Introduction to Macroeconomics
3.0 / Lower
The UExcel Introduction to Macroeconomics examination is based on material typically taught in a one-semester, three-credit, lower-level, introductory undergraduate course in macroeconomics. The content of the examination corresponds with course offerings such as Principles of Macroeconomics or Introduction to Macroeconomics. The examination measures knowledge of facts and terminology, an understanding of forms, and for the ability to apply the macroeconomic concepts of marketplace, macroeconomy, and fiscal and monetary policies. The exam also requires a familiarity with the concepts covered in high-school level algebra. No prior knowledge of economics is required for this examination. (Multiple-choice examination)
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