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Coursework Guide

he following page will assist you in your course work throughout your years of study.

EXPECTATIONS OF YOU AS A STUDENT

COURSE OBJECTIVES

By the time you have completed each study unit you should be able to meet all the course objectives to a satisfactory level. Please consult and adhere to the course objectives of the module you are enrolled for.

LECTURES

To attend all lectures

TUTORIALS

  • Attendance at all tutorials; a minimum of 85% must be attended (see DP requirements). Your tutor will take an attendance register.
  • Advance preparation for tutorials. Work on the previous week’s lecture material beforehand so that the opportunity can be used to clear up problems.
  • Active participation in discussions is expected and strongly recommended.
  • Use the opportunity to reinforce the subject matter of formal lectures; to clear up areas of difficulty; to review assignments, essays and tests; and to
  • discuss the application of basic economic principles to everyday problems.
  • Hand in written prescribed tutorial completed exercises on time at a satisfactory level (See ‘DP Requirements’).

STUDY HOURS PER WEEK

  • A minimum average of four (4) hours of study a week for:
  • Advance preparation for lectures. To gain the maximum benefit from attendance, study the prescribed text and read ahead before every lecture using the course outline as a guide. (See also detailed ‘Learning Objectives’ and ‘Studying Economics’)
  • Revision and consolidation of your understanding of the economic principles and concepts after each lecture
  • Work on assignments, exercises and essays
  • Preparation for tests

The Recommended Study Hours Do Not Include

  • Catching up notes of lectures missed
  • Re-writing notes into neat and filing of notes
  • Surfing the net

TESTS

Three written tests at a satisfactory standard. (See ‘DP Requirements’).

EXAM PAPERS
http://www.ru.ac.za/library/exam/economics

ESSAYS AND ASSIGNMENTS

Two essays and 85% other assignments satisfactorily completed in accordance with Department of Economics requirements and handed in on time. (See ‘DP Requirements’)

READ, TEXT BOOK AND LIBRARY

  • Either purchase or have ready access to a copy of the prescribed textbook.
  • A copy has been placed on Short Loan in the University Library.
  • You should also make use of additional sources in the library; read the explanations and examples used by authors other than those of your textbook. Books on Economic Theory and applications are classified 300-339.
  • You are encouraged to read newspapers and financial magazines regularly. Try to apply basic economic principles to everyday issues. The library has a reading room. Use it.

TO USE YOUR PEERS AS A RESOURCE

Discuss and debate topical economic issues with your fellow students.

TO ASK FOR HELP WHEN IT IS NEEDED.

  • CAREER and all round DEVELOPMENT and SEEKING HELP at RHODES
  • ‘Procedures for Complaints by Students.’

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM YOU ECONOMICS LECTURER

  • To be present at every lecture, on time.
  • To be prepared for every lecture.
  • To present the course at an appropriate introductory level.
  • To believe that the purpose of lectures is to facilitate learning and understanding (and not to transfer information) and just sometimes to entertain you.
  • To speak audibly and clearly, and write legibly.
  • To treat you fairly, and with respect.
  • To admit to errors.
  • To believe that you are a student whose main reason for being at Rhodes is to attain a good all round education.
  • To believe that you can and should positively determine your own destiny in Economics.

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