This course explores trade between countries. It explains why international trade takes place, and examines the costs and benefits associated with increasing globalization. Protectionism, immigration reform, oil prices, and NAFTA are discussed, along with the trade's effects on living standards and the environment. Finally factors that affect growth in developing nations are examined, along with the roles that the IMF, World Bank, and WTO play. The title of this course was previously International Economics.
Level I Prereq: Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6; Academic Math Level 4; ECO 211 minimum grade "C"