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ECON1021 – Principles of Economics 2

2021 – Session 2, Special circumstances

Session 2 Learning and Teaching Update

The decision has been made to conduct study online for the remainder of Session 2 for all units WITHOUT mandatory on-campus learning activities. Exams for Session 2 will also be online where possible to do so.

This is due to the extension of the lockdown orders and to provide certainty around arrangements for the remainder of Session 2. We hope to return to campus beyond Session 2 as soon as it is safe and appropriate to do so.

Some classes/teaching activities cannot be moved online and must be taught on campus. You should already know if you are in one of these classes/teaching activities and your unit convenor will provide you with more information via iLearn. If you want to confirm, see the list of units with mandatory on-campus classes/teaching activities.

Visit the MQ COVID-19 information page for more detail.

General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff
David Orsmond
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
ECON1020 or ECON110 or ECON111
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description

This unit builds upon ECON1020 Principles of Economics 1, providing extensions of the ideas and concepts covered in terms of both microeconomics and macroeconomics. Topics can include: Pareto efficiency, market dynamics, inflation and long-run economic growth.

Important Academic Dates

Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://students.mq.edu.au/important-dates

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • ULO1: Identify and explain the importance of economics in the appropriate management of national, social, business and individual economic affairs.
  • ULO2: Understand how principles of economics are relevant to an understanding of decision-making by individuals, business and government.
  • ULO3: Apply theory and concepts to solve real-life economic problems.
  • ULO4: Critically evaluate economic policy from a broad policy perspective.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Quiz 15% No Weeks 6 and 11
Final online examination 50% No University Exam Week
Tutorial problems 20% No Weekly
Narrative interview assignment 15% No 11pm, Friday 1 October

Quiz

Assessment Type 1: Quiz/Test
Indicative Time on Task 2: 5 hours
Due: Weeks 6 and 11
Weighting: 15%

 

Online quizz

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Understand how principles of economics are relevant to an understanding of decision-making by individuals, business and government.
  • Apply theory and concepts to solve real-life economic problems.

Final online examination

Assessment Type 1: Examination
Indicative Time on Task 2: 40 hours
Due: University Exam Week
Weighting: 50%

 

A two-hour open book examination, consisting of multiple-choice questions, short answer questions, or long answer questions, will be held during the University Examination Period.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Identify and explain the importance of economics in the appropriate management of national, social, business and individual economic affairs.
  • Understand how principles of economics are relevant to an understanding of decision-making by individuals, business and government.

Tutorial problems

Assessment Type 1: Problem set
Indicative Time on Task 2: 12 hours
Due: Weekly
Weighting: 20%

 

Tutorial problem workouts

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Understand how principles of economics are relevant to an understanding of decision-making by individuals, business and government.
  • Apply theory and concepts to solve real-life economic problems.
  • Critically evaluate economic policy from a broad policy perspective.

Narrative interview assignment

Assessment Type 1: Media presentation
Indicative Time on Task 2: 5 hours
Due: 11pm, Friday 1 October
Weighting: 15%

 

Expert interview

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Identify and explain the importance of economics in the appropriate management of national, social, business and individual economic affairs.
  • Critically evaluate economic policy from a broad policy perspective.

1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:

  • the academic teaching staff in your unit for guidance in understanding or completing this type of assessment
  • the Learning Skills Unit for academic skills support.

2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation

Delivery and Resources

Lectures are pre-recorded and posted to iLearn weekly. Subject to the ongoing developments of covid-19 and related official directions, it is intended that students enrol in a one hour per week tutorial either on-line or face-to-face (which will then remain the same delivery format throughout the session).

Policies and Procedures

Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central (https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policy-central). Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:

Students seeking more policy resources can visit the Student Policy Gateway (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/student-policy-gateway). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.

If you would like to see all the policies relevant to Learning and Teaching visit Policy Central (https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policy-central).

Student Code of Conduct

Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-conduct

Results

Results published on platform other than eStudent, (eg. iLearn, Coursera etc.) or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au or if you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

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Macquarie University provides a range of support services for students. For details, visit http://students.mq.edu.au/support/

Learning Skills

Learning Skills (mq.edu.au/learningskills) provides academic writing resources and study strategies to help you improve your marks and take control of your study.

The Library provides online and face to face support to help you find and use relevant information resources. 

Student Enquiry Service

For all student enquiries, visit Student Connect at ask.mq.edu.au

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Equity Support

Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.

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