AE Course List

ECON3013 Applied Econometrics


This course aims to give students a basic understanding of econometrics and regression analysis. Numerous examples will be examined in order to achieve this goal. Emphasis placed on the classical linear regression model, least squares estimation, hypothesis testing, and model building, then finally applying to practical economic problems on forecasting and analysis. In addition, this course will train students to use computer statistical software.

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ECON4103 Applied Economics Internship


This course aims to provide an opportunity for students to gain real-life working experience in organizational departments related to economics, finance, operations, and data analysis. The primary intention of this course is to provide the opportunity for students to work in various departments related to their discipline including investment analysis, financial risk analysis, and stockbroking functions. A secondary intention is for students to use the internship placement to broaden their own experience beyond the limitations of their chosen discipline. Under the guidance of both faculty and workplace supervisors, students will work in an organization as interns and complete work assignments that are primarily related to the students’ discipline. The internship assignment is expected to take up no less than 150 hours to complete plus 12 hours of lecture at the College, and it may or may not be paid for. Students will be assisted by UIC, but they are responsible for finding professional placements. The host organization will nominate a contact person for the student for the duration of the internship.

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ECON3023 Asia-Pacific Economies


This course aims to introduce to students a general survey of economic development in the Asia Pacific region. It is designed to help students to be familiarised with economic affairs and equip themselves with basic analytical tools for tackling economic issues in the region. Socio-economic factors and changes in the global environment that have given rise to the East Asian miracle and the subsequent financial crisis in 1997 will be carefully analysed. Emphasis will be placed on the understanding of economic problems in the real world. Interested students from business, social sciences and journalism should find no difficulty in understanding the reference materials.

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BUS4003 BBA Project


The course aim is to provide an opportunity for students: (1) to develop their individual analytical and intellectual abilities; (2) to apply the knowledge and skills gained from the degree programme to a real, practical business problem; and (3) to prepare themselves for the transition from college to the work situation.

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BUS3003 Business Communications


This course aims to provide students with an understanding of the essential concepts, practices and basic models of business communication and to develop their skills necessary for communicating professionally in the current business and technological context. The course emphasises the application of concepts and methods of written and oral communication activities and is focused on developing the students’ ability to function in a community and team.

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GCVM1023 Business Ethics


This course covers a wide range of ethical issues selected to increase the students’ awareness of ethical issues that corporations and professional managers experience. It is designed specifically to educate students regarding the legal and social behaviours expected of business people and how these behaviours set a base for corporate social responsibility. Most importantly, this course enables students to understand and apply their personal values in making business decisions and to resolve ethical dilemmas in business situations. As this course introduces students to an array of principles and new perspectives that will encourage critical thinking to contest their pre-existing ideas and beliefs, it will enable them to develop a more global perspective and attain a successful career, either as an employee or as a manager.

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BUS3023 Business Research Methods


The purpose of this course is to provide students with an overview of research methods that are currently used in business and to develop in the students a strong capacity to grasp the complexity of inquiry into theoretical and applied business problems. The objectives are to introduce students to the theoretical and analytical issues which are shaping contemporary business research thinking and practice, to address the key components which might comprise the essential elements of conducting research in an applied business setting, and to provide opportunities for students to engage in survey, case analyses, experiential exercises and library research which are aimed at skill development in conducting research.

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ECON3123 Calculus for Economics and Finance


This course introduces necessary mathematical ideas and techniques in single variable calculus and their basic applications in economics and finance, so that students can study economics and finance courses smoothly. With extensive examples of application in economic and financial areas, it also provides the foundation for more advanced economics and finance studies.

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GCCH1013 Chinese Thought through the Ages


(1) introduce important thought that have produced extremely important and significant impact on Chinese social development from past to present; (2) make a connection with contemporary social status by selecting a number of philosophical issues such as harmony, homogeneity/heterogeneity, conflict and unity, diversity and sustainability etc.; (3) analyse how ‘the past affects the present’, and how Chinese traditional thought has influenced the development and evolvement of contemporary Chinese society; and (4) help the students to have a better understanding of Chinese thought through different historical periods and to strengthen their sense of identity.

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ECON4053 Development Economics


This course aims to introduce students (particularly undergraduate students majoring in economics) to the field of development economics. The course will explore key issues in development economics, such as growth theories, roles of technology, urbanisation, human capital, health, roles of government, poverty, income inequality, sustainable development, and financing for development. The course will put special emphasis on the related issues of developing economies and of under-developed economies. The course will enable students’ to understand the issues of development economics in a comprehensive manner, and will enable students to actively participate in the public discussions. To see how the theories are employed in real life scenarios, case studies will be employed.

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ECON4003 Economic and Business Forecasting


This course aims to introduce quantitative methods and techniques for time series modelling, analysis, and forecasting of economic and business data. Topics include time series properties of fluctuation, cycle, seasonality, trend, unit roots tests for stationary. Models such as autoregressive and distribution lags, moving average and exponential smoothing, ARIMA, ARCH and GRACH, Transfer Function and Intervention models will be discussed with both statistical theory and practical methods of model building and analysis. Emphasis will also be put on the applications in economic and business related areas.

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GCLA1903 English I

大学英文 I

The course involves instruction of English as both an academic subject and a foreign/second language. The course focuses on fundamental language skills that are related to reading, writing, listening, and speaking. It is also designed to enable students to study their major courses more effectively by focusing on the basic language and thinking skills of academic reading and writing.

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GCLA1913 English II

大学英文 II

Course objectives are aimed at further developing and improving the four language skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening to a level appropriate for university study. This course builds on the skills taught in English I by taking the sentence writing skills from that course and developing them into academic style paragraphs using different patterns of organisation. The course will broaden student awareness of reading for academic purpose by instructing how to interpret different textual styles.

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GCLA1923 English III

大学英文 III

The course involves a careful instruction of English as both an academic subject and a second language. Students will be able to respond to and convey ideas in areas of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Speaking will focus on articulation and target language. Patterns of organization will be stressed in speaking and writing. Specific grammar and vocabulary will be addressed within essays. Reading and listening material will be accessed primarily from electronic resources and the library in order to facilitate comprehension of academic sources.

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GCLA1933 English IV

大学英文 IV

This course prepares students for communicating in an academic environment. Major topics of this course include research activities which will enable students to find appropriate academic sources about the topics being studied and use references to support their writing. Public speaking skills will be introduced to enhance their spoken language. Reading and listening material will be accessed primarily from electronic resources and the library in order to further academic research skills and avoid plagiarism.

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