Discussion Board Bus. 303

Discussion Board Instructions


1.      In Weeks  1, 3, 5, & 7  – To begin your thread for a particular module, open the Key Terms document posted within each module, and select one of the key terms that interests you.

2.      Declare your topic to the class by posting a new thread in the related DB forum and titling it with the key term you selected.  This reserves your topic so that other students cannot use it.  Each student must cover a different key term; no duplication of articles or key terms is allowed.

3.      Conduct an Internet search to find and read at least 3 recent articles that relate to the key term you selected.  Articles may be found in the International section of any reputable website that focuses on international business, such as Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, or the Economist.  Another good source of information is EBSCOhost, accessible through Liberty’s online library.  Websites like about.com, britanica.com, Wikipedia etc. do not constitute scholarly academic articles and references.

4.      Of the 3 articles you’ve read, select the article that you wish to discuss, and write a review of it.  In addition, you must post all 3 (or more) recent articles to the reference section—even though you review only one of them. You may provide additional references, but references do not replace 3 articles that relate to your key term. Actually reference the article you review within the article review. Your review must include the following sections (each section must be structured by a heading for each section):

    1. A definition of the key term: this does not count in the 200 word minimum requirement.
    2. A summary, in your own words, of the selected article.
    3. A discussion, in your own words, of how the article relates to the selected chapter and key term.
    4. The complete citation, in APA format, of each of the 3 articles read and any other additional references; these do not count in the 200-word requirement.
    5. All references must be annotated.

5.      Paste your review and add the Word document into a new thread or as a reply to the one you created to reserve the key term you chose. Click “Submit” to publish your review for the class.

6.      In Weeks 2,4,6, & 8 – Post a substantive reply to the thread of at least two classmates.  A substantive reply includes at least 100 words analyzing the initial thread as well as adding to the research and concepts put forth in that thread.  The goal is to create meaningful discussion.  To simply restate the idea already put forth or to concur with the first reply is not adding substantial discussion.  That is why it is good to do additional outside research. 


7.      Make sure to copy and paste the discussion board and DB responses within the dialogue box within the discussion board thread and attach the DB and DB responses as a word attachment to the thread for each assignment.

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

(Those in bold can each be selected as a unique Key Term)

•         Global financial markets

•         Monetary systems  

•         Foreign Exchange (FX) Market

•         Bretton Woods Agreement

•         Gold Standard

•         Over-the-counter (OTC) market place

•         Exchange rate

•         International Monetary Fund (IMF)

•         World Bank

•         Purchasing power parity (PPP)

•         Law of one price

•         Interbank markets

•         Securities exchanges

•         Economic and Monetary Union (EMU)

•         Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act

•         Regional Economic Integration

•         Tariff barriers

•         Non-tariff barriers

•         Trading blocs

•         Free trade area

•         Customs union

•         Common Market

•         Economic Union

•         North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

•         Southern Common Market (Mercosur)

•         Andean Common Market (ANCOM)

•         Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM)

•         Central American Common Market (CACM)

•         European Union (EU)

•         Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

•         Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

•         South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)

•         Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC)

•         Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC)

•         Economic Community of West African Nations (ECOWAS)

•         South African Customs Union (SACU)

•         Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)


•         Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OEDC)