Modiwl BIC-0019:
Macroeconomics

Ffeithiau’r Modiwl

Rhedir gan Marketing: Bangor International College

10 Credyd neu 5 Credyd ECTS

Semester 1 a 2

Trefnydd: Mrs Laura McKenzie

Amcanion cyffredinol

The aims of the module are to provide students with a basic introduction to the study of Macroeconomics.by introducing them to relevant economic theories, concepts and terminology. The module acquaints students with the main features of the UK economy and of the UK government’s economic policy. The module further aims to introduce students to the key macroeconomic indicators, for example, GDP per capita, price indices, balance of payments and to consider government aims expressed through fiscal and monetary policies, the desire for economic growth and how policies affect and are affected by rates of inflation, deflation, and unemployment/figures. National goals are viewed in the context of broader economic groupings such as the EU, and the impact of the development of a global market.

Cynnwys cwrs

This module adds to the knowledge acquired through Microeconomics to provide the appropriate foundation in economic theory and its impact on the policies of national governments in a global environment to enable students to be successful in business-related undergraduate studies.

The main topics covered are the development and main features of the UK economy, the UK government’s current policies in the wake of international crises in the financial sector and the burden of government indebtedness. The module also considers the external influences on government policy, including membership of the EU and explains key economic indicators and their significance in shaping government policy, GDP, RPI, levels of inflation and unemployment, balance of payments.

The module also looks at the drive for economic growth and the role played by fiscal and monetary, demand and supply-side policies and considers the constraints on government freedom of action and interaction with other economies in a global context.

Meini Prawf

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Grade B

Student has demonstrated a sound, basic knowledge of the subject and achieved a strong enough pass to show a clear ability to cope with the demands of an undergraduate degree programme.

ardderchog

Grade A

Student has engaged effectively with most of the topics and material associated with this module and has achieved a highly commendable level of achievement, showing the clearest ability to cope with undergraduate level study.

trothwy

Grade D

Student has shown sufficient knowledge and understanding of the Macroeconomics studied to achieve a minimum level of pass and so show suitability to engage with study at undergraduate level

Canlyniad dysgu

  1. Explain the operation of the key macroeconomic indicators in informing and shaping government policies at a national level

  2. Describe and explain the constraints upon a national government’s freedom of action through membership of regional or global organisations such as the EU, G8, WTO

  3. Demonstrate an understanding of key economic theories, concepts and terminology studied

  4. Describe and explain the main features of the UK economy and of the UK government’s current economic policies

Dulliau asesu

Math Enw Disgrifiad Pwysau
PRAWF DOSBARTH Interim class test

At the mid-point of the module the students sit an interim test on topics related to the elements in this module studied up to that point.

40
CYFLWYNIAD GRWP Group report and presentation

At the end of the module the students work In teams on a topic drawn from material studied in the second half of the module. They divide responsibility between them in responding to a question which requires them to produce a 1000 word report and present their findings in a 15 minute group presentation. There is a group mark using specific and task relevant assessment criteria.

60

Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu

Oriau
Seminar

50 hours in seminar style classes – 5 hours per week through a 10-week term

50
Private study

reading time, preparing and taking assessments

50

Sgiliau Trosglwyddadwy

  • Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
  • Rhifedd - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio rhifau ar lefelau priodol o gywirdeb
  • Defnyddio cyfrifiaduron - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio ystod o feddalwedd cyfrifiadurol
  • Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
  • Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
  • Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
  • Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio
  • Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
  • Cyflwyniad - Gallu cyflwyno gwybodaeth ac esboniadau yn glir i gynulleidfa. Trwy gyfryngau ysgrifenedig neu ar lafar yn glir a hyderus.
  • Gwaith Tîm - Gallu cydweithio'n adeiladol ag eraill ar dasg gyffredin, ac/neu fod yn rhan o dîm gweithio o ddydd i ddydd
  • Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach

Sgiliau pwnc penodol

  • Demonstrate an understanding and ability to analyse economic issues on a local and international scale

1 Critical thinking 2 Powers of selection and analysis of material studied 3 Written and oral communication 4 Researching, writing and delivering a presentation 5 Team working

Adnoddau

Rhestr ddarllen

Smith, P. (2019) Economics A (4th Ed.) Pearson Mankiw, N.G. (2019) Macroeconomics (9th edition) Worth Publishers Journals Management Today The Economist Websites www.accaglobal.com www.cima.org

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