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Introduction to Economics
(dt. Einführung in die VWL)

Level, degree of commitment Basic module, compulsory elective module
Forms of teaching and learning,
Variante A: lecture and recitation class, Variante B: lecture and private study, Variante C: private study and recitation class,
180 hours (Variante A: attendance: 56 hours, preparation and follow-up: 56 hours, exam preparation: 68 hours Variante B: attendance: 28 hours, preparation and follow-up: 84 hours, exam preparation: 68 hours Variante C: attendance: 28 hours, preparation and follow-up: 84 hours, exam preparation: 68 hours)
Credit points,
formal requirements
6 CP
Course requirement(s):
Examination type: Variant A: Written examination Variant B: Term paper or written examination Variant C: Term paper or portfolio
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for the degree program B.Sc. Economics.
One semester,
each semester
Person in charge of the module's outline Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Schulte


This module contains an initial introduction to basic concepts in economics. Here, the focus is on microeconomics (e.g. demand, supply, markets). Upon successful completion of this module, students will be familiar enough with basic microeconomic concepts and categories that more advanced courses can productively build upon this knowledge.

Qualification Goals

Upon completion of this module, students will be able to,

(1) name and explain basic economic concepts (e.g., opportunity cost),

(2) apply methods to analyze simple market models (e.g., models of perfect competition) in concrete specifications and determine market outcomes (e.g., equilibrium prices) in simple model specifications.




Module imported from B.Sc. Economics.

When studying B.Sc. Mathematics, this module can be attended in the study area Minor subject Economics.

Recommended Reading

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