ECON 0001 Economics (WSTC Prep)

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 700217

Coordinator Abdullah Al Aabed Opens in new window

Description This unit is designed to familiarise students with some of the basic concepts and relationships of the discipline. It was developed to prepare students for undergraduate study in the academic discipline area of commerce/business and educate students as to the crucial role economic decisions have in society and how economic problems and issues dominate media and politics. By understanding Economics, students are empowered to participate effectively and knowledgeably in economic debate.

School Western Sydney The College

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 0 Preparatory subject

Equivalent Subjects ECON 0002 - Economics (UWSC)


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Mid-term exam 1 hour 10 N Individual
Stimulus based research exercise assessed in class in the form of multiple choice, short answer and stimulus based questions 1.5 hours 20 N Individual
Research Essay/Report 1 hour under test conditions 10 N Individual
Seminar Presentation on essay topic 10 minutes 10 N Individual
Final Exam 2 hours 50 N Individual

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