Introduction to Macroeconomics

Maynooth University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Macroeconomics

  • Host University

    Maynooth University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Co-Requisite: EC101

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    Macroeconomics addresses economic issues at an aggregate level. Emphasis is placed on the measurement of living standards, economic growth, inflation and unemployment. Topics covered include the causes and consequences of fluctuations in economic activity, the role of monetary and fiscal policy and the effects of globalisation.

    Learning Outcomes:

    On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:
    -Discuss which countries have delivered a good standard of living to their citizens and why some have failed to do so
    -Demonstrate knowledge of how macroeconomics activity is commonly measured, and the limitations of the measures that are used
    -Access, graph, manipulate and analysis macroeconomic information
    -Compare and contrast macroeconomics policies, both historical and current

    Teaching & Learning methods:
    Lectures: 24 hours
    Tutorials: 6 hours
    Planned learning activities: 16 hours
    Independent student activities: 79 hours

    Continuous Assessment: 20%
    University scheduled written examination: 80%

Course Disclaimer

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