Course Title: Macroeconomics 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Macroeconomics 2

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ECON1042

City Campus

Undergraduate

625H Economics, Finance and Marketing

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017

ECON1044

Kolej Metropolitan

Undergraduate

625H Economics, Finance and Marketing

Face-to-Face

Offsh 1 09

ECON1045

Singapore Inst of Management

Undergraduate

625H Economics, Finance and Marketing

Face-to-Face

Offsh 1 09,
Offsh 3 09,
Offsh 1 10,
Offsh 3 10,
Offsh 1 11,
Offsh 3 11,
Offsh1 12,
Offsh1 13,
Offsh3 13,
Offsh1 14,
Offsh3 14,
Offsh1 15,
Offsh3 15,
Offsh1 16,
Offsh3 16,
Offsh1 17,
Offsh3 17

ECON1266

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

625H Economics, Finance and Marketing

Face-to-Face

Viet1 2012,
Viet2 2012,
Viet1 2013,
Viet2 2013,
Viet3 2013,
Viet1 2014,
Viet2 2014,
Viet3 2014,
Viet1 2015,
Viet2 2015,
Viet3 2015,
Viet1 2016,
Viet2 2016,
Viet3 2016,
Viet1 2017,
Viet2 2017

ECON1332

RMIT Vietnam Hanoi Campus

Undergraduate

625H Economics, Finance and Marketing

Face-to-Face

Viet3 2016

Course Coordinator: Ashton de Silva

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1313

Course Coordinator Email: ashton.desilva@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 80, Level 11

Course Coordinator Availability: By Appointment only


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Macroeconomics 1 (ECON1010 or equivalent code) or its equivalent introductory course from another tertiary institution.


Course Description

The aim of this course is to extend your understanding of the workings of the macroeconomy and its effect on individuals and businesses. It will also introduce students to various economic models and schools of economic thought that can be used to interpret and analyse economic phenomena both domestically, and globally, as well as over time.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Understand the major institutions within the national economy, how the macroeconomy is measured, how different sectors interact and evolve over time, and how these changes influence social welfare and the business environment.
  2. Critically evaluate contemporary and historical macroeconomic policy developments and debates between major schools of thought.
  3. Use rigorous modelling frameworks to understand macroeconomic issues and support decision making.
  4. Identify and analyse current macroeconomic problems and formulate and communicate associated policy responses.


Overview of Learning Activities

To achieve the desired learning outcomes the course requires students to participate in the following learning experiences:

  • Attendance at, and note-taking during scheduled seminars/lectures/tutorials.
  • Reading of, and note-taking from prescribed texts, and other references.
  • Participation in the demonstration lectures/tutorials in terms of answering questions, raising issues, and enhancing general discussion.

In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities possibly comprising individual and group work. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.


Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through myRMIT/Blackboard. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT library website.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.


Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

Assessment Task 1: 10%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 4

Assessment Task 2: 40%
Linked CLOs:1, 3, 4

Final Examination: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.