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Curtin Business School School of Economics and Finance

3414 International Economics 311 Semester 1, 2012
Unit study package number: Mode of study: Tuition pattern summary: 3414 Internal Lecture: 1 x 2 Hours Weekly Tutorial: 1 x 1 Hours Weekly This unit does not have a fieldwork component. Credit Value: Pre-requisite units: Co-requisite units: Anti-requisite units: Result type: Approved incidental fees: Unit coordinator: 25.0 8931 (v.0) Microeconomics 200 or any previous version Nil Nil Grade/Mark Information about approved incidental fees can be obtained from our website. Visit for details. Name: Phone: Email: Building: Room: Consultation times: Name: Phone: Email: Building: Room: Name: Phone: Email: Tram Le (08) 9266 2842 402 408 Monday 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm; Tuesday 11.00 am - 12.00 noon Tram Le (08) 9266 2842 402 408 Lily MacDonald +618 9266 7756

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3414 International Economics 311 31 Jan 2012 This unit is managed by Dept: School of Economics and Finance; Faculty: Curtin Business School

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Curtin Business School School of Economics and Finance

Acknowledgement of Country
We respectfully acknowledge the Indigenous Elders, custodians, their descendants and kin of this land past and present.

This unit examines the theoretical and policy issues behind growing trade and investment linkages between economies.

This unit involves extensive analysis and application of theories of international economics. The theories are quantitative and qualitative in nature. Examples of the issues that will be covered include why do nations trade, the uncertainty surrounding economic viability of the world and the impacts of trade on the environment.

Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit students can: 1 Understand the theories and principles relating to international economics 2 Apply the theories and principles to solve problems 3 Discuss current issues surrounding international economics. Graduate Attributes addressed

Curtin's Graduate Attributes
Apply discipline knowledge Communication skills International perspective
(value the perspectives of others)

Thinking skills
(use analytical skills to solve problems)

Information skills
(confidence to investigate new ideas)

Technology skills Cultural understanding
(value the perspectives of others)

Learning how to learn
(apply principles learnt to new situations) (confidence to tackle unfamiliar problems)

Professional Skills
(work independently and as a team) (plan own work)

Find out more about Curtin's Graduate attributes at the Office of Teaching & Learning website:

Learning Activities
Students will learn theories in the lectures and prepare tutorial exercises. The purpose of the lectures is to teach students the theories covered in the textbook. In order to achieve this, equations (where relevant) will be explained so students can understand what they represent. Where possible, diagrams will be disected so students can see how they work. Hence, there will be things covered in the lectures that are not avaiable in the textbook. This is the value-added from attending lectures. The aim of the tutorials is to give students an opportunity to apply the concepts covered in the lectures and to sort out any problems with the lecture material, as well as interact with their peers. The learning environment is dependent on the students' attendance and in-class participation. Hence, students must take responsibility for their own learning. Tutorial answers will not be posted on Black Board. However, if students have a valid reason for missing a tutorial, they can see me to check their tutorial answers. Students must attempt to do the