Economics 1A

University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Economics 1A

  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • SCQF Credits

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

    Economics 1A, together with Economics 1B, teaches the basic principles of economics. Economics 1A focuses on the fundamental principles and microeconomics, i.e. the role of the market mechanism for resource allocation followed by considerations of its limitations. Some optional mathematical content is delivered as part of this course for students who have not studied Maths to Higher/ A Level or equivalent (typically 5-6 years of secondary education), which is important for students intending to pursue the subject at level 2.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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