Students will need to consult this textbook:
- The Economy: Economics for a Changing World.
This text is produced by the CORE ECON team and is available free online at https://www.core-econ.org/project/core-the-economy/. You will need to register on the site as a student. It is also possible to purchase a hard copy textbook if desired, see the CORE ECON project site for more information.
Note that the CORE ECON project site contains significant additional resources that you should aim to make use of in aiding your learning.
Technology Used and Required
The unit uses the learning management system (iLearn) that can be accessed via iLearn.mq.edu.au. All of the learning materials and important information related to ECON1020 will be provided and can be accessed via iLearn. Students are expected to check the ECON1020 iLearn site regularly. It also allows students to put questions to an Online-Tutor. The Online-Tutor will attempt to answer your questions in a timely manner.
This unit uses Zoom for all online meetings which include live tutorial sessions and consultations. See iLearn for details.
Learning and Teaching Activities
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. ECON1020 relies heavily on independent learning where students read the relevant chapter(s), revise lecture notes, and prepare answers to the tutorial questions.
Lectures (2 hours for each topic)
Lectures are intended to provide an overview of the key concepts explored in the unit. Students are expected to read the relevant chapter(s) and watch the lectures provided on iLearn.
Tutorials (1 hour for each topic)
Tutorials constitute a critical learning experience of this unit. Students are expected to attempt tutorial questions prior to engaging in tutorial activities (see iLearn for details).