Brazil in the New Global Economy

Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Brazil in the New Global Economy

  • Host University

    Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina

  • Location

    Florianópolis, Brazil

  • Area of Study

    Economics, International Affairs, International Economics, International Relations, International Studies, International Trade

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview


    The course introduces the main debates about the new global economy and their implications for practice and policy. The course will also analyze the globalization process in order to understand its implications on the multiple aspects of social-economic and political life and the repercussions on corporations and nations.
    • Identify economic trends and study examples from international economics and international business.
    • Describe the main economic blocs and areas of economic integration, studying their implications and the rising of the geo-economic world.
    • Explain why it is important to understand today's global economy.
    • Analyze the process of globalization in order to understand their implications in the economic, political and social development of our states and their impact on business activity
    • Analyze the importance of internationalization as companies define business strategies for a new international economic order in the age of globalization

    To be approved, the student must have a minimum of 70% of improvement (practical works and test lists approved with final grade higher than 7 points - maximum 10 points) and 75% class attendance.

    All papers and discussions will be graded on the basis of the following criteria:

    • Level of analysis/argumentation. You must present a thoughtful argument and interpretation, not a mere summary of facts. (Note: it does not matter which side of an issue you argue, only how well or how poorly you make the argument.)
    • Use of evidence. The material you select to support your thesis must be relevant and must clearly back up your argument.
    • Clarity of communication. You must present the evidence and express your argument in a clear, comprehensible manner.
    To be approved, the student must have a minimum of 70% of improvement and 75% of class frequency. The student cannot be absent on up to 25% of classes.In case of injury or sickness the absence of the student will not count if he presents a medical certificate. In this context, the classroom assignments shall be sent via e-mail to him. When the student joins back his group, the professor is instructed to pay extra attention to him/her in the process of catching up with the class.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

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.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations