capital and sustainability have considerably expanded our thinking about its nature. Students will examine cases from many parts of the world of the way discourses, policies and development practices operate together, enabling an evaluation of contemporary approaches to poverty and their effects on those most vulnerable.
DVST6905 Development Project Evaluation

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1500wd project proposal (30%) and 3000wd project (60%) and 500wd seminar presentation (10%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Project design, dynamics and evaluation are key elements of the management and delivery of development initiatives. This unit focuses on the history, significance, context and design of evaluation in that process. The unit addresses debates about participatory approaches to evaluation, quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Assessment is organised around the design and implementation of an evaluation project.
DVST6906 Culture & Politics of Health Development

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Cynthia Hunter Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 500wd research essay proposal (10%) and 3500wd research essay (65%) and 500wd class presentation (15%) and facilitation in class (10%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit of study provides an integrated and interpretive approach to understanding the culture and politics of health development in middle and low-income countries. The structures and processes that inform the politics and culture of health development are global, regional and local, and encompass and operate at different social and institutional levels in diverse settings. The articulation of these will be studied, along with the processes and transitions to local worlds that unfold in embedded cultural and social contexts.
ECMT6002 Econometric Applications

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hr lecture/week Prerequisites: ECMT5001 Prohibitions: ECMT5002 Assessment: group project (25%), mid-semester test (25%) and 1x2hr final exam (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit illustrates how econometric methods can be applied to economic data to solve problems that arise in economics and business. Econometric theory provides the techniques needed to quantify the strength and form of relationships between variables. Applied econometrics is concerned with the strategies that need to be employed to use these techniques effectively; to determine which model to specify and whether the data are appropriate. Guidelines for undertaking applied work are discussed. Case studies drawn from economics, marketing, finance, and accounting are also discussed. The unit includes a major econometric modelling project.
ECMT6002 Econometric Applications

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hr lecture/week Prerequisites: ECMT5001 Prohibitions: ECMT5002 Assessment: group project (25%), mid-semester test (25%) and 1x2hr final exam (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit illustrates how econometric methods can be applied to economic data to solve problems that arise in economics and business. Econometric theory provides the techniques needed to quantify the strength and form of relationships between variables. Applied econometrics is concerned with the strategies that need to be employed to use these techniques effectively; to determine which model to specify and whether the data are appropriate. Guidelines for undertaking applied work are discussed. Case studies drawn from economics, marketing, finance, and accounting are also discussed. The unit includes a major econometric modelling project.
ECMT6003 Applied Business Forecasting

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hr lecture/week Prerequisites: ECMT5001 Assessment: assignment (30%), mid-semester test (20%) and 1x2.5hr final exam (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit aims to provide an introduction to the practice of forecasting in business. Forecasting requires both practical experience in model building and some statistical theory. To blend the theory and practice, many business forecasting examples are discussed. Excel is used to do useful preliminary calculations and plotting. At the end of this unit, students should be able to understand the major techniques of forecasting and be able to intelligently forecast actual business time series using Excel and its extensions. Topics covered include: the aims of forecasting and relation to time series analysis; types of time series; plotting and charting time series; practical examples of forecasting and forecasting issues; growth curve methods; least squares (what you need to know for forecasting); decomposition of time series; elementary exponential smoothing with Excel; serial correlation (and Durbin Watson statistic); applied ARIMA modelling and identifying seasonality and "hidden" periodicities.
ECMT6006 Applied Financial Econometrics

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3-hr lecture/week Prerequisites: ECMT5001 Assessment: assignments (30%), mid-semester test (20%) and 1x2hr final exam (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit provides an introduction to some of the widely used econometric models designed for the analysis of financial data, and the procedures used to estimate them. Special emphasis is placed upon empirical work and applied analysis of real market data. The unit deals with topics such as: the statistical nature of financial data; the specification, estimation and testing of assets pricing models; the analysis of high frequency financial data; and the modelling of volatility in financial returns. Throughout the unit, students are encouraged (especially in assignments) to familiarise themselves with financial data and learn how to apply the models to these data.
ECMT6007 Analysis of Panel Data

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3-hr lecture/week Prerequisites: ECMT5001 Assessment: group assignment (20%), mid-semester test (30%) and 1x2hr final exam (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Recently, empirical research in economics, finance, marketing and accounting has been enriched by the increasing availability of new sources of data, known as panel data. A 'panel' refers to the pooling of observations on a cross section of households, countries, firms etc. over several time periods. Panel data sets possess several major advantages over conventional cross-sectional or time series data sets. This unit aims to offer a comprehensive treatment of the analysis of panel data, which will allow students to deal in a pragmatic way with fundamental issues, such as controlling for individual heterogeneity, reducing collinearity among regressors, addressing statistical hypotheses and identifying effects that are simply not detectable in pure cross-section or time series data.
ECON6001 Microeconomics Analysis 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hr seminar/week Prerequisites: ECON5001 Assessment: take home mid-semester test (20%) and in-class mid-semester test (30%) and 2.5 hr final exam (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit is an introduction to modern microeconomic theory and as such has three purposes: (i) to introduce students to the major ideas of modern microeconomics and to develop their understanding of these ideas; (ii) to develop students' facility with analytic economic models; and (iii) to develop students' ability to solve economic problems with the ideas, techniques, and models available to professional economists. Topics covered include (i) individual decision-making by economic agents, (ii) the determination of prices and resource allocation in competitive general equilibrium models, (iii) strategic behaviour by firms under imperfect competition, and (iv) contracting with imperfect information.
ECON6002 Macroeconomics Analysis 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hr seminar/week Prerequisites: ECON5002 Assessment: problem set (10%), mid-semester test (30%) and 2hr final exam (60%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit is aimed at providing students with a sound and comprehensive knowledge of modern macroeconomic theory, an ability to formulate and solve problems analytically, and a general appreciation of how policymakers can use the analysis in practice. Topics covered include (i) micro-foundations of macroeconomics, focusing on consumption, investment, money demand, and credit rationing; (ii) equilibrium macroeconomics, focusing on the conventional prototype as well as on recent stochastic macroeconomic models; and (iii) dis-equilibrium macroeconomics, concepts, issues, and models.
ECON6003 Mathematical Methods of Econ Analysis

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hr seminar/week Prerequisites: ECON5001 and ECON5002 Assessment: assignments (10%), mid-semester test (30%) and 3hr final exam (60%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Students enrolled in award courses other than the Master of Economics must seek written permission from the School of Economics Postgraduate Coordinator to enrol in this unit.
This unit is an introduction to mathematical economics. It has three purposes. First, to introduce students to the mathematical concepts and methods that are central to modern economics. Second, to give a set of economic applications of the mathematical methods. Third, to develop the students' ability to formulate logical arguments with the degree of precision and rigour demanded in modern economics. The mathematical topics covered include introductory analysis and topology, convex analysis, linear algebra, calculus of functions of several variables, optimisation, and introduction to dynamic programming and dynamical systems. The particular economic applications presented may vary from year to year, but usually include demand theory, production theory, and growth theory.
ECON6006 Market Structure and Strategic Behaviour

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hr seminar/week Prerequisites: ECON5001 or ECOF5806 or ECOF6080 Assessment: mid-semester test (20%), group presentation (20%), essay (20%) and 2.5hr final exam (40%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The purpose of this unit is to examine the nature of inter-firm rivalry in industries with market power. The unit begins with an exploration of the various ways in which firms can increase their market power by extracting more surplus from consumers by colluding with rivals or by excluding entrants. The topics for this part of the unit include price discrimination, product differentiation, advertising, research and development, predation and mergers. The unit also attempts to explain the various contractual and ownership linkages that exist between various stages of production. The latter involves a discussion of exclusive territories agreements, resale price maintenance, exclusive dealing, franchising and divisionalisation.
ECON6008 International Money and Finance

