ITC141 - Global Political Economics and Trade

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Subject Title
Global Political Economics and Trade

Subject Description
International Trade is the vehicle by which countries develop and prosper. Economic issues that were once confined within national borders, today, can and do have global ramifications. A nation defaulting on its foreign debt creates issues that spiral beyond the confines of its relationship to the banking industry.   Global Political Economics and Trade is designed to introduce the student to the key issues behind our complex and changing world from a trade, political and economics point of view.

Credit Status
Credit for International Transportation and Custom Diploma Program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. analyze issues in relation to the economic, trade and political aspects of the global economy
2. assess the impact of global current events on our daily lives
3. compare the effectiveness of the concepts of economic growth, economic development and trade for explaining improvement in quality of life and the environment
4. explain why governments might choose strategies of protectionism or free trade to grow the economy
5. discuss Canada's new place in a globalized world economy
6. apply research techniques to locate, evaluate, organize and share information
7. apply critical thinking approaches to explain global economic issues, trade patterns and solve business related problems

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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