• 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 Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Prof Nicholas Brown
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in 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.

Learning Outcomes

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: 10% 
  • Short Essay (1200 words): 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.  

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Student Contribution Band:
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
2019 $4140
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5460
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
3193 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person

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