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hr seminar/week Prerequisites: ECON5002 Assessment: mid-semester tests (30%) and essay (15%) and 2.5hr final exam (55%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit covers the following topics: overview of the International Monetary System; foreign exchange markets, spot and future markets; swaps and options; arbitrage; covered and uncovered interest parity; exchange rate determination; forecasting exchange rate movements; exchange rate intervention; and the role of central banks.
ECON6009 Economics of the Labour Market

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hr seminar/week Prerequisites: ECON5001 and ECON5002 Assessment: assignments (20%), mid-semester test (30%) and 3hr final exam (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The purpose of this unit is to study some of the major issues in modern labour markets. Trends such as the increase in part-time work, the growing inequality in income and earnings, changes in the returns to education, and the simultaneous increase in hours of work and unemployment are addressed. The material consists of both empirical facts relating to the labour markets and the theories which are used to understand these facts. Part of the unit is devoted to the study of wage and employment contracts in the presence of uncertainty and other information problems. Imperfect information will have implications for the level of employment and unemployment, the structure of wages, and the use of particular forms of compensation such as bonuses, trust funds, and performance bonds.
ECON6010 Public Economics

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hr seminar/week Prerequisites: ECON5001 and ECON5002 Assessment: assignments (20%), mid-semester test (30%) and 2hr final exam (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Recent innovations in public economics have overturned previously accepted policy rules. This unit focuses on the modern treatment of public policies relating to taxation, pricing of public sector outputs and public investment. Emphasis is placed on how different informational capabilities and jurisdictions of the government impact on the design of policy. The areas of application in taxation include the design of efficient and equitable consumption taxes, the structure of income taxation and the appropriate mix of income and consumption taxes. In response to market failures, pricing and investment rules for public enterprises, the provision and pricing of public goods, and policy responses to externalities and information problems are covered.
ECON6016 Trade and Development

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3-hr seminar/week Prerequisites: ECON5001 or ECON5002 Assessment: mid-semester test (20%), seminar paper and presentation (20%) and 1x2hr final exam (60%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit is designed to highlight the relation between trade and development from an institutional and structural perspective, with appropriate modifications of received general economic principles, theories and policies. It closely studies the integration process of traditional segment of a developing society into its modern counterpart in countries selected from Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Pacific regions. It examines role of the state and international institutions (like the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, World Trade Organization), rationale for trade, planning and market mechanisms in developing economies, and also socio-cultural preconditions and economic requirements for a market economy. It focuses on a wide range of developmental problems and issues (such as foreign aid, debt, investment, technology transfer) from both national and international points of view.
ECON6018 Environmental Economics

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3-hr seminar/week Prerequisites: ECON5001 or ECON5002 Assessment: seminar paper & presentation (20%) and mid-semester test (20%) and 2hr final exam (60%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
In this unit of study emphasis is exclusively concerned with market failures that impact on the natural environment. Attention is given to why these market failures occur and what role there is for regulation and government policy. Topics covered include efficiency and markets, market failure, externalities (e.g. pollution), various methods of regulating pollution, and measuring the demand for environmental quality.
ECON6021 Financial Economics

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hr seminar/week Prerequisites: ECON5001 and ECON5002 Assessment: mid-semester test (40%) and 2hr final exam (60%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit provides students with an understanding of the economic foundations of financial theory and the economic framework upon which that theory is based. Much of the work covered is an application of both microeconomic and macroeconomic theory to the special problems encountered in the study of the financial side of an economy. The relevance of these foundations is illustrated with empirical research using Australian and international data.
ECON6023 International Trade

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hr seminar/week Prerequisites: ECON5001 Assessment: mid-semester test (20%), written report (30%) and 2hr final exam (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit develops the modern theory of international trade and commercial policy and examines some empirical applications. Topics covered include competitive trade theory; comparative advantage and theories of international trade patterns; the gains from trade; empirical evidence and methodology; imperfectly competitive trade theory and economies of scale, differentiated products, and technology; analysis of the effects of tariffs and trade quotas upon trade under competitive and imperfectly competitive market structures; the formation and design of regional trade agreements and the strategic behaviour of multinational enterprises. It will be suitable for those with an interest in international trade and business issues as well as those who may wish to pursue PhD research in these areas. It will be taught at a graduate level and so presumes knowledge of advanced undergraduate microeconomics.
ECON6025 Strategic Decision Making

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3-hr seminar/week Prerequisites: ECON5001 or ECOF5806 or ECOF6080 Assessment: mid-semester tests (40%), tutorial assignments and participation (10%) and 2hr final exam (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Decision makers face two types of uncertainty: uncertainty about the state of nature (how much oil is in an oilfield) and uncertainty about the strategic behaviour of other decision makers (how many oil wells they will drill). This unit of study focuses on strategic uncertainty and the uses decision makers can make of the concepts of game theory to guide their decisions. Game theory studies situations where a) agents have conflicts of interests and b) agents can take actions that directly affect their payoffs and the payoffs of others. A very broad range of applications from business and economics fit the above description and therefore can be studied by the methods of game theory. Applications include, firm pricing and output decisions, market entry and exit, hold-up, collusion, bargaining, auctions, and signalling.
ECON6026 Strategic Business Relationships

This unit of study is not available in 2014

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3-hr seminar/week Prohibitions: ECOF5802, ECOF6050 Assessment: individual and group concept maps (7%), 3x quizzes and short answer tests (15%), group assessed on-line forums (28%), in-class written report (25%) and 1.5hr final exam (25%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit studies how strategic business relationships create sustainable competitive advantages for firms and nations. Business relationships are dynamic learning networks that result from strategic decision-making. They include internal relationships within the firm as well as external relationships. With internal business relationships, the focus is on organisational design issues, including employee-manager interaction, and manager-shareholder relations. External relationships include formal contracts and informal agreements with suppliers, buyers, distributors, lenders, competitors and partners. Resource and capability-based views of the firm provide the conceptual framework for analysing the foundations of sustainable competitive advantage and the role of effective relationships in building this advantage. Agency and transaction cost approaches help explain the operation of these relationships. Throughout the unit, we distinguish between the knowledge-based sectors of the economy and the more traditional sectors, and we consider how the form of business relationships varies between countries.
ECON6027 Experimental Economics

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week, 6x1-hr laboratory sessions/semester Prerequisites: ECON5001 Assessment: assignments (25%), class participation (10%), group project (40%) and 2hr final exam (25%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit of study deals with the use of laboratory and field experiments in order to help assessing economic problems. Economic experiments are becoming a useful tool for the validation of theory, the development of new theory, the generation of advice to decision makers, and the design of new economic institutions. Economics aims to explain the 'real world' behaviour of agents. The lectures will provide opportunities to identify apparent contradictions between the predictions of economic models and experimental outcomes. The classes on experimental economics will follow a learning-by-doing approach. Most topics will be introduced in the experimental lab. Outcomes will be discussed in the following class and compared with theoretical predictions and previous experimental research.
ECON6101 Special Topic in Economics

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hr seminar/week Prerequisites: ECON5001 and ECON5002 Assessment: Depends on topic Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Students must seek written permission from the School of Economics Postgraduate Coordinator to enrol in this unit.
Study of a special topic in postgraduate Economics. Topics will vary from semester to semester according to staff availability and the presence of visitors. If taught in both semesters, the topic in Semester 2 will be different to that in Semester 1.
ECON6501 Economics Postgraduate Exchange 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students wishing to undertake a Study Abroad program must enrol in this unit to receive credit for a unit equivalent to an ECON postgraduate level unit.
ECON6502 Economics Postgraduate Exchange 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students wishing to undertake a Study Abroad program must enrol in this unit to receive credit for a unit equivalent to an ECON postgraduate level unit.
ECON6503 Economics Postgraduate Exchange 3

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students wishing to undertake a Study Abroad program must enrol in this unit to receive credit for a unit equivalent to an ECON postgraduate level unit.
ECON6504 Economics Postgraduate Exchange 4

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students wishing to undertake a Study Abroad program must enrol in this unit to receive credit for a unit equivalent to an ECON postgraduate level unit.
ECON6505 Economics Postgraduate Exchange 5

