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Introduction to Economics

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Kod przedmiotu: CES-BA-5 Kod Erasmus / ISCED: (brak danych) / (brak danych)
Nazwa przedmiotu: Introduction to Economics
Jednostka: Instytut Europeistyki
Punkty ECTS i inne: 6.00
Język prowadzenia: angielski

Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr letni 2019/2020" (jeszcze nie rozpoczęty)

Okres: 2020-02-24 - 2020-06-14

Wybrany podział planu:

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Typ zajęć: Wykład, 40 godzin, 15 miejsc więcej informacji
Koordynatorzy: Magdalena Zajączkowska
Prowadzący grup: Magdalena Zajączkowska
Lista studentów: (nie masz dostępu)
Zaliczenie: Przedmiot - Egzamin
Cele kształcenia:

(tylko po angielsku) This is an introductory course to economics. It explores the basic theory of micro- and macroeconomics, supporting it with empirical data. Through various exercises, students learn how to apply and test different theoretical assumptions to resolve real-life economic cases.

The course curriculum comprises of three parts. The first part (4-5 academic hours) is devoted to the presentation of different schools and paradigms of economic analysis, it offers and overlook on economic methods and basic assumptions of economic analysis.

During the second part (11-12 academic hours) students study the basic principles of microeconomics including supply and demand model, consumer choice theory and the theory of costs.

The third and the last part (24 academic hours) is devoted to macroeconomics. Students learn basic macroeconomic concepts (GDP, economic growth, inflation, unemployment, interest rate, exchange rate) and the principles of short-term and long-term analysis. Through different exercises, they explore the instruments and principles of fiscal and monetary politics.

Efekty kształcenia:

(tylko po angielsku) On successful completion of the course, student:

EK1: has knowledge of the basic terminology of the economic sciences and principal market mechanisms at the macro- and microeconomic levels (K1W_13 +++)

EK2: has a foundation knowledge of international economic relations and European economic integration (K1W_14 ++)

EK3: has the ability to correctly apply the terminology pertaining to the academic disciplines in European Studies (K1_U05 +)

EK4: has the ability to apply the theories and schemas he/she has learned in the various fields of European Studies, to analyse developments and draw appropriate conclusions on the cause-and-effect relations between the observed phenomena (K1_U07 +)

EK5: is aware of the level of his/her knowledge and skills, and appreciation of the need for continual education and enhancement of his/her professional and personal skills; ability to plan his/her further development (K1_K01 +)

EK6: can precisely define objectives in his/her work and determine the priorities in their achievement (K1_K03 +)

Forma i warunki zaliczenia:

(tylko po angielsku) 1. Formal requirement (must be fulfilled for the student to be classified): Attendance. Attendance is mandatory. Missing more than 50% of the classes will result in the failure of the course and the need to re-take it the following year.

2. First-term assessment

2.1. During the course students accumulate points.

2.2. The final grade depends on the number of points collected during the semester (students are not assessed as failed/passed on each task separately, but receive a final grade on the basis of the whole semester activity). Points can be gained from:

(1) Mid-term exam (maximum no of points: 30)

(2) End-term exam (maximum no of points: 40)

(3) In-class activity (up to 12 points (6x2points))

(4) Activity during e-learning classes (maximum no of points: 3x5points=15)

2.3. Exams (mid-term and final) have a written form and comprise of closed and open questions, as well as assignment.

2.3.1. Mid-term exam is based on the material covered during the first part of the course, namely: “Part 1. Introduction to economic analysis” and “Part 2. Microeconomics”

2.3.2. End-term exam covers the second part of the course, namely: “Part 3. Macroeconomics”

2.4. Activity points are given to those students who correctly and in a timely fashion resolve exercises during the classes and e-learning classes, as well as those who successfully engage in the preparation of additional (optional) topics.

2.5. The final grade is given according to the following scale ((1)+(2)+(4); maximum no of points: 85):

2,0 (fail): 0-44 points

3,0: 45-52 points

3,5: 53-60 points

4,0: 61-68 points

4,5: 69-76 points

5,0: 77 points and more

3. Second-term assessment

3.1. Students who receive a failing grade in the first-term (2,0) as well as those who have not written the exams (mid-term and end-term) and thus have received “NZAL” in the first-term, can and should try to pass the course in the second-term by writing the make-up exam.

3.2. Make-up exam has a written form and comprises of closed and open questions, as well as

exercises. It covers the whole material realized during the course (Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3).

The maximum number of points to be gained from the make-up exam is 50.

