ECON 340 - International Economics
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Economics (ECON)
Department: LSA Economics
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Enforced Prerequisites:
ECON 101 (completed with a minimum grade of C or better).
Advisory Prerequisites:
ECON 102 (unless ECON 101 completed with B or higher).
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The course provides a general overview of international economics, intended for both non-majors in economics and majors who want a broad introduction to the issues of international economics, including its institutions and policies.

Topics covered include: the reasons for and the effects of international trade; trade policies such as tariffs, quotas, and voluntary export restraints; trade arrangements and institutions such as the NAFTA and WTO; determination of exchange rates; the role of the international economy in influencing national income, unemployment, and inflation; and international constraints on macroeconomic policy. Emphasis is on concepts, ideas and institutions, rather than on rigorous analysis.

Starting with Winter 2018, the grading curve in this course will include substantially higher proportions of As and Bs than have been given in the same course in the past.

Course Requirements:

Students are expected to stay abreast of international economic news by reading available news sources.

Intended Audience:

Intended for both non-majors in economics and majors who want a broad introduction to the issues of international economics, including its institutions and policies.

Class Format:

The course format is primarily lecture, but it also includes brief weekly class discussions of current international economic news. Course grade is based on two midterm exams and a final exam only.

ECON 340 - International Economics
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
27654
Open
190
 
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MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
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ISBN: 0134472098
International Economics, Author: Gerber, James, Publisher: Pearson 7TH 2018
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