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Level 2 Economics

Level 2

Course Code: 2ZECO
Who can I talk to: Mr Hughes

Economics aims to teach students to understand how the NZ economy works together as a whole. This will be ideal preparation for students who wish to complete an economics degree, make decisions as to growth or expansion in their own business, or wish to find work in a variety of government or private businesses in NZ e.g. Treasury, Reserve Bank, Statistics NZ, Informetrics, or any of NZ’s major banks. The course encourages students to think critically about models that show how NZ works economically. They then need to apply those models to real life situations involving the issues of inflation, international trade, and economic growth.

Course Information

What Knowledge Will I Develop?

Students will learn the economic models used by government to deal with the possible effects of inflation, international trade, and economic growth. They will then discuss how the government could intervene in the NZ economy to minimise the negative effects of these issues. This will involve them putting together their own economic policies to deal with a real life situation in the NZ economy.

How Will The Course Contribute To My Qualification?

Code Title Credits Internal External Core Optional L1 Literacy L1 Numeracy UE Reading UE Writing Date
AS91227 Analyse how government policies and contemporary economic issues interact 6 y y 06-11-2021
AS91224 Analyse economic growth using economic concepts and models 4 y y 31-08-2021
AS91223 Analyse international trade using economic concepts and models 4 y y 19-06-2021
AS91222 Analyse inflation using economic concepts and models 4 y y 16-04-2021
Credits: 18-24
Does this course provide a pathway to University Entrance? Yes

Entry Requirements

Satisfactory achievement from previous level of study or with HOD approval.

Course Related Costs

Voluntary contribution to field trip expenses will be requested.

Companion Subjects

Accounting, Legal Studies

Subject Combination Notes

Not applicable