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ECON 273 - Introduction to International Economics

5 Credits
A deeper exploration of the global economy including international trade, balance of payments, currency markets, exchange rates, government policies, and important institutions.

Pre-requisite(s) ECON& 201 or ECON& 202 with a minimum 2.0
Program Admission Required Yes Admitted Program BAS

Quarters Typically Offered
Spring Online

Designed to Serve Transfer students, economics emphasis students and students needing social science credit.
Active Date 20210403T10:08:02

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 38
Shared Learning Environment Yes
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
  • Social Science Area I

Course Outline
  • International Economic Institutions
  • International Trade
  • Trade Policies
  • Balance of Payments
  • Currency Markets and Exchange Rates
  • Exchange Rate Policies
  • Political Economy of international trade and finance policies

Student Learning Outcomes
Describe the relationships among economic measures relevant to international economics.

Describe how trade affects economic aggregates and how trade has different impacts on different sectors of the economy.

Evaluate arguments for and against trade in terms of economic costs and benefits.

Identify the determinants of currency values important to specific cases.

Describe the basic dynamics of currency markets.

Describe how different government policies affect trade and international financial flows.

Identify important international institutions relevant to international economics and describe their roles in trade and international finance.

Evaluate trade and international finance policy outcomes using the tools of political economy.

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