ECON1046J 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, externalities and public goods, measuring economic welfare, economic growth, the Euro and the economic crisis.

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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 and societal issues.

Indicative Module Content:

1. Supply and Demand
2. Measuring economic welfare
3. Economic growth
4. Inequality and poverty
5. Role of the government
6. Trade
7. Economic integration
8. The EU and Euro
9. Sovereign debt crisis
10. Covid crisis
11. Brexit
12. Behavioral economics (maybe)

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning








Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
One of the aims is to try to develop students' critical thinking by showing them multiple sides of each topic. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Recommendations:

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
Additional Information:
This module is delivered overseas and is not available to students based at the UCD Belfield or UCD Blackrock campuses.

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: End of trimester exam 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Continuous Assessment: Continuous Assessment Throughout the Trimester n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer Yes - 2 Hour
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?

For all assessment(s), students will be given a detailed correction and a possibility to discuss their performance with the lecturer.

Name Role
Dr Zuzanna Studnicka Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Noor Ahmed Khoso Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.

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