• 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 2020
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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:

  1. demonstrate 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;
  2. present a variety of interpretations and debates on Australia’s economic history; and,
  3. demonstrate research and communication skills through tutorial work and essay writing.

Other Information

Indicative Assessment

  1. Tutorial participation (10) [LO 1,2,3]
  2. Short Essay (20) [LO 1,2,3]
  3. Extended Essay (30) [LO 1,2,3]
  4. Final examination (40) [LO 1,2]

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Workload

130 hours in total over the semester consisting of lectures, tutorials and private study time.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

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

Prescribed Texts

See Class Summary

Minors

Fees

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

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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
2020 $4320
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5760
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
2782 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 In Person N/A

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