Course code ECN100

ECN100 Introduction to Economics

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Course responsible: Knut Einar Rosendahl
Teachers: Per Halvor Vale, Arild Einar Bjørn Angelsen, Olvar Bergland, Torstein Arne Bye, Ole Gjølberg, Stein Terje Holden, Ståle Navrud, Eirik Romstad, Ragnar Arnljot Øygard, 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:
  • Students will have knowledge of basic subjects in Economics, such as market, rationality, equilibrium and models.
  • Students will have experience in communicating economic issues orally and in writting.
  • Students will have 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.
Parts of: Røed Larsen, Erling (2004): Alt du vil vite om samfunnsøkonomi, Gyldendal. Plus supplementary material. Reading list will be distributed in the beginning of the course.
Recommended prerequisites:
Two topic assignments and two approved critic assignments. No re-examination. 
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