If you are a Commerce student, this course will be one of the worst ones you take. It looks at financial institutions from a very abstract and "Artsy" sort of way. If you enjoy maths and logic then this isn't the course for you.
I'm astounded that Frederique receives any good reviews, and this is a general statement that I hear from a lot of other students. The lectures don't help with your learning, you're bombarded with too much information which makes the main learning objectives very unclear each week and it's very hard to follow along with what the lecturer actually wants from you. The worst part of this course is the ridiculous marking criteria used in the exams. Unless you can get the exact answer that Frederique has provided, you won't get any marks, this is particularly an issue in the essay section.
Overall, I learnt nothing of value from this course, it confused me about topics which I had already learnt from other more structured courses and I would recommend that you don't do this if you don't have to. This course could be good for people who don't learn economic concepts in the way in which it's commonly taught, but rather learn best from pictures and analogies about bathtubs.
Which course did you take? (e.g. MGTS1301)
Provides a different way of seeing economic concepts
Revision quizzes provided for each topic
Is unreasonable with marking
Poor communication; a lot of ambiguity in assessable questions and grammar is often too poor to comprehend
Cannot explain things in a logical way; only suited to people who think like the lecturer
Took ECON2200 and ECON3210 with Dr Frederique Bracoud. The lecturer is probably one of the most likeable and inspiring people at UQ. She truly loves teaching and goes out of her way to make sure the students have a clear understanding of the topics and always adds recent real world examples to link to the theory.I would highly recommend students to take courses with this lecturer.