International Trade and Finance

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    International Trade and Finance

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Economics, Finance, Peace and Conflict Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Course entry requirements: ECO2003F Microeconomics II and ECO2004S Macroeconomics II.

    Co-requisites: ECO3020F Advanced Macro & Microeconomics.

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 5
  • Overview

    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.

Course Disclaimer

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.


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