6 Week Classes (18 May – 26 June )

Each class runs for 90 minutes, five days/week and is worth 3 US Credits / 12 UK CATS/6 ECTS.

A maximum of two classes can be taken concurrently during this period. This can be compromised of two 6 week classes OR one 6 week class with one from either session A or B

An introduction to the accounting model, the measurement and classification of data and terminology essential to effective interpretation and use of financial statements, balance sheets and income statements. Underlying concepts are stressed and they are made concrete with illustrations. While mechanical and procedural details are explored, measurement and communication of data to external parties are emphasized. This course provides a conceptual and applied foundation for future professionalstudy and qualifications.

This course introduces students to the generation of cost data for the preparation of proper, representative financial statements, and for optimal planning and control of routine operations and long range organizational goals. It focuses on the uses of formal cost accounting systems and quantitative techniques to make managerial decisions. Topics include: direct absorption income statements, job and process costing, allocation and proration, pro-forma and capital budgeting. This course provides a conceptual and applied foundation for future professional study and qualifications.

This course explores key concepts that have shaped the study of gender in film in the past 50 years. It considers different spectators’ viewing positions and analyses how historical and social changes in the construction of masculinities and femininities have shaped specific film genres. A variety of issues related to sexuality, race/ethnicity and non-western representations are also considered as students are encouraged to study film texts closely to make their own readings based on the semiotics of the film and the ideology behind it.

This course provides an introduction to the concept and practice of entrepreneurship. The course intends to provide the ‘big picture’ on entrepreneurship, but to also cover a number of key micro issues relating to the more numerous small businesses that make up the majority of all business activity in societies everywhere. The course readily acknowledges that there is no single theory or model of entrepreneurship; but this lack of a distinct theoretical spine provides the course with its strongest advantage as this provides for an opportunity to present a multiplicity of case work and concepts. The emphasis is on comparing the diversity of approaches found within the world of the entrepreneur

This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of the science of ecology through a study of ecosystems, conservation, biodiversity, and selected endangered or threatened species. The course will address natural and anthropogenic causes of species’ decline and extinction and possible conservation techniques that are, could be, or could have been, used to reverse the extinction or decline. As well as some typical ‘poster species’, other less well known but equally important species will be discussed.

This core course concentrates on developing the students’ ability to read and think critically, and to read, understand and analyse texts from a range of genres. How do you successfully negotiate a path through a sea of information and then write it up? Using essential information literacy skills to help with guided research, this course develops the ability to produce effective and appropriate academic writing across the curriculum.

This course follows the politics and international relations of East Asia: China, Japan, the Koreas, Taiwan and the South-East Asian ASEAN member states. The internal social, political and economic dynamics of these states are addressed, along with the co-development of the international relations of the region. Studying the Rise of Asia requires engagement with impact of colonisation (Western and Japanese), WW2 and the ‘Hot’ Cold War in the region, rapid economic growth and development and the consequential regional economic crisis, and post-Cold War politics of the region. A key focus of the course is the emergence of China and its impact on international relations both within the region and beyond, including China’s rivalry with the United States of America.

Examines some of the contemporary geo-political, economic, technical, governance and environmental issue surrounding global energy issues. We look at supply and demand tensions, transit and pipeline issues, infrastructure problems, private companies and state monopolies, deregulation and markets, innovation policy, energy and development, international cooperation, environmental stress, and energy futures.

This course exposes students to advanced methods of information systems and technology in the context of Business Management, Finance and Economics. The course considers concepts such as Logic, Dashboards and Graphs, and Statistical Distributions. It allows students to apply computer methods to mathematics for business, economics and various areas of financial analysis. The use of Excel provides a common thread in the topics covered throughout the course.

This course provides a sound understanding of the concepts of calculus and their applications to business and economics. Emphasis in providing the theory side by side with practical applications and with numerous examples. Topics include co-ordinate geometry of straight lines, quadratic curves, exponential and logarithmic functions; elementary differentiation and integration; and applications to maxima, minima, and optimization. It also deals with differentiation and integration of trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions.

An introductory course in probability primarily designed for business economics and psychology majors. The course coverage will include: descriptive statistics, elementary probability theory, random variables and expectations, discrete probability distributions (Binomial and Poisson distributions), continuous probability distribution (Normal distribution), linear regression analysis and correlations, elementary hypothesistesting and Chi-square tests, non-parametric methods and SPSS lab sessions targeting applications of statistical concepts to business, economics and psychology and interpretations of hardcopies. All practical work will be produced using SPSS statistical software.

This course introduces students to discipline of philosophy. It examines various branches of philosophy including logic, epistemology, ontology, ethics, political and religious philosophy. It takes a topic-based rather than historical approach, and looks at set of problems such as the mind-body problem, empiricism versus rationalism, and subjectivism versus naturalism. To this end, various important Western philosophers will be considered including Aristotle, Descartes, Locke, Hume, Kant & Russell.

Reflecting strongly the mission of the University, this course provides a theoretical and practical foundation for the degree in Communications. It provides students with a strong sense of their own complex cultural identities before moving on to teach them the theories underlying the study of International Communication. There will be opportunities for practical applications of these theories in case studies, simulations, and project work.