Economics for Secondary Teaching, Minor (0141)

  • Western Sydney University Minor Code: 0141

Previous Code: SM2053.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University programs?  No

The Economics for Secondary Teaching minor provides a broad pluralist perspective on fundamental aspects of relationships between individuals, firms, institutions and countries. Students in the minor learn how economies function and how public policy and the way organisations behave affect diverse social, economic and environmental problems. Students are introduced to a wide array of competing economic theories, so that they are critically informed about the ways in which they can transform the world. Students who study economics can expect to develop their analytical and problem solving skills and to be intellectually challenged. The specialisation is designed to meet BOSTES content requirements for teaching Economics in NSW High Schools.


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Minor Structure

Students must successfully complete 40 credit points as follows

The subjects in this minor are offered at the Parramatta City campus and the core subjects in the Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary) programs are offered at the Parramatta South, Bankstown and Penrith campuses. Students will be required to travel between campuses in order to complete this minor.

Subject Title Credit Points
Select two of the following:20
Consumers, Firms and Markets
Financial Institutions and Markets
The Australian Macroeconomy
Select two of the following:20
Corporations, Economic Power and Policy
Globalisation and Sustainability
Growth, Cycles and Crises
Macroeconomic Measures and Models
Total Credit Points40

 Equivalent Subjects

The subjects listed below count towards completion of this program for students who passed these subjects in 2021 or earlier.

MKTG 1005 Consumers, Firms and Markets, replaced by ECON 1014 Consumers, Firms and Markets