Short Title:Economics 2
Full Title:Economics 2
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:ECON H2009
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Combined Arts
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Reviewed By:Christine Nangle
Module Author:Emma McHenry
Module Description:The aim of this module is to build upon the principles learned in Economics One and to provide the learner with a strong economics foundation through understanding the key principles of how the macro economy functions and how it relates to the Tourism and Hospitality Industry. The concepts introduced in this module provide students with skills which can be applied in their career.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Explain why National Income accounting is important and to explain the uses of the National Income calculations
LO2 Demonstrate an understanding of the Circular Flow Model of The Economy and its relevance for the Tourism and Hospitality sector.
LO3 Explain the nature and structure of Irish Financial Institutions and the functions and Operations of the European System of Central Banks.
LO4 Define and explain the Tax System and its impact on the Tourism and Hospitality sector.
LO5 Describe the trends in International trade and be able to understand the arguments for and against free trade.
LO6 Evaluate the role of the Government in terms of its macro objectives and their importance in the Tourism and Hospitality Sector.

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment The continuous assessment will take the form of an individual assessment. This can be an in-class time constrained short answer type exam or a project. 1,2,3 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 1,2,3,4,5,6 70.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus 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 No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Turley, G., Maloney, M., O'Toole, F. 2011, Principles of Economics, 4th Ed., Gill & Macmillan Dublin
Recommended Book Resources
  • Tribe, J. 2016, The Economics of Recreation, Leisure & Tourism, 5th Ed., Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group London and New York
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HHOTM_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) International Hospitality & Tourism Management 3 Mandatory
TA_HHOTM_D_X Bachelor of Arts (Ordinary) International Hospitality and Tourism Management 3 Mandatory