- Class Number 5661
- Term Code 3160
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Aditya Balasubramanian
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 26/07/2021
- Class End Date 29/10/2021
- Census Date 14/09/2021
- Last Date to Enrol 02/08/2021
Where did economics come from and how did it assume its current form? This is the fundamental question that this course seeks to investigate by integrating philosophy, politics, and economics through historical analysis. The course presents the development of economics from a branch of moral philosophy, into political economy, and finally into a quasi-scientific and quantitative discipline today. At every stage, the course places developments in the field into political and social context and presents alternative sets of ideas and paths not taken that were once prominent but have since been forgotten. This course is available to students in the PPE Program.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of classic texts in economics
- Apply theoretical results to practical economic examples
- Demonstrate an understanding of formal economic models
The curriculum is structured around subject content which is based on my research interests. Material presented is concerned with latest research in the field.
All readings will be provided on Wattle. These include chapters from Robert Heilbroner's The Worldly Philosophers and primary source readings.
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
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|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Economics Before Smith|
|2||Smith and Contemporaries|
|3||Malthus and Ricardo|
|4||Marcet, Mill and Utopian Socialists||Quiz 1|
|5||Bastiat and List: Free Trade and Protectionism|
|7||Historical Economics, Marginalism and Methodenstreit||Quiz 2|
|8||Slavery, Capitalism and Imperialism|
|9||Rationality, and its Critics|
|10||Neoclassical Synthesis and the 20th Century||Quiz 3|
|11||Keynes and Hayek|
|12||Growth, Development and Modernization||Quiz 4|
Tutorials will be on campus, except for one, which will be conducted via Zoom for students unable to be in Canberra. Signups will be available on Wattle where more details can be found.
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Quizzes||10 %||17/08/2021||21/08/2021||1, 2, 3|
|Wattle Quiz 2--Multiple Choice and True/False||15 %||22/09/2021||26/09/2021||1, 2, 3|
|Wattle Quiz 3--Multiple Choice and True/False||15 %||13/10/2021||17/10/2021||1, 2, 3|
|Wattle Quiz 4||10 %||27/10/2021||31/10/2021||1, 2, 3|
|Final Examination||50 %||*||*||1, 2, 3|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
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Moderation of Assessment
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Attendance at synchronous activities, while not compulsory, is expected in line with “Code of Practice for Teaching and Learning”, clause 2 paragraph (b).
A three-hour final examination will take place during the examination period. Students will be asked to identify and discuss three quotations and three terms from the course as well as respond to two essay questions from a list of four.. Exam will be comprehensive, covering material from Weeks 1-12. More details and a sample exam will be provided on Wattle for students to familiarize themselves with the format, from Week 10.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3
Wattle Quiz 1--Multiple Choice and True/False. Will take place in Week 4 and cover material from Weeks 1-3. Students will be given a 10 minutes to answer 10 questions and asked to complete the quiz within a 36 hour timeframe. Feedback will be given within 4 days of the time for completion elapsing.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3
Wattle Quiz 2--Multiple Choice and True/False
Will take place during Week 7 and cover material from Weeks 4-6. Students will be given 15 minutes to answer 15 questions and asked to complete the quiz within a 36 hour timeframe. Feedback will be given within 4 days of the time for completion elapsing.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3
Wattle Quiz 3--Multiple Choice and True/False
Will take place in Week 10 and cover material from Weeks 7-9. Students will be given 15 minutes to answer 15 questions and asked to complete the quiz within a 36 hour timeframe. Feedback will be given within 4 days of the time for completion elapsing.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3
Wattle Quiz 4
Will take place in Week 12 and cover material from Weeks 10-11. Students will be given 10 minutes to answer 10 questions and asked to complete the quiz within a 36 hour timeframe. Feedback will be given within 4 days of the time for completion elapsing.
Assessment Task 5
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3
Final Examination will take place during the examination period. It will be conducted via Wattle and students will submit via Turn-it-in. Exam will be comprehensive, covering material from Weeks 1-12. More details will be provided in Week 10.
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- 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.
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