I'm very disappointed with this course and in particularly the course coordinator. An assessment which is worth only 5% of your grade would take about 90 min to complete which basically is structured like an exam. The mid semester exam and the final exam were both 12 hours long and split into two blocks of 6 hours each. However the lecturer calls this an assignment and completely ignores the fact that we are forced to do this so-called "assignment" under proper exam conditions. It baffles my anyone would force their students to undertake a 12 hour exam and still treat it as an assignment. Very poor marking. You will not get any marks for your answers unless you write exactly how the lecturer wants you. Overall, this course will give you a crazy amount of information to study yet the quizzes and exams will have questions that are not related to the course content at all. Very disappointed with this course and it just feels like a waste of time.
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.