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MAE308 - Contemporary Issues in Trade and Development

Year:

2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2, 2020 will be online.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Prasad Bhattacharya
Prerequisite:

MAE101 and MAE203

Corequisite:Nil
Incompatible with: MAE207, MAE208
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 3 scheduled online seminars

Content

In this unit we examine contemporary geographic topics and perspectives relating to the world economy.  We discuss the underlying theory and practice for the understanding of the global economy in an era of restructuring economies, and regional realignments. Aspects of growth, income distribution, and development along with the relevance of free trade agreements will be analysed.

 

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit
At the completion of this Unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes 

ULO1

Explain the role of international trade in economic policy and development.

GLO1, GLO4, GLO5, GLO8

ULO2

Compare income distribution outcomes from free trade agreements.

GLO1, GLO5, GLO8

ULO3

Summarise the importance of  international institutions such as World Bank, IMF and WTO in any process of adjustment to crisis.

GLO1, GLO5, GLO8

ULO4

Analyse key economic problems confronting the global economy, and propose potential solutions for the purpose of maximising global welfare.

GLO2, GLO4, GLO5, GLO8

ULO5

Find, interpret and present global data that illustrates a global trade problem currently impacting adversely on global welfare, and propose an economic solution.

GLO2, GLO4, GLO5, GLO8

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year

GLO key: GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities, GLO2: Communication
GLO3: Digital literacy, GLO4: Critical thinking, GLO5: Problem solving, GLO6: Self-management, GLO7: Teamwork, GLO8: Global Citizenship

Assessment

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Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week 
Assessment 1: (Individual) Test   30% Week 6

Assessment 2: (Group of 2-3)

Written report / Oral presentation

3,000 words 20% / 10% Week 9 & Week 10
Examination 2-hours 40% Exam period

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Hurdle requirement

Hurdle requirement: Achieve at least 50% of the marks available on the examination

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MAE308 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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