2022/23 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
LLLC1363 Introduction to Economics
20 creditsClass Size: 35
Module manager: George Zifkos
Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable
Year running 2022/23
This module is mutually exclusive with
|LUBS1940||Economics for Management|
|LUBS1941||Economics for Management (PT)|
This module is not approved as a discovery module
Module summaryThis module aims to provide you with a comprehensive outline of some of the core elements of microeconomics, macroeconomics and their applications. By the end of the module, you will be able to use your knowledge of economic theory and policy to understand how an economy functions.
ObjectivesThis module aims to introduce students to the basic economic concepts, principles and theories. It will enable them to become effective business managers by attaining an understanding of simple models used in micro and macro-economic analysis. It also aims to provide students with knowledge of the important role of economic policy and institutions in the economy. Last, it will enable students to develop an understanding of the debates related to sustainable economic development.
Upon successful completion of the module students will be able to:
1. Describe and analyse key economic concepts
2. Analyse the components of the micro environment
3. Analyse market structures
4. Analyse the components of the macro environment
5. Describe the determination of economic activity
6. Explain the purpose and effects of macroeconomic policy
Being Digital: This module will develop Critical Evaluation, Collaboration, Communication and Identity and Wellbeing
Consideration of theory and practice in relation to:
- The analysis of market structures.
- The analysis of price determination in the market.
- The determination of the level of economic activity.
- Macroeconomic issues (unemployment, inflation, growth, etc) and Macroeconomic policy.
- Sustainability issues in economics.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||173.00|
|Total Contact hours||27.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||200.00|
Private studyReading 80 hours
Critical reflection on practice 39 hours
Reading and research for seminars 20 hours
Assignment preparation 34 hours
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackRegular class attendance and participation.
Engaging with activities and directed study in Minerva.
Formative feedback on draft essay plans.
Workshops for both assignments and individual tutorials.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Assignment||10 minute group presentation of a political manifesto with 5 minutes for questions and a 1000 word manifesto leaflet||50.00|
|In-course Assessment||2 hour||50.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
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