Level 3 Economics

13ECO
Course Description

Contact Person: S. Ward

This course has the objective of enabling students to attain a level of economic literacy and understanding which will allow them to develop a continuing interest in contemporary economic issues. Students will study the key ideas about the operation of the market system, as well as the workings of the economy. There is an opportunity to complete a University of Canterbury Level 1 Economics paper. There may be the opportunity to visit various businesses and government organisations in Wellington e.g. Trade Me, Parliament, The Supreme Court, The Reserve Bank of New Zealand and Victoria University. The course will include a selection from the standards listed below. 



Contributions and Equipment

$40 for a Student Workbook and additional materials


Entry Requirements

It is not essential to have studied Economics previously.  However, students need to have a satisfactory level of literacy to enter this course.




Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91399 v2 Economics 3.1 - Demonstrate understanding of the efficiency of market equilibrium
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91400 v2 Economics 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of the efficiency of different market structures using marginal analysis
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91401 v2 Economics 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of micro-economic concepts
3
I
5
Y
5r *
A.S. 91402 v3 Economics 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of government interventions where the market fails to deliver efficient or equitable outcomes
3
I
5
Y
5r *
A.S. 91403 v2 Economics 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of macro-economic influences on the New Zealand economy
3
E
6
Y
6r,6w *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 24

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

Disclaimer

Courses are based on student choice, so some courses may not run.