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Department: Economics and Finance
ECON1171: Economic Controversies
|Type||Open||Level||1||Credits||20||Availability||Available in 2022/23||Module Cap||None.||Location||Durham
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Excluded Combination of Modules
- To introduce a number of economic controversies for non specialists
- A range of material is treated at an introductory level, with topics likely to include some of the following indicative content but will vary from year to year in line with current controversies.
- The Causes and the Consequences of Natural Disasters
- Why are Premier League footballers paid so much?
- Global Warming - Economists do have the answer
- Brexit Legalising Class A Drugs
- If the NHS is so good, why does no one else have one?
- Is Free trade, Fair Use of Natural Resources
- Know and understand the basic principles of economics
- Be able to apply an economic framework to the analysis of economics issues
- Be able to construct and explain fundamental economic models and interrelationships
- By the end of the module students should be able to:
- explain key theories in economics
- use appropriate techniques for economic analysis.
- Critical and analytical thinking
- Problem solving
- Written communication
- Own learning
- Working with numbers
- Library skills
- Information retrieval
Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to the learning outcomes of the module
- Teaching is by lectures. Learning takes place through attendance at lectures and student reading.
Teaching Methods and Learning Hours
|Lectures||40||2 per week||1 hour||40|
|Webinars||16||Intermittently throughout the year||1 hour||16|
|Preparation and Reading||144|
|Component: Assignment||Component Weighting: 100%|
|Element||Length / duration||Element Weighting||Resit Opportunity|
|Assignment 2||1500 words||67%||same|
1 formative work in the form of feedback
■ Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University