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students wishing to undertake a Study Abroad program must enrol in this unit to receive credit for a unit equivalent to an ECON postgraduate level unit.
ECON6506 Economics Postgraduate Exchange 6

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students wishing to undertake a Study Abroad program must enrol in this unit to receive credit for a unit equivalent to an ECON postgraduate level unit.
ECON6507 Economics Postgraduate Exchange 7

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students wishing to undertake a Study Abroad program must enrol in this unit to receive credit for a unit equivalent to an ECON postgraduate level unit.
ECON6508 Economics Postgraduate Exchange 8

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students wishing to undertake a Study Abroad program must enrol in this unit to receive credit for a unit equivalent to an ECON postgraduate level unit.
ECON6901 Microeconomics Analysis 2

This unit of study is not available in 2014

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hr seminar/week Prerequisites: ECON6001 with a Distinction grade. Assessment: mid-semester test (40%), tutorial assignments (10%) and 2hr final exam (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Students must seek written permission from the School of Economics Postgraduate Coordinator to enrol in this unit.
The main focus of this unit is strategic interaction among economic agents with particular attention to problems involving incomplete information. The topics covered are at the heart of modern microeconomics. The central tool of analysis is game theory and the unit generally covers non-cooperative games of complete and incomplete information and cooperative games. Many applications to economic problems are discussed. Although the particular applications presented may vary from year to year, typical examples are: auctions; bargaining; oligopoly; hidden information; signalling; hidden action; coalitions and the core; Shapley value; social choice; and mechanism design.
ECON6902 Macroeconomics Analysis 2

This unit of study is not available in 2014

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hr seminar/week Prerequisites: ECON6002 with a Distinction grade. Assessment: problem sets (15%), presentation and participation (15%), mid-semester test (30%) and 3hr final exam (40%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Students must seek written permission from the School of Economics Postgraduate Coordinator to enrol in this unit.
The goal of this unit is to present a coherent framework for thinking about fundamental issues in macroeconomics in a national and international context. This framework provides microeconomic foundations and involves inter-temporal analysis which assumes a basic understanding of dynamic programming. Various dynamic modelling strategies - finite and infinite horizon models, OLG models - are compared with reference to issues such as Ricardian equivalence. The role of international capital markets in uncertain open economies is studied, and asset pricing and investment in global macroeconomic equilibrium using Arrow-Debreu contingent claims is explained. The roles of money, the implications of imperfections such as nominal rigidities, and the connections to modern growth theory are developed in this general framework.
ECON6903 Topics in Bus. Cycles & Monetary Policy

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week Prerequisites: ECON6001 and ECON6002 and ECON6003 and ECMT6002 Assessment: written assignments (40%), participation (10%) and 1x2hr final exam (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit is designed to provide an understanding of selected topics at the frontier of academic research in the area of advanced macroeconomics, focusing on business cycles and monetary policy. We will spend the first half of the course developing essential tools used in macroeconomics and studying canonical micro-founded rational expectations general equilibrium models, originated from the real business cycles literature. The rest of the course will focus on nominal frictions within a New Keynesian/New Neoclassical framework and their implications for monetary policy. We will also discuss the merits and the shortcomings of these models and examine how these failings have been addressed in the literature. A central aim of this unit of study is to enable students to undertake further theoretical or empirical research in the area of business cycles and monetary policy.
ECON6904 Topics in Labour Economics

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week Prerequisites: ECON6001 and ECON6002 and ECON6003 and ECMT6002 Assessment: written assignments (40%), participation (10%) and 1x2hr final exam (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit of study surveys contemporary research in labour economics. The field of labour economics is very broad, dealing with fundamental issues ranging from resource allocation to distributional equity and social welfare. The subject matter covers the determinants of wages, employment and unemployment; insurance and incentive mechanisms; and the behavioural effects and welfare impacts of institutions and public policies. In this unit students will have the opportunity to analyse theoretical models and their empirical applications.
ECON6905 Topics in Industrial Organisation

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week Prerequisites: ECON6001 and ECON6002 and ECON6003 and ECMT6002 Assessment: written assignments (40%), participation (10%) and 1x2hr final exam (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit of study is designed to provide an understanding of some of the current developments in the field of industrial organisation. The focus is both on theoretical understanding and practical application. A central aim of this unit of study is to enable students to undertake further theoretical or empirical research in the area of industrial organisation.
ECON6906 Topics in Economic Development

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week Prerequisites: ECON6001 and ECON6002 and ECON6003 and ECMT6002 Assessment: written assignments (40%), participation (10%) and 2hr final exam (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit of study is designed to provide an understanding of some of the current developments in the field of development economics. The focus is both on theoretical understanding and practical application. A central aim of this unit of study is to enable students to undertake further theoretical or empirical research in the area of development economics.
ECON6907 Topics in History of Economic Thought

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week Prerequisites: ECON6001 and ECON6002 and ECON6003 and ECMT6002 Assessment: Final exam (3000 words) (50%), Written assignments (3000 words) (40%), Participation (10%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit of study revolves around the intensive study of key elements of selected classic works in the development of economic thought. This course of lectures and seminars is not intended to be of purely historical or antiquarian interest; it is animated by the belief that such classic works remain highly relevant, in a fundamental way, for contemporary theoretical and policy debates. In particular, the aim is to: (i) demonstrate the evolutionary and temporal nature of current economic theory, (ii) indicate the attitudes which have developed in the field of policy, and how these are related to past theory, environment, and action; and (iii) make the student aware of the literary, philosophical and cultural elements underlying economic knowledge and practice. Another aim of this unit of study is to enable students to achieve a critical command of conceptual machineries of thought and analysis.
ECON6909 Topics in Microeconomic Analysis

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week Prerequisites: ECON6001 and ECON6002 and ECON6003 and ECMT6002 Assessment: written assignments (40%), participation (10%), final exam (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit of study is designed to provide an understanding of some of the current developments in the field of microeconomics. The focus is both on theoretical understanding and practical application. A central aim of this unit of study is to enable students to undertake further theoretical or empirical research in the area of microeconomics.
ECON6910 Topics in Macroeconomic Analysis

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week Prerequisites: ECON6001 and ECON6002 and ECON6003 and ECMT6002 Assessment: final exam 3000wds, (50%), written assignments equivalent to 3000wds (40%), participation (10%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit of study is designed to provide an understanding of the latest theoretical and empirical policy-relevant developments in the field of advanced macroeconomics. The focus is on both theoretical understanding and the practical application of state-of-the-art modelling techniques. A central aim of this unit of study is to enable students to undertake further theoretical or empirical research in the area of macroeconomics.
ECON6948 Special Topic in Economic Analysis

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week Prerequisites: ECON6001 and ECON6002 and ECON6003 and ECMT6002 Assessment: written assignments (40%), participation (10%), final exam (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Study of an advanced topic in Economics. Topic may vary from semester to semester according to staff availability and the presence of visitors. If taught in both semesters, the topic in Semester 2 may be different to that in Semester 1. Students must seek written permission from the School of Economics Postgraduate Coursework Coordinator to enrol in this unit.
ECON6998 Special Topic in Econometrics

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week Prerequisites: ECON6001 and ECON6002 and ECON6003 and ECMT6002 Assessment: written assignments (50%) and 2hr final exam (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Study of an advanced topic in Econometrics. Topic may vary from semester to semester according to staff availability and the presence of visitors. If taught in both semesters, the topic in Semester 2 may be different to that in Semester 1. Students must seek written permission from the School of Economics Postgraduate Coursework Coordinator to enrol in this unit.
ECON7010 Economics Research Dissertation A

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Regular individual consultation with academic supervisor Prerequisites: ECON6001 and ECON6002 and ECON6003 Assessment: research dissertation (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This is the first capstone unit in the MEcAnalysis. Students develop a detailed research proposal for a dissertation, which will be developed throughout Economics Research Dissertation B. Students are expected to take part in a research methods seminar series while receiving individual assistance from a specialist supervisor. This unit is assessed through the research and writing towards a 12,000 word dissertation, to be completed in Economics Research Dissertation B.
ECON7020 Economics Research Dissertation B

