INVESTIGATING ECONOMIC ISSUES

BUS1BUX

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will undertake research into current economic issues and apply economic concepts and frameworks to critically analyse problems and suggest appropriate public policy responses to them. You will learn how the forces of demand and supply coordinate the behaviour of individuals and businesses in the market and how government policy settings affects market outcomes. You will study the decisions that businesses make in determining how much to produce and at what cost, and analyse how market structures and public policy setting affect firms choices. From an economy-wide perspective, you will investigate how to measure economic activity, inflation and unemployment, and you will examine the factors that influence these variables and their impacts on individuals, businesses and governments.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesOnline quizzes and exercises, research and assignment

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Student must be enrolled in one of the following courses: LBAB, LBABM, LBABK, LDAB, LAAB, SBAIO, SAAIO, SDAIO

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsBUS1BUE OR BUS1ECW

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Business Economics for La Trobe University

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorGans J, King S, Stonecash R, Byford M, Libich J and Mankiw, G.N. (2016)

Year2016

Edition/Volume2nd Edition

PublisherCengage

ISBN9780170381437

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Economic Issues Learner Resource

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorDidasko Digital

Year2018

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherDidasko Group

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critically evaluate the relationships between macroeconomic variables and their impacts on business and individuals.
02. Research and critically analyse current issues and/or events in the economy
03. Use models to predict the impact of changing market conditions and to suggest solutions to economic problems.
04. Explain fundamental economics concepts using text, diagrams, equations and other means
05. Analyse a range of public policy responses and their impacts on society.

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Online (Didasko), 2021, Study block 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 2 - 13
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 2 to week 13 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Individual assignment (1,000 words per student) Students identify, research and respond to a case study, applying their knowledge of economic concepts.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Six individual online exercises (Equivalent to 900 words total 150 words per exercise) Students complete problem based and inquiry/research exercises.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One take-home examination (Equivalent to a 2 hour exam/2,000 words) Students complete the assessment within 48 hours of it being made available.

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Online (Didasko), 2021, Study block 10, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 41 - 52
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 41 to week 52 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Individual assignment (1,000 words per student) Students identify, research and respond to a case study, applying their knowledge of economic concepts.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Six individual online exercises (Equivalent to 900 words total 150 words per exercise) Students complete problem based and inquiry/research exercises.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One take-home examination (Equivalent to a 2 hour exam/2,000 words) Students complete the assessment within 48 hours of it being made available.

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Online (Didasko), 2021, Study block 11, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 45 - 0
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 45 to week 0 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Individual assignment (1,000 words per student) Students identify, research and respond to a case study, applying their knowledge of economic concepts.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Six individual online exercises (Equivalent to 900 words total 150 words per exercise) Students complete problem based and inquiry/research exercises.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One take-home examination (Equivalent to a 2 hour exam/2,000 words) Students complete the assessment within 48 hours of it being made available.

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Online (Didasko), 2021, Study block 12, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 50 - 0
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 50 to week 0 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Individual assignment (1,000 words per student) Students identify, research and respond to a case study, applying their knowledge of economic concepts.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Six individual online exercises (Equivalent to 900 words total 150 words per exercise) Students complete problem based and inquiry/research exercises.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One take-home examination (Equivalent to a 2 hour exam/2,000 words) Students complete the assessment within 48 hours of it being made available.

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Online (Didasko), 2021, Study block 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 6 - 17
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 6 to week 17 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Individual assignment (1,000 words per student) Students identify, research and respond to a case study, applying their knowledge of economic concepts.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Six individual online exercises (Equivalent to 900 words total 150 words per exercise) Students complete problem based and inquiry/research exercises.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One take-home examination (Equivalent to a 2 hour exam/2,000 words) Students complete the assessment within 48 hours of it being made available.

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Online (Didasko), 2021, Study block 3, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 21
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Individual assignment (1,000 words per student) Students identify, research and respond to a case study, applying their knowledge of economic concepts.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Six individual online exercises (Equivalent to 900 words total 150 words per exercise) Students complete problem based and inquiry/research exercises.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One take-home examination (Equivalent to a 2 hour exam/2,000 words) Students complete the assessment within 48 hours of it being made available.

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Online (Didasko), 2021, Study block 4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 15 - 26
One 3.00 d unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 15 to week 26 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Individual assignment (1,000 words per student) Students identify, research and respond to a case study, applying their knowledge of economic concepts.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Six individual online exercises (Equivalent to 900 words total 150 words per exercise) Students complete problem based and inquiry/research exercises.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One take-home examination (Equivalent to a 2 hour exam/2,000 words) Students complete the assessment within 48 hours of it being made available.

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Online (Didasko), 2021, Study block 5, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 19 - 30
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 19 to week 30 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Individual assignment (1,000 words per student) Students identify, research and respond to a case study, applying their knowledge of economic concepts.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Six individual online exercises (Equivalent to 900 words total 150 words per exercise) Students complete problem based and inquiry/research exercises.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One take-home examination (Equivalent to a 2 hour exam/2,000 words) Students complete the assessment within 48 hours of it being made available.

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Online (Didasko), 2021, Study block 6, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 24 - 35
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 24 to week 35 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Individual assignment (1,000 words per student) Students identify, research and respond to a case study, applying their knowledge of economic concepts.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Six individual online exercises (Equivalent to 900 words total 150 words per exercise) Students complete problem based and inquiry/research exercises.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One take-home examination (Equivalent to a 2 hour exam/2,000 words) Students complete the assessment within 48 hours of it being made available.

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Online (Didasko), 2021, Study block 7, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 28 - 39
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 28 to week 39 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Individual assignment (1,000 words per student) Students identify, research and respond to a case study, applying their knowledge of economic concepts.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Six individual online exercises (Equivalent to 900 words total 150 words per exercise) Students complete problem based and inquiry/research exercises.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One take-home examination (Equivalent to a 2 hour exam/2,000 words) Students complete the assessment within 48 hours of it being made available.

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Online (Didasko), 2021, Study block 9, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 37 - 48
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 37 to week 48 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Individual assignment (1,000 words per student) Students identify, research and respond to a case study, applying their knowledge of economic concepts.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Six individual online exercises (Equivalent to 900 words total 150 words per exercise) Students complete problem based and inquiry/research exercises.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One take-home examination (Equivalent to a 2 hour exam/2,000 words) Students complete the assessment within 48 hours of it being made available.

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5