Economics I

Nelson Mandela University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Economics I

  • Host University

    Nelson Mandela University

  • Location

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview


    This module will equip students with Economic knowledge that will enable them to participate in, contribute to, adapt to and survive in a complex society. It will enable them to demonstrate a critical awareness of the benefits of responsible and sensitive resource exploitation.


    • Acquire an advanced economics vocabulary that will allow them to debate and communicate the essentials of the subject.
    • Apply the principles that underlie the basic economic processes and practices in a responsible and accountable manner.
    • Explore a variety of methods and strategies to analyse and explain the dynamics of markets.
    • Collect, analyze and interpret production, consumption and exchange data as well as other information in order to make informed decisions.
    • Understand human rights concerns and reflect on poverty alleviation and the process of creating wealth.
    • Analyze and assess the impact of local and global institutions on the South African economy.


    • What economics is all about.
    • The economic problem.
    • Interdependence between the 4 sectors my, markets and flows of the economy.
    • Demand, supply and price forming.
    • Demand and supply in action.


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