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Regular consultations with individual supervisor Prerequisites: ECON6001 and ECON6002 and ECON6003 and ECMT6002 and ECON7010 Prohibitions: ECON7030 Assessment: 12,000wd research dissertation (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This is the second of two capstone units in the MEcAnalysis. This unit involves the writing and completion of a 12,000 word dissertation, the proposal for which was developed in Economics Research Dissertation A. The emphasis is on students acquiring skills in implementing a research proposal and disseminating the results while under the guidance of a specialist supervisor.
ECOP6010 International Trade Regulation

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1000wd essay (20%) and 1500wd essay (30%) and 1.5hr exam (40%) and seminar participation (10%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit aims to introduce students to competing perspectives on business regulation, then to familiarise students with the main elements of governance and regulation as they affect international business and, in particular, international trade.
ECOP6011 USA-Europe-Japan: From Growth to Crisis

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Joseph Halevi Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 3500wd essay (60%) and 1500wd report (25%) and 1000wd equivalent seminar presentation (15%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit will address the formation and breakup of the triad formed by the USA, Europe, and Japan that defined world capitalist relations from the end of the Second World War until the early 1990s. The contradictions of the triad will be analysed as well as the impact of China's post 1978 transformations. The unit will study those processes with the objective of understanding the dynamics of the financial crisis of 2008 and its impact on the European Union.
ECOP6015 Global Employment and Migration

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Stuart Rosewarne Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 250wd weekly diary digest (20%) and 1500wd write up/presentation (30%) and 3000wd essay (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit examines the evolution of international employment opportunities as a feature of the globalisation of economies. Different approaches to the analysis of labour markets provide conceptual frameworks for examining the changing character and structure of global employment and international migration. Case studies examine the effects of state regulatory arrangements and international institutions governing cross-border labour migration and cross-border employment in multinational firms, including professionals, skilled and unskilled workers.
ECOP6016 China in the World Economy

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Joseph Halevi Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 2500wd essay (30%) and team oral presentation (10%) and 1500wd report (20%) and 2hr exam (40%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit of study analyses the modern economic development of the People's Republic of China (PRC) and its role in the international economic system, including the World Trade Organisation. It examines the internal political economy of the PRC; the political economy of transition; and China's transformation into a major centre of foreign direct investment and global exports. In the unit, students will learn the differential impact of China's transformation on the USA, East Asia and Japan, and the European Union. The policy of free trade agreements of China will also be studied. An understanding of these issues is important for people concerned both with investment and trade with China and the global political economic implications of China's emerging market economy under socialism.
ECOP6018 Economic Development: Growth & Wellbeing

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Gillian Hewitson Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 500wd equivalent problem sets (10%) and 1250wd essay (20%) and 1250wd country case-study (20%) and 3000wd research essay (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Can development be equated with economic growth? Many development scholars are critical of growth as a Euro-centric concept that has dismal consequences for subsistence-based livelihoods, women and Indigenous communities in particular. In this unit, students will critically engage with the development literature about economic growth and assess its role in promoting wellbeing. What is the role for economic growth? What kind of growth? Learning will include critical interrogation of theories of development and the relationships between growth and gender, food, trade and climate change.
ECOP6031 Research in Political Economy

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Gillian Hewitson Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 750wd paper (15%) and 1250wd paper (25%) and 3000wd paper (45%) and seminar participation (15%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit focuses on conducting research in political economy. Weekly seminars examine a range of topics including research design, literature review, data collection and analysis, and writing a research proposal. The seminars provide an opportunity for critical discussion to identify, debate and reflect on the nature and challenge of undertaking research. The assessment is structured to assist the progressive development of a research proposal. Completion of this Unit of Study is a pre-requisite for a Masters dissertation.
ECOP6101 Core Concepts in Political Economy

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Damian Cahill (S1) Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1.5hr exam (30%) and 750wd tutorial presentation (15%) and 2250wd essay (45%) and tutorial participation (10%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit introduces students to core concepts in political economy, laying the basis for further studies. It examines the development of economics as a discipline, identifying the historical origins and principal currents of economic analysis, their key analytical tools, and relevance to current political economic concerns. These studies provide insight into the competing views about the dynamics of the capitalist economy and lay the foundation for the application of political economic reasoning to a wide range of contemporary issues.
ECOP6103 Strategic Debates on Economic Change

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Bill Dunn Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 2000wd essay (30%) and 4000wd essay (60%) and group presentation (10%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit explores the processes of socioeconomic change, and the forces involved in bringing about such change. It introduces several theoretical perspectives and - using a number of contemporary case studies - considers the interests, the relationships and the constraints involved in socioeconomic change. Students consider a range of issues and debates, and make a detailed study in one such area.
ECOP6108 Economic Management for Sustainability

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Joy Paton Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: tutorial presentation (15%) and 1000wd paper (15%) and 2500wd research essay (30%) and 1.5hr exam (30%) and tutorial participation (10%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit introduces students to environmental economic theory, ecological economics, and other critical perspectives in order to develop an understanding of the parameters that define management of economy-environment interactions. Students will develop a critical appreciation of the systemic nature of the pressures imposed on environmental/ecological systems and the intractable problems this presents. The unit examines the different tendencies that inform environmental management and sustainable development; and the relative merits/weaknesses of the strategies and policies advanced.
ECOP6121 Dissertation Part A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Bill Dunn Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Supervised independent study Prerequisites: Completion of four Political Economy postgraduate units (including ECOP6101) and permission from the postgraduate coordinator Corequisites: ECOP6031 Assessment: 10,000wd dissertation (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Together with 'Dissertation Part B', this unit involves the supervised writing of a 10,000 word dissertation on a topic of the student's choosing as part of the Master of Political Economy.
ECOP6122 Dissertation Part B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Bill Dunn Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Supervised independent study Prerequisites: completion of four Political Economy postgraduate units (including ECOP6101) and permission from the postgraduate coordinator Corequisites: ECOP6121 and ECOP6031 Assessment: 10,000wd dissertation (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Together with 'Dissertation Part A', this unit involves the supervised writing of a 10,000 word dissertation on a topic of the student's choosing as part of the Master of Political Economy.
ECOP6130 Human Rights & International Development

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Prohibitions: SCLG6912 Assessment: 1000wd essay (20%) and 2000wd essay (40%) and 1.5hr exam (30%) and seminar participation (10%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit links debates over social rights and democratic legitimacy to structural economic arguments. It introduces the competing arguments over social rights and the struggles that have created them, and promotes the use of evidence in these conceptual arguments. The approach of economic liberalism to rights is examined. Important global issues involving rights and economic argument - such as self-determination, land rights, food security, fair trade and economic governance - are examined.
ECOP6901 Finance and Economic Change

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Mike Beggs Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1500wd essays (2x30%) and 1000wd seminar presentation/write up (30%) and seminar participation (10%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Foreign exchange, security and other derivative markets have expanded dramatically over the past 20 years. More recently, they have been associated with the largest economic crisis in 80 years. This unit develops a political economy perspective on these markets, including their vulnerability to crisis, and the intrusion of financial calculation into wider social and personal calculation. The unit also addresses the regulation of financial markets and institutions, including key regulatory and monitoring agencies, and arguments for new regulatory regimes.
ENGL6027 M Litt Treatise Part 1

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Kate Lilley Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 4x1-2hr supervised meetings/semester Assessment: research and writing towards a 25000 word treatise which will be completed in ENGL6028 Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Supervision Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Candidates undertake research and writing towards a treatise on an approved topic in English or Creative Writing, under the supervision of a member of the academic staff. Permission required from the postgraduate coordinator. Available to Master of Letters candidates only.
ENGL6028 M Litt Treatise Part 2

