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EC107 - Economics 1

  • Module code: EC107
  • Module name: Economics 1
  • Department: Economics
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

To develop in students an understanding of fundamental and intermediate concepts in micro and macroeconomic analysis; To equip students with a range of appropriate analytical skills, including descriptive, graphical and mathematical methods; and to develop the capacity to apply analytical techniques to real world problems.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to understand key concepts and principles in economics, demonstrate knowledge of economic trends, institutions and policies, abstract and simplify economic problems through the application of theoretical models, and demonstrate a range of cognitive, subject-specific and other key skills involving communication, presentation and team-working.

Timetabled teaching activities

The module consists of two parts, dealing respectively with microeconomics and macroeconomics. There are 40 lectures in total. There are also weekly seminar meetings, termly essays and group project work.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: EC107-30)
D (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Course Work 10%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 90%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Economics (GL11) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Economics (with Intercalated Year) (GL12) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Economic Studies and Global Sustainable Development (L1L8) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Economics, Politics and International Studies (LM1D) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7ML) - Year 1
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