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EC5208 - International Trade

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Business

Subject to sufficient enrolments

An exposition of the theory of international trade, the theory and practice of commercial policy and the theory of open-economy macroeconomics and its relation to regional development.

Learning Outcomes

  • be able to apply this theory to a critical evaluation of policy debates;
  • be able to evaluate the usefulness and limitations of international economics theory;
  • have a knowledge of international trade.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to appraise information critically;
  • The ability to use independent judgment to synthesise information to make intellectual and/or creative advances;
  • The ability to think laterally and be original;
  • The ability to conceptualise problems;
  • The ability to conceptualise and evaluate a range of potential solutions to relevant problems;
  • The ability to encompass and use methods and conceptual advances in areas of knowledge cognate to their central area(s) of expertise.
Assumed
Knowledge:
Introductory subjects in Economics and Statistics
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
EC3401 and BX3021

Availabilities

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: Professor Zhang-Yue Zhou.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (30%); other exams (20%); assignments (50%).

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.