ECON 3505 Information Technology and the Canadian Economy | College of Extended Learning | UNB

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Information Technology and the Canadian Economy

Subject Course No. Credit Value
Economics ECON 3505 Three (3) credit hours

This course deals with the economics of structural change and Canada's multifaceted experience in this area. It blends economic theory, economic analysis, economic history and public policy in the context of the revolution in information technology. The contemporary features of the Canadian economy will be analyzed within the parameters of the new global economy of the 21st century.

The following topics will be discussed: the emergence of knowledge-based industries, entrepreneurship, innovation, the demographic and skill composition of Canada's workforce, the economics of structural and technological change, and the role of the private and public sectors in the Information Age.

Instructor: Dr. Constantine E. Passaris (view syllabus)
Prerequisite: Any first-year economics course or permission of the instructor.

  • This course will contribute to individualized education and provide an opportunity for life-long learning.
  • The mission of the course is to promote an environment that empowers students with specialized knowledge and skills and affords them the opportunity to engage in a dialogue and intellectual debate.
  • It will also provide a platform for the exchange of ideas, exploring new ideas, and make a contribution towards advancing the frontiers of knowledge.

Students have six months from the registration date to complete the course. All course exams and/or assignments must be completed by the designated end date.

Assignments and examinations

  • 2 x assignments (25% each)
  • 1 x research paper (50%)

Fees and payments

There is a $150 non-refundable/non-transferable online fee per course in addition to applicable tuition & fees. Learn more about our payment options.

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