Sustainable Development Goal 8 is to promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
The courses listed below contain content relative to the pursuit of this goal. Click through to read more about each course, and to be linked to the course page in the UTSC Calendar.
For more information on the Goal itself, visit https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdg8
Students critically engage with African and diasporic histories, cultures, social structures, economies, and belief systems.
An overview of the range and diversity of African social institutions, religious beliefs and ritual, kinship, political and economic organization, pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial experience.
Topics include African socialism and capitalism; structural adjustment and resource economies; dictatorship and democratization; migration and urbanization; social movements.
The course begins by examining various rationales for public involvement in the economy and then examines a number of theories explaining the way decisions are actually made in the public sector.
In this course, we learn the key assumption behind and techniques used by CBA and how to apply these methods in practice.
Half of the course will focus on general theoretical systems models; the other half will empirically study Russia, China and other systems.
The topics covered will include: labour supply; labour demand; equilibrium in competitive and non-competitive markets; non-market approaches to the labour market; unemployment.
Topics covered will include: unions; wage structures; sex and race discrimination; human capital theory; investment in education.
This course studies the economic aspects of how individuals and firms make decisions: about education and on-the-job training.
The international monetary system: fixed "versus" flexible exchange rates, international capital movements, and their implications for monetary policy.
An outline of the theories of international trade that explain why countries trade with each other, and the welfare implications of this trade, as well as empirical tests of these theories.
Students will survey current theoretical approaches in economic history, study particular topics in North American economic history, and develop hands-on practice in data collection and analysis.
This course will use the tools of economics to understand international aspects of economic development policy.
This course provides general understanding on issues related to open economy and studies theories in international trade and international finance.
This course will review recent developments in macroeconomics, including new classical and new Keynesian theories of inflation, unemployment and business cycles.
The focus will be on the assessment of impacts to the natural environment, however, socio-economic impacts will also be discussed.
This course is intended for students who would like to apply theoretical principles of environmental sustainability learned in other courses to real world problems.
Supervision will be provided by a faculty member with active research in geography, ecology, natural resource management, environmental biology, or geosciences as represented within the departments.
This course will contribute to a better understanding of the social and political construction of environmental science and technology.
Three modules take students from relatively simple determinations of risk (e.g., infrastructure flooding) towards more complex, real-world, inclusive considerations (e.g., ecosystem impacts of climate change).
This course will explore the following themes: racialization of poverty, employment and poverty, poverty and gender socio-spatial polarization, and housing and homelessness.
An examination of philosophical issues in ethics, social theory, and theories of human nature as they bear on business.
The course explores factors that influence a country’s policy making process and why countries’ policies diverge or converge.