Course: Economics I

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Course title Economics I
Course code UEV/PEKO1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 1
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Pichová Simona, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Volejníková Jolana, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Basic terms and economic connections. Market Mechanism Principle Consumer's behaviour in the market and demand formation Company´s behaviour and supply formation Fundamental forms of market structure Production factor market Macro economy aggregates Money market, banking system and monetary policy Inflation Labour market Public finance and fiscal policy International business and international monetary system Czech Republic Economy

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Methods of individual activities
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to familiarize students with basic economic reasoning. Student will be familiar with key economic concepts, issues and their relationship so to be able to understand the functioning of the real economy and form their own opinion as to the processes in it.
Students will understand economic principles of the production and consumption.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination, Student performance assessment

To complete the course the students have to pass at least 70 % of attendance and the final test (more than 70% success rate is required). The examination is written. Knowledge of lectured topics is required.
Recommended literature
  • Holman, R. Základy ekonomie pro studenty vyšších odborných škol a neekonomických fakult VŠ.. Praha, C.H.Beck, 2008. ISBN 8071798903.
  • MACÁKOVÁ, L. a kol.:. Mikroekonomie. Základní kurz. Slaný :Melandrium, 2002.
  • PAVELKA, T.:. Makroekonomie - základní kurz. Slaný: Melandrium, 2007. &, &.
  • PROVAZNÍKOVÁ, R., VOLEJNÍKOVÁ, J.:. Makroekonomie - cvičebnice. Slaný: Melandrium, 2006.
  • VOLEJNÍKOVÁ, J.:. Mikroekonomie v příkladech. Pardubice: Univerzita Pardubice, 2011.
  • Volejníková, Jolana. Ekonomie I pro SII. Pardubice: Univerzita Pardubice, 2014. ISBN 978-80-7395-831-2.

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