units

ECW1101

Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Economics
OfferedMalaysia First semester 2014 (Day)
Malaysia Second semester 2014 (Day)
Malaysia October intake 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Poon Wai Ching (Semester 1); Dr Audrey Siah Kim Lam (Semester 2)

Synopsis

An introduction to the study of economics; consumer behaviour; demand and supply and the operation of markets; market efficiency and welfare; welfare effects of international trade; public sector economics; the behaviour of firms and the organisation of an industry; market structures -- perfect competition and monopoly; economies of the labour market.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. understand the theoretical foundations of economics
  2. understand generic skills essential for progression to upper level units by applying rigorous thinking and understanding to analytical geometric models
  3. appreciate economics as an evolutionary science and its ability to address, in a microeconomic framework, the persistent social and economic problems confronted by society
  4. demonstrate in individual summative assessment tasks the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered in this unit.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination: 60%

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Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester

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