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Gregory Shelton
GTTL 599
Seattle Campus

Special Topics in Global Trade, Transportation, and Logistics Studies

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.

Class description

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.

Recommended preparation

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.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Gregory Shelton
Date: 07/14/2010