Courses Catalogue

Structure Of African Economies

COURSE CODE: ECO2103
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 0
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Education (Economics) - B.Ed
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

Course Justification

Students of economics need to understand the details of the economies in which they operate. The course is designed to explore the dynamics of African economies, the challenges and how economic theories apply in Africa.

Course Description

This is an applied course in Economics that utilizes economic theory to explain the African Economies.The course explores the past and present performance of the African Economies at both Micro and Macro levels and critically analyzes the development and transformation strategies in the different sectors that constitute these economies. 

Course Aim

The aim of the course is to equip students with knowledge about African Economies, their operations, challenges and prospects.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course unit, students should demonstrate ability to:

·         Critically analyze the nature and working of African economy as a business environment

·         Evaluate the mechanisms of policy formulation and implementation in East Africa

·         Examine the economic challenges of Africa and suggest practical solutions in consideration of the available resources in the region.