ESF:BPE_ZEKO Principles of Economics - Course Information
BPE_ZEKO Principles of EconomicsFaculty of Economics and Administration
- Extent and Intensity
- 2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
- Ing. Monika Jandová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Hana Lipovská, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. Ing. Zdeněk Tomeš, Ph.D. (lecturer)
- Guaranteed by
- Ing. Monika Jandová, Ph.D.
Department of Economics - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Mgr. Jarmila Šveňhová
Supplier department: Department of Economics - Faculty of Economics and Administration
- Tue 10:00–11:50 P103
- (! BPE_MIE1 Microeconomics 1 ) && (! BKE_MIE1 Microeconomics 1 ) && (! BPE_MAE1 Macroeconomics 1 ) && (! BKE_MAE1 Macroeconomics 1 )
Not for students who completed Microeconomics 1 and Macroeconomics 1.
- Course Enrolment Limitations
- The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
- fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
- there are 7 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
- Course objectives
- The course Principles of Economics introduces basic issues in both micro- and macroeconomics. The aim of this course is not to include complete economics.
Main objectives can be summarized as follows:
- to understand the economic way of thinking;
- to learn the most important economic terms and their practical applications;
- to be able to apply the basic economic theory to practical examples from the Czech and world economy;
- to gain basic knowledge for other economic courses.
- Learning outcomes
- Student will be able to:
- actively use basic economic terms;
- understand how the labor market works and what are its limitations;
- calculate basic macroeconomic aggregates and describe their development;
- compare the costs and benefits of monetary unions;
- critically discuss the implications of state intervention in the economy;
- 1. Principles of economics
- 2. Market and market forces
- 3. Efficiency of markets
- 4. Public sector economics
- 5. Producer and consumer
- 6. Firms and market structure
- 7. Measuring the nation's income
- 8. Economic growth, cyclical fluctuations
- 9. Earnings - inequity, discrimination, poverty
- 10. Unemployment, inflation
- 11. Economic policy
- 12. Fiscal and monetary policy
- 13. Open economy
- required literature
- HOLMAN, Robert. Základy ekonomie pro studenty vyšších odborných škol a neekonomických fakult VŠ. Vyd. 1. Praha: C.H. Beck, 2000. xvi, 360. ISBN 8071794341. info
- recommended literature
- MANKIW, N. Gregory. Zásady ekonomie. Praha: Grada, 2000. 763 s. ISBN 80-7169-891-1. info
- Teaching methods
- The course has a form of a lecture.
- Assessment methods
- The course is concluded by a written exam.
Any copying, recording or leaking tests, use of unauthorized tools, aids and communication devices, or other disruptions of objectivity of exams (credit tests) will be considered non-compliance with the conditions for course completion as well as a severe violation of the study rules. Consequently, the teacher will finish the exam (credit test) by awarding grade "F" in the Information System, and the Dean will initiate disciplinary proceedings that may result in study termination.
- Language of instruction
- Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
- Study Materials
The course is taught each semester.
General note: Nezapisují si studenti, kteří jsou zapsáni ke studiu na některém z oborů garantovaných na ESF MU.