UFH Department of Economics Undergraduate Courses

University of Fort Hare UFH Department of Economics Undergraduate Courses

UFH Department of Economics Undergraduate Courses – see the list of undergraduate courses offered at the Department of Economics…

UNDERGRADUATE

The Undergraduate Economics is offered at a number of distinct levels.

The Economics 1 course provides an introduction to the study of Economics and can be taken as a stand-alone course.

In Economics 2, the theory of the first year is built upon and expanded to cope with more complex analysis. Economics up to the second year of study (Economics 2) is compulsory in Commerce curricula and may be taken as a major subject for the degrees: Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Administration, and Bachelor of Social Sciences.Other second majors commonly taken with Economics include: Accounting, Information Systems, Legal Theory and Management, but Economics is also useful when combined with any one of a wide range of other subjects including Industrial Sociology and Psychology.

Economics 3 gives a far more practical exposure to Economics and leaves the learner with a solid grasp of Economics in the real world. At this level learners are able to choose career- orientated specialization topics in Economics.

BACHELOR OF COMMERCE – MAJORING IN ECONOMICS (60016)

Entry requirements

Admission into the ordinary degree is subject to a successful matriculation in approved subjects, including a D or level 4 (50 – 59) in English Language and Mathematics. The minimum average APS score should be 26. Selection is based on merit.

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1.4.1    Bachelor of Commerce – Majoring in Economics (60016)

 

1st Year

2nd Year

3rd Year

Core Modules

Economics 1 (Micro & Macro)

General Accounting 1

Management 1

Maths & Statistics

Computer Literacy

Fundamentals of Information Systems

Core Modules

Life Knowledge Action

Economics 2 (Micro & Macro)

Mathematical Economics 2

Operations Management

Core Modules (First Semester)

Advanced Macro and Micro Economics

Public Finance

Introduction to Econometrics

International Trade and Policy

Labour Economics

Money, Banking & International Finance

Professional Communications

Electives  

Development Economics 2

Agricultural Economics 2

Information Systems 2

Databases

Electives

Information Systems

Enterprise Information Systems

Transport Economics

Marine Economics

The department also offers an undergraduate extended programme (foundation). In the first year the students will be expected to undertake various modules at foundation phase depending on the campus:

BACHELOR OF COMMERCE MAJORING WITH ECONOMICS FIRST AND SECOND YEAR FOUNDATION COURSES (60015) 400 CREDITS

Entry requirements

Admission into the Bachelor of Commerce degree (Foundation phase) English Level 4 (50 -59)

Mathematics Level 3 (40 – 49) or Maths Literacy Level 5 (60 -69). APS score 26.

Period:

Semester

Module Details

Alice Campus

EL Campus

Title

Cr.

Code

CG

Code

CG

1:1

Business Mathematics 1A

0

AMB111F

A

AMB111L

A

1:1

Business English 1A

0

AEB111F

A

AEB111L

A

1:1

Introduction to Business Management 1.1A

8

BEC111F

F

BEC111L

A

1:1

Introduction to Computers & Computing

8

CLT111F

A

CLT111L

A

1:1

Introduction to Economics 1.1A

8

ECO111F

B

ECO111L

A

1:2

Business Mathematics 1B

0

AMB111F

A

AMB111L

A

1:2

Business English 1B

0

AEB111F

A

AEB111L

A

1:2

Introduction to Economics 1.1B

8

ECO121F

B

ECO121L

A

1:2

Introduction to Business Management 1.1B

8

BEC121F

F

BEC121L

A

 

Generally from third year Foundation students will be doing the same courses with the mainstream Bachelor of Commerce

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN ECONOMICS

Knowledge of Economics is useful for a career in finance, industry, commerce and public administration and is invaluable to anyone interested in understanding the forces underlying social, political and economic change in South Africa, Africa and beyond. Training in Economics today is an increasingly valuable employment qualification in both the public and private sectors. Companies need people who can see the “big picture”.

Economists are sought after in many spheres of business and are especially important to large industry. Economics is not just useful to those who aim to achieve in the business world; it is useful for everyday activities, such as understanding why the price of petrol is consistently increasing despite the attempts made by government to reduce it, etc.

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