Joint-honours information for 2017 entry

Economics Principles 1

Module L1099

Module details for 2017/18.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 4

Module Outline

This module provides an introduction to the fundamental principles of economics. The first half of the module deals with micro-economic issues including the behaviour of individuals and firms, their interaction in markets and the role of government. The second half of the module is devoted to macroeconomics and examines the determinants of aggregate economic variables, such as national income, inflation, and the balance of payments, and the relationships between them.

Module learning outcomes

Have demonstrated knowledge of the core principles of economics

Be able to use the power of abstraction to focus upon the essential features of an economic problem and to provide a framework for the evaluation of the effects of policy or other exogenous events.

Have demonstrated an understanding of appropriate concepts in economics that may be of wider use in a decision-making context (e.g. opportunity cost)

Have learnt to communicate economic ideas, concepts and information using means of communication appropriate to the audience and the problem at issue.

TypeTimingWeighting
Unseen ExaminationSemester 1 Assessment70.00%
Coursework30.00%
Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
TestT1 Week 12 100.00%
Timing

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.

Weighting

Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Autumn SemesterLecture1 hour222222222220
Autumn SemesterSeminar1 hour011111111111

How to read the week pattern

The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

Dr C. Rashaad Shabab

Convenor, Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/279466

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