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Number:EC331
Name:International Trade & Investment
Description:A fundamental understanding of international trade and investment is essential to the modern business professional who is faced with an increasingly global environment. Therefore, this course offers an integrated approach to theory, policy, and current events which empowers the student to understand the major workings of the international economic system and its impact on domestic economy and business. The course also acquaints students with modern international economic strategies in both the public and private sectors of the economy.
Credit(s):3
Offered (DAY schedule):Every spring semester
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s): EC212

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic terms and concepts in international trade and investment • Examine principles of international trade and investment in light of potential fiscal, monetary and social policy both within and outside of the United States • Research opportunities for incremental improvements in trade between nation-states • Consider the effects of historical events, cultural and social norms, religion, human rights records, and other issues on trade integration efforts • Cite major trade accords and the role of national and international bodies, including the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and the World Trade Organization • Follow contemporary issues in the areas of modeling, tariffs and nontariff barriers, commercial policy, the role of international trade in economic growth, international finance and foreign exchange, exchange rate theories and regimes, international macroeconomic policies and other areas of importance.

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher
S 2013 International Economics 0-321-78386-7 Husted 9TH 13 Pearson
S 2011 INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS 0-321-33637-2 HUSTED 7 PEARSON EDU
S 2010 INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS 0-321-33637-2 HUSTED 7 ADD
S 2009 INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS 0-321-33637-2 HUSTED 7 PEARSON EDUCATION
S 2008 NO ORDER RECEIVED YET ORDER
S 2007 MAKING GLOBALIZATION WORK 0-393-06122-1 STIGLITZ W. W. NORTON & CO.,
S 2006 INTERNATL.BUS.-TEXT HILL 5TH 05
S 2002 GLOBAL BUS.TODAY W/POSTSCRIPT 2002-W/CD 0-07-250699-7 HILL 2ND 01 MCGRAW
S 2001 State of World 2000 0-393-31998-9 Brown Norto
S 2000 One World, Ready or Not 0-684-83554-1 Greider S&S
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