Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
11320203E11833INTERNATIONAL TRADEElective475
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Language of Instruction
English
Objectives of the Course
The course develops student’s ability to use basic results of research on international trade to address policy questions concerning free trade, protectionism and trade integration.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1To understand the major models of international trade
2To understand the principle of comparative advantage and its formal expression and interpretation within different theoretical models
3To be familiar with the main arguments about protection and free trade and be able to interpret their realism
4To be familiar with the major recent developments in the world trading system and trading communities
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Yok
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Yok
Course Contents
The aim of this course is to develop a perspective about international trade. Because of this reason, the main aspects of international trade will be main concern of the course. Comparative advantage, gains from trade, causes and consequences of international trade, preferential trade areas and trade agreements and international trade institutions will be discussed in this consequence.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction to International Trade course
2Gains from Trade
3Trade Policies of Importing Countries
4Trade Policies of Exporting Countries
5Week Barriers to Trade
6Multilateral Trade Negotiations: The GATT and WTO
7Preferential Trade Agreements
8Midterm
9Trade and the Environment
10Financing of International Trade Transactions
11INCO Terms
12Competitiveness in the Global Economy
13Marketing Tools and International Trade
14International Marketing: Analyzing Opportunities
15International Marketing: Developing an International Strategy
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
- Reed, Michael R. (2000), International Trade in Agricultural Products, Prentice Hall - Krugman, P. and Obstfeld, M. (2003), International Economics. Theory and Policy, Addison Wesley Higher Ed. - Grimwade, N. (2000), International Trade. New Patterns of Trade, Production and Investment, Routledge - Neipert, David M. (1999), Tour of International Trade, Prentice Hall
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Work Placement(s)
Yok
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures16348
Practice10330
Individual Study for Homework Problems5210
Individual Study for Mid term Examination10220
Individual Study for Final Examination20240
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)152
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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