Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
ECB1102, ECW1102, ECF1200.
An introduction to the study of economics from a macroeconomic perspective including the following areas of study: trade in a global village, GDP as National Income and Aggregate Expenditure, savings and investment, unemployment, money and the South African monetary system, aggregate demand and supply in the short and long run, monetary and fiscal policy, including the related debates in South Africa as an open economy and as a major economy in Africa.
The learning goals associated with this unit are to:
Within semester assessment: 40% + Examination: 60%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.