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BX3138 - Contemporary Issues in International Trade

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

In this subject, students will explore contempory issues and theoretical debates influencing international trade today. As part of this analysis, relevant policy implications are considered from both developed and developing country contexts. This subject provides the knowledge and skills necessary for interpreting international trade issues of countries at different levels of development. This subject also emphasises the analysis of recent issues such as the new developments in the WTO, bilateral/regional/multilateral trade negotiations and their potential economic, and societal impacts. At the end of the subject, students will develop knowledge of the theoretical framework and analytical tools necessary for the study of contemporary trade issues. It also examines emerging neo-protectionist trends and the potential impact of global and regional trade flows.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate in-depth understanding of current issues and theoretical debates in international trade, together with their policy implications;
  • critically evaluate theoretical and empirical studies concerning international trade;
  • critically review, assess and evaluate world trade negotiations from bilateral, regional, and multilateral perspectives;
  • critically evaluate the role of the WTO within the global trading system and its ability to effectively adjudicate upon trade disputes through the dispute settlement mechanism;
  • provide a detailed appraisal of neo-protectionist trade developments and the tools, such as non-tariff barriers, which are often at the forefront of this change.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (45%) - Individual
  • Written > Project report - (25%) - Group.
Prerequisites: 12 CREDIT POINTS OF LEVEL 2 OR LEVEL 3 BX SUBJECTS

Availabilities

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 06-Apr-2023
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Jacob Wood.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours lectures - may include recorded presentations, online activities & self-learning activities inclusive of lectures, via LearnJCU
  • 20 hours tutorials - may include recorded presentations, online activities & self-learning activities inclusive of synthesising sessions, via LearnJCU
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 30-Nov-2023
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours lectures - may include recorded presentations, online activities & self-learning activities inclusive of lectures, via LearnJCU
  • 20 hours tutorials - may include recorded presentations, online activities & self-learning activities inclusive of synthesising sessions, via LearnJCU
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.