UNIT OUTLINE

UNIT OUTLINE
UNIT OUTLINE
Read this document to learn essential details about your unit. It will
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BEA202
International Economics
Semester 1, 2015
THIS UNIT IS BEING OFFERED IN:
HOBART
Taught by:
Dr Mala Raghavan
CRICOS Provider Code: 00586B
BEA202 International Economics, Unit Outline, S1, 2015
Contents
Contact Details ........................................................................................................................................ 2
Unit Description ...................................................................................................................................... 3
Prior Knowledge &/or Skills OR Pre-Requisite Unit(s) ............................................................................ 3
Enrolment in the Unit ............................................................................................................................. 3
When does the unit commence? ............................................................................................................ 3
Intended Learning Outcomes and Generic Graduate Attributes for BEA/BFA/BMA xxx ....................... 4
Learning Expectations and Teaching Strategies/Approach .................................................................... 5
Learning Resources ................................................................................................................................. 5
Student Feedback via eVALUate ............................................................................................................. 7
Details of Teaching Arrangements .......................................................................................................... 8
Assessment ............................................................................................................................................. 9
Submission of Assessment Items .......................................................................................................... 11
Review of Assessment and Results ....................................................................................................... 12
Further Support and Assistance ............................................................................................................ 13
Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism .................................................................................................. 15
Study Schedule ...................................................................................................................................... 16
Tutorial/Workshop Schedule ................................................................................................................ 17
Contact Details
Unit Coordinator and Lecturer:
Dr Mala Raghavan
Campus:
Hobart
Room Number:
TBA
Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
TBA
Consultation:
Thursday 12.00 noon to 1.00 pm
To arrange an appointment at any other time please email
[email protected]
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Unit Description
This is an intermediate level unit in Economics. It is a unit for students who have elected the
Business Economics major in the Bachelor of Business (BBus) and the Economic Policy major in the
Bachelor of Economics (BEc) degrees. This unit is an elective in all other Economic majors offered by
the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics.
This unit provides students with a balance of both micro and macro view of Economics in a
worldwide perspective. There will be normative views discussed in the development of the world
regions and quantitative and analytical approach taken on key areas such as trade theory.
The unit aims to extend knowledge about the global economy and provide analytical tools that can
help to produce efficient outcomes for the global economy. The unit also covers issues concerning
why uneven development occurs, whether convergence is possible and why efficiency and equity do
not always complement each other.
Prior Knowledge &/or Skills OR Pre-Requisite Unit(s)
Prerequisite: BEA111 Principles of Economics 1
Basic Algebra – manipulation of equations, solving two equations for two unknowns
Graphical Analysis – plotting functions, identifying slope and intercept
Enrolment in the Unit
Unless there are exceptional circumstances, students should not enrol in this unit after the end of
week two of semester, as the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics (TSBE) cannot guarantee
that:
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any extra assistance will be provided by the teaching team in respect of work covered in the
period prior to enrolment; and
penalties will not be applied for late submission of any piece or pieces of assessment that were
due during this period.
When does the unit commence?
The unit’s teaching schedule commences in the week beginning 23 February, 2015.
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Intended Learning Outcomes and Generic Graduate Attributes for BEA202
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES
In this unit you will learn to:
Learning Outcome 1
Apply an economic way of thinking to discuss
the economic behaviour of consumers, firms
and governments within the context of
international markets for goods and services.
Learning Outcome 2
Use appropriate economic model and graphical
techniques to support the economic analysis of
international trade flows, the assessment of
various trade related government policies, and
various macroeconomic issues including
exchange rate determination.
Learning Outcome 3
Discuss from various perspectives, a range of
contemporary and topical micro- and
macroeconomic trade related issues
In assessing this unit I will be looking at your
ability to:
ASSESSMENT
METHODS
 Define, measure and interpret key concepts in
international economics;
 Illustrate key international economic concepts
with real world examples;
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Correctly use economic terminology..
 Apply economic thinking to discuss issues/debate
in international economics;
 Select the correct theory and model for the
problem at hand;
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Communicate economic thinking clearly in a
written report.
 identify and articulate interesting economic
questions about the world around you;
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Communicate economic analysis and policy advice
clearly in a written form.
The assessments and teaching activities in this unit
have been designed to develop the following
graduate attributes in students.
Knowledge: The ability to transfer knowledge to
complex and uncertain economic issues. Functioning
knowledge of the economic way of thinking, and
ability to apply knowledge to economic issues and
situations.
Communication: Written communication skills to
clearly and critically articulate economic information
and explanations to peers and academics. Use
graphs and algebra to help communicate economic
information and explanations in a manner
appropriate to audience needs.
