Bachelor of Arts Economics

Degree programme

University Common courses

IRD 100 Communication Skills I
IRD 101 Quantitative Skills I
IRD 102 Communication Skills II
IRD 103 National Development: Concept and Applications
IRD 104 Quantitative Skills II
IRD 200 State, Society and Development

School Skills Courses

Group I — Financial Accounting Courses
ECO 101 Introduction to Financial Accounting I
ECO 102 Introduction to Financial Accounting II
ECO 103 Financial Accounting I
ECO 104 Financial Accounting II
Group II - Computer Literacy Courses
SCD 201 Computer Literacy I
SCD 202 Computer Literacy II
SCD 203 Computing Skills I
SCD 204 Computing Skills I
Group III - Arabic Language Courses
SCD 301 Arabic for Beginners I
SCD 302 Arabic for Beginners II
SCD 303 Intermediate Arabic
SCD 304 Proficiency course in Arabic
Group IV - French Language Courses
SCD 401 French for Beginners I
SCD 402 French for Beginners II
SCD 403 Intermediate French
SCD 404 Proficiency Course in French
Group V - Kiswahili Languages Courses
SCD 501 Translation Skills I
SCD 502 Translation Skills II
SCD 503 Language Use I
SCD 504 Language Use II
A student opting for a language skills course is required to select a language that is new to him/her and take the courses in the language in consultation with the co-ordinator of the degree programme.

Group A and B Courses

These courses are divided into two groups; group A and B students must take all group A courses and at least 18 units from group B to make a total of 36 units. These are courses shared with Geography and include courses core to Economics.

Group A: Degree Programme courses

BBM 100 Principles of Management
ECO 110 Introduction to Micro-Economics
ECO 111 Introduction to Macro-Economics
ECO 212 Introduction to Statistics
ECO 218 Research Methods
GEO 330 Environmental Management

Group B: Degree Programme Courses
BBM 101 Principles of Accounting I
GEO 120 The Earth’s Physical Environments
GEO 121 Introduction to Human Geography
ECO 217 Technology and Modern Industrial Society
GEO 226 Travel and Tourism Management
ECO 310 Intermediate Micro-Economics
ECO 311 Intermediate Macro-Economics
GEO 331 Economic Geography
BBM 310 Agri–Business Management
ECO 318 Population and Development Studies
GEO 332 Regional Development Planning
GEO 416 Transport Systems

Year 1

Semester I
ECO 112 Introduction to Mathematics I
ECO 110 Introduction to Micro–economics (Core)
Semester II
ECO 113 Introduction to Mathematics II
ECO 111 Introduction to Macro-economics (Core)

Year 2

Semester I
ECO 210 Basic Mathematics
ECO 212 Economics Statistics I
ECO 214 History of Economic Thought I (Core)
ECO 217 Technology and Modern Industrial Society
ECO 218 Research Methods (Core)
Semester II
ECO 211 Issues in African Economic Development (Core)
ECO 213 Economic Statistics II
ECO 215 History of Economic Thought (Core)
ECO 216 Economics of Money and Banking

Year 3

Semester I
ECO 310 Intermediate Microeconomics (Core)
ECO 312 Maths for Economists (Core)
ECO 314 Quantitative Methods I (Core)
ECO 316 Economic Development I (Core)
ECO 318 Development and Population
ECO 322 Economic Demography
Semester II
ECO 311 Intermediate Macroeconomics (Core)
ECO 315 Quantitative Methods II (Core)
ECO 317 Economic Development (Core)
ECO 319 Environmental Economics
ECO 320 Comparative Economic Systems
ECO 321 Field Attachment (Core)
ECO 323 Public Finance and Fiscal Policy

Year 4

Semester I
ECO 410 Advanced Microeconomics (Core)
ECO 412 Econometrics I (Core)
ECO 414 International Economics I
ECO 416 Agricultural Economics I (Core)
ECO 418 Economics of Labour and Industry I
ECO 423 Economic Policy Analysis
ECO 425 Health Economics
Semester II
ECO 411 Advanced Macroeconomics (Core)
ECO 413 Econometrics II (Core)
ECO 415 International Economics II
ECO 417 Agricultural Economics II (core)
ECO 419 Economics of Labour and Industry II
ECO 420 Research Paper (Core)
ECO 421 Monetary Theory and Policy 3
ECO 422 Project Appraisal and Evaluation 3
ECO 424 The World Food Economy 3

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