An introduction to basic micro and macro economics with applications to tourism and the Canadian economy. Topics include the operation of markets, costs of production, types of markets, inflation, growth, unemployment and exchange rates. This site supplements the f2f classroom.
- Teacher: Audrey Lowrie
This course deals with the development and refinement of written and oral communication skills that are needed by competent 3rd Millennium managers. For grading, a strong focus is placed on evidence of supportive research and the application of critical thinking skills: accurate interpretation, analysis, reasoning, inferences, and synthesis. Graded written assignments include an e-mail, a letter, a cover letter and resume and a research report. Writing assignments are expected to demonstrate English proficiency in terms of grammar and punctuation usage. Course grading also includes three verbal presentations.
- Teacher: Tyler Ballam
PGCM 099 – College Orientation will introduce students to the Selkirk College campus experience and will include orientation to the computer lab and various software programs, learning resources and study skills, and an introduction to Canadian culture.
This full-time paid work experience (May through September) is monitored by the College and evaluation is completed by the employer and program instructors. Experiential learning is effective because it provides students with opportunities to acquire supervisory skills and competencies that are applicable to their future careers. This approach recognizes that a supervisor requires significant practice of the principles and skills learned during study and looks to the tourism and hospitality industry to provide an environment in which this practice can take place. This work term gives students an opportunity to apply and extend academic knowledge while employed with qualified tourism and hospitality employers throughout B.C., Canada and the world.