Problem-solving: Think logically and use economic
theory, models and methods to solve complex
economics problem.
Global perspective: Use economic knwoledge,
theory and tools to analyse global economic issues.
 Develop economic policy advice based on
international trade theory;
 Use graphs effectively in support of economic
analysis and explanations;
GRADUATE ATTRIBUTE OUTCOMES
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Social responsibility: Apply the ethical requirements
of University study. Recognise the ethical
underpinnings of economics. Understand the social
responsibilities associated with the welfare and
distributional effects of economic practices.
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Learning Expectations and Teaching Strategies/Approach
The University is committed to a high standard of professional conduct in all activities, and holds its
commitment and responsibilities to its students as being of paramount importance. Likewise, it
holds expectations about the responsibilities students have as they pursue their studies within the
special environment the University offers. The University’s Code of Conduct for Teaching and
Learning states:
Students are expected to participate actively and positively in the teaching/learning
environment. They must attend classes when and as required, strive to maintain steady
progress within the subject or unit framework, comply with workload expectations, and
submit required work on time.
These are some of the expectations we have of you as a student enrolled in this unit:
Work, Health and Safety (WH&S)
The University is committed to providing a safe and secure teaching and learning environment. In
addition to specific requirements of this unit, you should refer to the University’s policy at:
www.utas.edu.au/work-health-safety.
Learning Resources
Prescribed Text
The prescribed textbook is: Pugel T.A. (2011), International Economics, 15th Edition, McGraw-Hill,
New York.
This text book is a standard text at many US and Australian universities. Each chapter has case
studies containing a real world situation that provides better understanding and practical application
of the concepts discussed in that chapter;
Recommended Texts
Recommended text is: Dominick Salvatore (2013), International Economics, 10th Edition, Wiley, New
Jersey.
This is an excellent alternative text, which covers the same material and can assist students with a
slightly different perspective. Many students find it useful to consult a variety of references as part
of their study program. Some useful additional references are:
 Appleyard, D.R., Field, A.J. and Cob, S.L., (2010), International Economics, 7th Edition, McGrawHill Irwin.
 Carbaugh, R.L., (2009), International Economics, 12th Edition, South-Western Cengage Learning.
 Krugman, P. and Obstfeld, M., (2008), International Economics: Theory and Policy, 8th Edition,
Addison Wesley.
Other Recommended Resources
In addition to the texts recommended above, students are also expected to be familiar with the key
academic journals in the discipline from which useful insights may be derived.
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My Learning Online (MyLO)
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Learning to use MyLO
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MyLO Expectations
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Using MyLO for BEA202
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OR
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Other important resources on MyLO
Students are expected to regularly check on MyLO for any updates in relation to the unit. Essentially,
MyLO has been incorporated into the delivery of this unit to enhance students’ learning experience,
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Changes to this Unit Based on Previous Student Feedback
N/A
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Details of Teaching Arrangements
Lectures
Lectures are held weekly, beginning in Week 1 in the SB.Centen 146 – Centenary Lecture Theatre
Thursday 2.00 to 4.00 pm (SB.AR15.L01.146)
Tutorials
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exercises. Solutions to selected workshop exercises will be put on MyLO following the workshop.
Missing the workshop classes and relying on reading the workshop solutions is a flawed learning
approach that in the past has resulted in students under-performing or failing the unit.
Workshops are held weekly, beginning in Week 2:
Workshop 1 – 3.00 to 4.00 pm; SB.Physics333 Seminar Room (SB,AU14.L03.333)
Workshop 2 – 4.00 to 5.00 pm; SB.Physics333 Seminar Room (SB,AU14.L03.333)
Communication, Consultation and Appointments
TO KEEP UP WITH ANNOUNCEMENTS REGARDING THIS UNIT
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Other students may have the same question that you have. Please go to the Q&A Forum on our
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each other using this forum – if you can answer someone’s question, please do. We will attempt to
respond to questions within 48 business hours. If your question is related to a personal issue or your
performance in the unit, please contact the appropriate teaching staff member by email instead.
WHEN YOU HAVE AN ISSUE THAT WILL IMPACT ON YOUR STUDIES OR THE SUBMISSION OF AN
ASSESSMENT TASK
If you have a personal question related to your studies or your grades, please contact teaching staff
by email.
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*IMPORTANT* Please email teaching staff when you have a question or issue of a personal nature,
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Questions
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Assessment
Assessment Schedule
In order to pass this unit you must achieve an overall mark of at least 50% of the total available
marks. Details of each assessment item are outlined below.
