- Code ECHI1006
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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
- Dr Nicholas Brown
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2019
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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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- 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.
- Tutorial participation: 10% (10) [LO null]
- Short Essay (1200 words): 20% (20) [LO null]
- Essay (2500 words): 30% (30) [LO null]
- Final examination (2 hours): 40% (40) [LO null]
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WorkloadTwo one hour lectures and one tutorial per week plus private study time
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsDavid Meredith and Barrie Dyster, Australia in the Global Economy: Continuity and Change (Latest edition)
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