UNIT OUTLINE

UNIT OUTLINE
UNIT OUTLINE
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BEA202
International Economics
Semester 1, 2016
THIS UNIT IS BEING OFFERED IN:
HOBART
Taught by:
Dr Mala Raghavan
CRICOS Provider Code: 00586B
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Contents
Contact Details ........................................................................................................................................ 2
Unit Description ...................................................................................................................................... 3
Prior Knowledge &/or Skills OR Pre-Requisite Unit(s) ............................................................................ 3
Enrolment in the Unit ............................................................................................................................. 3
When does the unit commence? ............................................................................................................ 3
University of Tasmania Graduate Quality Statement ............................................................................. 3
Intended Learning Outcomes for BEA202 .............................................................................................. 4
Learning Expectations and Teaching Strategies/Approach .................................................................... 5
Learning Resources ................................................................................................................................. 5
Student Feedback via eVALUate ............................................................................................................. 7
Details of Teaching Arrangements .......................................................................................................... 8
Assessment ............................................................................................................................................. 9
Submission of Assessment Items .......................................................................................................... 13
Review of Assessment and Results ....................................................................................................... 14
Further Support and Assistance ............................................................................................................ 15
Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism .................................................................................................. 16
Study Schedule ...................................................................................................................................... 17
Tutorial/Workshop Schedule ................................................................................................................ 18
Contact Details
Unit Coordinator:
Dr Mala Raghavan
Campus:
Sandy Bay, Hobart
Room Number:
113, Centenary Building
Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
03-62262895
Consultation:
Thursday 11.00 am to 12.00 noon
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Unit Description
This is an intermediate level unit in Economics. It is a unit for students who have elected the
Business Economics major in the Bachelor of Business (BBus) and the Economic Policy major in the
Bachelor of Economics (BEc) degrees. This unit is an elective in all other Economic majors offered by
the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics.
Students are provided with a balance of both micro and macro view of Economics in a worldwide
perspective. There will be normative views discussed in the development of the world regions and
quantitative and analytical approach taken on key areas such as trade theory.
Students will extend their knowledge of the global economy and be provided analytical tools that
can help to produce efficient outcomes for the global economy. Students cover issues concerning
why uneven development occurs, whether convergence is possible and why efficiency and equity do
not always complement each other.
Prior Knowledge &/or Skills OR Pre-Requisite Unit(s)
• Prerequisite: BEA111 Principles of Economics 1
• Basic Algebra – manipulation of equations, solving two equations for two unknowns
• Graphical Analysis – plotting functions, identifying slope and intercept
Enrolment in the Unit
Unless there are exceptional circumstances, students should not enrol in this unit after the end of
week two of semester, as the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics (TSBE) cannot guarantee
that:
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any extra assistance will be provided by the teaching team in respect of work covered in the
period prior to enrolment; and
penalties will not be applied for late submission of any piece or pieces of assessment that were
due during this period.
When does the unit commence?
The unit’s teaching schedule commences in the week beginning 22 February, 2016
University of Tasmania Graduate Quality Statement
The units in your course, including this unit, have been designed to cumulatively develop the
graduate qualities outlined in the University’s Graduate Quality Statement:
Our graduates are equipped and inspired to shape and respond to the opportunities and
challenges of the future as accomplished communicators, highly regarded professionals and
culturally competent citizens in local, national, and global society. Graduates acquire subject and
multidisciplinary knowledge and skills and develop critical and creative literacies and skills of
inquiry. Our graduates recognise and critically evaluate issues of social responsibility, ethical
conduct and sustainability.
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Intended Learning Outcomes for BEA202 International Economics
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES
Learning Outcome 1
Understand an economic way of
thinking to discuss the economic
behaviour of consumers, firms and
governments within the context of
international markets for goods and
services.
Learning Outcome 2
Apply an economic way of thinking
and use appropriate economic model
and graphical techniques to support
the economic analysis of international
trade flows, the assessment of various
trade related government policies,
and various macroeconomic issues
including exchange rate
determination.
