Short Title:Economics 1
Full Title:Economics 1
Module Code:ECON H1003
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Economics
Module Delivered in 10 programme(s)
Reviewed By:GLENN MEHTA
Module Author:GERARD PHELAN
Module Description:Module Aims: This module aims to introduce students to microeconomic concepts, to the scientific approach to problem solving and the role of microeconomics in business. The concepts introduced in this module provide students with skills which can be applied in their business career and provides a foundation for future modules.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Apply the main theories, concepts and knowledge that underpins microeconomics to solving practical problems.
LO2 Use mathematical techniques in conjunction with economic models to improve internal business operations and understand the external economic environment.
LO3 Discuss and evaluate the complexity and interconnectivity of the general business environment to business decision making.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment The continuous assessment may take the form of an individual assessment(s) and possibly a group project. These can be in-class time constrained short answer type examination(s) or a project. 1,2 30.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3 70.00 End-of-Semester

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class Based Instruction 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Reading/Study 6.00 Every Week 6.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class Based Instruction 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Reading/Study 7.00 Every Week 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Turley, G., Maloney, M & O’Toole, F 2011, Principles of Economics: an Irish Textbook,, 4th Edition Ed., Gill & Macmillan [ISBN: 9780717149889]
  • O'Leary, James 2012, Make That Grade: Economics, 4th Edition Ed., Gill & Macmillan [ISBN: 9780717152698]
  • Economics in Excel
Recommended Book Resources
  • Taylor, M., & Mankiw, N. 2017, Microeconomics, 4th Ed. Ed., Cengage Learning EMEA [ISBN: 978-147372539]
  • Frank, R, Bernanke, B, McDowell, M., & Thom, R 2012, Principles of Economics, 3rd Edition Ed., McGraw-Hill [ISBN: 978-007713273]
  • Lipsey, R.G. and Chrystal, A., 2015, Economics, 13th Ed., OUP Oxford [ISBN: 978-01996768]
  • Sloman, J., Garratt, D., Wride, A. 2014, Economics,, 9th Ed., Pearson [ISBN: 978-129206477]
  • Samuelson, P.A. & Nordhaus, W.D 2009, Economics, 19th Ed., Mc Graw Hill [ISBN: 978-00735112]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_BAACC_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting & Finance 2 Mandatory
TA_BAMNG_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Management 2 Mandatory
TA_BAMKT_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Marketing 2 Mandatory
TA_BMKTG_B (1 year add on) Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Marketing Management 2 Mandatory
TA_BAACC_D Bachelor of Business in Accounting & Finance 2 Mandatory
TA_BAMNG_D Bachelor of Business in Management 2 Mandatory
TA_BAMKT_D Bachelor of Business in Marketing 2 Mandatory
TA_BMKTG_D (1 year add on) Bachelor of Business in Marketing 2 Mandatory
TA_BADMN_C Higher Certificate in Business in Business Administration 2 Mandatory
TA_BMKTG_C Higher Certificate in Business in Marketing 2 Mandatory