Course code ECN100

ECN100 Introduction to Economics

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Course responsible: Per Halvor Vale
Teachers: Caroline Wang Gierløff, Knut Einar Rosendahl, Torstein Arne Bye, Eirik Romstad, Arild Einar Bjørn Angelsen, Stein Terje Holden, Ståle Navrud, Ragnar Arnljot Øygard, Olvar Bergland, Ole Gjølberg
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: School of Economics and Business
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in August block. This course has teaching/evaluation in August block, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2011-2012
Preferential right:
Course contents:
Basic economic theory and how the theory / philosophy can help to understand current social problems. To a large extent, students will be activate in discussions and by writing mandatory topic assignments. In both of these activities academic working methods will be required.
Learning outcome:
This course will - help the students to get an early professional identity and get to know fellow students - give the students knowledge of central subjects in Economics - give the students understanding of central concepts in economic theory as market, rationality, equilibrium and - give the students experience in communicating economic issues orally and in writting - give the students experience in planning and implementing tasks together with others in groups
Learning activities:
Lectures, reading articles, field trip, two seminar meetings, presentations and discussion of assignments
Teaching support:
Information only available in Norwegian
Reading list
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Two accepted papers and two accepted opponent contributions
Two approved topic assignments, two approved critic assignments and satisfactory knowledge of the literature. All parts of the examination must be passed. Knowledge of the course material will be demonstrated in the assignment presentations and opposition assignments.
Nominal workload:
150 hours
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Information only available in Norwegian
Examination details: Continuous exam: Bestått / Ikke bestått