Assessment Items
Due Date
Value/Weighting
In-workshop test 1
Week 5, Thursday 26 Mar,2015,
during workshop
10%
In-workshop test 2
Week 9, Thursday 30 Apr, 2015,
during workshop
10%
Assignment
Week 12, Monday 18 May, 4:00pm
20%
Examination
Examination Period 6 June to the 23
June
60%
Link to Learning
Outcomes
LO1, LO2
LO1, LO2
LO1, LO2, LO3
LO1, LO2, LO3
Assessment Item 1 –
Task Description:
In-workshop test based on the material presented in the first three lectures
Task Length
50 minutes
Assessment Criteria:
Five short answer questions
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
LO1, LO2
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Due Date:
Week 5, Thursday 26 Mar,2015, during workshop
Value:
10%
Assessment Item 2 –
Task Description:
Test 2 based on the material presented in lectures three to seven
Task Length
50 minutes
Assessment Criteria:
Five short answer questions
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
LO1, LO2
Due Date:
Week 9, Thursday 30 Apr, 2015, during workshop
Value:
10%
Assessment Item 3 –
Task Description:
The essay requires you to apply the economic way of thinking and the
theories/approaches of international economics to discuss and analyse an
issue/debate in international trade and policy. Detailed guidelines and
instructions will be distributed in lectures and posted on MyLO.
It is a group assignment where students are required to work in teams of
two. If a student has difficulty working in a team due to work or family
commitments, the student is required to obtain prior approval from his/her
lecturer to do the assignment as an individual. Students should submit a
word processed assignment.
Task Length
2500 words
Assessment Criteria:
Your paper will be assessed in accordance with the criteria set out in the
essay assessment rubric which will be distributed with the essay topic.
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
LO1, LO2, LO3
Due Date:
Week 12, Monday 18 May, 4:00pm
Value:
20%
Assessment Item 4 – Final exam
Task Description:
The final exam will be based on the materials from Week 1 to Week 13. The
final exam consists of multi-part questions.
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Task Length
3 hours
Assessment Criteria:
Answer SIX (6) questions only from a choice of EIGHT (8) questions. Each
question is worth 30 marks.
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
LO1, LO2, LO3
Due Date:
Exam period
Value:
60%
Your final examination for this unit will be held during the scheduled examination period as
indicated by Student Administration in correspondence to you.
Examinations will normally be scheduled Monday to Saturday inclusive. Examinations may be held
during the day or evening and students should consult the university information which will be made
available towards the end of semester.
You are advised to make any necessary arrangements with employers now for time off during the
examination period to sit this examination. Your participation at the scheduled time is not
negotiable unless there are exceptional circumstances. Note that you will be expected to sit the
examination at your recorded study centre. To find out more go to the Exams Office website:
http://www.utas.edu.au/exams/home.
Submission of Assessment Items
Lodging Assessment Items
Assignments must be submitted electronically through the relevant assignment drop box in MyLO.
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Where appropriate, unit coordinators may also request students submit a paper version of their
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Please remember that you are responsible for lodging your assessment items on or before the due
date and time. We suggest you keep a copy. Even in ‘perfect’ systems, items sometimes go astray.
Late Assessment and Extension Policy
In this Policy
1. (a) ‘day’ or ‘days’ includes all calendar days, including weekends and public holidays;
(b) ‘late’ means after the due date and time; and
(c) ‘assessment items’ includes all internal non-examination based forms of assessment
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3. Students are expected to submit assessment items on or before the due date and time specified
in the relevant Unit Outline. The onus is on the student to prove the date and time of
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4.
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Students who have a medical condition or special circumstances may apply for an extension.
Requests for extensions should, where possible, be made in writing to the Unit Coordinator on
or before the due date. Students will need to provide independent supporting documentation
to substantiate their claims.
Late submission of assessment items will incur a penalty of 10% of the total marks possible for
that piece of assessment for each day the assessment item is late unless an extension had been
granted on or before the relevant due date.
Assessment items submitted more than five (5) days late will not be accepted.
Academic staff do NOT have the discretion to waive a late penalty, subject to clause 4 above.
Academic Referencing and Style Guide
Before starting their assignments, students are advised to familiarise themselves with the following
electronic resources.
The first is the Harvard Referencing System Style Guide, which can be accessed from the UTAS
library: http://utas.libguides.com/content.php?pid=27520&sid=199808. The Harvard style is the
appropriate referencing style for this unit and the guide provides information on presentation of
assignments, including referencing styles. In your written work you will need to support your ideas
by referring to scholarly literature, works of art and/or inventions. It is important that you
understand how to correctly refer to the work of others and maintain academic integrity.
