International Economics – ECON 630

CG • Section 8WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 02/01/2024

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.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


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.

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 the Course Overview. 

Discussions (3)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each discussion. 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.

Read & Interact Textbook Assignments (25)

Within this course, students will be required to read and interact with the textbook within the third party platform, SmartBook. Students must complete each reading and item in the textbook in order to earn the points associated with the assigned reading.