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On completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Grasp core basic economic principles
2. Understand the contribution economics can make to social policy
3. Be able to apply an economic perspective to some substantive areas of social policy, such as the labour market, income distribution, education, health and housing.
The module is delivered through a series of online lectures, discussion classes and presentations which are structured to cover: the key 'concepts' for the course (markets, equity and efficiency); the key 'contexts' for the course (including the economic climate, the welfare state, taxation and international rules and agreements); and key 'applications' for the course (Healthcare, Education, Housing, Poverty, Inequality, Income Maintenance, Transport).
Full details are available on the course outline.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Multiple Choice Questionnaire: Online MCQ Examination||End of trimester MCQ||n/a||Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Assignment: Group Presentation||Unspecified||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Spring||Yes - 1 Hour|
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
Course Assignment Students will be provided with feedback which will include the assignment grade and some individual comments. These will be provided electronically to students. A document will also be made available with some overall comments on the assignments. Draft grades will be available via SISWeb -My Indicative In-Semester Grades.