INTB 2000: Introduction to International Business

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Course Format Lecture 4.0 h + Seminar 0.0 h + Lab. 0.0 h
Credits 3.0

Course Description

This course introduces students to the role of international trade, the international business environment and Canada's dependence on, and role in, international business. Students will gain an understanding of international business, globalization, and the importance of international business to the Canadian economy. Students are provided with a focus on the nature of the international business environment; its financial, cultural, social, political and legal forces; and the manner in which this environment has changed and continues to change. Students are also introduced to alternative methods of conducting business internationally and reasons for and different types of government and private sources of assistance to international business. The increasing importance of international organizations such as the World Bank, the International Development Association, the World Trade Organization, UNCTAD, CIDA, and the International Monetary Fund is emphasized.

This course also provides basic understanding of trade flows and the main trade agreements. The major trade groups and regions examined include the European Union, ASEAN, APEC, NAFTA, and MERCOSUR.

Students will receive credit for only one of INTB 1200 or 2000.

Prerequisite(s): English Requirement, one of the following: a minimum 67% in English First Peoples 12, English Studies 12, Literary Studies 12, or equivalent; a university-level English or communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit; a minimum "C" in ENGL 1120; a minimum "C-" in ENGL 1121; a "S" in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110; a minimum Level 3 on the LET; LEAP 8; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension.

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