Course Title : Economic Journalism
Code Course
Type
Regular
Semester
Lecture
(hours/week)
Seminar
(hours/week)
Lab
(hours/week)
Credits ECTS
COM 213-1 B 3 3 0 0 3.00 5
Lecturer and Office Hours
Teaching Assistant and Office Hours
Language Albanian
Course Level
Description Economic Journalism is a course that will provide students with knowledge of basic concepts of Macroeconomics and Microeconomics, which are necessary for anyone who deals with economic journalism but also for their general education.
Objectives The course aims to knowledge of basic concepts followed for engagement through projects, developing skills of having objective and independent view about macro and micro general developments.
Course Outline
WeekTopics
1Economic systems Macroeconomics Microeconomics Production possibility curve Political Economy
2Budget Reporting on budget What is budget deficit Budget deficit Financing Public debt
3Public finances Fiscal policies Knowledge of basic legislation Data management
4Gross Domestic Product Components of GDP Methods of calculating GDP Real GDP and Nominal GDP Prepare stories about GDP
5Unemployment and Inflation Employment Consumption Prices Phillips curve Reporting on it
6Unemployment and Inflation Employment Consumption Prices Phillips curve Reporting on it
7The banking system Coverage of Bank of Albania Role of Central Bank Monetary policy Commercial banks Loans and deposits Exchange rate
8Midterm Exam
9Financial Markets Shares Bonds Treasury bills
10International trade Exports and imports Trade balance Free Trade Agreements Writing about imports and exports
11Insurance market Types of Insurance Payment of damages Legislation
12DemandSupply and market equilibrium Types of supply and demand Factors that affect Reporting on markets
13DemandSupply and market equilibrium Types of supply and demand Factors that affect Reporting on markets
14Monopoly Oligopoly
15Energy
16Final Exam
Prerequisites
Textbook
Other References
Laboratory Work
Computer Usage
Other
Learning Outcomes and Competences
1Students will have basic knowledge about economic journalism.
2Students will be able to use well information sources, to construct and analyze events on this field.
Course Evaluation Methods
In-term studies Quantity Percentage
Midterms120
Quizzes00
Projects330
Term Projects00
Laboratory00
Attendance110
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade60
Contribution of final examination to overall grade40
Total100
ECTS (Allocated Based on Student) Workload
Activities Quantity Duration
(hours)
Total Workload
(hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week : 16 x Total course hours) 16348
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14228
Assignments 300
Midterms 12020
Final examination 14040
Other 000
Total Work Load 136
Total Work Load / 25 (hours) 5.44
ECTS 5

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