Jan 15, 2021  
2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

ECO 116 - Inside the Global Economy

3 credit hours - Three hours weekly; one term.
This course meets the Social and Behavioral Sciences General Education Requirement. This course meets the Diversity Requirement.

Explore the concepts of the global economy. Discusses national differences in political economy, possible differences in culture and ethical standards, theories of why nations trade and arguments for and against trade, the role of foreign investment, trade blocs (such as NAFTA and the European Union) and other aspects of economic integration as well as exchange rates and the global monetary system. Examines how firms can compete effectively and ethically in a global marketplace and the importance of exporting, importing, countertrade, global production, marketing, and human resource management. Emphasizes reasons why cross-cultural understanding and appreciation are crucial to the effective functioning of a global economy. Appropriate for students with no prior study of economics.

Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for ENG 111  or ENG 115  or ENG 121 .

Course Outcomes
Core Competencies
Core 1 Communication Core 3 Information Literacy Core 5 Self Management Core 7 Quantitative Reasoning Core 8 Social and Civic Responsibility Core 9 Global Perspective Core 10 Innovative and Critical Thinking