Learning Outcome 3
Discuss from various perspectives, a
range of contemporary and topical
micro- and macroeconomic trade and
capital flow related issues across
developed, developing and emerging
economies which also include ethics
and cross cultural issues.
RELATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA OR MODULE LEVEL
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
• Define, measure and interpret key concepts in international
economics;
• Illustrate key international economic concepts with real world
examples;
• Correctly use economic terminology.
• Apply economic thinking to discuss issues/debate in
international economics;
• Select the correct theory and model for the problem at hand;
• Communicate economic thinking clearly in a written report.
• Identify and articulate interesting economic questions about the
world around you;
• Develop economic policy advice based on international trade
theory, ethics and cross cultural issues;
• Use graphs effectively in support of economic analysis and
explanations;
• Communicate economic analysis and policy advice clearly in a
written form.
ASSESSMENT
METHODS
• In-workshop
participation
• In-workshop test 1
• In-workshop test 2
• Assignment
• Examination
• In-workshop
participation
• In-workshop test 1
• In-workshop test 2
• Assignment
• Examination
• In-workshop
participation
• In-workshop test 1
• In-workshop test 2
• Assignment
• Examination
COURSE LEVEL LEARNING OUTCOMES
Successful completion of this unit
supports your development of course
learning outcomes, which describe what
a graduate of a course knows,
understands and is able to do. Course
learning outcomes are available from the
Course Coordinator. Course learning
outcomes are developed with reference
to national discipline standards,
Australian Qualifications Framework
(AQF), any professional accreditation
requirements and the University of
Tasmania’s Graduate Quality Statement.
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Learning Expectations and Teaching Strategies/Approach
The University is committed to a high standard of professional conduct in all activities, and holds its
commitment and responsibilities to its students as being of paramount importance. Likewise, it
holds expectations about the responsibilities students have as they pursue their studies within the
special environment the University offers. The University’s Code of Conduct for Teaching and
Learning states:
Students are expected to participate actively and positively in the teaching/learning
environment. They must attend classes when and as required, strive to maintain steady
progress within the subject or unit framework, comply with workload expectations, and
submit required work on time.
Work, Health and Safety (WH&S)
The University is committed to providing a safe and secure teaching and learning environment. In
addition to specific requirements of this unit, you should refer to the University’s policy at:
www.utas.edu.au/work-health-safety.
Learning Resources
Prescribed Text/Software
A prescribed text is a resource that you must have access to for the purposes of studying this unit.
The prescribed textbook is: Pugel T.A. (2015), International Economics, 16th Edition, McGraw-Hill,
New York.
This text book is a standard text at many US and Australian universities. Each chapter has case
studies containing a real world situation that provides better understanding and practical application
of the concepts discussed in that chapter;
Recommended Texts/Software
A recommended text is a resource that you can use to broaden your understanding of the topics covered in this unit. You
may also find a recommended text helpful when conducting research for assignments.
Recommended text is: Dominick Salvatore (2013), International Economics, 10th Edition, Wiley, New
Jersey.
This is an excellent alternative text, which covers the same material and can assist students with a
slightly different perspective. Many students find it useful to consult a variety of references as part
of their study program. Some useful additional references are:
• Appleyard, D.R., Field, A.J. and Cob, S.L., (2010), International Economics, 7th Edition, McGrawHill Irwin.
• Carbaugh, R.L., (2009), International Economics, 12th Edition, South-Western Cengage Learning.
• Krugman, P. and Obstfeld, M., (2012), International Economics: Theory and Policy, 9th Edition,
Addison Wesley.
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Other Recommended Resources/Software
In addition to the texts recommended on the previous page, students are also expected to be
familiar with the key academic journals in the discipline from which useful insights may be derived.
My Learning Online (MyLO)
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MyLO Expectations
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Using MyLO for BEA202
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Other important resources on MyLO
You are expected to regularly check MyLO for any updates in relation to the unit. MyLO has been
incorporated into the delivery of this unit to enhance your learning experience, by providing access
to up-to-date course materials, and allowing for online discussion.
