- Class Number 7828
- Term Code 3060
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Aditya Balasubramanian
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 27/07/2020
- Class End Date 30/10/2020
- Census Date 31/08/2020
- Last Date to Enrol 03/08/2020
The seminar based course designed for students on the PPE degree will study classic texts in PPE. Each session a group of students will introduce a classic article locating it in the literature and demonstrating the puzzle or problem the author addressed and the solution they came up with. The seminar group will be expected to critique the article and consider other potential solutions.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of classic texts in economics
- Formally describe economic models
- Coherently summarise and explain the ideas of articles discussed in seminars
- Apply theoretical results to practical examples
Material taught in this course is directly relevant to topics of interest in politics, economic and public policy.
Additional Course Costs
Examination Material or equipment
None. All material provided online
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- written comments
- verbal comments
- feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc
ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Introduction--Economics Before Smith||Readings Posted on Wattle|
|2||Smith and His Contemporaries||Readings Posted On Wattle|
|3||Malthus and Ricardo||Readings Posted On Wattle; Quiz One (on Wattle)|
|4||Marcet, Mill and the Utopian Socialists||Readings Posted On Wattle|
|5||Bastiat and List: Free Trade and Protectionism||Readings Posted On Wattle|
|6||Marx||Readings Posted On Wattle; Quiz Two (on Wattle)|
|7||Historical Economics||Readings Posted On Wattle|
|8||Marginalism and the Methodenstreit||Readings Posted On Wattle|
|9||Imperialism||Readings Posted On Wattle; Quiz Three|
|10||Rationality and its Critics||Readings Posted On Wattle|
|11||Neoclassical Synthesis and the 20th Century||Readings Posted On Wattle|
|12||Keynes and Hayek||Readings Posted On Wattle|
Tutorials will be delivered remotely for this semester. Sign up for tutorials will be available on the Wattle course site where more details can be found in O-week.
|Assessment task||Value||Learning Outcomes|
|Quiz One||15 %||1,2,3,4|
|Quiz Two||15 %||1,2,3,4|
|Quiz Three||15 %||1,2,3,4|
|Final Exam||55 %||1,2,3,4|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:
- Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure
- Special Assessment Consideration Policy and General Information
- Student Surveys and Evaluations
- Deferred Examinations
- Student Complaint Resolution Policy and Procedure
The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website. In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.
Moderation of Assessment
Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Due to travel restrictions this course will be delivered through online platforms. Aspects of the delivery will be asynchronous. However, there will be synchronous activities also taking place. Details on the delivery of this course and expectations of student participation are outlined in further detail on the Wattle course site in O-week.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Wattle Quiz of 10 questions that are multiple-choice and True/False. The quiz will be in week 3. Covers material from lectures and tutorials in Weeks 1-3. Quiz will be open for 36 hours. You will not be able to navigate backwards. Only one attempt will be allowed. No late submissions will be accepted. Further information will be provided on Wattle the week before.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Wattle Quiz of 10 questions that are multiple-choice and True/False. The quiz will be in week 6. Covers material from lectures and tutorials in Weeks 4-6. Quiz will be open for 36 hours. You will not be able to navigate backwards. Only one attempt will be allowed. No late submissions will be accepted. Further information will be provided on Wattle the week before.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Wattle Quiz of 10 questions that are multiple-choice and True/False. The quiz will be in week 9. Covers material from lectures and tutorials in Weeks 7-9. Quiz will be open for 36 hours. You will not be able to navigate backwards. Only one attempt will be allowed. No late submissions will be accepted. Further information will be provided on Wattle the week before.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Wattle Exam. Covers material from the whole courses with greater weighting towards material from Weeks 10-12. Questions will be a mix of a) identification of key terms with explication of their significance b) short answers to questions c) an extended essay question. Examination will take place during the designated examination period, the details of which will be provided by the examination office and relayed by me. It will last for about three hours. Only one attempt will be allowed. No late submissions will be accepted. Further details will be provided in week 10.
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The ANU commits to assisting all members of our community to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle and Academic Misconduct Rule, uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with.
The Academic Misconduct Rule is in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Very minor breaches of the academic integrity principle may result in a reduction of marks of up to 10% of the total marks available for the assessment. The ANU offers a number of online and in person services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. Visit the Academic Skills website for more information about academic integrity, your responsibilities and for assistance with your assignments, writing skills and study.
You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.
For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.
Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:
- Late submission not permitted. If submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date is not permitted, a mark of 0 will be awarded.
- Late submission permitted. Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.
Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.
Extensions and Penalties
Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.
Distribution of grades policy
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Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.
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