Course Code: 1XEC05B19
Start Date: 24/02/2020Day of the Week:
Length in weeks: 5
Time: 10:00am to 12.00 noon
This introductory course will be a blend of economic theory and its application to current affairs/economic news. Each session will be divided into two sections. In the first part we will look at a piece of economic theory such as supply and demand or the causes and consequences of inflation. In the second part we will look at news stories which illustrate the theory covered in the first part. For example, the supply and demand session might be followed by a discussion of a news story about the shortage of avocados in the supermarket or a recent coffee shortage or sugar beet glut! Each course we will cover different economic theories so that a student can either progress through two or three terms and accumulate theoretical knowledge, or opt for just one term. No previous study of Economics necessary and don’t worry, there is no maths involved!