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/. 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.
This unit uses Echo360 for live lectures. See iLearn for details.
This unit uses Zoom for online 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. Students are strongly advised that their learning is significantly enhanced by regularly following the videos, attending classes, and undertaking the relevant reading for the week. It is assumed that students will attend all live classes and all tutorials.
1. Pre-recorded Lectures (Online, 1 hour for each topic)
Pre-recorded lectures provide an overview of the key concepts and the framework for each topic. Students are expected to familiarise themselves with the key concepts before attending live lectures. Pre-recorded lectures will be available on iLearn.
2. Live Lectures (Online, 1 hour for each topic)
Live lectures provide a review of selected concepts and the integration of the key concepts. It is also an opportunity for students to provide feedback on their understanding of the key concepts. Students are expected to deepen their understanding of the topic via live lectures. Links to live lectures will be available on iLearn.
3. Tutorials (Online or Face-to-Face*, 1 hour for each topic)
Tutorials consist of learning activities related to applications of the key concepts to real-world issues. Students are expected to be familiar with the key concepts and to actively participate in learning activities and discussions. Tutorials constitute a critical learning experience of this unit and students must attend their set tutorial. In ECON1020 we emphasise peer-to-peer learning by working through the exercises and learning from others within the tutorial. Your tutor's role is to help you understand the material. Ask your tutor for guidance on how to approach questions and problems.
* The intended delivery mode may need to change after the start of the session due to the evolving covid situation and students need to ensure they keep up with iLearn Announcements made during the session accordingly.