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Issues in Economic Development

Course Code: ECON 1201
Faculty: Commerce & Business Administration
Department: Economics
Credits: 3.0
Semester: 15 Weeks X 4 Hours per Week = 60 Hours
Learning Format: Lecture, Seminar
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

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.

Methods of Instruction

Lecture and seminar.

Means of Assessment

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

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.

course prerequisites

One economics course.

curriculum 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 schedule and availability
course transferability

Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system. 

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.


If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.