Analytical and Critical Thinking 2

University of the Western Cape

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Analytical and Critical Thinking 2

  • Host University

    University of the Western Cape

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    ALC131/132 AND ACF231
    Prohibited Module Combination: ACT302

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Main Outcomes:
    After the end of the module the student will be able to demonstrate:
    - An understanding of the basic concepts of Business Research
    - A basic understanding of the research process for a Business Research Project
    - The ability to identify and clarify a workable research topic
    - The ability to develop a strategy to gather relevant information
    - The ability to describe and utilize basic data collection methods e.g.:
    o Secondary literature searches
    o Questionnaires/Surveys
    o Personal interviews
    - An ability to apply relevant theory to a chosen business-related research
    topic or case study
    - An ability to complete an academically-referenced Research Report

    Main Content:
    - Introduction to Business Research
    - The research process and project plan
    - Library resources and internet for materials search
    - Development of research topic and questions
    - Conducting literature reviews
    - Gathering and collating information
    - Selecting and organizing relevant material and critically evaluating it
    - Revealing knowledge of and insights into different perspectives, sides or
    points of view
    - Preparing and presenting a business research report and/or case study using
    primary and secondary sources

    Breakdown of Learning: Time Hours
    Contact with lecturer/tutor: 56
    Assignments & tasks: 50
    Self-study: 38
    Tests & examinations: 6

    Total Learning Time: 150

    Method of Student Assessment:
    60% - Tests, case analysis and assignments
    40% - Individual research assignment

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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