BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

FNPA-250 - Economics and Taxation - 3.00 Credits

FNPA-250 - Economics and Taxation - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course is designed to build on student's introductory courses in economics and public administration. Students who take this course will be able to understand and discuss the principles of economics and taxation in Canada and relate it to a First Nations context. The course places a special emphasis on the principles of economics; taxation policy in Canada; redistribution of wealth as a traditional economic practice among First Nations. The course will examine Aboriginal traditions, values and philosophies of wealth creation and distribution, as well as the foundations of municipal forms of taxation, their valuation, and their uses in a municipal or community context. Students will gain some exposure to taxation authorities established under Canadian federal law.
Part of the:
  • BUSINESS Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Aboriginal Governance & Leadership Certificate - Diploma Term 1
  • Prerequisites : BUSM 251,
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week.
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • explain the principles of economics;

  • Compare First Nations taxation policies with municipal, regional and federal equivalents;

  • describe the history of wealth redistribution in a First Nations context and relate it to the principles of taxation;

  • explain tax policy in Canada;

  • explain the basic terms, concepts, and theories of economics and taxation in a Canadian context; and

  • Prepare economic policies and processes for application by a First Nations tax authority.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Geoffrey Hale. (current edition). The politics of taxation in Canada. Peterborough: Broadview Press. Marc Lee, Stuart Murray & Ben Parfitt. (May 2005). B.C.’s regional divide: How tax and spending policies affect BC communities. Ottawa: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

  • Paul Ekins & Manfred Max-Neef, eds. (current edition). Real-life economics: Understanding wealth creation. Florence, KY: Routledge.

  • David Graeber. (current edition). Toward an anthropological theory of value: The false coin of our own dreams. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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