ECON 7052 - East Asian Economies IID

North Terrace Campus - Winter - 2014

The course is designed to introduce students to the economic and political nature and structure of the economies of East Asia. It will examine the mechanisms which shape their economic activity as well as various socio-economic factors in the development of their economic institutions. The contribution of these institutions to economic growth will also be closely examined.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ECON 7052
    Course East Asian Economies IID
    Coordinating Unit Economics
    Term Winter
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 3 hours per week. Intensive when taken in Winter Semester
    Assumed Knowledge Introductory Microeconomics & Macroeconomics or Asian Studies, or equivalent
    Assessment Typically tutorial work or group presentation, & essay & final exam
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Mandar Oak

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

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    University Graduate Attributes

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  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    There is no specific textbook for this course. However, students are expected to read some required reading materials before the lectures.

    The reading list is subject to revision and available on MyUni. Students can access some journal articles from the library’s homepage. Note that some articles are available on the internet.

    There will be no additional university funded printing quota allocated to students enrolled in this course. Therefore, students should carefully consider the number of articles they plan to print. We recommend you to read the articles online and take notes on important points. Not only you can save the paper (and the earth) but also you can reduce the amount of readings to do before the exam.
    Recommended Resources
    Any additional recommended resources will be announced on MyUni.
    Online Learning
    The course makes extensive use of MyUni for purposes including the posting of lecture notes, and important announcements. It is expected that all students will regularly check the MyUni course website, and regularly check their university email accounts.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Students are required to attend all lectures and tutorials. The material is cumulative, so it is highly desirable not to miss any lecture or tutorial.

    Students are expected to prepare answers for tutorial questions that will be posted on MyUni. Submission of answers to tutorial questions in the week following the discussion is compulsory.

    Submission of essay assignment at the end of the semester is compulsory. Students are also required to submit the draft of the assignment. See Section 5.3 for further details.

    Tutorials are focused on issues not discussed thoroughly in the lectures for example introduction to datasets that might be useful for your essay (for examples, comparisons between Asian economic positions prior to the 1997 financial crisis and the recent global financial crisis) and providing examples of some concepts discussed in the lectures. Note that tutorial attendance and participation will be counted to your final grade.

    To discuss questions and problems, teaching staff can be contacted by email. Students may also come to their offices during consultation hours or by appointment.

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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

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    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary

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    Assessment Detail

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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    SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy ( course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.

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