Module Identifier EC11010  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Mr Dennis A Thomas  
Semester Intended for use in future years (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Next year offered N/A  
Next semester offered N/A  
Co-Requisite EC10510 , EC10610  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   11 Hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Continuous assessment over the two semesters100%

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module students will be:
1. able to produce relevant, well structured and referenced essays on set topics,
2. able to plan and meet a varied work schedule,
3. able to prepare and give tutorial presentations and produce reports,
4. able to actively participate in class discussion,
5. acquainted with and able to use a variety of informational sources,
6. able to work co-operatively.

Brief description

This module is designed to encourage and enable students to practice and develop a range of study skills. It is taught over two semesters and is only available to students pursuing the degree schemes in Business Economics (L112) and Business Finance (N310) for whom it is compulsory.

a) Eight study topics divided equally between EC10510 (Semester 1) and EC10610 (Semester 2). Ech topic forms the basis of a (non-assessed) tutorial presentation by class members.
b) Three assessed essays (two in Semester 1 and one in Semester 2).
b) An assessed report to be presented in Semester 2 relating to a topic of current interest.


This first year module provides study skills support to complement the teaching programmes for the two Economic Principles modules; EC10510 (Semester 1) and EC10610 (Semester 2). It provides close and regular supervisory contact with students enabling them to practice and develop a variety of skills with respect to basic research, communication and presentation, both individually and in groups, via class topics, essays and a report.

Reading Lists

The basic reading material for this module is that listed for EC10510 and EC10610


This module is at CQFW Level 4