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Kate Lilley Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 4x1-2hr supervised meetings/semester Prerequisites: ENGL6027 Assessment: completion and submission of a 25000 word treatise started in ENGL6027 (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Supervision Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Candidates complete the research and writing of a treatise in English or Creative Writing on an approved topic, under the supervision of a member of the academic staff. Permission required from the postgraduate coordinator. Available to Master of Letters candidates only.
ENGL6040 Introduction to Old English

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Daniel Anlezark Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1000wd translation exercise (20%), 1x3000wd essay (40%), 1x2000wd exam (40%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Old English was the language of England from the fifth century until the twelfth. This earliest phase of the English literary tradition evolved against a background of cultural encounters: as the Anglo-Saxons encountered the culture of Rome, as they adopted and adapted the Christian religion, and as they reflected on their origins on the European continent. This unit introduces students to the language spoken and written by the Anglo-Saxons, and presents the opportunity to translate and read Old English texts.
ENGL6041 Old English Texts

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Daniel Anlezark Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Prerequisites: ENGL6040 Assessment: 1x2000wd translation exercise (40%), 1x4000wd essay (60%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The literature of the Anglo-Saxons offers an insight into a range of understandings of the place of human beings in the world and its history. This unit of study will build on students' elementary knowledge of the Old English language, and offer students the opportunity to translate and read a range of texts including historical prose, love poetry and religious texts. These texts will be studied in a range of contexts, from the cultural and historical to their manuscript setting.
ENGL6100 Approaches to Literary History

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Huw Griffiths Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1500wd critical assessment (20%), 1x2000wd archival report (30%), 1x2500wd essay (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This is a core unit for the Master of English Studies. How do literary texts relate to history? When we divide time into different periods ("Renaissance" "Romantic" "Modernist" etc.), what are the implications for interpretation? Focusing on one or two literary periods, this core unit for the Master of English Studies introduces students to historicist literary criticism, developing skills in relating literature to historical context. We read key texts from the designated period(s), conduct research into appropriate archives (including online databases), and identify the theoretical questions that underpin those investigations.
ENGL6101 Approaches to Genre

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Liam Semler Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1500wd written assignment (20%), 1x2500wd essay (50%), 1x2000wd essay (30%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This is a core unit for the Master of English Studies. In this unit students will critically examine significant theoretical definitions of and debates about genre through time. They will apply an advanced understanding of genres (or 'kinds' or 'forms') to representative and problematic texts in order to develop a deep appreciation of the function, limitations and transformations of genre in literature. The complex relationship between formal properties, creativity and historical context will be explored.
ENGL6102 Approaches to Critical Reading

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Mark Byron Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1000wd annotated bibliography (20%), 1x1000wd equivalent oral presentation (20%), 1x4000wd essay (60%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This is a core unit for the Master of English Studies. This unit will introduce students to a variety of critical approaches to literature. In addition to developing critical and theoretical literacy, the unit aims to develop advanced skills in identifying how and why such strategies might be brought to bear on reading literary texts, and to evaluate how effective and/or appropriate such strategies might be in specific cases. The unit also aims to critically examine theories of the text as a physical and conceptual object.
ENGL6103 Approaches to Global English Literatures

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Paul Giles Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x4000wd research essay (55%), 1x2000wd take-home exercise (35%), seminar participation (10%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This is a core unit for the Master of English Studies. Students will familiarise themselves with critical approaches to a range of literary works written throughout the world in the English language, and they will critically examine ways in which theories of globalisation and place have come to inflect paradigms of local and national identity. Students will evaluate contemporary understandings of the meaning and significance of "English" literature in a new global environment.
ENGL6105 Poetry of Meditation

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Barry Spurr Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1000wd close-reading assignment (15%), 1x4000wd essay (70%), 1x1000wd tutorial presentation (15%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit is a study of the meditative poetry of the early seventeenth century. It examines the traditions and manuals of meditation on which the poets drew, and places their poetry more broadly in religious and historico-cultural contexts, and also in the contexts of Early Modern literature at large. Detailed study of writers such as John Donne and George Herbert establishes the framework for study of their meditative poetry and that of later writers.
ENGL6106 The Idea of the South

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Sarah Gleeson-White Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x5000wd essay (80%), 1x1000wd annotated bibliography (20%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The American South is frequently conceived as the Problem South, defined by its experiences of military defeat and occupation, economic backwardness and a brutal slave legacy. In this unit, we will investigate the idea of the South in a range of literary and visual texts by examining its most compelling tropes - the southern belle, poor whites, the plantation - to contemplate the region's fundamental importance to conceptions of the nation itself and the value of thinking regionally.
ENGL6107 Sentiment and Sensation

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Vanessa Smith Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x5000wd essay (75%), 1x1000wd class presentation and write-up (25%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit will focus on the narrative and rhetorical strategies used to depict and engage emotion. It will examine the ways in which feeling is both conceptualised and motivated in literary texts, and relate developments in the fictional understanding of emotion to those in philosophy and the natural sciences. It will ask whether emotion can be historicised; how affective responses are engaged in the service of ethical agendas; to what extent do the feelings produced by fiction elude narrative control.
ENGL6108 Modern Australian Poetry and Poetics

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Peter Minter Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1500wd oral presentation plus summary (30%),1x4500wd research essay (70%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Critical discussion of Australian poetry has long been preoccupied by the status of its modernism, as a function of wider questions regarding the meaning of Australian modernity. Was modernism only belatedly taken up in the 1970s, or were certain older Australian poets modernist avant la lettre? In this unit students will evaluate a selection of key poems and statements about poetry by Australian writers from 1900 to the present, taking in themes such as: Romantic absence and negativity, the Symbolist inheritance, high and vernacular modernisms, avant gardism and reaction, the Generation of 68, and the fate of postmodernism.
ENGL6110 The 18th Century Novel: Theory & Example

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Nicola Parsons Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1000wd research essay proposal (15%), 1x500wd discussion paper (10%), 1x4500wd research essay (75%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit of study investigates the development and circulation of the novel during the eighteenth century. We will read novels that have since been canonised as well as material normally excluded from the story of the novel's rise, such as whore narratives and the popular genre of it-narratives (stories told from the point-of-view of an object or animal). We will consider this material through a number of theoretical lenses, including those provided by Michael McKeon, Lennard Davis and Catherine Gallagher.
ENGL6111 History Writing in English, 1500-1900

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Bruce Gardiner Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x2000wd assignment (34%), 1x4000wd essay (66%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
We pose two interdependent questions. First, how and why have English authors from Tudor to Victorian times narrated and analysed historical matters in different literary genres - verse, prose, prose-drama, and verse-drama? Second, how and why have these authors and their audiences deemed such historical writings to be literary or not? To determine the interdependence of these questions we pose a third. What are the literary and historical relations between literature and history?
ENGL6113 American Romance

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr David Kelly Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x4500wd essay and annotated bibliography (75%), 1x1500wd seminar presentation (25%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
'Romance' refers to both a passion and a textual form, and this course will focus upon the passionate American and the forms in which this figure appears in texts ranging from the classic 19th century novel through to 20th century film and music. We will explore the Gothic and Romantic heritage of American culture and the ways in which this adapted to the pressures of realism and modernization as the American imagination ranged from the transcendental to the popular.
ENGL6114 Language and Subject

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Nick Riemer Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x6000wd essay (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This course explores twentieth century attempts to understand the relation of language and linguistic meaning to the individual subject. We will consider two traditions: a 'naturalistic' approach centred around Chomsky's 'generative enterprise', and the phenomenological/hermeneutic tradition in Merleau-Ponty and Gadamer. Students will familiarize themselves with various putatively scientific attempts to understand the place of language in the world and will explore some general features of the relation between meaning and experience. No prior acquaintance with these fields is assumed.
ENGL6115 Reading Suburbia

