Modulhandbuch (Module manual)

M.184.3412 International Trade
(International Trade)
Koordinator (coordinator): Prof. Dr. Thomas Gries
Ansprechpartner (contact): Prof. Dr. Thomas Gries (thomas.gries[at]
Youssouf Sangare ()
Credits: 5 ECTS
Workload: 150 Std (h)
Semesterturnus (semester cycle): SoSe
Studiensemester (study semester): 3-6
Dauer in Semestern (duration in semesters): 1
Lehrveranstaltungen (courses):
Nummer / Name
(number / title)
(contact time)
Status (P/WP)
(group size)
a) K.184.34121 / International Trade Vorlesung 45 Std (h) 105 Std (h) P 50 TN (PART)
Wahlmöglichkeiten innerhalb des Moduls (Options within the module):
Empfohlene Voraussetzungen (prerequisites):

​Grundzüge der Volkswirtschaftslehre

Inhalte (short description):

​The module covers theories of international trade.In the lecture on international trade the student will learn theories of international trade and the globalization of the market for goods and services. Traditional as well as modern trade theories will be introduced and discussed. The exercise comprises readings on basic principles in international economics and gives the opportunity for questions related to the lectures.

Lernergebnisse (learning outcomes):
Fachkompetenz Wissen (professional expertise):

​- know major facts about international trade, trade among regions and comparative advantages of industrialized, newly industrialized and developing economies.

- understand the impact of openness and globalization on economic welfare.

collect own data on trade in goods, services and capital of major industrialized, newly industrialized and developing countries

- learn how to use micro- and microeconomic models to explain international trade of different and similar countries, the existence of comparative advantages, the advantage of specialization and the dynamics of comparative advantages.

Fachkompetenz Fertigkeit (practical professional and academic skills):

​- learn how to formally and graphically represent models of open economies and how to use the representations for economic analysis in various problem settings.

- use economic models to theoretically derive comparative advantages and patterns of specialization in trade.

Personale Kompetenz / Sozial (individual competences / social skills):

​- organize themselves in groups and allocate research tasks on topics in internatioanl trade

- gain intercultural competences and coumminicate in an international team.

Personale Kompetenz / Selbstständigkeit (individual competences / ability to perform autonomously):

​- apply known theories of trade to critically evaluate the current situation/future perspective of globalization and the dynamics of comparative advantages.

- discuss and evaluate past and current international economic developments.

Prüfungsleistungen (examinations)
Art der Modulprüfung (type of modul examination): Modulabschlussprüfung
Art der Prüfung
(type of examination)
a) Klausur 60 min 95.00 %
b) Hausarbeit 2 Seiten 5.00 %
Studienleistung / qualifizierte Teilnahme (module participation requirements)
Voraussetzungen für die Teilnahme an Prüfungen (formal requirements for participating in examinations)
Voraussetzungen für die Vergabe von Credits (formal requirements for granting credit points)
Die Vergabe der Credits erfolgt, wenn die Modulnote mindestens „ausreichend“ ist
Gewichtung für Gesamtnote (calculation of overall grade)
Das Modul wird mit der Anzahl seiner Credits gewichtet (Faktor: 1)
Verwendung des Moduls in den Studiengängen (The module can be selected in the following degree programmes)
B.Sc. International Business Studies, B.Sc. Wirtschaftsinformatik, B.Sc. Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Umfang QT (participation requirements):
Lernmaterialien, Literaturangaben (learning material, literature):
Teilnehmerbegrenzung (participant limit):
Sonstige Hinweise (additional information):

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