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ECON5004: Communication in Economics

This unit of study aims to enhance oral and written communication skills and improve understanding of how to engage with academic economics. A series of tasks will consider economics academic texts in context and require learners to understand, analyse and produce appropriate spoken and written texts. Concepts in critical analysis will provide the basis for improved persuasive communication, including the difference between convention, fact, opinion and preference; deductive and inductive proof; validity and truth; evidence; and the ethics of persuasion.

Code ECON5004
Academic unit Economics
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. take effective notes from written texts and write academic summaries
  • LO2. plan and write an academic essay
  • LO3. prepare and present a short academic seminar presentation
  • LO4. participate effectively in seminar discussions, including giving critical but constructive feedback
  • LO5. understand the principles of academic honesty
  • LO6. reference and acknowledge sources appropriately
  • LO7. plan and write a piece for a professional or public audience
  • LO8. prepare and present a short economic talk for a public audience
  • LO9. participate effectively in critical discussion about economic issues.