ECON10040 Economics and Society

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module is about applying economics to understand the world around you. We do not assume that students have previously taken economics. The focus is on economics in practice, rather than in theory. It requires no previous knowledge of the subject, and the course is intended to cater particularly for those who may never take another course in economics. In recent years, topics that we have discussed topics such as how incentives affect behaviour, insights from behavioural economics, auctions, externalities and public goods and discrimination in the labour market.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Have an understanding of the basic tools of economic analysis;

2. To be able to apply those tools to practical situations.

3. Understand the contribution economics can make to the discussion on a wide range of social and global issues.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning






Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This is a lecture-based module. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

There are no pre-requisites for this course, and this course is not a pre-requisite for moving into Level Two Economics

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: End of Trimester examination
Unspecified No Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Multiple Choice Questionnaire: Midterm Exam Unspecified n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Students will receive their midterm grade and will receive an answer key so they can determine what they got wrong in the midterm exam.

Name Role
Mark Regan Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Thurs 13:00 - 13:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Tues 16:00 - 16:50