Module Title: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN THE BRITISH AND EUROPEAN ECONOMY
Module Provider: Economics
Short Name: EC102B
Module Co-ordinator: BLANDEN J Dr (Economics)
Number of credits: 10
Number of ECTS credits: 5
Unit(s) of Assessment
Weighting Towards Module Mark (%)
Coursework (which includes, but is not limited to, a class test and an essay)
Qualifying Conditions(s) A weighted aggregated mark of 40% is required to pass the module
To provide an applied view of introductory micro and macro economics.
To illustrate how micro and macro eocnomics principles can be applied to issues of contemporary importance for Europe and the UK.
By the end of the module students will:-
Appreciate how introductory economic analysis can illuminate issues of policy importance.
Understand how theory and empirical evidence is required to resolve real world economic problems.
Have researched and presented (orally and in writing) analysis and arguments applying economic principles to issues of current policy concern.
Have read more widely about current economic debates.
Topics to be covered will include:
European Union enlargement
UK fiscal and monetary policy
Methods of Teaching/Learning
Lectures (12 hrs) and Tutorials (6 hrs) Reading using lecturers' guidance Preparing presentations Responding to questions in class Producing a researched essay Preparing and taking part in the class test
Topical readings will be provided during the module.
28 September 2010
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