Failure to appropriately acknowledge the ideas of others constitutes academic dishonesty
(plagiarism), a matter considered by the University of Tasmania as a serious offence.
The second is the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics’s Writing Assignments: A Guide,
which can be accessed at: http://www.utas.edu.au/business-and-economics/student-resources. This
guide provides students with useful information about the structure and style of assignments in the
TSBE.
Review of Assessment and Results
Review of Internal Assessment
It is expected that students will adhere to the following policy for a review of any piece of
continuous/internal assessment. The term continuous/internal assessment includes any assessment
task undertaken across the teaching phase of any unit (such as an assignment, a tutorial
presentation, and online discussion, and the like), as well as any capstone assignment or take-home
exam.
Within five (5) days of release of the assessment result a student may request a meeting with the
assessor for the purpose of an informal review of the result (in accordance with Academic
Assessment Rule No. 2 Clause 22 – www.utas.edu.au/university-council/universitygovernance/rules). During the meeting, the student should be prepared to discuss specifically the
marks for the section(s) of the marking criteria they are disputing and why they consider their
mark(s) is/are incorrect. The assessor will provide a response to the request for review within five (5)
days of the meeting.
If the student is dissatisfied with the response they may request a formal review of internal
assessment by the Head of School, with the request being lodged within five (5) days of the informal
review being completed. A Review of Internal Assessment Form is available at the following link:
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http://www.utas.edu.au/business-and-economics/student-resources/forms. The form must be
submitted to the TSBE Office.
Review of Final Exam/Result
In units with an invigilated exam students may request a review of their final exam result. You may
request to see your exam script after results have been released by completing the Access to Exam
Script Form, which is available from the TSBE Office, or at the following link –
http://www.utas.edu.au/business-and-economics/student-resources/forms. Your unit coordinator
will then contact you by email within five (5) working days of receipt of this form to go through your
exam script.
Should you require a review of your final result a formal request must be made only after
completing the review of exam script process list above. To comply with UTAS policy, this request
must be made within ten (10) days from the release of the final results (in accordance with
Academic Assessment Rule No. 2 Clause 22 – www.utas.edu.au/university-council/universitygovernance/rules). You will need to complete an Application for Review of Assessment Form, which
can be accessed from http://www.utas.edu.au/exams/exam-and-results-forms. Note that if you
have passed the unit you will be required to pay $50 for this review.
The TSBE reserves the right to refuse a student request to review final examination scripts should
this process not be followed.
Further Support and Assistance
If you are experiencing difficulties with your studies or assessment items, have personal or lifeplanning issues, disability or illness that may affect your study, then you are advised to raise these
with your lecturer or tutor in the first instance.
If you do not feel comfortable contacting one of these people, or you have had discussions with
them and are not satisfied, then you are encouraged to contact:
DIRECTOR OF UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS
Name: Mr David Kronenberg
Room: 407, Commerce Building, Sandy Bay
Email: [email protected]
Students are also encouraged to contact their Undergraduate Student Adviser who will be able to
help in identifying the issues that need to be addressed, give general advice, assist by liaising with
academic staff, as well as referring students to any relevant University-wide support services. Please
refer to the Student Adviser listings at www.utas.edu.au/first-year/student-advisers for your
adviser’s contact details.
There is also a range of University-wide support services available to students, including Student
Centre Administration, Careers and Employment, Disability Services, International and Migrant
Support, and Student Learning and Academic Support. Please refer to the Current Students website
(available from www.utas.edu.au/students) for further information.
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If you wish to pursue any matters further then a Student Advocate may be able to assist.
Information about the advocates can be accessed from www.utas.edu.au/governance-legal/studentcomplaints.
The University also has formal policies, and you can find out details about these policies from the
following link – http://www.utas.edu.au/registrar/student-complaints/.
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Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism
Academic misconduct includes cheating, plagiarism, allowing another student to copy work for an
assignment or an examination, and any other conduct by which a student:
(a) seeks to gain, for themselves or for any other person, any academic advantage or advancement
to which they or that other person are not entitled; or
(b) improperly disadvantages any other student.
Students engaging in any form of academic misconduct may be dealt with under the Ordinance of
Student Discipline. This can include imposition of penalties that range from a deduction/cancellation
of marks to exclusion from a unit or the University. Details of penalties that can be imposed are
available in the Ordinance of Student Discipline – Part 3 Academic Misconduct, see
http://www.utas.edu.au/university-council/university-governance/ordinances.
