TRADE 7004 - Principles of International Trade and Development
North Terrace Campus - Trimester 2 - 2018
General Course Information
Course Code TRADE 7004 Course Principles of International Trade and Development Coordinating Unit Institute for International Trade Term Trimester 2 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 36 hours Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Prerequisites TRADE 5000, TRADE 7003 Assumed Knowledge TRADE 5000, TRADE 7003 Course Description This course is concerned with the relationship between trade and development, and more specifically with development-related issues in the WTO and regional trade arrangements. The course will provide an overview of how trade can contribute to achieving economic growth and more sustainable and equitable development when framed by the appropriate domestic and international policies and measures. It will analyse how the GATT/WTO system has evolved to take into account the interests and concerns of developing countries. Development-related issues currently being treated in the WTO will be presented and discussed, including agriculture, NAMA and services; and the Trade Facilitation initiative. It concludes with an analysis of appropriate trade related development strategies to enhance more sustainable economic development.
The course is delivered through a blended learning approach with teaching materials and online modules provided through the MyUni course page. Students are expected to complete all online modules prior to the face-to-face sessions.
Course Coordinator: Douglas Young
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1 Identify and analyse some of the major underlying causes of poverty in developing countries, the challenges they face and potential solutions that can assist in achieving sustainable economic development 2 Identify and analyse differing perspectives on the necessary conditions for trade measures to effectively contribute towards poverty reduction and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals 3 Discuss developing country issues within the context of the WTO, including GATT, GATS and their major agreements. 4 Evaluate comparative advantages and the value of multilateral as distinct from regional or bilateral preferential trade agreements in assisting developing countries in achieving sustainable development. 5 Develop a holistic understanding of the complex relation between trade and development so as to identify trade related development strategies which are context specific and can assist developing countries achieve poverty alleviation through sustainable economic growth.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1,2,3,4,5 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
1,2,3,4,5 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
3,5 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1,2,3,4,5 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
3,5 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
Required ResourcesTBA 4 weeks before the first lecture.
Recommended ResourcesTBA 4 weeks before the first lecture.
- World Trade Organization: www.wto.org
- World Bank on Trade: http://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/trade
- World Bank - General: www.worldbank.org/research/trade
- Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development: www.oecd.org
- International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development: www.ictsd.org
- Institute for International Trade: http://www.iit.adelaide.edu.au/
- Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy: www.iatp.org/
- International Trade Centre: www.intracen.org (and use of the ITC trade map)
- Food and Agriculture Organization: www.fao.org
- United Nations Conference on Trade and Development: www.unctad.org
- United Nations Development Programme: www.undp.org (see Human Development Reports)
- United Nations Millennium Project: www.unmillenniumproject.org
- Asian Development Bank: www.adb.org
- African Development Bank www.afdb.org
- Inter-American Development Bank www.iadb.org
Other online references will be given during the course.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThe Learning & Teaching modes of this course will comprise of a mix of online and face-to face modules. These will include group work and presentations, discussions and debate.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.The Institute requires students undertaking this course to attend all face-to-face modules and to successfully complete all online/e-modules. This course comprise of approximately 36 contact hours (structured learning). In addition to time spent in class, students are expected to devote an additional 120 non-contact hours to study and research work in this course as well as to successfully complete online/e-modules.
Learning Activities Summary
The course will be delivered through a mix of three face-to-face sessions (Modules) and online modules. Students are also expected to participate on the discussion board on MyUni.
- Course overview and introductions
- Historical perspectives of globalisation and international trade
- Issues relating to poverty, development and international trade
- Changing pattern of international trade and their impact on poverty
- Development aspects in international trade and impact on poverty:
Global institutions and their roles
- WTO, development and poverty: GATT, GATS and investment issues
- Services trade and GATS: Migration, competition and global value chains and supply chain networks
- Case study
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Task Type Due Weighting Learning Outcome Pre-F2F activities Formative TBA - Before each Modules 25% 1,2,4 Group work Formative TBA - Module 2 30% 1,2,3,4 Peer assessment Formative TBA - Module 2 5% 1,2,3,4 Report/Policy brief Summative TBA - End of Term 40% 1,2,3,4,5
Assessment DetailPre-F2F activities (25%)
Students will be required to complete online activities on the MyUni Discussion section of the course prior to the face-to-face sessions (Modules).
Group work (30%)
Groups will be formed in Module 1. Students will work on and resolve a problem/case assigned by the lecturer and present their results to the class.
Peer assessment (5%)
Group members are expected to evaluate the conduct and contributions of their team members through peer evaluation.
Report/Policy brief (40%)
Students will individually work on a report/policy brief assigned by the lecturer. Students are to synthesize materials, concepts, topics and tools covered throughout the course. Students are expected to demonstrate their ability to apply knowledge while expressing themselves clearly and in a structured manner.
SubmissionAssignments must be submitted through:
Turnitin on MyUni
All assignments must be presented professionally with clear headings, appropriate referencing and using one and a half spacing.
Extensions will only be granted if requests are received in writing to the course coordinator and program director at least 24 hours before the final due date unless they are requested on medical or compassionate grounds and are supported by appropriate documents.
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Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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