TRADE 7008 - Services Trade
North Terrace Campus - Trimester 1 - 2019
General Course Information
Course Code TRADE 7008 Course Services Trade Coordinating Unit Institute for International Trade Term Trimester 1 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 36 hours Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Course Description The course examines the important role trade in services can play in assisting with the economic growth and development of emerging and developing economies. The role of services is divided into three sections: the first looking at those 'backbone' services whose efficient functioning is essential for the emergence of a successful and competitive private sector such as banking, telecommunication and transport services. The course focuses on those areas of traded services where great potential lies for developing countries, including health, education and tourist services but also the development of rural and agricultural services. The third section of the course focuses on the role of labour markets and the temporary movement of labour between nations. Students will be exposed to the economic and social issues around the treatment of labour mobility in trade agreements and reasons for and against 'guest worker schemes'. The course concludes with an update about the treatment of trade in services in contemporary trade agreements and a discussion of appropriate strategies for developing countries to capture the benefits from trade in services in the future.
Course Coordinator: Ms Jane Drake-Brockman
Name: Professor Jane Drake-Brockman Role: Industry Professor, Institute for International Trade Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Explain the role of the services sector in economic development, international trade and global value chains in the modern global economy. 2 Identify the key determinants and enabling factors of services sector competitiveness and efficiency. 3 Analyse the principles behind, and state-of-play of, international rule-making and governance in the WTO, regional integration groupings and Free Trade Agreements with respect to services trade, investment and people movement as well as digital trade/e commerce. 4 Identify areas in which developing country services businesses including SMEs may have an international competitive advantage (eg tourism including health tourism and information technology and business outsourcing) and where addressing constraints to growth of trade in these sectors can have an important positive impact on economic development. 5 Experiment with formulating and presenting a national policy and regulatory strategy for services industry development
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
2,3,4 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
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
1,5 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
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
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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.As this is an intensive course, students are expected to attend all classes throughout the semester. This course comprise of approximately 36 contact hours (structured learning). In addition to time spent in class, students in TRADE 7008 are expected to devote an additional 120 non-contact hours of study in this course.
Learning Activities Summary
The course will be delivered through a mix of three face-to-face sessions (Modules) and online modules.
The course is designed to build deep understanding of the local and global economic importance of the services sector.
The course has a strong focus on the role of services in international trade and investment flows and people movement. Close attention is given to international governance for services, in the WTO and in other multilateral organisations and to trends in services governance in a variety of regional, bilateral and plurilateral intergovernmental agreements.
The course provides a modern 21st Century approach to the role of services in global and regional value chains and in transformation towards the digital economy.
The course also specifically examines the vital role services and services trade can play in assisting with the economic growth and development of emerging and developing economies. The course includes a discussion of appropriate strategies for developing countries to capture the benefits from trade in services.
Identifying and addressing the key constraints to services sector competitiveness is a key theme of the course.
Specific services sectors are given some detailed attention (for example the 'backbone” or infrastructural services whose efficient functioning is essential for the emergence of a successful and competitive private sector such as banking and telecommunication) but the course is essentially generic in its approach providing a comprehensive overview of the services sector. The course does provide some focus on those areas of traded services where great potential lies for developing countries, including IT and business services outsourcing, professional services and tourism.
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 Weighting Learning Outcome Online quizzes Formative 30% 1,2,3 Group Report/Presentation Formative 25% 1,2,3,4 Peer assessment Formative 5% 1,2,3,4 In-class open-book essay Summative 40% 1,2,3,4,5
Online Quizzes (30%)
Students will be required to complete online assessments on MyUni after each face-to-face session (Modules).
Group work (25%)
Groups will be formed during Module 3. Students will work on and resolve a problem/case assigned by the lecturer and jointly present their Group results to the class.
Peer assessment (5%)
Students are expected to evaluate the Group contributions through peer evaluation.
In-class open-book Essay (40%)
During Module 2, Students will individually work, within a time constraint, on a report/policy brief on a topic assigned by the lecturer. Students are to synthesize materials, concepts, topics and tools covered throughout Modules 1 and 2. Students are expected to demonstrate their ability to apply knowledge while expressing themselves clearly and in a structured manner.
SubmissionAssignments must be submitted in:
1. Softcopy 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 at least 24 hours before the final due date unless they are requested on medical or compassionate grounds and are supported by appropriate documents.
Please contact the course coordinator, preferably by email, at any time to make an appointment for assistance or guidance in relation to course work, assignments or any concerns that may arise. Assignments will normally be returned two weeks after they have been submitted.
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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