Plagiarism is a form of cheating. It is taking and using someone else’s thoughts, writings or
inventions and representing them as your own, for example:
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using an author’s words without putting them in quotation marks and citing the source;
using an author’s ideas without proper acknowledgment and citation; or
copying another student’s work.
It also means using ones’ own work from previously submitted assessment items if repeating a unit.
If you have any doubts about how to refer to the work of others in your assignments, please
consult your lecturer or tutor for relevant referencing guidelines, and the academic integrity
resources on the web at http://www.academicintegrity.utas.edu.au/ The intentional copying of
someone else’s work as one’s own is a serious offence punishable by penalties that may range from
a fine or deduction/cancellation of marks and, in the most serious of cases, to exclusion from a unit,
a course, or the University.
The University and any persons authorised by the University may submit your assessable works to
a plagiarism checking service, to obtain a report on possible instances of plagiarism. Assessable
works may also be included in a reference database. It is a condition of this arrangement that the
original author’s permission is required before a work within the database can be viewed.
For further information on this statement and general referencing guidelines, see
www.utas.edu.au/plagiarism/ or follow the link under ‘Policy, Procedures and Feedback’ on the
Current Students homepage.
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Study Schedule
Week
Start of Week
Topic/s and activities
Text Chapter/s
Due Dates
1
Monday 23 February
Introduction to the unit;
Thinking as an Economist;
Demand and Supply Analysis;
Production Possibility Curve.
Unit outline
Chapters 1 and 2
Appendix B
Lecture Begins
2
Monday 2 March
Trade Theory;
Comparative Advantage;
Trade and Development.
Chapters 3 and 4
Workshop Begins
3
Monday 9 March
Gains and Losses from trade;
Growth and Trade;
Regulating Trade Flows.
Chapters 5 to 8
4
Monday 16 March
Arguments for and against
Protection;
Pushing Exports.
Chapters 10 and 11
5
Monday 23 March
MNC and International Factor
Movements;
Payments among Nations.
Chapters 15 and 16
6a
Monday 30 March
In-workshop test
1
Mid-Semester Break: 2 – 8 April 2015 inclusive
6b
Classes resume
Thursday 9 April
Forward Exchange and
Chapters 18 and 19
International Financial Investment;
What Determines Exchange Rate?
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Monday 13 April
International Lending and
Financial Crises
Chapter 21
8
Monday 20 April
Chapters 22 and 23
9
Monday 27 April
Open Economy;
Internal and External Balance with
Fixed Exchange Rates.
Floating Exchange Rates and
Internal Balance;
WTO Framework for Growth and
World Trade.
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Monday 4 May
East Asia the new engine of
growth?
Handout
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Monday 11 May
China-India - A new world order?
Handout
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Monday 18 May
Role of World Bank/IMF for
achieving World Economic
Stability
Handout
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Monday 25 May
Unit Review and Feedback
Chapter 24
Handout
Examination Period: 6-23 June 2015
In-workshop test
2
Assignment due
BEA202 International Economics, Unit Outline, S1, 2015
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Tutorial/Workshop Schedule
Please note that the tutorial schedule commences in week 2 of semester.
Week
Start of Week
Topic/s and activities
Text Chapter/s
2
Monday 2 March
Workshop exercise 1
Week 1 reading materials
3
Monday 9 March
Workshop exercise 2
Week 2 reading materials
4
Monday 16 March
Workshop exercise 3
Week 3 reading materials
5
Monday 23 March
In-workshop test 1
Weeks 1 to 3 lectures
Weeks 2 to 4 Workshop
6a
Monday 30 March
Due Dates
In-workshop test 1
– 26 March 2015
Mid-Semester Break: 2 – 8 April 2015 inclusive
6b
Workshop exercise 4
7
Classes resume
Thursday 9 April
Monday 13 April
8
Monday 20 April
Workshop exercise 6
9
Monday 27 April
In-workshop test 2
10
Monday 4 May
Workshop exercise 7
11
Monday 11 May
Workshop exercise 8
12
Monday 18 May
Workshop exercise 9
13
Monday 25 May
Workshop exercise 10
Workshop exercise 5
Weeks 4 and 5 reading
materials
Weeks 5 and 6 reading
materials
Weeks 6 and 7 reading
materials
Weeks 3 to 7 lectures
Weeks 4 to 8 Workshop
Weeks 8 and 9 reading
materials
Weeks 9 and 10 reading
materials
Weeks 10 and 11 reading
materials
Weeks 11 and 12 reading
materials
Examination Period: 6-23 June 2015
In-workshop test 2
– 30 April 2015
Assignment due –
18 May 2015 by
4.00 pm.
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