Course syllabus U15-0117-B - Macroeconomics (FESRD - WS 2019/2020)

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University: Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Faculty: Faculty of European Studies and Regional Development
Course unit code: U15-0117-B
Course unit title: Macroeconomics
Level of study: 1.
Course supervisor: doc. JUDr. Ing. Jarmila Lazíková, PhD.
Supervising department: Department of Public Administration (FESRD)
Semester: Regional Development and Policies of the EU - bachelor (required), 3. semester
Regional Development and Policies of the EU - bachelor (required), 3. semester
Regional Development and Policies of the EU - bachelor (required), 3. semester
Rural Development and Development of Rural Tourism - bachelor (required), 3. semester
Teaching hours per week: 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods : lecture 2 hours per week / 26 hours per semester of study (full-time method)

seminar 2 hours per week / 26 hours per semester of study (full-time method)
Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning): full-time, attendance method, part-time, attendance method
Mode of completion and ECTS credits allocated: Exam (6 credits)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Assesment methods :
seminar paper max. 30 points
active participation in lectures and exercises 10 points
written exam max. 60 points
Intervals of evaluation:
93 - 100 points A (1.0)
86 - 92 points B (1.5)
79 - 85 points C (2.0)
72 - 78 points D (2.5)
64 - 71 points: E (3.0)
63 and less FX (4.0)
Objectives and learning outcomes of the course unit:
The goal of the subject is to acquaint students with the functioning of the economy as a whole, to know the basic macroeconomic problems, causes and effects of macroeconomic instability and the tools of macroeconomic stabilization policies, with emphasis on the role of the public sector.
Course contents:
The subject deals with economic principles of functioning of the national economy as a whole, macroeconomic objectives, instruments to achieve these goals and methods for measuring economic performance. Contents of the subject is also knowledge of the causes and impact of economic cycles, inflation, unemployment and options of implementation of stabilization tools of fiscal, monetary, currency and foreign economic policy.
Recommended or required reading:
Hanáčková, D.: Prednášky a cvičenia z predmetu Základy makroekonómie, 2016
Josef Brčák, Bohuslav Sekerka, Dana Stará. 2014. Makroekonomie –teorie a praxe. Vydavateľstvo: Aleš Čeněk, 2014, 223 s. ISBN:9788073804923
Mankiw, N Gregory 2009. Zásady ekonomie. Vydavateľstvo Grada Praha. ISBN 80-7169-891-1
Paul A. Samuelson; William D. Nordhaus. 2013. Ekonomie NS Svoboda, 2013. 770 s. ISBN:978-80-205-0629-0
Uramová, M., Lacová, Ž., Hronec, M. 2010. Makroekonómia I. Banská Bystrica : Univerzita Mateja Bela, Ekonomická fakulta, 2010. 277 s. ISBN 978-80-557-0043-4.

Language of instruction: Slovak, English
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 269

17,8 %11,9 %17,1 %14,5 %37,2 %1,5 %
Name of lecturer(s): Ing. Denisa Hanáčková, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
doc. JUDr. Ing. Jarmila Lazíková, PhD. (person responsible for course)
Ing. Veronika Svetlíková, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Supervisor signature and last modification: 4. 9. 2017

Last modification made by Ing. Martin Mastík, PhD. on 09/04/2017.

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