Courses Catalogue

Introduction To Macro Economics

COURSE CODE: ECO 1201
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Public Adminstration, B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to abroad range of economic concepts, theories and analytical techniques. Macroeconomics issues regarding the interaction of goods and service markets, labour and money at an aggregate level will be modelled. The role of government policy to address microeconomic market failures and macroeconomic objectives will be examined.

COURSE OBJECTIVES
The course is designed to;

  • To understand the Macroeconomic techniques that are used to analyse the Macroeconomic problems such as unemployment, inflation, balance of payment deficit and slow economic growth.
  • To enable students, relate the knowledge of Economics to other disciplines such as commerce and industry
  • To appreciate the relevance and importance of economics as a discipline
  • To enable students, acquire knowledge of macroeconomic concepts such as gross national product, aggregate supply and demand, unemployment, inflation, monetary, fiscal policy which are the functions of economic aggregates.
  • To enable students, communicate their knowledge and understanding of economic issues using written and visual expression

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of the course unit, students should be able to:

  • Explain the basic Concepts and theories of Macroeconomics
  • Explain why economists use theoretical models as a framework to think about what is observed in the real world.
  • Use economic models to analyze a situation in terms of economics
  • Discuss how the major macroeconomic variables influence economic growth and development of nations
  • Analyse the Macroeconomic concepts such as gross national product, aggregate supply and demand, unemployment, inflation, monetary, fiscal policy which are the functions of economic aggregates.
  • Relate basic economic theory to public policy decisions