In addition to the lecture slides which are uploaded on MyLO on a weekly basis, other unit-related
materials such as supplementary readings and assessment guides can also be accessed on MyLO.
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Student Feedback via eVALUate
At the conclusion of this unit, you will be asked to provide online responses to a number of matters
relating to the learning and teaching within the unit. You are asked to respond honestly to these
questions, as all information received is used to enhance the delivery of future offerings.
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Changes to this Unit Based on Previous Student Feedback
The workshop has been shifted to a more appropriate time. More activity based learning materials
have been added to the lecture notes. Additional reading materials on current issues are added to
MyLO on a weekly basis.
Details of Teaching Arrangements
Lecture/Tutorial Mode
Lectures are held weekly, beginning in Week 1 in the SB.Centen 146 – Centenary Lecture Theatre
Thursday 2.00 to 4.00 pm (SB.AR15.L01.146)
Workshops are provided primarily to improve your understanding of the unit’s material. To benefit
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exercises. Solutions to selected workshop exercises will be put on MyLO following the workshop.
Missing the workshop classes and relying on reading the workshop solutions is a flawed learning
approach that in the past has resulted in students under-performing or failing the unit.
Workshops are held weekly, beginning in Week 2:
Workshop 1 – 9.00 to 10.00 pm; SB.Physics Seminar Room 232 (SB,AU14.L02.232)
Workshop 2 – 12.00 to 1.00 pm; SB. SocSci Seminar Room 379 (SB,AX17.L03.379)
Communication, Consultation and Appointments
TO KEEP UP WITH ANNOUNCEMENTS REGARDING THIS UNIT
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Other students may have the same question that you have. Please go to the Q&A Forum on our
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each other using this forum – if you can answer someone’s question, please do. We will attempt to
respond to questions within 48 business hours. If your question is related to a personal issue or your
performance in the unit, please contact the appropriate teaching staff member by email instead.
WHEN YOU HAVE AN ISSUE THAT WILL IMPACT ON YOUR STUDIES OR THE SUBMISSION OF AN
ASSESSMENT TASK
If you have a personal question related to your studies or your grades, please contact teaching staff
by email.
For general questions about the unit, please add them to the Q&A forum on the unit’s MyLO site.
This way, other students can also benefit from the answers.
A NOTE ABOUT EMAIL CORRESPONDENCE
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Assessment
How Your Final Result Is Determined
To be eligible to pass this unit you will need to attain an overall mark of 50% and satisfactorily pass
each of the intended learning outcomes for the unit. Details of each assessment item are outlined
below.
Assessment Schedule
Assessment Items
Due Date
Value/Weighting Link to Learning
Outcomes
LO1, LO2, LO3
9%
In-class participation
Selected short excercises to be
completed in a weekly basis
In-workshop test 1
Week 6, Thursday 7 April, 2016,
during workshop
8%
In-workshop test 2
Week 9, Thursday 28 April, 2016,
during workshop
8%
Assignment
Week 12, Monday 16 May, 2016
15%
LO1, LO2, LO3
Examination
Examination Period 4 June to the
60%
LO1, LO2, LO3
LO1, LO2
LO1, LO2
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Assessment Item 1 – In-class participation/summary exercises
Task Description:
During lectures and workshops there will be a number of short exercises and
discussions on topics related to the current lecture material. These will
include manipulating economic models, examining media reports on current
economic conditions, discussion of economic data and the writing of
summary economic reports. Active participation through discussion,
completing exercises and presenting arguments to the class will be assessed.
Students are required to participate.
Task Length
In-class discussions
Assessment Criteria:
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
Oral discussions and writing summary reports
LO1, LO2, LO3
Due Date:
Weekly participation
Value:
9%
Assessment Item 2 - In-workshop Test 1
Task Description:
In-workshop test based on the material presented in the first four lectures
Task Length
45 minutes
Assessment Criteria:
Three short answer questions
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
LO1, LO2
Due Date:
Week 6, Thursday 7 April,2016, during workshop
Value:
8%
Assessment Item 3 – In-workshop Test 2
Task Description:
Test 2 based on the material presented in lectures four to seven
Task Length
45 minutes
Assessment Criteria:
Three short answer questions
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
LO1, LO2
Due Date:
Week 9, Thursday 28 April, 2016, during workshop
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8%
Assessment Item 4 – A Short Essay
Task Description:
The essay requires you to apply the economic way of thinking and the
theories/approaches of international economics to discuss and analyse an
issue/debate in international trade and policy. Detailed guidelines and
instructions will be distributed in lectures and posted on MyLO.
