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International Economics
INT'L ECON
CLASS CODE: ECON 358 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: BUSINESS & COMMUNICATION
DEPARTMENT: ECONOMICS
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: An introduction to the micro and macro sides of the international economy. It examines international institutions, policies, and issues.
TAUGHT: Winter, Summer, Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS:

  • The U.S. in a global economy

  • International economic theory

  • Regionalism

  • Economic integration

  • Trade

  • The balance of payments

  • Foreign exchange markets


GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:

  1. Learn the terminology of international economics.

  2. Develop the tools to analyze international trade and finance.

  3. Understand the basis for trade and why it leads to higher living standards.

  4. Understand how political self interest plays a significant role in international economic policies.

  5. Understand how the international financial system works and the relationships between U.S. domestic economic policy and the world economy.

  6. Understand the role of international trade and financial institutions.
REQUIREMENTS: Exams, homework, two research papers, and a group project.
PREREQUISITES: Economics 111, 112
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001