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ECO1090 : Introductory Economics (Study Abroad S2)

Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


To introduce basic concepts in economics to students not progressing to study degree in economics.

Outline Of Syllabus

Aggregate demand and supply; Money and interest rates; inflation and unemployment;
Open economy; Business Cycles

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials11:001:00Pre-recorded lecture materials
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture141:0014:00PiP lectures
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion130:0030:00Time for students to complete formative and summative coursework & assessment
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading133:0033:00Estimated based on 3 hours of teaching per week (not necessarily to do in that week)
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching31:003:00PiP seminars
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study119:0019:00balance to equal 100 overall
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
ECO1017Introductory Economics
ECO1020Introductory Macroeconomics
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures provide overview. Small group classes support learning through exercises and opportunity for discussion.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay2A1002000 words
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Prob solv exercises2MIn a seminar a planned answer to a past exam question (for paired module) is discussed.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Test depth of understanding.

Reading Lists