Task Length
1500 words
Assessment Criteria:
Your paper will be assessed in accordance with the criteria set out in the
essay assessment rubric which will be distributed with the essay topic.
LO1, LO2, LO3
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
Due Date:
Week 13, Monday 23 May, 2016
Value:
15%
Assessment Item 5 – Final exam
Task Description:
The final exam will be based on the materials from Week 1 to Week 13. The
final exam consists of multi-part questions.
Task Length
3 hours
Assessment Criteria:
Answer SIX (6) questions only from a choice of EIGHT (8) questions. Each
question is worth 20 marks.
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
LO1, LO2, LO3
Due Date:
Exam period
Value:
60%
Your final examination for this unit will be held during the scheduled examination period as
indicated by Student Administration in correspondence to you.
Examinations will normally be scheduled Monday to Saturday inclusive. Examinations may be held
during the day or evening and students should consult the university information which will be made
available towards the end of semester.
You are advised to make any necessary arrangements with employers now for time off during the
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examination period to sit this examination. Your participation at the scheduled time is not
negotiable unless there are exceptional circumstances. Note that you will be expected to sit the
examination at your recorded study centre. To find out more go to the Exams Office website:
http://www.utas.edu.au/exams/home.
Submission of Assessment Items
Lodging Assessment Items
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campus (Hobart, Launceston or Cradle Coast).
Please remember that you are responsible for lodging your assessment items on or before the due
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Late Assessment and Extension Policy
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Students are expected to submit assessment items on or before the due date and time specified
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Students who have a medical condition or special circumstances may apply for an extension.
Requests for extensions should, where possible, be made in writing to the Unit Coordinator on
or before the due date. Students will need to provide independent supporting documentation
to substantiate their claims.
Late submission of assessment items will incur a penalty of 10% of the total marks possible for
that piece of assessment for each day the assessment item is late unless an extension had been
granted on or before the relevant due date.
Assessment items submitted more than five (5) days late will not be accepted.
Academic staff do NOT have the discretion to waive a late penalty, subject to clause 4 above.
Academic Referencing and Style Guide
Before starting your assignments, you are advised to familiarise yourself with the following
electronic resources.
The first is the Harvard Referencing System Style Guide, which can be accessed from the UTAS
library: http://utas.libguides.com/content.php?pid=27520&sid=199808. The Harvard style is the
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appropriate referencing style for this unit and the guide provides information on presentation of
assignments, including referencing styles. In your written work you will need to support your ideas
by referring to scholarly literature, works of art and/or inventions. It is important that you
understand how to correctly refer to the work of others and maintain academic integrity.
Failure to appropriately acknowledge the ideas of others constitutes academic dishonesty
(plagiarism), a matter considered by the University of Tasmania as a serious offence.
The second is the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics’ Writing Assignments: A Guide,
which can be accessed at: http://www.utas.edu.au/business-and-economics/student-resources. This
guide provides you with useful information about the structure and style of assignments in the TSBE.
Review of Assessment and Results
Review of Internal Assessment
It is expected that students will adhere to the following policy for a review of any piece of
continuous/internal assessment. The term continuous/internal assessment includes any assessment
task undertaken across the teaching phase of any unit (such as an assignment, a tutorial
presentation, and online discussion, and the like), as well as any capstone assignment or take-home
exam.
Within five (5) days of release of the assessment result you may request a meeting with the assessor
for the purpose of an informal review of your result (in accordance with Academic Assessment Rule
No. 2 Clause 22 – www.utas.edu.au/academic-governance/academic-senate/academic-senate-rules.
