Seminar on Contemporary Economic Issues II

LECON2373  2018-2019  Louvain-la-Neuve

Seminar on Contemporary Economic Issues II
5.0 credits
30.0 h
2q

Teacher(s)
Vandenberghe Vincent ;
Language
Anglais
Main themes

Students debate on a topical issue.

- They write a report with a defense supporting their view. They rely on the economic knowledge they have acquired, on the specialized business press (e.g.  Economic Voice) and possibly on new literature.

- They then debate orally.

- They write a summary of the discussions.

Aims

At the end of the activity, students will be able

- to synthesize the elements that are essential to the understanding a topical economic problem,

- to activate and mobilize their economic knowledge,

- to conduct a clear and structured analytical reasoning by applying conceptual frameworks and analytic models,

- to demonstrate intellectual independence in reasoning,

- to express a message in a clear and structured way, both orally and in writing,

- to present his/her case in a relevant and persuasive manner.

 

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.

Content

The topic  may change each year, according to the economic questions of the moment.

Teaching methods

Students debate on a topical issue.

- They write a report with a defense supporting their view. They rely on the economic knowledge they have acquired, on the specialized business press (e.g.  Economic Voice) and possibly on new literature.

- They then debate orally.

- They write a summary of the discussions.

Evaluation methods

Evaluation is continuous (no end-of-term exam) and based on both the participation to the seminar and the quality of the essay written by the students

Online resources

MOODLE account

Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Program title
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [120] in Economics: General
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