• Offered by Research School of Economics
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Economic History
  • Areas of interest Economic History
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Francis Bongiorno
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2017
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The course explores the Australian economy in a historical context. It will examine aspects of the history of the Australian economy from early Indigenous society through to the present. It is intended for students who are seeking a broad understanding of how the economy works. The approach adopted will emphasise that the present Australian economy needs to be seen in the context of the historical pattern of development and change. While the course deals primarily with economic factors, social and political contexts and connections will also be considered.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On completion of this course students will:
- have an understanding of the ways in which the Australian economy has changed over time and will have developed a perspective of Australia’s present position in the international economy that takes these historical changes into account;
- be able to present a variety of interpretations and debates on Australia’s economic history; and,
- will have developed communication and research skills through tutorial work and essay writing.

Other Information

 See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available. 

Indicative Assessment

Tutorial participation + answers to two early tutorial questions: 10%
Mid-semester examination (1 hour): 20%
Essay (2500 words): 30%
Final examination (2 hours): 40%

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Workload

Two one hour lectures and one tutorial per week plus private study time

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ECHI1001 or ECHI1003 or ECHI1004.

Prescribed Texts

David Meredith and Barrie Dyster, Australia in the Global Economy: Continuity and Change (Latest edition)

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $3660
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4878
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3507 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person N/A

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