During the meeting, you should be prepared to discuss specifically the marks for the section(s) of the
marking criteria you are disputing and why you consider your mark is incorrect. The assessor will
provide a response to the request for review within five (5) days of the meeting.
If you are dissatisfied with the response, you may request a formal review of internal assessment by
the Head of School, with the request being lodged within five (5) days of the informal review being
completed. A Review of Internal Assessment Form is available at the following link:
http://www.utas.edu.au/business-and-economics/student-resources/forms. The form must be
submitted to the TSBE Office (Hobart or Launceston).
Review of Final Exam/Result
In units with an invigilated exam, you may request a review of your final exam result. You may
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will then contact you by email within five (5) working days of receipt of this form to go through your
exam script.
Should you require a review of your final result, a formal request must be made only after
completing the review of exam script process list above. To comply with UTAS policy, this request
must be made within ten (10) days from the release of the final results (in accordance with
Academic Assessment Rule No. 2 Clause 22 – www.utas.edu.au/academic-governance/academicsenate/academic-senate-rules . You will need to complete an Application for Review of Assessment
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Form, which can be accessed from http://www.utas.edu.au/exams/exam-and-results-forms. Note
that if you have passed the unit you will be required to pay $50 for this review.
The TSBE reserves the right to refuse a student request to review final examination scripts should
this process not be followed.
Further Support and Assistance
If you are experiencing difficulties with your studies or assessment items, have personal or lifeplanning issues, disability or illness that may affect your study, then you are advised to raise these
with your lecturer or tutor in the first instance.
If you do not feel comfortable contacting one of these people, or you have had discussions with
them and are not satisfied, then you are encouraged to contact:
ACADEMIC DIRECTOR – UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS
Name:
Mr David Kronenberg
Room:
Room 301, Centenary Building, Sandy Bay
Email:
[email protected]
Students are also encouraged to contact their Undergraduate Student Adviser who will be able to
help in identifying the issues that need to be addressed, give general advice, assist by liaising with
academic staff, as well as referring students to any relevant University-wide support services. Please
refer to the Student Adviser listings at www.utas.edu.au/first-year/student-advisers for your
adviser’s contact details.
There is also a range of University-wide support services available to students, including Student
Centre Administration, Careers and Employment, Disability Services, International and Migrant
Support, and Student Learning and Academic Support. Please refer to the Current Students website
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If you wish to pursue any matters further then a Student Advocate may be able to assist.
Information about the advocates can be accessed from www.utas.edu.au/governance-legal/studentcomplaints. The University also has formal policies, and you can find out details about those from
that link.
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Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism
Academic misconduct includes cheating, plagiarism, allowing another student to copy work for an
assignment or an examination, and any other conduct by which a student:
(a) seeks to gain, for themselves or for any other person, any academic advantage or advancement
to which they or that other person are not entitled; or
(b) improperly disadvantages any other student.
Students engaging in any form of academic misconduct may be dealt with under the Ordinance of
Student Discipline. This can include imposition of penalties that range from a deduction/cancellation
of marks to exclusion from a unit or the University. Details of penalties that can be imposed are
available in the Ordinance of Student Discipline – Part 3 Academic Misconduct, see
http://www.utas.edu.au/university-council/university-governance/ordinances.
Plagiarism is a form of cheating. It is taking and using someone else’s thoughts, writings or
inventions and representing them as your own, for example:
• using an author’s words without putting them in quotation marks and citing the source;
• using an author’s ideas without proper acknowledgment and citation; or
• copying another student’s work.
It also means using one’s own work from previously submitted assessment items if repeating a unit.
If you have any doubts about how to refer to the work of others in your assignments, please
consult your lecturer or tutor for relevant referencing guidelines, and the academic integrity
resources on the web at http://www.utas.edu.au/academic-integrity/The intentional copying of
someone else’s work as one’s own is a serious offence punishable by penalties that may range from
a fine or deduction/cancellation of marks and, in the most serious of cases, to exclusion from a unit,
a course, or the University.
