What is the course about?
The interactive lecture courses aims to help you to understand different economic terms and concepts, how economies work and to critically examine these concepts and ideas with reference to the British economy.
What will we cover?
- How the market works
- Investment and the decline of the British economy
- Economic growth
- Taxes and public spending
- The difference between Keynsianism and Monetarism.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Identify and analyse key economic terms and concepts
- Identify and analyse how an economy works
- Analyse major economic issues of the day.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Some reading (and keeping up with the newspapers) and occasional preparation will be expected of you from time to time (this should be enjoyable). Some understanding of economics or a willingness to do some additional reading
will help you to keep up with the course and maintain your interest.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
All classes will involve discussions between tutor and participants in an informal atmosphere. Handouts will be
provided wherever possible.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No additional costs, but you may find it useful to bring pen and paper for notes.
Approaching Economics - Adrian Perry
A Question of Economics - Peter Donaldson
The Profit System - Green and Sutcliffe
Economics- Alain Anderton.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
HB011 - Global economy and finance (Term 3 starting in April 2018).
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details