PRIM059_2017_TL_101_3_B - PRIM059 Tutorial letter Economics PRIM059 Semesters 1 2 Centre for Business Management IMPORTANT INFORMATION This tutorial

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PRIM059/101/3/2017 Tutorial letter 101/3/2017 Economics PRIM059 Semesters 1 & 2 Centre for Business Management IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This tutorial letter contains important information about your module.
PRIM059/101 2 CONTENTS 1INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME .........................................................................................42PURPOSE OF AND OUTCOMES FOR THE MODULE...........................................................42.1PURPOSE............................................................................................................................42.2OUTCOMES ........................................................................................................................43LECTURER AND CONTACT DETAILS ..................................................................................43.1LECTURER ..........................................................................................................................43.2DEPARTMENT ....................................................................................................................44MODULE RELATED RESOURCES ........................................................................................54.1PRESCRIBED BOOK ...........................................................................................................54.2RECOMMENDED BOOKS ...................................................................................................64.3ELECTRONIC RESERVES (E-RESERVES) ........................................................................65STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES FOR THE MODULE ..........................................................66MODULE SPECIFIC STUDY PLAN ........................................................................................67MODULE PRACTICAL WORK AND WORK INTEGRATED LEARNING................................68ASSESSMENT ........................................................................................................................68.1ASSESSMENT PLAN ..........................................................................................................68.2GENERAL ASSIGNMENT NUMBERS .................................................................................88.2.1UNIQUE ASSIGNMENT NUMBERS .................................................................................88.2.2DUE DATES OF ASSIGNMENTS.....................................................................................88.3SUBMISSION OF ASSIGNMENTS ......................................................................................98.4ASSIGNMENTS .................................................................................................................109OTHER ASSESSMENT METHODS ......................................................................................4310EXAMINATIONS ................................................................................................................4311FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ................................................................................43
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PRIM059/101 4 Dear Student 1 INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME Welcome to the module: Economics (PRIM059), which is a module of the Programme in Risk Management (7594-9). You have enrolled for an interesting and challenging module. In order to pass the module you will have to devote at least two hours per day reading and summarizing, as well as practicing the calculations. On completion of this module you should be able to follow and interpret discussions on economics in media and form you own opinion on macroeconomic issues. 2 PURPOSE OF AND OUTCOMES FOR THE MODULE 2.1 Purpose The purpose of this module is to gain insight into macroeconomic theory and variables such as total production and income of a country, economic growth, unemployment, inflation, and the balance of payments. 2.2 Outcomes On completion of this module, you should be able to explain the functioning of the economy as a whole assess the performance of the economy 3 LECTURER AND CONTACT DETAILS 3.1 Lecturer Any enquiries of an academic nature concerning this module, such as an enquiry about a specific section in the prescribed book, may (during office hours) be directed to: Mr Willie le Roux email: [email protected] Tel (012) 433 4707 3.2 Department This module is offered by academic staff members from the Centre for Business Management. Administrative queries may be directed to the appropriate department of the Centre for Business Management. Examples of administrative
PRIM059/101 5 queries are registration matters, study material matters and account queries. Refer to the below contact details: 3.3 University The Centre for Business Management is part of the University of South Africa.

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