Labour Market Economics (9543.1)
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|Canberra School Of Politics, Economics And Society||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of basic labour economics theory, including labour market structures and wage determination;
2. Apply their understanding of theoretical models to analyse trends in data pertaining to topics in labour economics;
3. Apply their understanding of theoretical models to case studies presenting in the unit;
4. Construct, defend, and analyse important labour policy issues; and
5. Comprehend, assess, and criticize existing empirical work in labour economics.
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As students of the University students will develop qualities in critical thinking, curiosity and reflective practice. They will use foresight, initiative and leadership, and be open to alternative perspectives. As graduates, they will continue to learn and thrive in environments of complexity, ambiguity and change.
Prerequisites9518 Foundations of Microeconomics OR 9519 Foundations of Macroeconomics OR 6355 Introduction to Economics
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The required readings for this unit are the powerpoint slides and scripted comments below them, accompanied by ECHOlinks to the face to face lecture recordings for 6385 S2_2014.
Additional free online material that may be of use to students of this unit have been provided for each topic in the Timetabling of Activities section.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Answers to the problem sets and the current policy commentary must be submitted online via the specifically created repository on the Moodle site (under the relevant banners for Week 2, Week 4, week 5 and Week 6).
The first page of the essay submission should include the following information:
- Student Name:
- Student ID:
- Assessment Name:
- Word Count:
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
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This is a 3 credit point unit and the total notional workload is about 150 hours. Most of that time will involved reading the powerpoint slides and their scripted comments (below the slides proper), listening to the ECHOLINK recordings of the corresponding Face to Face unit (6385 HR Economics), reading the various additional online sources provided in section 3 and preparing for the assessment items discussed in section 5.
All three problem sets and the current policy commentary have to be submitted in order to sit the final examination.
Otherwise, a NC (Fail, incomplete) mark will be issued.
Required IT skills
- Have the ability to download and save files and documents to a computer.
- Have the ability to upload files on the unit website.
- Have the ability to open Microsoft files and documents (.doc, .ppt, .xls, etc.).
- Have the ability to draw graphs using microsoft office or be able to scan documents and upload.
Work placement, internships or practicums
- Winter Term, 2017, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (167908)
- Winter Term, 2016, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (152456)
- Flexible Period 3, 2016, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (153192)
- Flexible Period 7, 2016, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (150560)
- Flexible Period 6, 2016, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (152806)
- Flexible Period 4, 2016, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (153044)
- Flexible Period 10, 2015, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (138432)
- Flexible Period 12, 2015, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (138434)
- Flexible Period 11, 2015, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (138433)
- Flexible Period 9, 2015, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (138442)
- Flexible Period 8, 2015, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (138441)
- Flexible Period 7, 2015, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (138440)