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Area/Catalogue
ECON 1009

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Course Level

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
159021

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
UniSA College

Course aim

This course provides and combines a foundation training in economics and personal finance. The different components of the course reinforce one another to provide coherent and wide-ranging foundation theories and techniques of economics and personal finance, understanding of which is essential for a career in business, economics, finance, trade and in any other disciplines of social science. Successful accomplishment of the course will enable students self-confidently choose their pathways into a suitable undergraduate program.

Course content

Introduction to economics, demand and supply analysis, elasticity of demand and supply, market structures, economic growth, gross domestic product, unemployment and inflation, personal financial planning process, personal financial statements & budgets, personal income taxes, managing personal cash and savings, making automobile & housing decisions, using credit, and using consumer loans.

Textbook(s)

Layton, A., Robinson, T. & Tucker, I.B. and Gitman, L.J., Joehnk, M.D. & Billingsley, R. 2019, Introductory Economics and Finance, compiled by Dr Wahid Murad, 2nd edition eBook: www.cengagebrain.com and/or www.coop.com.au, Cengage Learning, Australia

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 13 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Podcast of Internal Lectures 1 hour x 13 weeks
Online Learning Activities 2 hours x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Problem solving exercise 1250 words 25% N/A
Group presentation 1250 words 25% N/A
Major Assessment 2000 words 40% N/A
Participation N/A 10% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Problem solving exercise 1250 words 25% N/A
Group presentation 1250 words 25% N/A
Major Assessment 2000 words 40% N/A
Participation N/A 10% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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