Course Information
FacultyEconomic and Political Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorAnna-Maria Chatzitheodorou
Course ID100001424

Programme of Study: UPS School of Economics (2013-today)

Registered students: 593
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course422.5

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Distance learning
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Students' language proficiency should be at B2 level, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Foreign Languages (CEFR).
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, students are expected to: • understand theories, notions and terms related to economics as these are presented and analyzed in English academic textbooks and research articles • become familiarized with advanced lexical and syntactic structures used in academic texts of the discipline of economics.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course “English for Economics" aims at familiarizing students with the current trends of the discipline of economics through textbooks and research articles. Topics covered are: the four ps of marketing, total quality management, integrated marketing communications, supply and demand, mergers and acquisitions, profitability, advertising, merchandizing, economic and monetary union, debt and bankruptcy, strategic management, development aid. Through the texts used, students will develop skills leading to academic literacy so that students will be able to: a. function in a broader academic community where English is a lingua franca and b. acquire the language skills they will need to become members of their discourse community as well as more general skills that are necessary for their professional development.
English for Special/Academic Purposes, Economics
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Use of zoom and moodle platform (e-learning).
Student Assessment
Testing through moodle platform (e-learning)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Αγγλικά των Επιστημών [English for Economics, English for Management Studies, English for Accountancy, English for Banking, English for ICT Studies]. (2019). Garnet Publishing and Broken Hill Publishers.
Additional bibliography for study
Geissler, G.L. and C. Rucks. (2010). “The Critical Influence of Customer and Food Perceptions on Overall Theme Park Evaluations”. Journal of Management and Marketing Research. The Guardian. (May 26, 2005). “Great Expectations”. Leader. Hackley, C. (2010). Advertising and Promotion: An Integrated Marketing Communications Perspective. Los Angeles: Sage. Hill, C. and G. Jones. (2004). Strategic Management. An Integrated Approach. Houghton Mifflin Company. Mascull, B. (2002). Business Vocabulary in Use. Cambridge University Press. Whitehead G. (1975). Economics Made Simple. London: W.H. Allen.
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