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ECW1101

Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedBerwick First semester 2011 (Day)
Berwick Second semester 2011 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2011 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2011 (Day)
Sunway First semester 2011 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2011 (Day)
Sunway Summer semester A 2011 (Day)
Peninsula First semester 2011 (Day)
South Africa First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mrs Judith Tennant

Synopsis

An introduction to the study of economics; consumer behaviour; demand and supply and the operation of markets; market efficiency and welfare; welfare effects of international trade; public sector economics; the behaviour of firms and the organisation of an industry; market structures -- perfect competition and monopoly; economies of the labour market.

Objectives

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. understand the theoretical foundations of economics
  2. understand generic skills essential for progression to upper level units by applying rigorous thinking and understanding to analytical geometric models
  3. appreciate economics as an evolutionary science and its ability to address, in a microeconomic framework, the persistent social and economic problems confronted by society
  4. demonstrate in individual summative assessment tasks the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered in this unit.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination (3 hours): 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Judy Tennant

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prohibitions

ECG1101