ECS1601 Economics 1B – Semester 1
ECS1601 Economics 1B
- Your friendly Student Advisor (Tutor) will facilitate the entire experience.
- A vibrant discussion forum for engaging with your classmates and Student Advisor with any subject related matters.
- An activity feed to keep up to date with what is going on with your group
- Email updates or digests direct to your inbox so you know when there are discussion on your forum
- You can start engaging even more personally with your fellow students by sending them direct friendship requests on the forum.
- Revision App where you can compare and discuss assignments and past exam questions.
- An exam pack will be made available for students (mock exam typical questions and answers)
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- Students have access to a lecturer to answer all questions.
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- ECS1601 EXAM REVISION PACK 2017.pdf
- ECS1601 Notes 2017 Term 2.pdf
- Discussion Class Slides
- ECS1601 Notes 2017.docx
- ECS1601_MO001 ENG - 4ed page references.pdf
- LU 1 - 4 ECS1601Slides (5 files merged).pdf
- LU 1 Slides-PRODUCTION, INCOME AND SPENDING IN THE MIXED ECONOMY.pdf
- LU 2 Slides-MONETARY SECTOR PDF.pdf
- LU 2 Slides-PRODUCTION, INCOME AND SPENDING IN THE MIXED ECONOMY.pdf
- LU 3 Slides- THE PUBLIC SECTOR.pdf
- LU 4 Slides Part A -THE FOREIGN SECTOR.pdf
- LU 4 Slides Part B - THE FOREIGN SECTOR.pdf
- Powerpoint slide notes
- LU 4 Slides Part A.ppsx
- LU 4 Slides Part B.ppsx
- Study Unit 1 - 11
- Study Units 1 - 11
- ecs1601_notes-rotated (1) (1).pdf
- ECS102_MayJun2006_Mock Exam with solutions.doc
- ECS1601 EXAM REVISION PACK 2016 final(2).pdf
- ECS1601_MayJun2012_suggested solutions.doc
- ECS2602-Past Paper Solutions.rotated.pdf
- Quiz Memo
- SUGGESTED MEMO FOR ECS1501 NOVEMBER 2014.docx
- SUGGESTED MEMO FOR ECS1601 NOVEMBER 2014.docx
- Suggested Memos ECS1601 2014Nov, 2013 June n 2012 June.docx
- ECS1601 Study Timetable_example.docx
- MAC3702 EXAMPACK REVISED..'.pdf
This Study Group has an in-house Academic Lecturer
ECS1601 Economics 1B provides insight into macroeconomic theory and variables such as total production and income of a country, economic growth, unemployment, inflation and the balance of payments.
Prescribed Book for ECS1601-ECS1028 Economics 1B
|Author||Mohr, PJ; Fourie,L & Associates|
|Title||Economics for South African Students|
|Book Notes||Ook in Afrikaans beskikbaar (Ekonomie vir Suid-Afrikaanse Studente)|
|Author||Mohr, PJ; Fourie,L & medewerkers|
|Title||Ekonomie vir Suid-Afrikaanse Studente|
|Book Notes||Available in English as well (Economics for South African Students)|
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After ECS1601 you will be able to do the following: - explain the functioning of the economy as a whole - assess the performance of the economy
I know this might sound overwhelming to some, but don't stress out. Work through all the study units and you will see this is a lot easier than it might sound!
The Unisa syllabus
ECS1601 will be covered in 11 study units:
- Interdependence of the major sectors, markets and flows in a mixed economy
- The monetary sector
- The public sector
- The foreign sector
- Measuring the performance of the economy
- Income determination in a simple Keynesian macroeconomic model (IMPORTANT)
- Keynesian models including the government and the foreign sector (IMPORTANT)
- More on macroeconomic theory and policy
- Unemployment and the Phillips curve
In the May 2011 exam study units 6 & 7 covered 25% of the exam paper.
The ECS1601 textbook
Your study guide and textbook will be a good start ;)
The ECS1601 exam
Past exam papers
The exam in May/June 2011
This was a two-part paper, with a fill-in section (50%) and a multiple choice section (50%) There were quite a number of questions on the Keynesian economic model, e.g. requiring you to explain by use of labelled diagrams the different scenarios, and give algebraic calculations of marginal propensity to income.
Also questions on:
- Taxation and the effects on income and spending
- The effects of the exchange rate on imports and exports
- The beneficiaries of a strong Rand (exporters or importers)
- The effects of reduced imports on the multiplier
- Unemployment calculations, types in South Africa and how it can be solved
- Circular flow of goods and services labelling
In the exam they will expect from you to apply the knowledge you have gained from the textbook to work out some difficult questions. Do not be alarmed - as said previously, by working out the previous papers it will help you with this. Students who didn't work out the papers, struggled with the exam this year. So don't be lazy!
How to pass ECS1601
The most important study tip for this module is: WORK OUT PREVIOUS EXAM PAPERS!
If you go through the previous papers, you will see they use the same questions over and over again and it was no exception for the May 2011 exam.
Work through it, study it and make sure you understand the graphs and calculations. By doing this I will guarantee you you will pass.
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Pros of ECS1601
The administrators from ECS1601 are extremely helpful. We received all the exam papers from 2006 - 2010 which were extremely helpful. Some of the chapters only focus on graphs and algebra equations, so if you understand it, you are good to go! Go through all the study material they give you- they give it for a reason. If you do this, there is no way you will fail.
Cons of ECS1601
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