2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2, 2020 will be online.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
MAE101 and MAE203
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour seminar per week
Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 3 scheduled online seminars
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 UnitAt the completion of this Unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Explain the role of international trade in economic policy and development.
GLO1, GLO4, GLO5, GLO8
Compare income distribution outcomes from free trade agreements.
GLO1, GLO5, GLO8
Summarise the importance of international institutions such as World Bank, IMF and WTO in any process of adjustment to crisis.
Analyse key economic problems confronting the global economy, and propose potential solutions for the purpose of maximising global welfare.
GLO2, GLO4, GLO5, GLO8
Find, interpret and present global data that illustrates a global trade problem currently impacting adversely on global welfare, and propose an economic solution.
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
GLO key: GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities, GLO2: CommunicationGLO3: Digital literacy, GLO4: Critical thinking, GLO5: Problem solving, GLO6: Self-management, GLO7: Teamwork, GLO8: Global Citizenship
Assessment 2: (Group of 2-3)
Written report / Oral presentation
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: Achieve at least 50% of the marks available on the examination
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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