This unit provides 3 hours face-to-face teaching per week consisting of one 2- hour lecture and one 1- hour tutorial.
The timetable for classes can be found on the University web site at: http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au.
It is assumed and highly recommended that students will attend all lectures and tutorials. Students who miss classes put themselves at a significant disadvantage for several reasons, including:
(i) Not all the material in the text is covered in the unit, and not all the material in the unit is covered in the text. In some places the text deals with issues in greater depth than is necessary for the unit, and in other places it doesn’t go far enough. The lectures contain all the unit material taught at the level required for the assessment tasks, and are your guide to the unit content. The tutorials will demonstrate the way questions in microeconomics are approached.
(ii) The lectures and tutorials will include significant guidance about the style and content of the class test and final exam, and recommendations about study technique.
(iii) It is difficult (and often impossible) for staff to provide meaningful assistance to students outside class times on topics for which they did not attend the relevant lectures and tutorials.
Perloff, J., Smith, R., and Round D. (2014), Microeconomics, Pearson
The text is available for purchase at Co-op Bookshop. A small number are available on reserve in the library.
Technology Used and Required
Unit Web Page
Lecture and tutorial material as well as up to date information concerning any aspect of the unit, including any changes to the schedule, will be available to students by logging on to the unit web page at http://ilearn.mq.edu.au.
You are strongly encouraged to regularly visit the website and use it as a resource centre to assist with your learning.
If you are unable to access the website because you are not aware of or have forgotten your username and password, please contact the IT helpdesk located on Level 1 of the Library or call 9850 6500. The IT helpdesk will also be able to assist you with using the unit web page.
Please remember to log out when you have finished using the unit web page. Failure to do so could result in unauthorised access to your unit web page account.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
This unit is taught as a mix of lectures and tutorials. The lectures are designed to provide the tools which can then be applied in tutorials. The tutorials comprise numerical problems and analytical questions. There should be the opportunity to explore issues raised in lectures and to ask questions. The tutorials aim to improve understanding of microeconomic theory and policy.