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Brigid Rooney Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x2000wd written assignment (30%), 1x500wd research essay proposal (10%),1x3500wd research essay (60%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Suburbia is a bad object in Australian literature. Neither city nor bush, suburbs can seem culturally bland zones of consumerist domesticity from which artists and writers want to escape. Yet loathing of suburbia can be mixed with desire. This unit explores various topographies of suburbia in fiction, poetry, non-fiction and film. Why do writers return to suburbia? How do suburbs give shape to settler modernity, or stimulate literary modernism? Is the suburb a national or transnational scene in Australian writing?
ENGL6116 Life & Literature in the Age of Chaucer

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Daniel Anlezark Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/wk Assessment: 1x1000wd annotated bibliography (15%), 1x1000wd discussion paper (20%), 1x4000wd research essay (65%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Geoffrey Chaucer was a courtier, a bureaucrat and a diplomat. He was also a most prolific poet, and was to become arguably the most important literary figure of his age. The fourteenth century was a time of transformation in English language and literature, and Chaucer was a key innovator of the time. In this unit students will consider a sampling of key texts from the period within the context of this shifting landscape.
ENGL6901 Creative Writing: Fiction Workshop

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Kate Lilley Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x6000wd original written work due mid and end of semester (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Students are required to produce written, fictional work throughout the unit for discussion in class.
ENGL6902 Creative Writing: Poetry Workshop

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Judith Beveridge Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: equivalent to 6000words: 1x portfolio of 10-12 poems (including drafts) either written from the suggested writing exercises or developed independently (60%), 10x small weekly writing tasks (20%), 1x reading, attendance, participation (20%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit of study is a workshop in writing poetry conducted by a distinguished poet. Students are required to produce their own works throughout the unit and these works will provide the basis for constructive discussion aimed at developing different methods of writing.
ENGL6903 Creative Writing: Screenwriting Workshop

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Mr Ian David Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x6000wd original written work by the end of the semester (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This is a unit in writing film, television and/or theatre scripts taught by an established script writer. Students are required to produce their own work or works throughout the semester. These works will provide the basis for discussion in class.
ENGL6908 Creative Writing: Supervised Project

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Kate Lilley Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 4x1-2hr supervisory meetings/semester Prerequisites: 12 credit points from dedicated postgraduate units of study in the Creative Writing program Prohibitions: Unless special permission is granted by the department, not to be taken with or after ENGL6907, ENGL6935, ENGL6929 or ENGL6930 if these units have served/are serving for the submission of Creative Writing projects. Assessment: To be negotiated with supervisor; normally this will be work deemed equivalent to 1x6000wd research essay Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Supervision Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit will enable approved candidates to pursue an extended creative project under the supervision of an established author, poet, script- or children's-writer. Students will be expected to discuss and plan the project with their supervisor, then submit drafted material to an agreed timetable, and to discuss this drafted material with their supervisor before submitting a revised final draft.
ENGL6929 Dissertation Part 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Daniel Anlezark Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 4x1-2hr supervised meetings/semester Assessment: research and writing towards a 12000 word dissertation (100%) to be completed in ENGL6930 Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Supervision Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Research and writing towards a 12000 word dissertation. Candidates must formulate a topic and seek permission for enrolment from the Postgraduate Coordinator. Approval is subject to availability of appropriate supervision by an academic staff member. Must be followed by enrolment in ENGL6930.
ENGL6930 Dissertation Part 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Daniel Anlezark Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 4x1-2hr supervised meetings/semester Prerequisites: ENGL6929 Assessment: completion and submission of a 12000 word dissertation (100%) following on from ENGL6929 Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Supervision Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Completion and submission of a 12000 word dissertation. Candidates must formulate a topic and seek permission for enrolment in the preceding unit, ENGL6929, from the Postgraduate Coordinator. Approval is subject to availability of appropriate supervision by an academic staff member.
ENGL6935 Research Essay

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Daniel Anlezark Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 48 postgraduate credit points of ENGL units including all designated core units Assessment: 1x6000wd piece of written work (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
In this unit of study students will workshop, plan and execute their own research based project. They will participate in a series of specialised research seminars in which they will integrate their previous learning with research skills. This will culminate in a project that engages with the current state of the field while reflecting on their encounter with the discipline.
ENGL6936 Writers at Work: Fiction

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Kate Lilley Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x6000wd essay (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Four major contemporary Australian writers of fiction (to be announced) take participants through the process of composition of their recent works, sharing their techniques and their philosophies of writing.
ENGL6937 Major Movements in Contemporary Prose

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Kate Lilley Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x6000wd essay (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit introduces students to the rationale, principles and techniques of a selection of four major movements in contemporary prose (largely but not exclusively fiction), the particular movements in any one semester being dependent upon the expertise of the staff available. Sample components: the postmodern novel; ecritures feminines; magic realism; metafiction; contemporary realism; narrative non-fiction; ficto-criticism; the feminist detective; contemporary Australians; cyberfiction; life writing. Each movement is taught by way of two exemplary texts, one Australian and one drawn from other writing in the English language.
ENGL6938 Literature and Desire

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr David Kelly Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x4500wd essay and annotated bibliography (75%), 1x1500wd seminar presentation (25%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit is concerned with the representation of romance and sexuality in literature and song from the Renaissance to the present. The focus will be on the discursive construction of the lyrical romantic subject, figured in a language of amorous desire. We will explore this through a comparison of two specific milieux: love poetry of the 1500-1600s, and song from the 1930s to the 1970s. The first section of the unit will focus on the development of the courtly tradition in English poetry from Wyatt to the Cavaliers, including Spenser's Amoretti and Epithalamion, Sidney's Astrophel and Stella, Shakespeare's Sonnets, and Donne's Songs and Sonnets. The second section will trace developments in song (with an emphasis on lyrics) from Gershwin, Porter, and Rogers and Hart through to the work of the prominent singer-songwriters of the 1960s and 1970s: Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, and Joni Mitchell.
ENGL6940 English Exchange 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
ENGL6941 English Exchange 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
ENGL6942 English Exchange 3

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
ENGL6943 English Exchange 4

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
ENGL6944 Writers at Work: Poetry

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Judith Beveridge Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x4500wd essay and annotated bibliography (75%), 1x1500wd seminar presentation (25%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Four major contemporary Australian writers of poetry (to be announced) take participants through the process of composition of their recent works, sharing their techniques and their philosophies of writing.
ENGL6945 Major Movements in Contemporary Poetry

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Kate Lilley Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x4500wd essay and annotated bibliography (75%), 1x1500wd seminar presentation (25%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit of study introduces students to the rationale, principles and techniques of a selection of four major movements in contemporary poetry. The particular movements introduced in any one year may be determined by the expertise of staff available. Each movement is taught by way of two exemplary texts, one Australian and one drawn from other writing in the English language.
ENGL6946 Writing in Professional Contexts A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Angela Shetler Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x2000wd analysis of workplace document (30%), 1x2000wd case study (30%), 1x2000wd employment search project (30%), participation in online discussion on Blackboard (10%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The aim of this unit is to introduce students to a range of professional writing tasks and to the specific requirements of each genre. Students will learn to produce effective writing in professional contexts and to analyse, edit, and evaluate their own writing and the writing of others. Topics include navigating workplace writing genres, managing the relationship between writer and reader, and negotiating outcomes in specific workplace contexts.
ENGL6960 The Cold War

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Peter Marks Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x6000wd essay (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit investigates the Cold War through a representative sample of literary and cinematic works. In the couse of the unit we investigate the shifting and shifty geopolitics of the postcolonial period, national and international cultures of paranoia, questions of ideology, gender, nationality, truth and love. We also explore the absurdly humorous possibilities activated by the war that may well be thawing out. The unit suggests that the imaginitive representation of the Cold War has significantly altered public perceptions of the war and government approaches to manipulating those perceptions.
ENGL6962 Writing in Professional Contexts B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Susan Thomas Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 2x1000wd written texts (40%), 2x1500wd oral presentations (40%), 1x1000wd online reflective journal (20%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit will introduce practical resources for writing, developing, and delivering various types of presentations in workplace contexts. Students will develop practical skills in analysing how print, visual, and oral texts work together to achieve effective professional presentations. We will focus on writing, editing, presenting, and evaluating texts, including how to convert written texts into oral presentations.
ENGL6969 Writers at Work: Screenwriters

