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Panama: Exploring Panama’s Canal, Commerce, and Information Systems - INT 3350
COURSE NUMBERS AND TITLE: INT 3350 Foreign Study Tour Panama: Exploring Business and Enterprise Information Systems in Panama
CREDIT HOURS: 3
PREREQUISITES: ECON 2301 and ECON 2302 or approval by Department Chair and the College
INT 3350 is a special topics course dealing with the impact of the Panama Canal on business and economic development in Panama. The course will emphasize how the Panama Canal has helped develop Panama into one of the most economically dynamic countries in Central America. The students will be introduced to a range of topics: how the Panama Canal changed the country; how commerce is changing the canal; how the new canal, may again, affect the country; how information systems to track and facilitate commerce through Panama; and, how the Colon Free Trade Zone, as well as the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, affect Panama’s economic development.
The second half of the course will be conducted in Panama City, Colon, and an additional Panamanian city. We will tour a number of businesses and trade-related facilities to learn about the interdependent roles that the businesses and canal play. If possible, we will travel within or alongside the Panama Canal to appreciate the engineering marvel that it is.
Dr. Houghton Brown
452 Shea Street Bldg
Undergraduate students must meet ALL of the following minimum requirements to apply for financial award (scholarship) of up to $1000:
Tentative Trip Itinerary
University of Houston – Downtown - Panama Itinerary, May 2013
Depart Houston: 10 day trip: Dates to be determined.
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