Week 1 Lecture - ECON1001 Week 1 Introduction and Key...

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ECON1001 Week 1 Introduction and Key Concepts, Scarcity and Choice
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2 Contact Details Lecturer and coordinator: Jordi Mckenzie Office: Room 338, Merewether Building Phone: 9036 7816 E-mail: jordi.mckenzie @ sydney.edu.au Office hours: Thursday 2-4pm
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3 Goals of This Course Understand important concepts in microeconomics Apply knowledge to economic problems Critically evaluate assumptions and limitations
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4 Tutorials Tutorials will start in week 2 Tutorial allocations to be completed by end of week 1 Give you an opportunity to apply what you learn in class Best to try to solve without tutor’s help Opportunity to receive feedback from friends and tutor
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5 PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions) Weekly 1 hour sessions led by senior, high achieving students Focus on mastery of course through revision, practice, and peer learning Voluntary Not a substitute for tutorials Registration: http://www.econ.usyd.edu.au /pass/
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6 Assessment Type of Assessment Weight Date 1. On-line quizzes 10% Check UoS outline 2. Academic honesty 0%* Week 4 2. Mid-term exam 30% 22 nd April 4. Essay 10% 20 th May 3. Final exam 50% exam period *Must achieve 85% to continue with course.
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7 Special Consideration Applies for serious illness or misadventure Apply to Student Info Office within 1 week Application doesn’t imply approval Mid-term test redone late in semester Details in UoS handout
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8 Other Semester Dates Good Friday (no class) 2 nd April – Go to another class Common Week (no classes) 5 th to 9 th April
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Prescribed Text Taylor and Frost  / Microeconomics 4th  edition Available in the bookstore now
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10 Other References Alternative texts Gans, J., S. King, and N. Gregory Mankiw, Principles of Microeconomics , 3 rd edition, South-Western Publishing, Melbourne McTaggart, D., C. Findlay, and M. Parkin, Microeconomics , 4 th edition, Pearson Education Australia Study guides Taylor, J., Study Guide to Accompany Microeconomics , 3 rd edition, Wiley and Sons, Australia Kemp, S., Principles of microeconomics: study guide , 3 rd edition, South-Western Publishing, Melbourne Bentick, T., Microeconomics study guide , 4 th edition, Pearson Education Australia, Frenchs Forest
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11 Blackboard Lecture outlines and class announcements available on Blackboard http://blackboard.econ.usyd.edu.au More details in Unit of Study handout Refer technical problems to IT
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12 Help! – How do I study? In class
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