|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Seminars / Tutorials|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||1.5 Hours Unseen written examination||100%|
|Supplementary Exam||1.5 Hours Unseen written examination||100%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
* Students should have obtained a basic understanding of the language of economic policy debate, and how economists apply economic argument to social and political issues.
* They will also gain important background knowledge about various economic institutions at national and international levels.
* As much of the background reading is derived from the World Wide Web students should gain a familiarity with the availability of economic information on the Internet.
This module aims to introduce students to an understanding of current topical and controversial issues in Economics, explaining something of the background behind them and the public debate about policy responses.
This module will discuss contemporary economic and social questions using the tools and perspective of economics. Through such examples an appreciation of the value and application of economics will be fostered.
- Managing the economy: an overview
- Student finance in the UK
- Economic aspects of road transport
- The European Union's Common Agricultural Policy
- Conservation and the countryside
- Globalisation: good or Bad? The WTO, friend or foe?
- The Single European Currency: a recipe for growth or disaster?
- Boats and trains; competitive response to the Channel Tunnel
- The economics of the transfer market
- Concepts and Applications
Allan Griffiths and Stuart Wall (eds) (2001) Applied Economics 9th edition FT/Prentice Hall Primo search Michael Parkin, Melanie Powell and Kent Matthews (1998) Economics 4th edition Addison-Wesley Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 4