IĀS111 National Economy of Latvia

Code IĀS111
Name National Economy of Latvia
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice; Courses of Free Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Economics
Faculty Department of International Business, Transport Economics and Logistics
Academic staff Remigijs Počs, Astra Auziņa-Emsiņa, Valentīna Strautmane, Valērijs Skribans, Zigrīda Vizule, Līga Jankova
Credit points 2.0 (3.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The course gives an insight in the major indicators of Latvia's economy and trends, as well as the position of Latvia within the European Union and in the world..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The goal of the course is to know and be aware of major indicators of Latvia's economy, trends and dynamics, find information, analyse and form own evaluation on the basis of various sources, experience, information. Tasks: 1.) Find information, analyse and be aware of macroeconomic indicators and trends; 2.) Know the data sources and be able to find data on Latvia’s economy; 3.) Perform data analysis on the basis of theoretical knowledge and competences; 4.) Perform comparisons with the EU and other countries; 5.) Make conclusions on certain topics or issues in the economy (processes, indicators, industries or sectors).
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Students will be aware of major indicators of Latvia's economy and trends. - Tests in class and ORTUS (regarding levels of indicators and their changes). Exam covering all themes.
Students will be aware of data sources and will be capable of finding the major indicators. - Tests in class and ORTUS (uploading files in ORTUS). Home task - student's individual research about particular topic (collect and analyse the data).
Students will be capable of analysing the data. - Individual practical work at home - research about particular topic (collect and analyse the data).
Students will be capable to perform comparison and evaluation of a given theme or issue. - Individual practical work at home - research about particular topic (collect and analyse the data, make conclusions and proposals based on student research).
Course prerequisites Classroom, computer and projector.

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