Undergraduate Foundation Programme - Business Pathways

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Undergraduate Foundation Programme - Business Pathways

ONCAMPUS

The Undergraduate Foundation Programme includes four core modules, taken by all students throughout the course. These modules are: English, and a choice of three academic subject modules chosen according to the progression pathway, offering at particular FoundationCampus centres, or individual student choice.

FoundationCampus centres offer different subject modules according to progression agreements with their host universities, but all follow a core curriculum.

Accounting

Module 1:

• Introduction of financial Accounting • Accounting equation • Introduction to final accounts of sole traders • Final accounts –trading and profit Loss account for sole traders • Final accounts - balancesheet of sole traders • Total final accounts and revision questions • Final accounts further consideration • Accruals and prepayments • Final accounts further consideration • Depreciation using straight line method and reducing balance method • Bad debts and treatment of bad debts in business

Module 2:

• Further aspects and financial Management of limited company accounts • Trading and profit and loss • Profit and loss appropriation accounts • Introduction of balance sheet • Ratio analysis and the assessment of business performance • Ratio analysis and the assessment of business performance

Module 3:

• Further aspects of financial management accounting • Manufacturingaccounts:tradingand profit and loss • Introducing partnership accounts • Partnership accounts: further considerations • Budgeting and budgetary control

Business

Module 1:

Entrepreneurship and the activities related to planning and setting up a new business:

• Enterprise & entrepreneurship • Choosing the right legal structure • Franchises • Conducting start-up market research • Costs, revenues and profits • Break-even analysis

Module 2:

Coursework module that requires students to work together in groups and come up with a small business proposal. They will prepare a business plan and present this as a power point presentation.

Module 3:

• Economic growth • Economic welfare • Employment and unemployment • Aggregate demand • Aggregate supply • Equilibrium output • Supply side policies

Economics

Module 1:

• The basic economic problem • The functions of an economy • The economic actors and their objectives • Freeeconomies,plannedeconomies and mixed economies • The demand curve • The supply curve • Price determination • Price elasticity of demand • Indirect taxes and subsidies • The labor market

Module 2:

• Externalities • Public and merit goods • Maximum prices • Minimum prices • Buffer stock schemes • National economic performance • The circular flow of income

Module 3:

• Economic growth • Economic growth and welfare • Employment and unemployment • Aggregate demand • Aggregate supply • Equilibrium output • Supply side policies

International Relations

Module 1:

Theories of World Politics

• Historical background to global politics • Realism • Neo-realism • Liberalism • Neo-liberalism

Module 2:

Structures and processes

• Sovereignty and the state-system • Nature of sovereignty • Debating the relevance of sovereignty • Humanitarian intervention • Globalization in world politics • The United Nations • Global economic governance

Module 3:

International Issues

• Cultural conflict • Nuclear proliferation • Terrorism • Human rights • Theories of poverty and development • Trends in global poverty and inequality • The role of media in International Relations

Law

Module 1:

Law Making & The Legal System

• Parliamentary law-making • Delegated legislation • Statutory interpretation • Judicial precedent • European Union Law • The civil courts and other forms of dispute resolution • The criminal courts and lay people • The legal profession and other sources of advice and funding • The judiciary

Module 2:

The Concept of Liability

• Understanding principles of criminal liability • Actus reus: voluntary acts and omissions, causation • Mens rea: intention and subjective recklessness; transferred malice; coincidence with actus reus • Strict liability • Non-fatal offences against the person (assault, battery, actual bodily harm, grievous bodily harm/ wounding) • The criminal courts: procedure and sentencing • Introduction to Contract • Formation of contract • Intention to create legal relations • Consideration • Breach of contract • Procedure and damages

Module 3:

Concepts of Law

• Law and morality • Law and justice • Balancing conflicting interests • Fault • Judicial • Creativity

Mathematics

Module 1:

• Working with numbers • Fractions, powers and reciprocals • Ratio and percentages • Algebra and algebraic equations • Graphs of straight lines • Simultaneous equations • Working with shape and space

Module 2:

• Working with data • Simple inequalities • Probability and its applications • Similarity and Pythagoras Theorem • Trigonometry • 2-D and 3-D objects • Quadratic equations • Functions • Advance trigonometry Module 3: • Advance algebra • Graphs • Vectors • Calculus • Direct and inverse proportion

Media Studies

Module 1:

Investigating the Media

• Media representation • Media audience • Media language (narrative and genre) • Media values and ideologies (incorporating institutions)

Module 2:

Media Project

• Key concepts, media platforms and media debates

Module 3:

Media in context: Critical Debates.

• Representations in the media • The development of genre • The impact of new/digital media • Advertising and marketing • Press intrusion

Computing

Problem Solving, Programming, Data Representation and Practical Exercise

• Fundamentals of Problem Solving • Fundamentals of Programming • Fundamentals of Data Representation • Systems Development Life Cycle Computer Components, The Stored Program Concept and The Internet • Fundamentals of Computer Systems • Fundamental Hardware Elements of Computers • Machine Level Architecture • Hardware Devices • The Structure of the Internet • Web page design • Consequences of Uses of Computing Problem Solving, Programming, Operating Systems, Databases and Networking • Problem Solving • Programming Concepts • Real Numbers • Operating Systems • Databases

Psychology

Module 1:

Introduction to Psychology • The multi-store model of memory or multi-component model • The working memory model • Reconstructive memory • Memory strategies • Eyewitness testimony • The formation of attachments in human babies • Types of attachment including insecure and secure attachments • Cultural variations in attachments • Disruption to attachment

Modules 2 & 3:

• Introduction to abnormality incorporating DSM IV, particularly the GAF scale • Approaches to abnormality (Biological and at least one Psychological approach) • Application of theory of abnormality to one psychological disorder, such as depression • Social influence • Conformity and minority influence • Social Influence • Obedience to authority • Research methods • Ethics • The Psychology Project • The body’s response to stress • Stress related illness and the immune system • Sources of stress • Emotion focused coping and problem focused coping • Stress management

Sociology

Module 1:

• What is Sociology? • Functionalism and consensus approaches • Marxism and conflict theories • Conflict theories: feminism • Weber: bureaucracy, status and power • The power of observation • Symbolic interactionism for beginners • A critique of the major perspectives • An overview: definitions and etymology; norms, values and social roles; the role of culture in society • Theories of socialisation • The importance of self, personal and social identity and difference • Globalisation • Marxism, functionalism, interactionism, postmodernism. Concepts of power and status • Absolute vs. relative poverty • Global inequality • Historical stratification • Functionalist theory • Marxist theory • Dependency theory

Module 2:

• Introduction to research methods • Primary data collection, the social survey, questionnaires, structured interview schedules • Secondary data collection, comparative method • Ethno methodology • Practical research mini project

Module 3:

• Different theories of crime, deviance, social order and social control • Mass media and crime • Crime control, prevention and punishment • Theories of crime and deviance • Globalisation and crime in contemporary society • International/TNC crime and internet crime • The role and purpose of education, including • Vocational education and training in contemporary society. • Educational policies • The role of education

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