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Those who complete a basic course in logical argumentation will have the skills needed to construct convincing arguments and to judge and evaluate the arguments of others. These are critical skills which enable clear, meaningful, and effective communication. Logic encourages clarity and rationality of thought, which is a valuable tool not only for academic accomplishment, but also for real world applications. In addition to covering how to make logical arguments, this course will cover how to recognize widespread logical fallacies. The difference between inductive and deductive logic will be addressed, which are essential for understanding academic research.
Aims and Objectives
• Communicate effectively, which may include various academic, professional, or civic situations;
• Construct valid/strong arguments;
• Provide a solid basis for the Bachelor thesis writing process.
Students will be able to:
This course will explore the history of economic thought ranging from Plato to the modern day. In the lectures we will examine the most important and influential thinkers of their time, while also including the historical context that influenced the ideas presented. The course will not strictly follow a chronological evolution of the theory, but instead is designed in a way to capture the evolution of economic thought: the arguments, debates, agreements, and disagreements.
The History of Economic Theories course aims to equip students with the historical knowledge of history’s most influential economic ideas in order to promote argumentative skills, critical thinking, and a deeper understanding behind the evolution of modern economic thought.
• Understand the basic theories from the history of economic thought and apply it to modern economic thinking.
• Identify the historical context of the current trends in economic theories.
• Construct and organize arguments in the context of the history of economic thought.
• Be able to analyze and compare different arguments with regards to economic theories.
This course provides an introduction to analysis of economic behavior. The ability to predict market outcomes is indispensable not only for a sound business strategy but also for a meaningful public policy. The main focus of the course is on optimal decision making, understanding determinants of demand and supply, market equilibrium, strategic behavior, and welfare analysis. Introduction to choice under uncertainty and the general equilibrium analysis is also covered.
Aims of the course
The course should teach an analytical approach to the functioning of the market mechanism, economic behavior of market participants, market environment impact on competition, and business strategies. Students should acquire the skills and the ability to apply microeconomic analysis and optimization methods to a large variety of economic problems.