INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS
Code: 61022
ECTS: 6
Departament: Department of Social Sciences and Management
Field of Study: Economics
Keywords:
    Demand
    Supply
    Income
    Money
Teacher:
A definir | To be defined
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Course Description:
This course unit aims at: (1) provide students with
knowledge on basic principles of economic science, (2) show the importance and relevance of economics in practice, and (3) lay the theoretical foundations and concepts of support to the deepening on Economic Science.
 


Competences:
At the end, students should be able to:
• Analyze the economic discourse and economic reality;
• Build new knowledge concerning the functioning of the
economy as a whole.


Contents:
Part I - Economics
1. Economic Systems
2. Demand
3. Supply
4. Markets
Part II - Money
5. Factor prices
6. Income distribution
7. Money
8. Inflation
 


Bibliography:
Main Reading:
Porto, Manuel, Economia: Um Texto Introdutório, Edições Almedina

Secondary reading:
•    Samuelson, Paul A. & Nordhaus, William D. (2005). Economia, McGraw-Hill (any edition from 18th ed. on, 2005).
 


Format:
E-learning


Workload (hours): 156
Contact Hours: 15

Assessment:
Continuous assessment is privileged: 2 or 3 digital written documents (e-folios) during the semester (40%) and a presence-based final exam (p-folio) in the end of the semester (60%). In due time, students can alternatively choose to perform one final presence-based exam (100%).


Language(s) of Instruction: Portuguese.

Contact for virtual mobility students: Communication and International Relations Office – gcri@uab.pt