Course Title: Analysing Current Economic Issues
Course Code: CIA4U
Grade: 12
Course Type: University Preparation
Credit Value: 1
Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities
Department: Canadian and World Studies

Course Description

This course examines current Canadian and international economic issues, developments, policies, and practices from diverse perspectives. Students will explore the decisions that individuals and institutions, including governments, make in response to economic issues such as globalization, trade agreements, economic inequalities, regulation, and public spending. Students will apply the concepts of economic thinking and the economic inquiry process, as well as economic models and theories, to investigate, and develop informed opinions about, economic trade-offs, growth, and sustainability and related economic issues.

Course Outline
  • CIA4U Unit 1 Overview
  • Accessibility to CIA4U Unit 1 Assignment
  • U1L1 Characteristics and issues of current economy (A1.1)
  • U1L2 Identify primary sources (A1.2)
  • U1L3 Identify secondary sources (A1.2)
  • U1L4 Credibility of sources (Part 1)(A1.3)
  • U1L5 Credibility of sources (Part 2)(A1.3)
  • U1L6 Strategies for economic inquiry (A1.4)
  • U1L7 Proper approaches for economic inquiry (A1.4)
  • U1L8 Compare and contrast the economic system (B1.1)
  • U1L9 Identify production problems (B1.1)
  • U1L10 Relationship between consumer and producer (B1.2)
  • U1L11 Relationship between demand and supply (B1.2)
  • U1L12 Production possibilities curves (B1.3)
  • U1L13 PPC Applications (B1.3)
  • U1L14 Scarcity and opportunity costs (B1.4)
  • U1L15 Opportunity costs application (B1.4)
  • U1L16 Cost and benefit of some financial choices (B1.5)
  • U1L17 Economic theorists (B4.1)
  • U1L18 Identify economic challenges from different political perspectives (B4.2)
  • U1L19 Identify some specific challenges in Canada (B4.2)
  • U1L20 Defined sociocultural factors and political-economic stakeholders (B4.3)
  • U1L21 Influences of those factors to economic decisions (B4.3)
  • U1L22 Factors influence the source allocation (C3.1)
  • U1L23 Policy to narrow income inequality (C3.2)
  • U1L24 Role and rights of workers (C3.3)
  • Finish and Hand in CIA4U Unit 1 Assignment at the end of lesson
  • CIA4U Unit 1 Online Test
  • CIA4U Unit 2 Overview
  • Accessibility to CIA4U Unit 2 Assignment
  • U2L1 Models of supply and demand (B2.1)
  • U2L2 Supply and demand model application (B2.1)
  • U2L3 Factors effect supply and demand (Part 1)(B2.2)
  • U2L4 Factors effect supply and demand (Part 2)(B2.2)
  • U2L5 Analyse consumer decision making (Part 1)(B2.3)
  • U2L6 Analyse consumer decision making (Part 2)(B2.3)
  • U2L7 Economic thinking (A1.5)
  • U2L8 Identify and evaluate the economic issues (A1.6)
  • U2L9 Express your options (A1.7)
  • U2L10 Different types of firms (C1.1)
  • U2L11 Various types of market structures (C1.2)
  • U2L12 Types of stakeholders (C1.2)
  • U2L13 Influence of new technology (Part 1)(C1.3)
  • U2L14 Influence of new technology (Part 2)(C1.3)
  • U2L15 Business regulation (C1.4)
  • U2L16 Differences of business regulation in different countries (C1.4)
  • U2L17 Changes in Canadian economy (C1.5)
  • U2L18 Economic activity in grey and black markets (C1.6)
  • U2L19 Economic trade-offs (C2.1)
  • U2L20 Stakeholders’ view about economic (C2.2)
  • U2L21 Socioeconomic trends (C2.3)
  • U2L22 Significance of these trade-offs (C2.1)
  • U2L23 Responses to current economic issues (Part 1)(C2.4)
  • U2L24 Responses to current economic issues (Part 2)(C2.4)
  • Finish and Hand in CIA4U Unit 2 Assignment at the end of lesson
  • CIA4U Unit 3 Overview
  • Accessibility to CIA4U Unit 3 Assignment
  • U3L1 Proper references (A1.8)
  • U3L2 Financial research (A1.8)
  • U3L3 Conclude research results (A1.9)
  • U3L4 Financial literacy (Part 1)(A2.1)
  • U3L5 Financial literacy (Part 2)(A2.1)
  • U3L6 Business cycle model (D1.1)
  • U3L7 Government policies (D1.2)
  • U3L8 Impact of government policies (D1.2)
  • U3L9 Economists measure (D1.3)
  • U3L10 Weaknesses of different macroeconomic indicators (D1.4)
  • U3L11 Strengths of different macroeconomic indicators (D1.4)
  • U3L12 Alternative measures and models of economic growth (D1.5)
  • U3L13 Canadian fiscal policy decisions (D2.1)
  • U3L14 Influence on macroeconomic policies (D2.2)
  • U3L15 Evaluate the effectiveness of actions (D2.2)
  • U3L16 Institutions’ respond to economic change (D2.3)
  • U3L17 Impact of government fiscal policy (D2.4)
  • U3L18 Macroeconomic consequences (D2.4)
  • U3L19 Bank of Canada (Part 1)(D3.1)
  • U3L20 Bank of Canada (Part 2)(D3.1)
  • U3L21 Monetary policy (Part 1)(D3.2)
  • U3L22 Monetary policy (Part 2)(D3.2)
  • U3L23 Financial institutions (Part 1)(D3.3)
  • U3L24 Financial institutions (Part 2)(D3.3)
  • Finish and Hand in CIA4U Unit 3 Assignment at the end of lesson
  • CIA4U Unit 3 Online Test
  • CIA4U Unit 4 Overview
  • Accessibility to CIA4U Unit 4 Assignment
  • U4L1 Real-life problems (Part 1)(A2.2)
  • U4L2 Real-life problems (Part 2)(A2.2)
  • U4L3 Concepts of economic thinking (A2.3)
  • U4L4 Economic careers (A2.4)
  • U4L5 Importance of scarcity (B3.1)
  • U4L6 Production efficiency (B3.2)
  • U4L7 Factors of production (B3.2)
  • U4L8 Merits of economic growth (B3.3)
  • U4L9 Drawbacks of economic growth (B3.3)
  • U4L10 Third-party benefits and costs (B3.4)
  • U4L11 Key aspects of trade theories (E1.1)
  • U4L12 Exchange rate regimes (E1.2)
  • U4L13 Trade models and practices (E1.3)
  • U4L14 Trade agreements (E1.4)
  • U4L15 Globalization influences economic decisions (E2.1)
  • U4L16 International events/developments (E2.2)
  • U4L17 Canadian government responses to global economic challenges (E2.3)
  • U4L18 Impact on stability (E2.3)
  • U4L19 Address problems related to international economic activities (E2.4)
  • U4L20 Main causes and effects of economic marginalization (E3.1)
  • U4L21 Analyse data on global economic disparities (E3.1)
  • U4L22 Responses to economic disparity (E3.2)
  • U4L23 Social movements and global economic inequality (E3.3)
  • U4L24 Social justice organizations and global economic inequality (E3.3)
  • Finish and Hand in CIA4U Unit 4 Assignment at the end of lesson
  • CIA4U Final Project
  • CIA4U Final Exam
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