Course code ECN100

ECN100 Introduction to Economics

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Course responsible: Ragnar Arnljot Øygard
Teachers: Per Halvor Vale, Knut Einar Rosendahl, Arild Einar Bjørn Angelsen, Olvar Bergland, Torstein Arne Bye, Ole Gjølberg, Stein Terje Holden, Ståle Navrud, Eirik Romstad, Øyvind Nystad Handberg, Knut Einar Rosendahl, Tor Steig
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 activated in discussions and by writing 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 models. - 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 of articles, field trip, two seminar meetings, presentations and discussion of assignments.
Reading list.
Recommended prerequisites:
Two topic assignments and two approved critic assignments. No re-examination. Continuous exam: Passed/ Fail.
Nominal workload:
150 hours
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse).
Reduction of credits:
ECN101 - 5 ECTS, EDS140 - 5 ECTS.
Type of course:
An external examiner will control the curriculum and assessment method. 
Examination details: Continuous exam: Bestått / Ikke bestått