Syllabus query

Academic Year/course: 2017/18

419 - Degree in Geography and Land Management

28305 - Introduction to economics

Syllabus Information

Academic Year:
28305 - Introduction to economics
Faculty / School:
103 - Facultad de Filosofía y Letras
419 - Degree in Geography and Land Management
Second semester
Subject Type:
Basic Education

5.1. Methodological overview

The learning and teaching methodology developed in the course is aimed to promote the attainment of its objectives. A wide range of teaching and learning activities is implemented, such as interactive lessons, practical exercises, individual or group activities, directed activities, field work and private study.

A high level of student participation will be required from all students throughout the course.

Extensive material will be available via the Moodle site of the course. This offers a variety of resources including a repository of the lecture notes used in class, a course syllabus as well as other forms of course-specific materials, including a discussion forum. 

5.2. Learning tasks

Lecture sessions:  45 hours

Interactive, individual or group activities: 10 hours

Private study: 75  hours

Assessment: 5 hours

5.3. Syllabus

The lecture course will address the following topics:



1. Introduction: The economic thought in historical perspective.

2. Introduction to microeconomics.

3. Introduction to macroeconomics.


4. The distribution of income and welfare in the world today.

5. Limits to economic growth in preindustrial societies.

6. Economic growth during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

7. Institutions and economic growth

8. The environmental consequences of economic growth.

5.4. Course planning and calendar

The course is divided into two parts. The first part runs during the first four weeks of the semester. The second thematic part runs during the following weeks.


For further details concernig the timetable, classroom and other information of the course please refer to the

“Facultad de Filosofía y Letras”  web site (

5.5. Bibliography and recommended resources

ACEMOGLU, Daron y ROBINSON, James A. (2012): Los orígenes del poder, la prosperidad y la pobreza ¿Por qué fracasan los países?, Deusto, Barcelona.

ALLEN, Robert C. (2013): Historia económica mundial: una breve introducción, Madrid, Alianza.

CHANG, Ha-Joon (2015): Economía para el 99% de la población, Penguin Random House, Barcelona.