Selected topics with special emphasis on issues of pressing importance to the world trading community. Topics vary with departmental discretion. Prerequisite: Graduate students or permission of instructor.
Counts as Core 1 course for GTTL Interdisciplinary Certificate- course will explore the global trading regime, transportation modes, environmental considerations, security, documentation, supply chain management, and other relevant topics. INFO: GTTL@U.WASHINGTON.EDU 206-616-5778
Student learning goals
UNDERSTAND HISTORY, POLICIES, AND OVERALL DYNAMICS OF THE INTERNATIONAL TRADING SYSTEM
UNDERSTAND TRANSPORTATION MODES, TERMINOLOGY, CHALLENGES, AND OPPORTUNITIES
UNDERSTAND THE ROLE OF LABOR IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE
GAIN AN AWARENESS OF THE CHALLENGES OF HUMANITARIAN RELIEF LOGISTICS AND PLANNING
UNDERSTAND SECURITY THREATS AND POLICIES/DOCUMENTATION DESIGNED TO MITIGATE THE RISKS OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE
HOLD A DECENT CONVERSATION IN A CORPORATE BOARDROOM OR LONGSHOREMEN'S BAR
General method of instruction
Lectures, readings, discussion with guest lecturers. Optional Port of Seattle facilities tour. Potential for other off-campus activities.
Look at The Economist, Puget Sound Business Journal, The Journal of Commerce, and begin with the textbooks as listed on the syllabus.
Class assignments and grading
Small group presentation, final paper (outline for midterm), individual research presentation.
Attendance and participation, quality of individual work, peer evaluations for group projects.