Join Curtis to explore the fundamentals of economics to prepare students with the skills and knowledge to be successful in a post-secondary program. The course will explore a central question: how does the economy really work? Economics 12 provides students with opportunities to analyze the effects of history and economic activity on society, nations, and the global community. Curtis will introduce students to many of the principles behind government and social policies, as well as the historical forces that shaped them. The study of economics will give students an understanding of personal, professional, and business decisions regarding the allocation of resources that they will be required to make throughout their lives. As well, the study of current economic developments, trends and issues may contribute to informing a student’s educational and career choices, as well as examine their role in the global market.
Your Educator – Curtis LeBlanc
Curtis LeBlanc was born and raised in St. Albert, Alberta. He is the author of Good for Nothing (Anstruther Press, 2017) and Little Wild (Nightwood Editions, 2018). His fiction and poetry have been published in print and online, both in Canada and the United States. In 2010, he moved to Vancouver to pursue his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at UBC. He recently completed his Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at UBC as well. During that time, he taught a wide range of topics to students at the elementary, high school and post-secondary levels, including English, Poetry, Fiction, Songwriting, New Media and Sports Writing. He loves adapting his lessons to students’ interests and opening the door to an array of materials and critical viewpoints. When he’s not working on his own writing, you can find him performing his songs or reading his poetry around Vancouver. He’s also a huge hockey fan, with a special interest in analytics and sports culture, and has covered the NHL for a variety of publications.
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Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
10:00 am-12:00 pm
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