Checking date: 27/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Principles of Economy
Bachelor in Security Engineering (Plan: 282 - Estudio: 272)

Coordinating teacher: GALLEGO CANTERO, MARIA JOSE

Department assigned to the subject: Economics Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Previous knowledge do not need to pursue the matter properly.
-Management capacity of economic resources in the field of public administration -Get the basics and the fundamentals of the Spanish economy and the major economic doctrines. -Understand the principles and laws on which rests the macroeconomics and microeconomics. -To know the essential contents on budget and public spending. -Learn to apply the procedures and mechanisms for recruitment that are used in public administrations. - Learn about the economic implications of decisions at the international level and the main global economic institutions.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
I. Economics and economic systems: normative and positive - economics microeconomics and macroeconomics - economic systems - resources, technologies, scarcity, opportunity cost II. Microeconomics: - Market and competition (supply and demand, equilibrium, over) - Elasticity- market types: efficiency, intervention and failure III. Macroeconomics:-macroeconomic aggregates. -The real economy (production, growth, financial system).Money and prices (monetary system, money and inflation.) IV. Budget and public spending: denomination and regulations that govern them. Of the State budget. Public finances: Income and expenditure of public V. World economy:-trade international.-economies of scale, and international trade. -Emerging markets, resources. International development agencies. VI. The history of Economics through The Nobel Prizes. Evolution of economic science.
Learning activities and methodology
In-person and non-in-person activities are included. As evaluable training activities, two master classes will be developed * The budgets of the Civil Guard *International Economic Institutions Preparation of a 4/5 minute video in groups on an economic topic that they must defend in a subsequent debate. To the extent possible, two activities will be carried out outside the CUGC. *Seminar on the evolution of money at the FNMT Museum and visit to the Factory. *Attendance at the budget session in the Congress of Deputies / Senate with a subsequent seminar given by the Chamber's budget lawyers. (Public Economy) In both cases (master class and external activities) and for each of them, the corresponding evaluable task will be established. Tutorials: fixed weekly hours will be determined for personalized online attention, and those group hours that are determined from the CUGC planning Certain sessions may be taught online with forums and chats due to the existence of a class leader who can connect the teams to monitor the corresponding sessions. Watching documentaries on different topics. Reading of an economic dissemination book that will be defended in the final exam as a practical part. 50% of the training activities are aimed at acquiring theoretical knowledge through the master class method that is supported by computer presentations in the classroom. The remaining 50% is aimed at the acquisition of practical skills related to the subject program and is carried out individually and in groups by the students during the hours that the ECTS credits dedicate to the personalized study of the subject.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • N.Gregory Mankiw . Principios de economía . Paraninfo. 2012
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
Additional Bibliography
  • Francisco Mochon. Economía, Teoria y Política. McGrawHill. 2009
  • Juan Manuel Blanco. Economía. Teoría y Práctica. McGrawHill. 2008
  • Krugman, Wells, Olney. Fundamentos de Economia. Reverte. 2011
  • Rebeca de Juan, Asunción Mochón. Principios de economía. Problemas. MacGrawHill. 2008
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