|Year of offer||2017|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
The substantive content of the Special Topics subject will include current research projects being conducted by Faculty staff and/or visiting scholars.
Alongside the Economics Thesis Workshop, which enhances the preparation of the student’s research project, Special Topics will provide graduate-level engagement with contemporary work in Economics in the student’s own area, or in cognate sub-disciplinary areas.
Special Topics is an opportunity for students to expand their repertoire and demonstrate their graduate-level knowledge in other areas of the discipline. It provides a forum that will inform the research and project development of Graduate Research Degree students, assisting in the framing of research questions and the development and articulation of argument and evidence.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should have:
- a detailed knowledge of contemporary scholarship in the particular field of Economics addressed;
- an increased awareness of the range of contemporary scholarship in Economics;
- the ability to critically assess contributions to the literature;
- the skills needed to formulate and analyse models used in that field of Economics;
- the ability to prepare and present original research papers in that field.
On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:
- oral communication,
- written communication,
- interpretation and analysis,
- critical thinking,
- synthesis of data,
- evaluation of data,
- accessing data and other information from a range of sources.