- This unit provides the equivalent of 3 hours face-to-face teaching per week, generally allocated to consist of 1 x 2 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial, Note that given current special circumstances and health guidelines, lectures will be delivered online via iLearn, and it is likely (to be confirmed early in Session) that tutorials also will be online via Zoom. Note also that this teaching pattern will vary in certain weeks, for example for purposes of the Mid-Session Class Test which will be held in the lecture time.
Class times and other information can be found via the link below. It will be possible to attempt changes to your timetable in the first two weeks of Session, though the class of your choice may not be available if it is fully enrolled.
Recommended Texts and/or Materials
The core reading for the unit will comprise academic journal articles, available online via the University Library using your student credentials. For some topics the lectures will be supplemented with handouts on specific issues, available via iLearn. Information on core readings will be available via iLearn and you will be shown how to make use of the resources available via the University Library. For most purposes, the lectures and tutorial readings will cover most of what is needed for the Unit.
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 iLearn at http://ilearn.mq.edu.au. Powerpoint or other presentation software is required for the Mid-Session Test and Final Exam, and is useful though not essential for the Class Presentation exercise. MS Word or compatible software is necessary for the Written Analysis. Note that it will be necessary to submit certain assessment responses, such as the Written Analysis, for checking with Turnitin software, via a link on the iLearn website.
Core knowledge as an essential outcome of the Unit
This is a Unit in economics, theory and applied, and there is a core of essential knowledge relevant to economic theory and practice that the student must have absorbed at the completion of the Unit. This essential knowledge has been carefully chosen and is not excessive, and can be readily mastered in the time available to the student, but a Pass in the Unit will not be possible without it. This core knowledge will be listed in Guides, for example to the Mid-Session Test and the Final Exam, so that there will be no doubt as to the core knowledge that the student needs to acquire. The Presentation and Essay are exercises designed to add to and hone the students' skillsets, but they will also assist in mastering the relevant material. Examples of the type of material that will be covered, and the means with which it will be assessed, will be discussed in the first lecture as well as subsequent Guides.