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ERIC Number: ED407960
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
An Introduction to Modern Asian Economics. Asian Studies Instructional Module.
Wasson, George
This curriculum outline presents the components of a course which introduces students to the modern economies of Asia and their relationship and interdependence with the United States economy. First, the goals and student objectives of the course are listed. Next, the course outline and assignments are presented, emphasizing the following basic concepts: constructing and analyzing a production possibilities curve; understanding the gross domestic product (GDP), which is the primary measurement of production in an economy; and the role of trade in economic development. The method for evaluating students is then described, followed by a list of discussion questions under the same three concepts of production possibilities curves, GDP, and trade. Next, activities and strategies for presenting material are cited, suggesting that the instructor utilize statistics on Asian economies taken from the United States Department of Commerce and use Asian economies as the real world applications of the economic concepts. The remainder of the outline describes the audiovisual aids used for the class and illustrates the connection of an Asian module to a standard introductory economics course. The outline also contains an annotated bibliography and economic tables for the United States and several Asian countries. (TGI)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saint Louis Community Coll. at Meramec, MO.
Identifiers - Location: Asia