This unit of study aims to enhance oral and written communication skills and improve understanding of how to engage with academic economics. A series of tasks will consider economics academic texts in context and require learners to understand, analyse and produce appropriate spoken and written texts. Concepts in critical analysis will provide the basis for improved persuasive communication, including the difference between convention, fact, opinion and preference; deductive and inductive proof; validity and truth; evidence; and the ethics of persuasion.
1x3hr seminar/week, 1x1hr non-compulsory online tutorial/week
2x1500wd assignments (35% each), 1x10min (1500wd equivalent) oral presentation (30%)