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LEGS7009 - Principles International Trade

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Title:Principles International Trade
Long Title:Principles International Trade
Module Code:LEGS7009
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Law
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Katie Power
Module Author: Pio Fenton
Module Description: This module will critically examine the principles and rules of international trade with a focus on the institutions that enable trade. It will discuss the role and involvement of the European Union and evaluate the critical area of dispute resolution procedures utilised in international trade disputes.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe the development of international trade regulation leading to the establishment of the World Trade Organisation
LO2 Explain the current regulation of international trade under the World Trade Organisation
LO3 Discuss the role of the European Union in the regulation of international trade.
LO4 Evaluate the dispute resolution procedures utilised in international trade disputes
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
The development of international trade regulation.
Political and economic arguments in favour of international trade regulation. The establishment of the World Trade Organisation. Multi lateral trade negotiations.
The World Trade Organisation
Membership and structure of the WTO. Principles and substantive law of the WTO. Recent rounds of negotiations and key issues facing the WTO
The role of the European Union
Establishment and development of the European Union. Institutional structure, policy formation and decision making at EU level. The role of the EU in international trade regulation.
International Trade Disputes
Dispute settlement procedures utilised in international trade. Conflict of laws. Litigation and Arbitration
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions Class exam focusing on the current regulatory systems covering international trade. 1,2,3 50.0 Week 9
Presentation A presentation based on a case study of a specific international trade dispute in which the student explores the nature of the dispute and evaluates procedures utilised to resolve the dispute. 4 50.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self directed study 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) No Description 5.0 Every Week 5.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Supplementary Book Resources
  • Robert C. Feenstra, Alan M. Taylor. 2014, International trade, New York; Worth Publishers [ISBN: 9781429278447]
  • Kerr, W. Gaisford, J. 2008, Handbook on International Trade Policy, Elgar
Supplementary Article/Paper Resources
  • The International Trade Journal
  • The Journal of World Trade
  • The Journal of International Trade, Law and Policy
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_BIBLA_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business with Language 4 Mandatory

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