Economics (ECON) 366
Economic Development (Revision 4)
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Area of Study: Social Science
Precluded Course: ECON 366 may not be taken for credit if credit has already been obtained for ECON 376.
Centre: Faculty of Business
ECON 366 has a Challenge for Credit option.
This course is primarily concerned with the economic circumstances, and development experiences of the nations in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. It explores the reasons why some countries have developed more rapidly than others, and the range of economic policies that have been employed to stimulate the process of economic development.
ECON 366 is divided into eight units, as outlined below:
- Unit 1: Economic Development: An Introduction and Overview
- Unit 2: Development Ideas in Historical Perspective
- Unit 3: Growth, Poverty, and Income Distribution
- Unit 4: Population Growth, Urbanization, and Internal Migration
- Unit 5: Human Capital: Education and Health in Economic Development
- Unit 6: Agricultural Transformation and Rural Development
- Unit 7: International Trade and Development
- Unit 8: Capital Flows and Development
Your final grade in Economics 366 will be based on your performance on five assignments and a final examination. The passing grade for the final examination is "D" (50 percent). You must also achieve an overall course grade of at least “D” (50 percent). The weighting of each component is as follows:
|Assign 1||Assign 2||Assign 3||Assign 4||Assign 5||Final Exam||Total|
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Todaro, M. P., & Smith, S. C. (2011). Economic development (11th ed.). Boston: Pearson/Addison Wesley. ISBN 978-0-138-01388-2
You can acquire a print version of the textbook on your own if you wish.
All other learning resources will be available online.
The Challenge for Credit process allows students to demonstrate that they have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university level course.
Full information for the Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.
To receive credit for the ECON 366 challenge registration, you must achieve a grade of at least 50 per cent on the examination.
Online Exam (3 hours)
Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 4, October 4, 2013.
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