Issues in Economic Development

Commerce & Business Administration
Course Code
ECON 1201
Semester Length
15 Weeks X 4 Hours per Week = 60 Hours
Max Class Size
Method(s) Of Instruction
Typically Offered
To be determined


Course Description
This course will provide the student with a description of some of the economic conditions in third-world countries, and an analysis of the factors promoting and hindering the process of economic development in those countries.
Course Content
  1. Evolution of economics from barter to cash.
  2. Models of economic development applied to specific countries.
  3. International aid organizations.
  4. Trade Versus aid.
Learning Activities

Lecture and seminar.

Means of Assessment
Final examination 30% - 40%
Mid-term examination      30% - 70%
Essay   0% - 30%
Presentation   0% - 10%

Students may conduct research as part of their coursework in this class. Instructors for the course are responsible for ensuring that student research projects comply with College policies on ethical conduct for research involving humans, which can require obtaining Informed Consent from participants and getting the approval of the Douglas College Research Ethics Board prior to conducting the research.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the student will be able to:


  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of the basic economic issues facing less developed countries.
  2. Analyze a number of economic issues with reference to the situation in some less developed countries; e.g., international trade as a force for economic growth in Brazil.
Textbook Materials

Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students

Myent, H., The Economics of the Developing Countries, Praeger Publishing, New York, 1975.



One economics course.


No corequisite courses.


Courses listed here are equivalent to this course and cannot be taken for further credit:

  • No equivalency courses

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

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Institution Transfer Details for ECON 1201
Langara College (LANG) LANG ECON 1XXX (3)
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU ECON 1XXX (3)
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC ECON 1XX (1.5)

Course Offerings

Winter 2023