Not currently offered

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/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesPrior reading and thought, discussion, assisted topic development and major project completion.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Approval from Head of the Department


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


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

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