International Economics – ECON 630

CG • Section 8WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course provides students with an understanding of economics from a global perspective. Concepts analyzed include the theory of international trade, trade policy, foreign exchange markets, and macro policies for open economics.

Prerequisites

None

Rationale

In today’s hypercompetitive global economy; the economics associated with international trade are more important than ever before. Successful business people and economists study the structure>conduct>performance of economic activity between different countries, such as the determinants of exchange rates, the impact of tariff and non-tariff barriers, and incentives for and against protectionist behavior.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    1. Understand key international economic concepts.
    2. Analyze the impact of international economic events and activities on domestic and global business decisions.
    3. Evaluate the potential impact of government economic policy on global economies.
    4. Approach international economic theory from a biblical perspective.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations/notes

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (3)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be at least 500 words, demonstrate course-related knowledge, and include at least 4 scholarly citations in current APA format. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 1 classmate’s thread. Each reply must be at least 300 words and incorporate at least 3 scholarly citations in current APA format.

Learn Smart

The student will complete Learn Smart assignments each module/week that correspond with the textbook readings for the assigned module/week.