Special Issues on Public Economics


  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL SOCIAL POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT SOCIAL POLICY
LEVEL OF STUDIES LEVEL 6
COURSE CODE 45 ΕΞΑΜΗΝΟ ΣΠΟΥΔΩΝ 5th and 7th
COURSE TITLE Special Issues on Public Economics
TEACHING ACTIVITIES
If the ECTS Credits are distributed in distinct parts of the course e.g. lectures, labs etc. If the ECTS Credits are awarded to the whole course, then please indicate the teaching hours per week and the corresponding ECTS Credits.
TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS CREDITS
3 6
Please, add lines if necessary. Teaching methods and organization of the course are described in section 4.
COURSE TYPE

Background, General Knowledge, Scientific Area, Skill Development

Scientific Area
PREREQUISITES: NO
TEACHING & EXAMINATION LANGUAGE: GREEK
COURSE OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS: YES
COURSE URL: https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/KOM05200/
  1. LEARNING OUTCOMES
Learning Outcomes
Please describe the learning outcomes of the course: Knowledge, skills and abilities acquired after the successful completion of the course.
The aim of the course is to examine various contemporary topics that fall within the scope of Public Finance.

The course is developed in two ways:

In the first part, the students select a chapter from the book of Public Finance and present it in the form of a lecture in front of class using instructional supervision aids.

In the second part, the students write an essay on a topic of Public Finance and present it in front of class using instructional supervision aids.

Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:

(a) select and present a chapter from a Public Finance textbook to the public using instructional supervision aids and resolve potential questions.

(b) search and study bibliography on a Public Finance topic, write an essay and present it to the public using instructional supervision aids and resolve potential questions.

General Skills
Name the desirable general skills upon successful completion of the module
Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information,

ICT Use

Adaptation to new situations

Decision making

Autonomous work

Teamwork

Working in an international environment

Working in an interdisciplinary environment

Production of new research ideas

Project design and management

Equity and Inclusion

Respect for the natural environment

Sustainability

Demonstration of social, professional and moral responsibility and sensitivity to gender issues

Critical thinking

Promoting free, creative and inductive reasoning

Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information,

ICT Use

Adaptation to new situations

Decision making

Autonomous work

Teamwork

Working in an international environment

Working in an interdisciplinary environment

Production of new research ideas

Critical thinking

Promoting free, creative and inductive reasoning

  1. COURSE CONTENT
·        course aims

·        course outline and schedule of meetings

·        evaluation methods

·        selection and analysis of chapters and essay topics

·        instructions for essay writing

·        chapters’ presentation

·        essays’ presentation

  1. LEARNING & TEACHING METHODSEVALUATION
TEACHING METHOD
Face to face, Distance learning, etc.
Face to face
USE OF INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (ICT)
Use of ICT in Teaching, in Laboratory Education, in Communication with students
1.    Use of power point during lectures.

2.    Use of power point for the presentation of chapters and essays.

2. Posting of teaching material, bibliography, slides, exercises, notes, outline and evaluation methods of the course on e-class.

3. Use of polls, brainstorming, mentimentor, breakout rooms or creation of working groups during lectures.

 

TEACHING ORGANIZATION

The ways and methods of teaching are described in detail.

Lectures, Seminars, Laboratory Exercise, Field Exercise, Bibliographic research & analysis, Tutoring, Internship (Placement), Clinical Exercise, Art Workshop, Interactive learning, Study visits, Study / creation, project, creation, project. Etc.

 

The supervised and unsupervised workload per activity is indicated here, so that total workload per semester complies to ECTS standards.

Activity Workload/semester
Lectures: The way of writing and presenting a scientific essay is presented 10

 

Writing and presenting an essay 70
Studying and presenting a chapter 70
Course total 150
 
Student Evaluation

Description of the evaluation process

 

Assessment Language, Assessment Methods, Formative or Concluding, Multiple Choice Test, Short Answer Questions, Essay Development Questions, Problem Solving, Written Assignment, Essay / Report, Oral Exam, Presentation in audience, Laboratory Report, Clinical examination of a patient, Artistic interpretation, Other/Others

 

Please indicate all relevant information about the course assessment and how students are informed 

• Presentation of a chapter from a Public Finance textbook (50%)

• Writing and presenting an essay (50%)

 

 

  1. SUGGESTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
• Stiglitz, J. and Rosengard, J. 2019. Public Economics, 2nd edition. Athens: Kritiki Publications.

• Gruber, J. 2017. Public Economics and Policy. 1st edition. Athens: da Vinci Publications.

• Rosen, H. and Gayer, T. 2011. Public Finance. First Edition. Athens: Kritiki Publications.

• Georgakopoulos, Th. 2012. Introduction to Public Finance. 4th Edition. Athens: Benou Publications.

• Pempetzoglou, M. 2021. Notes for the compulsory course “Public Economics”, 4th semester of the undergraduate programme of the Department of Social Policy – DUTH.

 

 

ANNEX OF THE COURSE OUTLINE

 

Alternative ways of examining a course in emergency situations

 

Teacher (full name):
Contact details:
Supervisors: (1)
Evaluation methods: (2)
Implementation Instructions: (3)

 

  • Please write YES or NO
  • Note down the evaluation methods used by the teacher, e.g.
  • written assignment or/and exercises
  • written or oral examination with distance learning methods, provided that the integrity and reliability of the examination are ensured.
  • In the Implementation Instructions section, the teacher notes down clear instructions to the students:

 

  1. a) in case of written assignment and / or exercises: the deadline (e.g. the last week of the semester), the means of submission, the grading system, the grade percentage of the assignment in the final grade and any other necessary information.
  2. b) in case of oral examination with distance learning methods: the instructions for conducting the examination (e.g. in groups of X people), the way of administration of the questions to be answered, the distance learning platforms to be used, the technical means for the implementation of the examination (microphone, camera, word processor, internet connection, communication platform), the hyperlinks for the examination, the duration of the exam, the grading system, the percentage of the oral exam in the final grade, the ways in which the inviolability and reliability of the exam are ensured and any other necessary information.
  3. c) in case of written examination with distance learning methods: the way of administration of the questions to be answered, the way of submitting the answers, the duration of the exam, the grading system, the percentage of the written exam of the exam in the final grade, the ways in which the integrity and reliability of the exam are ensured and any other necessary information.

There should be an attached list with the Student Registration Numbers only of students eligible to participate in the examination.

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