DIRECTED READINGS

ECO3DRE

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will undertake a readings program, under the direction of an academic staff member as the program supervisor, focusing on a specific topic area, theme or research question of interest to their wider degree program. This will involved reviewing and synthesising various forms of relevant literature and other topic material, and may also involve model or theoretical development applications or quantitative or qualitative data analysis work. This subject is designed for high-performing students, and will be available as necessary and at the discretion of the Head of School. It may be taken only at third or fourth year levels.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDarren Henry

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Approval from Head of the Department

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students must obtain approval from La Trobe Business School in order to enrol in this subject

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate through a critical review of the literature, knowledge of the economics discipline relevant to the directed reading topic and which, when applied with theory learned in other core subjects, will enable the student to undertake an analysis and propose an informed solution relevant to the topic.

Activities:
Prior Reading and Thought Discussion Assisted Topic Development Major Project Completion
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Demonstrate a capacity to apply relevant knowledge from the discipline of economics to undertake analysis and synthesise solutions to the problems posed by the topic.

Activities:
Prior Reading and Thought Discussion Assisted Topic Development Major Project Completion
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Demonstrate oral presentation skills relevant to an academic forum on the topic.

Activities:
Prior Reading and Thought Discussion Assisted Topic Development Major Project Completion
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills

04. Demonstrate writing skills necessary to communicate their review of the literature and analysis of the topic and synthesis of solutions to academic economist readers.

Activities:
Prior Reading and Thought Discussion Assisted Topic Development Major Project Completion
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDarren Henry

Class requirements

Supervisor Consultation Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours supervisor consultation per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students are required to discuss their reading project individually with their supervisors at weekly intervals"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 4,000-word research report or literature review, or a combination of tasks totalling 4,000 wordsSummative assessment task100 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDarren Henry

Class requirements

Supervisor Consultation Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours supervisor consultation per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students are required to discuss their reading project individually with their supervisors at weekly intervals"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 4,000-word research report or literature review, or a combination of tasks totalling 4,000 wordsSummative assessment task100 01, 02, 03, 04