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Mr Ian David Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x6000wd essay (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: It is recommended that students also enrol in ENGL6903
Four contemporary Australian screenwriters are highlighted, each presenting three 2-hour sessions. In the first session, a film scripted by the writer will be shown. In the second and third, the screenwriter will explain the genesis of the film, the process of writing it, and the triumphs and tribulations of transferring the script to the screen. In some of the sessions, a key figure associated with the production, e.g. the producer, director, or a lead actor may be present for the students to question.
ENGL6970 Magazines and Australian Print Culture

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Rebecca Johinke Session: Winter Main Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 2x3000wd critical analysis of a magazine (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Cross-listed for Master of Publishing students.
This unit will celebrate magazines as an important but often over-looked part of Australian print culture. We will start with an overview of the history of print culture in Australia and the role of iconic magazines like the Bulletin and Women's Weekly magazines in constructing literary and popular culture. We will then examine a cross-section of publications from 'little' literary magazines to fashion, gossip, sports, special-interest, custom and online magazines and the role they play in fostering Australian literary culture.
ENGL6984 Creative Non-Fiction Workshop

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Rebecca Johinke and Dr Fiona Giles Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x2000wd exegesis/research essay (45%), 1x2000wd creative non-fiction story (45%), seminar participation (10%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit of study introduces students to the principles and practices of creative non-fiction: a diverse genre that can include travel, memoir, biography, personal essays, and historical, medical, investigative, or literary narrative. The unit provides a scholarly framework to creative non-fiction writing and the work of writers such as novelists, essayists and journalists. In addition to the content provided by the co-ordinators, three major contemporary writers take participants through the process of composition of their recent works.
ENGL6986 Advanced Workshop: Poetry

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Judith Beveridge Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr seminar/week Prerequisites: ENGL6902 Assessment: 15x poems (60%), 5x assessment tasks (15%), 1x1500wd essay (20%), attendance and participation (5%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is designed for students who have already begun the practice of writing poetry, and who wish to work on a large portfolio of poems which has been developed to an advanced stage of composition. In the seminars, students will use this portfolio to refine and develop their writing style and technique in dialogue with the seminar leader.
ENGL6987 Advanced Workshop: Novel

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Kate Lilley Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Prerequisites: ENGL6901 Assessment: 1x2000wd report (10%), 2x5000wd creative fiction pieces (2x45%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is designed for students who have already begun the practice of writing creative fiction, and who wish to work on a large piece of fiction which has been developed to an advanced stage of composition (at least 40,000 words in length). In the seminars, students will use this piece of work to refine and develop their writing style and technique in dialogue with the seminar leader.
ENGL6988 Advanced Workshop: Screenwriting

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Kate Lilley Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Prerequisites: ENGL6903 Assessment: 2x6000wd screenwriting exercises (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is designed for students who have already begun the practice of scriptwriting, and who wish to work on a large script for stage, television or screen, which has been developed to an advanced stage of composition. In the seminars, students will use this piece of work to refine and develop their writing style and technique in dialogue with the seminar leader.
ENGL6991 Aust Lit and the Canonical Imaginary

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Marita Bullock Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x6000wd essay based on critical analysis of selected texts (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit examines a selection of Australian works that have - or have not - achieved the status of 'classics'. It will explore both theoretically and historically the processes of literary canon formation and the economy of literary prestige, developing techniques of close reading while also attending to the wider social contexts of reception and reputation-making both nationally and internationally.
EUST7010 European Language Acquisition 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Peter Morgan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3x1-hr seminar/week Assessment: quizzes and writing assignments (equivalent to 2500wds) (60%), oral presentations (equivalent to 2000wds) (40%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit gives students an opportunity to begin or improve proficiency in a European language so as to deepen their understanding of the culture and society involved. Students will develop comprehensive linguistic skills. In addition, analysis of the structure of the language and it's sociocultural context will enhance their knowledge and understanding of the society in which the language is utilized. Students who are studying an area cognate with a European language are especially encouraged to take this unit.
EUST7011 European Language Acquisition 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Peter Morgan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3x1-hr seminar/week Assessment: quizzes and writing assignments (equivalent to 2500wds) (60%), oral presentations (equivalent to 2000wds) (40%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This follow-on unit gives students an opportunity to improve proficiency in a European language so as to deepen understanding of the cultures and societies involved. Students will develop comprehensive linguistic skills. In addition, analysis of the structure of the language and it's sociocultural context will enhance knowledge and understanding of the society in which the language is utilized. Students undertaking postgraduate studies in an area that is cognate with a European language would be especially encouraged to take this unit.
EUST7012 European Language Acquisition 3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Peter Morgan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3x1-hr seminar/week Assessment: quizzes and writing assignments (equivalent to 2500wds) (60%), oral presentations (equivalent to 2000wds) (40%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit gives students an opportunity to achieve or improve proficiency in a European language and to deepen their understanding of the cultures and societies involved. Students will develop comprehensive linguistic skills in the four areas of acquisition. In addition, analysis of the structure of the language and its sociocultural context will enhance their knowledge and understanding of the society in which the language is utilized.
EUST7013 European Language Acquisition 4

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Peter Morgan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3x1-hr seminar/week Assessment: quizzes and writing assignments (equivalent to 2500wds) (60%), oral presentations (equivalent to 2000wds) (40%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit gives students an opportunity to achieve or improve proficiency in a European language and to deepen their understanding of the cultures and societies involved. Students will develop comprehensive linguistic skills in the four areas of acquisition. In addition, analysis of the structure of the language and its sociocultural context will enhance their knowledge and understanding of the society in which the language is utilized.
FINC5001 Capital Markets and Corporate Finance

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2,Summer Early Classes: 1x 3hr seminar per week Assessment: mid semester-test (20%), major assignment (25%), and final examination (55%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Business (Business School)
This unit provides an introduction to basic concepts in corporate finance and capital markets. It is designed to equip students to undertake further studies in finance. After reviewing some very basic ideas in finance and financial mathematics, the unit provides an introduction to the valuation of equity and debt securities and companies. The unit then examines issues related to pricing in capital markets and ends with a discussion of theory and practice related to capital structure and dividend policy.
FINC6000 Quantitative Finance

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x 3hr seminar per week Prerequisites: FINC5001 Prohibitions: FINC5002 Assumed knowledge: This unit requires students to have some background in calculus, matrices, statistics and probability. Assessment: mid-term exam (20%), group assignment (20%), and final exam (60%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Business (Business School)
The principle objective of this unit is to provide students with an introductory treatment of quantitative finance. Students are exposed to following key areas: consumption-based models; utility theory and mean-variance utility; choice under uncertainty; stochastic dominance; state-preference theory; theory of portfolio selection; risk neutral pricing; CAPM and arbitrage pricing theory (APT). Related mathematical tools are also covered by this course. A selection of special topics on practising financial theory in real life valuation or competition are also discussed.
FINC6001 Intermediate Corporate Finance

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2,Summer Main Classes: 1x 3hr seminar per week Prerequisites: FINC5001 Assessment: Class test (30%), practical exercises (10%), revision quiz (10%) and final examination (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Business (Business School)
This unit extends some of the fundamental concepts introduced in FINC5001 Capital Markets and Corporate Finance, and develops a rigorous framework for the analysis and understanding of key aspects of corporate financial decision making. Fundamental concepts in corporate finance are extended to more complex settings. The unit examines more advanced approaches to asset pricing and capital budgeting. New topics are covered in relation to derivative securities and real options applications in capital budgeting. The issues of the cost of capital, corporate capital structure, and corporate dividend policy, are extended to cover the interaction of corporate and personal taxation, agency problems, and information signalling.
FINC6003 Broking and Market Making

