Spring 2023 - ECON 220W D400
Communication in Economics (4)
Class Number: 3371
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Mo, Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10051, Burnaby
Prerequisites:ECON 201 with a minimum grade of C-, minimum 30 units and no more than 80 units.
Examine and review today's global economy through critical analysis of differing perspectives. Develop techniques and strategies for clear and effective written and oral communication of economic ideas. Improve critical and analytical thinking via the application of core principles to news stories or other economic data in writing and presentations. Writing.
The goal of this course is to improve students’ reading comprehension, oral and written expression skills in the field of Economics. This includes graph analysis, article summary, writing op-eds, reading responses, essays, reports and oral presentation.
Examine and review today's global economy through critical analysis of differing perspectives. Develop techniques and strategies for clear and effective written and oral communication of economic ideas. Improve critical and analytical thinking via the application of core principles to news stories or other economic data in writing and presentations.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
- Academic literacy skills applied in economics (graph analysis, Op-Eds, essay writing, reading responses, summary report writing)
- Appropriate referencing based on APA style-guide
- Oral communication skills for economists
- Understanding key economics jargons and concepts
- Professional engagement in debates, discussions, newscasts about current economics topics.
- Six Assignments 70%
- Midterm 10%
- Term exam 10%
- Participation 10%
Course delivery and attendance requirements: The course will be taught in person. Attendance will be required for some tutorials and for examinations. Communication will happen through canvas.
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Department Undergraduate Notes:
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