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First year status, first or second semester, (depending on degree stream).

18 NQF credits at HEQSF level 5

Convener: J Rousseau

Course entry requirements: Admission as First Year Faculty of Commerce students, or by permission of Head of the School.

Course outline:  

This course is intended to furnish students with the intellectual resources required for success in a globalised knowledge-dependent economy. The focus is on the development of critical reasoning skills, in particular, the skills involved in assessing the quality of evidence available; using that evidence to reach the best-justified conclusion possible; and then efficiently and persuasively communicating those conclusions to relevant stakeholders. More broadly, the course focuses on developing the means to form independent judgements about contentious issues of policy and practice. The approach of the course is centred on case studies and controversies in areas of special relevance to understanding commercial activity as occurring within particular social and political environments, and on how those environments affect our ability to make rational decisions.

DP requirements: Submission of all coursework assignments. Achieving a weighted average of at least 40% for all coursework.

Assessment: Tutorials 50%, Examination 50%.  A sub-minimum of 45% must be achieved in the final examination. First semester students who qualify are permitted to write their Supplementary Exams with the second semester students, by permission of the Head of School.

Last updated : 17 Jan 2019

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