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x 3hr seminar per week Prerequisites: FINC5001 Assessment: mid-semester exam (15%), class participation (5%), multiple choice question construction (5%), individual article annotation (10%), major assignment (20%), and final exam (45%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Business (Business School)
Brokers and market makers play a critical role in the operation of capital markets. In this unit, we start by providing an overview of capital markets around the globe and an outline of the financial product types available. We then address the functions of brokers and market makers, how their performance is evaluated, how they help to make markets more efficient and when their actions lower market quality. The ever changing role of brokers and market makers in a changing financial landscape is examined using academic research literature that focusses on issues that are important to these financial intermediaries. The course emphasises theory and empirical literature dealing with price formation, information dissemination and trading in limit order book markets, which are becoming the market design of choice. We also look in detail at the recent phenomena of market fragmentation and high frequency trading.
FINC6005 Advanced Asset Pricing

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x 3hr seminar per week Prerequisites: FINC5001 or FINC5002 or FINC6000 Assessment: 2 x In class test (2x15%), assignment (20%), and final exam (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Business (Business School)
Note: Only students with strong quantitative/mathematical skills should attempt this course
This unit covers the fundamentals of asset pricing and valuation, under equilibrium conditions and under no-arbitrage restrictions. The course will review the main themes in modern asset pricing, and introduce ideas of importance to the evolution of the discipline, and consequently of relevance to a practitioner's long term perspective. The course emphasises quantitative methods, so students are required to have fairly strong mathematical skills. Nevertheless, the mathematical tools needed in the course will be adequately reviewed.
FINC6009 Portfolio Theory and its Applications

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x 3hr seminar per week Prerequisites: FINC5001 or FINC5002 or FINC6000 Assessment: In class test (15%), individual assignment (15%), group assignment (20%), and final exam (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Business (Business School)
This unit will cover several aspects of modern/post modern portfolio theory. An introduction to mathematical optimisation techniques in the presence of uncertainty will be covered and results from modern portfolio theory to the Capital Asset Pricing Model derived. We will also examine other popular models such as the Arbitrage Pricing Theory and Black-Litterman Model and conclude with some topical examples from industry. There is a degree of mathematical sophistication associated with this course and consequently students should be comfortable with a mathematical approach. However, the required mathematical tools will be covered in the course.
FINC6010 Derivative Securities

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x 3hr seminar per week Prerequisites: FINC5001 Assessment: applied project: group assignment (10%), assignment presentation (5%), mid-semester test (25%), and final examination (60%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Business (Business School)
This unit provides an introduction to the rapidly-growing area of options, futures and swaps. These securities are derived from fundamental securities such as equities and bonds. The unit examines the nature of each of type of derivative security before a thorough treatment of the pricing and use of these securities for investment management and risk management purposes.
FINC6013 International Business Finance

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1 x 3hr seminar per week Prerequisites: FINC5001 Assessment: Intra-semester test 1 (15%), intra-semester test 2 (15%), group project (20%), and final examination (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Business (Business School)
In our highly globalised and integrated world economy, understanding international dimensions of financial management is essential for businesses. This unit provides a greater understanding of the fundamental concepts and the tools necessary for effective financial decision making by business enterprises, within a global setting.
FINC6015 Global Trading

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x 3hr seminar per week Prerequisites: FINC5001 Assessment: mid-semester exam (30%), 2x group assignments (2x10%), and final exam (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Business (Business School)
Global Trading is concerned with the processes which turn orders into trades in securities markets, and the forces which mould and effect both order flow and order execution. This unit of study is an introduction to fundamental market design and structure ideas. The increased worldwide emphasis on capital markets and stock exchanges have brought the market microstructure specialisation of financial economics into the limelight. Global Trading will provide insights into how we with the help of securities market microstructure can gain a better understanding of today's global financial markets; to be able to make better financing and investment decisions, to understand when, where and how to transact in financial instruments and how to make better use of the ever increasing flow of market information. As we increase our intuitive familiarity with today's diverse financial markets we are able to develop successful trading strategies in different instruments and across many markets, today and in the future.
FINC6016 Financial Instruments and Markets

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x 3hr seminar per week Assessment: 2x mid-term exams (2x15%), assignment (20%), and final exam (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Business (Business School)
This unit provides students with an introduction to Australian financial markets and an evaluation of the institutions, instruments and participants involved in the industry. The main markets evaluated include the equity, money, bond, futures, options, and foreign exchange markets. The relationship between the economic environment and these markets is examined.
FINC6017 Mergers and Acquisitions

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x 3hr seminar per week Prerequisites: FINC5001 Prohibitions: ACCT6011 Assessment: Mid semester exam (20%), group project (30%), and final exam (50%)    Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Business (Business School)
Mergers and acquisitions have become perhaps the most important activity of investment banks today. They provide a fundamental way for businesses to secure growth. To analyse mergers and acquisitions, most tools from modern financial economics are needed. The unit commences with a review of how existing businesses are valued, continues with an analysis of capital structure decisions, considers management incentives and examines issues in corporate control. We next examine the motives for mergers and acquisitions. Some acquisitions are motivated by value improvements created by correcting incentive problems, some acquisitions however are motivated by bad incentives that decrease value.
FINC6019 Financial Modelling

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x 3hr seminar per week Prerequisites: FINC5002 or FINC6000 Assessment: In class test (15%), assignment (25%), essay (10%), and final exam (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Business (Business School)
It is important for practitioners of finance, at all levels, to be able to evaluate the applicability of a range of models for a given problem and to effectively implement and use the model that is selected. This unit will present methods for model design, implementation and evaluation in the context three fundamental financial models; the discounted cash flow valuation model, the portfolio selection model and the options pricing models. Spreadsheet engineering methods for designing, building, and testing spreadsheet models and for performing model-based analysis will be presented. There will be a concise coverage of optimization, sensitivity analysis and simulation featuring a strong spreadsheet orientation and a modelling emphasis.
FINC6021 Corporate Valuation

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x 3hr seminar per week Prerequisites: FINC5001 Assessment: lab work (5%), group assignment (30%), reflective journal (5%), and final 3hr exam (60%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Business (Business School)
This subject unit applies all aspects of finance theory to the general problem of valuing companies and other financial assets. This requires a synthesis of the fundamental concepts of present value, cost of capital, security valuation, asset pricing models, optimal capital structures, derivative pricing and some related accounting concepts. The subject aims to reach a level of practical application that allows students to understand both the theoretical frameworks and institutional conventions of real world corporate valuations. Basic valuation concepts from accounting will be reconciled with the finance theory on which firm value ultimately stands. Students will be asked to make extensive use of Excel or similar software in valuation exercises.
FINC6022 Behavioural Finance

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x 3hr seminar per week Prerequisites: FINC5001 Assessment: mid-term exam (30%), group assignment (20%), and final exam (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Business (Business School)
Behavioural finance examines how individual financial decision making and behaviour affect outcomes in financial markets. The subject begins with a review of the foundations of efficient markets, and then draws comparisons between the efficient ('economically rational') market and the less understood but possibly more realistic behavioural ('partially rational' or 'irrational') understanding of markets. The philosophy of the subject is that both viewpoints have advantages and each adds something new to our understanding of investor behaviour, both at the level of individual traders and at the level of the market interpreted as a mechanism for aggregating opinion and attitudes to risk.
FINC6023 Financial Risk Management

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x 3hr seminar per week Prerequisites: FINC5001 Assessment: Lab exercises (20%), group project (20%), mid semester exam (20%), and final exam (40%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Business (Business School)
Risk is an integral part of financial decisions. Following the rapid evolution of the discipline of financial risk management, analysts must be prepared to access the level of risk in the marketplace. This unit explores the basic concepts of modelling, measuring and managing financial risks within the regulatory framework. Topics covered include market risk (value-at-risk and expected loss), credit risk (single name, portfolio, ratings and market based models, credit derivatives), liquidity risk and operational risk. To overcome the rather quantitative nature of the topics, the unit relies heavily on practical based lab exercises with emphasis on simulations, real life examples and case studies.