This unit of study is designed for students who have an interest in economics and its application to critical issues in everyday life. Students will gain an understanding of how the economy works; how individuals, firms and governments form and shape their decisions using economic principles; and the role of public policy on outcomes including the trade-offs faced in making policy decisions. Students will develop skills to critically analyse real-world issues using the perspective of an economist, and communicate ideas and arguments about economics in a logical, coherent and evidenced based manner.
2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x1500wd Essay (30%), 1x2hr Final Exam (50%), 2x500wd Written Assignment/Task (20%)
AGEC1006 or ECON1001 or BUSS1040