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International Trade and Development (BUS309)

Organisational Unit Business
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TSA-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit provides a theoretical and policy analysis of an economic phenomenon that injects lifeblood into almost all modern economies. Trade both in its domestic and international dimension with their respective related issues is the single most important topic that is being deliberated and argued about practically in every global forum. Trade is also closely linked with economic growth and economic development.
Unit Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of the unit, students will be able to
1. Apply theoretical understandings of how international trade operates in a modern economy to particular sets of circumstances.
2. Analyse the effect of barriers to trade upon international trade and development.
3. Critically evaluate the role of international institutions governing international trade
4. Argue both the benefits and detriments of international trade and associated flow-on effects on economic development.
Timetabled Learning Activities Workshops: 2 hours per teaching week for South Street campus
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences The unit is delivered using blended learning design features with core unit materials provided in a digital format followed up by small class knowledge application and skills development. This is enhanced by self-directed learning to further develop skills and application of knowledge to practical and current issues.
Assessment Workshop participation: 10 (Internal)
Essay: 30 (Internal)
Essay: 40 (External)
Final Examination: 60
Prerequisites BUS260 Macroeconomics A or BUS289 Macroeconomics A and BUS261 Microeconomics A or BUS291 Microeconomics A.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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