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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Introduction to Microeconomics
Module Code EF116
School DCUBS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Ann Largey
Semester 2: Ann Largey
Autumn: Ann Largey
Module TeachersAnn Largey
NFQ level 6 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Repeat examination

The purpose of this module is to introduce students to microeconomic theory, principles, policy and practice. Economic concepts and models will be assessed and evaluated as explanations of the workings and outcomes of the micro economy including consumers, enterprises and markets. In addition, the conclusions from the above will inform microeconomic policy issues and their evaluation. Delivery is through a combination of lectures, tutorials, home exercises and on-line activities.

Learning Outcomes

1. Define key concepts used in microeconomics
2. Present and evaluate microeconomic theories and models
3. Apply these microeconomic concepts to numerical analysis and actual microeconomic world situations
4. Discuss and assess the form and consequences of Government microeconomic policy and market intervention

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture24Formal lectures presenting and discussing key concepts, models and ideas in microeconomics
Tutorial12Fortnightly tutorials based on structured exercises and response to student queries
Independent Study84Study, exercises, tutorial related work, revision
Total Workload: 120

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment20% Examination Weight80%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
ParticipationParticipation in fortnightly tutorials and prior completion of online assessments15%n/a
In Class TestMidterm test20%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

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