Do you ever wonder how our economy really works? How does the “invisible hand” of our collective financial markets create places where we can reliably go to buy any food we wish or buy enormously expensive objects like airplanes that can be utilized by different people at different points in their lives? Economics 12 provides students with opportunities to analyze the effects of economic activity on our society, nations, and the global community at large. Curtis will introduce you to many of the principles behind government and social policies, as well as the forces that influence financial markets. The study of economics will give you an understanding of personal, professional, and business decisions regarding the allocation of resources you will be required to make throughout their lives. As well, the study of current economic developments, trends and issues will enable students to improve their educational and career choices, while also informing each person of their role influence in the global markets.
Your Teacher – 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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10:00 am-12:00 pm
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