HEQF credits: 18
HEQF course level: 5
First year‚ semester 1 course. Two double lectures per week.
NOTE: This course is designed for students intending to do only one semester of
Economics. It is therefore aimed at providing a broad perspective on the
subject‚ and concentrates more on an understanding of theoretical concepts and
their application than it does on rigorous proofs and analysis. Only students
who are registered in the Faculty of Humanities may register for this course.
Only students who are
registered in the Faculty of Humanities may register for this course or with
special permission from the course convenor or head of department
This course comprises
of both micro- and macro-economics.
Microeconomics focuses on individuals, be it individual consumers, firms
or markets. The focus is on understanding the behaviour of these individual
entities. Macroeconomics focuses on the economy as a whole. Rather than looking
at the factors that determine an individual’s consumption decisions (i.e.
his/her income, the expected utility derived from different goods and the
prices of those goods), the focus in macroeconomics is on total consumption of
all consumers in the economy. Similarly, the focus is not on the output
decision of any individual firm, or even an industry, but on the total output
of all firms in the economy as a whole.
Course information is disseminated by means of hand–outs‚ announcements at
lectures and the notice board. It is the student’s responsibility to be
familiar with all course information. NOTE: Credit will not be given for both
ECO1006F and ECO1010F/S.
Course Convenor: Samantha Filby (email@example.com)
Course Administrator: Amy Jephthah (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Last updated : 13 Jan 2017