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ECON5050: Communicating Economics

This unit of study aims to enhance students' ability to communicate persuasively in oral and written form about business economics, including in professional contexts and with the general public. In this context it will focus on developing skills in the translation of economic ideas and synthesis. Motivated by the fact that in many practical contexts preparation times are limited and one's audience has a short attention span, the unit will particularly focus on succinct and concise communication. These skills will be developed through practice.

Code ECON5050
Academic unit Economics
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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ECON5040
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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ECON5004

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. take effective notes from written texts and write academic summaries
  • LO2. plan and write an academic essay
  • LO3. prepare and deliver a short academic seminar presentation
  • LO4. participate effectively in seminar discussions, including giving critical but constructive feedback
  • LO5. understand the principles of academic honesty
  • LO6. reference and acknowledge sources appropriately
  • LO7. plan and write a piece for a professional or public audience
  • LO8. prepare and present a short economic talk for a public audience
  • LO9. participate effectively in critical discussion about economic issues.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.