ECON104-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024

Introduction to Microeconomics

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 28 July 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 29 September 2024

Description

Scarcity, exchange and trade. Market analysis and policy. Consumer choice theory. Theory of the firm. Imperfect competition. Externalities and public goods.

ECON104 is a 15 point course which can contribute towards the main schedules of the Arts, Science or Commerce degrees. It is designed to provide you with the platform for further successful study in the discipline, but students who stop their formal economics education at the end of ECON104 will still have been exposed to the invaluable analytical skills that the course promotes. This course attempts to answer real world questions that will interest all students, regardless of their intentions.

Learning Outcomes

The objectives of the course are to:
1. Develop economically literate citizens.
2. Provide students with experience in basic economic methodology and analysis.
3. Introduce students to the process of economic reasoning.
4. Enhance students’ ability to critically interpret the economic ‘wisdom’ of the popular media.
5. Provide preparation for further study in the subject (specifically with reference to courses at
Canterbury).

Restrictions

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 Meremere 108 Lecture Theatre
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Pals A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 John Britten 117 HP Seminar Room
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
02 Tuesday 15:00 - 17:00 Elsie Locke 104A
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
03 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 Rata 222 & 223 Drawing Office
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 A7
29 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
02 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 Rehua 003 Music
29 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
03 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 Elsie Locke 104A
29 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
04 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 A8 Lecture Theatre
29 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
05 Friday 09:00 - 10:00 Karl Popper 612
29 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
06 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Rehua 101 Lectorial
29 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
07 Thursday 16:00 - 17:00 Jack Erskine 101
29 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
08 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 Elsie Locke 104A
29 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
09 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 E12
29 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
10 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 315
29 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
11 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 James Logie 104
29 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
12 Friday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 244
29 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
13 Thursday 15:00 - 16:00 A7
29 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
14 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 F1 Lectorial
29 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
15 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 Link 309 Lecture Theatre
29 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct

Examinations, Quizzes and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 19:00 - 20:30 A1 Lecture Theatre
9 Sep - 15 Sep
02 Wednesday 19:00 - 20:30 A2 Lecture Theatre
9 Sep - 15 Sep
03 Wednesday 19:00 - 20:30 A3 Lecture Theatre
9 Sep - 15 Sep
04 Wednesday 19:00 - 20:30 E8 Lecture Theatre
9 Sep - 15 Sep

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Onur Koska

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Online Quizzes 20%
Progress Test One 5%
Progress Test Two 5%
Term Test 25%
Final Exam 45%


To get a pass which allows you to go on to 200 level economics (C- or better) you must:
1. get 50% or more in the course overall AND you must pass the final exam with 45% or better
OR
2. get 50% or more in the course overall AND at least 31.5 out of the 70% in the test and exam
combined (the test is worth 25% and the exam 45% for a total of 70%).
Getting 50% or higher in the course overall but failing to meet either of these conditions will result in an R grade being awarded.
An R grade will also be awarded should you score between 45% and 50% in the course overall.

Assessment in Te Reo Māori
In recognising that Te Reo Māori is an official language of New Zealand, the University provides for students who may wish to use Te Reo Māori in their assessment. If you intend to submit your work in Te Reo Māori you are required to do the following:

Read the Assessment in Te Reo Māori Policy and ensure that you meet the conditions set out in the policy. This includes, but is not limited to, informing the Course Coordinator 1) no later than 10 working days after the commencement of the course that you wish to use Te Reo Māori and 2) at least 15 working days before each assessment due date that you wish to use Te Reo Māori.

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Parkin, M., & Bade, R; Microeconomics ; Pearson, 2016.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $893.00

International fee $4,200.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Department of Economics and Finance .

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