APME02-Presessional Intensive Economics

Module Provider: Agr and Food Econ
Number of credits: 0 [0 ECTS credits]
Level:7
Terms in which taught: Summer term module
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Current from: 2019/0

Module Convenor: Mr Nick Beard

Email: n.f.beard@reading.ac.uk

Type of module:

Summary module description:
To provide a basis for students with little previous training in economics to enter one of the MSc courses offered by the Department Agricultural and Food Economics.

Aims:
To provide a basis for students with little previous training in economics to enter one of the MSc courses offered by the Department Agricultural and Food Economics.

Assessable learning outcomes:
Is to advance students to a good understanding of the following areas of economics and how they can be applied to agriculture and food: *Basic economic concepts, including specialisation and trade *Consumer theory *Production and theory of the firm *Market structures *Government intervention

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Outline content:
See above.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
The course is very student learning orientated, with lectures, set reading and essay writing, exercises and optional computer-based tutorials. Every student will be given a core text and notes.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
       
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Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

Formative assessment methods:
Coursework
Essays
Tests: 2 tests one in the second week of the course and one in the final week. There is no formal pass requirement, students proceed to post-graduate study on satisfactory completion of the course.

Penalties for late submission:
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guidePG.aspx

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Last updated: 10 April 2019

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS MODULE DESCRIPTION DOES NOT FORM ANY PART OF A STUDENT'S CONTRACT.

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