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Department of Economics and Political Science

Economics and Political Science

Overview

Knutsford School of Humanities and Education (KSHE) is a new School established in September 2017. The School comprises four departments namely: Department of Economics and Political Science, Department of Psychology and Sociology and Department of Communication Studies. The departments offer a course that is designed to meet emerging demands for innovative skills in the increasingly diverse and job markets.

The School provides modern teaching and learning avenues such as state-of-the-art facilities, and very qualified and experienced lecturers.

Departments

Department of Economics and Political Science

  • BSc Economics
  • BA Economics and Political Science

Department of Sociology and Psychology

  • BA Psychology and Sociology

Department of Communication Studies

  • BA Communication and Media Studies
Aims and Objectives

Departments and Programmes (Bachelor of Science in Economics Programme)

The overall goal of the programme is to provide many exceptional programmes and resources available to help you achieve personal, academic, and professional excellence!

Programme Objectives

The objectives of the BSc Economics Programme are to:

  • Equip students with knowledge of the nature, principles and theories of Economics
  • Equip students with analytical skills in Economics
  • Provide students with skills for careers and job opportunities in the society
  • Develop students’ innovative and quality research abilities as well as entrepreneurial skills needed to manage the scarce economic resources for business and economic development
  • Produce creative and ethical scholars and leaders with economic background for the society
  • Prepare students for post-graduate study in Economics
Programme Fufillment

In fulfilling this programme, the Programme is designed to:

  • Impart sound technical knowledge and skills to students on a range of computer science courses, thereby enabling them to develop the appropriate know-how in troubleshooting, designing and implementing software and computer systems, and
  • Develop entrepreneurial and basic business skills to enable students recognize opportunity and develop businesses to facilitate service delivery.
Economics Programme

Featured Undergraduate Courses

Introduction to Microeconomics

KECO101 Introduction to Microeconomics          (3 Credits)

This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of economic principles and issues. It develops students’ economic literacy and teaches them how economics relates to everyday life of individuals, businesses, and society in general. Topics to be covered include the nature and scope of economics, scarcity and opportunity cost, demand and supply analysis, theories of the consumer, and the firm and market structures.

French for Communication

KECO103 French for Communication  (3 Credits)

This course introduces students to the French language. In addition to language training in the four basic skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing - various aspects of French society and culture will be introduced through audio and video extracts and short texts. The emphasis throughout will be on communicative skills, both oral and written.

Introduction to Mathematics for Economists

KECO105 Introduction to Mathematics for Economists     (3 Credits)

The course introduces students to the fundamental concepts and principles of Mathematics for Economists. The concepts and principles discussed are applied to economic issues and phenomena. Appropriate diagrammatic illustrations are also made in order to facilitate students understanding.

Academic Writing Skills II

KREQ210 Academic Writing Skills II  (3 Credits)

This course consolidates students’ understanding of Academic Writing Skills. It is a follow up to Academic Writing Skills I. It equips students with the language skills that enable them to read and write effectively. Students are further taken through fundamental issues in grammar and composition in order to strengthen their language skills in these areas.

Introduction to Macroeconomics

KECO102 Introduction to Macroeconomics        (3 Credits)

This course is intended to help students apply the basic tools of economics to reason accurately and objectively about macroeconomic issues such as economic fluctuations, economic growth and overall living standards, national income accounting, unemployment, inflation, money, banking, and foreign exchange. The course also introduces the theory of national income determination in the short run using expenditure analysis.

Introduction to Political Economy of African States

KECO104 Introduction to Political Economy of African States  (3 Credits)

This course introduces students to the economic consequences of different political forms (predominantly colonial and post-colonial) that have shaped African history. The course also will focus on institutional change, transition from authoritarian structuralism to liberalization, the challenge of democracy, population, and urbanization. Some of the other issues to be explored are those of public health in Africa and transitional justice.

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Teachers

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The members of Faculty are dedicated to creating tomorrow’s leaders – students who not only have a mastery of the content areas of their choice, but also of practical skills to allow you to be highly functional and valued members in the workplace.

Our highly qualified lecturers are committed to your personal and professional development in an environment that nurtures and supports. This allows you to become co-creators of knowledge and ideas and prepares you to be thoughtful and effective leaders.

Administrative staff and Faculty prides itself on getting consistently high scores on customer service. We care for our students and are determined to provide systems that will allow you to use your time productively.

News

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School Restoration in Focus

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