International Trade and Finance
University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
Area of Study
Economics, Finance, Peace and Conflict Studies
Taught In English
Course entry requirements: ECO2003F Microeconomics II and ECO2004S Macroeconomics II.
Co-requisites: ECO3020F Advanced Macro & Microeconomics.
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units18
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 5
Hours & Credits
The course is divided into (i) internationa l trade and (ii) international finance. (i) International trade covers the theories of international trade and trade policy; current issues in international trade; trade and development, and South Africa in world trade. (ii) The international finance section covers models of balance of payments adjustments under fixed exchange rates South African policy issues.
DP requirements: All class test and assignments/essays/projects to be completed. Attend at least 75% of tutorials. Satisfactory completion and timeous submission of at least 75% assignments. A weighted average mark of 40% for tests, tutorials, essays and assignments. Only students who have obtained DP certificates may write the finalexamination.
Assessment: Classwork (tests, tutorials and assignments/essays/projects) 50% June examination 50%
The course outline will detail the breakdown for submission weighting and variation for exemptions and absences.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.