3.3. The grade received in the second-term is based exclusively on the results of the make-up

exam. Activity points and results from previous exams are not taken into consideration in

the case of second-term assessment, as they were already included in the first-term


3.4. In order to receive a passing grade in the second-term, students must receive at least 30

points from the make-up exam.

3.5. The failure to receive 30 points from the make-up exam will result in in the failure of the

course and the need to re-take it the following year.

Metody sprawdzania i kryteria oceny efektów kształcenia uzyskanych przez studentów:

(tylko po angielsku) The achievement of the learning outcomes will be assessed in the following way:


EK1 (K1_W13), EK2 (K1_W14) – participation in in-class discussions, class assignments/exercises, exams


EK3 (K1_U05), EK4 (K1_U7) – participation in in-class discussions, class assignments/exercises

Social skills:

EK5 (K1_K01), EK6 (K1_K03) – analysis of the progress made by students during their participation in the course, assessed on the basis of students’ activity during all classes

Metody dydaktyczne - słownik:

Metody podające - objaśnienie lub wyjaśnienie
Metody podające - prezentacja multimedialna
Metody podające - wykład informacyjny
Metody praktyczne - ćwiczenia przedmiotowe
Metody praktyczne - metoda projektów
Metody praktyczne - seminarium
Metody problemowe - klasyczna metoda problemowa
Metody problemowe - metody aktywizujące - dyskusja dydaktyczna
Metody problemowe - metody aktywizujące - metoda przypadków
Metody problemowe - metody aktywizujące - seminarium
Metody problemowe - wykład konwersatoryjny
Metody problemowe - wykład problemowy

Metody dydaktyczne:

(tylko po angielsku) Blended learning technique comprising of e-learning module and typical contact hours (seminars and lectures).

Ad 1. E-learning module (6 academic hours, equivalent of three two-hour classes) is prepared using Jagiellonian University e-learning platform and is available only to students registered for the course. E-learning classes comprise of either the combination of knowledge base and activities (quiz, forum, wiki, workshop) or a lesson.

Ad 2. In-class meetings (34 academic hours) are organized as active contact hours. They may take a form of a lecture, a seminar or a seminar with elements of lecture. The form depends on the topic discussed and each time is signalized in the detailed plan of the course (see below).

A typical lecture consist of:

(1) presentation of mayor concepts, theories and analytical framework

(2) analysis of the statistical data provided by the teacher

(3) in-class discussion (open discussion, think-per-share, team-based learning, brainstorming, backchannel, flipped classroom, problem-based learning)

A typical seminar consist of:

(1) overview of mayor concepts and models

(2) in-class assignment (group or individual) as a dominant element of a class

(3) text analysis (for each seminar students are asked to read a text assigned by the teacher and comment on it during classes)

Bilans punktów ECTS:

(tylko po angielsku) 40h participation in seminars and e-learning classes

40h individual work to prepare for in-class discussions (including required readings for seminars) and e-learning classes

20h preparation of class assignments and exercises

60h preparation for exams

Pełny opis: (tylko po angielsku)

1. Introduction to economic analysis

1.1. Economics as a science

1.2. Methods of economic analysis

1.3. Main theories

1.4. Economic models compared: market economy and centrally planned economy

2. Microeconomics

2.1. Market

2.2. Supply and demand

2.3. Consumer choice and utility

2.4. Theory of costs

3. Macroeconomics

3.1. GDP and economic growth

3.2. Budget and fiscal policy

3.3. Monetary policy and the functioning of the banking system

3.4. Inflation and unemployment

3.5. Exchange rate

3.6. Short-run fluctuations and adjustment model

3.7. Influence of the fiscal policy on aggregate demand

3.8. Influence of the monetary policy on aggregate demand

Literatura: (tylko po angielsku)

• Mankiw N. Gregory, Principles of Microeconomics, Cengage Learning, 8th edition, 2017 (or older editions: 7th edition 2014, 6th edition 2011, 5th edition: 2008). [key reading]

• Mankiw N. Gregory, Principles of Macroeconomics, Cengage Learning, 8th edition, 2017 (or older editions: 7th edition 2014, 6th edition 2011, 5th edition: 2008). [key reading]

Uwagi: (tylko po angielsku)

Thursday 11.30-13.45: 27.02(2 hours: 11.30-13.00); 5.03; 12.03; 19.03; 26.03; 2.04; 9.04; 16.04; 23.04; 30.04; 7.05; 21.05; 28.05; 4.06 (2 hours: 11.30-13.00)

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