The University and any persons authorised by the University may submit your assessable works to
a plagiarism checking service, to obtain a report on possible instances of plagiarism. Assessable
works may also be included in a reference database. It is a condition of this arrangement that the
original author’s permission is required before a work within the database can be viewed.
For further information on this statement and general referencing guidelines, see
www.utas.edu.au/plagiarism/ or follow the link under ‘Policy, Procedures and Feedback’ on the
Current Students homepage.
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Study Schedule
Week
Start of Week
1
Monday 22 February
2
Monday 29 February
3
Monday 7 March
4
Monday 14 March
5a
Monday 21 March
Topic/s and activities
Introduction to the unit;
What is international economics?
The basic theory of trade using
demand and supply analysis.
Supply oriented theories of trade
• Absolute advantage;
• Comparative advantage;
• Factor availability and factor
proportions.
Differences in factor proportions and
factor endowments
• Heckscher-Ohlin (H-O) theory;
• Gains and losses from trade;
• The Gravity model of trade.
International trade and economic
growth.
Trade policy: Analysis of tariff
Text Chapter/s
Due Dates
Unit outline
Chapters 1 and 2
Lecture Begins
Chapters 3 and 4
Workshop
Begins
Chapters 5 and 6
(pages 106-107)
Chapters 7 and 8
Mid-Semester Break: Thursday 24 March – Wednesday 30 March (inclusive)
5b
Classes resume
Thursday 31 March
Trade policy
• Continuation of analysis of tariff
• Non-tariff barriers;
Chapters 8 and 9
6
Monday 4 April
Chapters 10 and
12
7
Monday 11 April
8
Monday 18 April
9
Monday 25 April
Arguments for and against
protection
Trade blocs
• Trade creation versus trade
diversions.
• Trans–Pacific Partnership
Agreement (TPP)
Multinational Corporations and
International Factor Movements.
Payments among nations.
Forward Exchange and International
Financial Investment;
What Determines Exchange Rate?
10
Monday 2 May
Chapters 21 and
22
11
Monday 9 May
12
Monday 16 May
13
Monday 23 May
International Lending and Financial
Crisis.
Open Economy.
Internal and External Balance with
Fixed Exchange Rates.
Floating Exchange Rates and Internal
Balance;
Unit Review and Feedback
In-workshop
test 1
Chapter 15
Chapters 16 and
18
Chapter 19
In-workshop
test 2
Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Examination Period: Saturday 4 June – Tuesday 21 June
Assignment due
BEA202 International Economics
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Tutorial/Workshop Schedule
Please note that the tutorial schedule commences in week 2 of semester.
Week
Start of Week
Topic/s and activities
2
Monday 29 February
Workshop exercise 1
3
Monday 7 March
Workshop exercise 2
4
Monday 14 March
Workshop exercise 3
5a
Monday 21 March
Workshop exercise 4
Text Chapter/s
Due Dates
Week 1 reading
materials
Week 2 reading
materials
Week 3 reading
materials
Week 4 reading
materials
Mid-Semester Break: Thursday 24 March – Wednesday 30 March (inclusive)
5b
Classes Resume
Thursday 31 March
6
Monday 4 April
In-workshop test 1
7
Monday 11 April
Workshop exercise 5
8
Monday 18 April
Workshop exercise 6
9
Monday 25 April
In-workshop test 2
10
Monday 2 May
Workshop exercise 7
11
Monday 9 May
Workshop exercise 8
12
Monday 16 May
Workshop exercise 9
13
Monday 23 May
Workshop exercise 10
Weeks 1 to 3 lectures
Weeks 2 to 4
Workshop
Lectures 1 to 3 and
workshop exercises 1
to 3.
Weeks 5 and 6
reading materials
Weeks 6 and 7
reading materials
Lectures 4 to 7 and
workshop exercises 4
to 6.
Weeks 8 and 9
reading materials
Weeks 9 and 10
reading materials
Weeks 10 and 11
reading materials
Weeks 11 and 12
reading materials
Examination Period: Saturday 4 June – Tuesday 21 June
Test 1 – 4 April
2016
Test 2 – 28 April
2016
Assignment due
– 16 May 2016
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