COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
International Trade Terms and Documentation
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
LAW 461
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
5
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s)
Course Objectives The purpose of this course is to teach students the terms and documents used in international trade.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Will be able to discuss the contractual relationships formed in international trade transactions.
  • Will be able to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the terminology used in international trade, with particular emphasis on international commercial terms of trade (Incoterms 2010).
  • Will be able to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the key commercial documents generated in an international transaction.
  • Will be able to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the underlying legal framework that supports international trade transactions.
  • Will learn to identify sources of information on international business transactions and to apply this information in the workplace.
Course Content The content of this course comprises international trade contracts, international trade terms in the framework of Incoterms 2010 and key documents of an international trade transaction.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
X
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Issues and Parties in International Transactions Shippey, p. 1-28, p. 76-85, p. 96-111.
2 Drafting International Sale Contracts Shippey, p. 28-44, p. 85-96.
3 Key Issues in International Sale Contracts Shippey, p. 53-76.
4 Validity and Fundamentals of International Contracts Locally Shippey, p. 111-124.
5 International Trade Terms and Delivery Types In General (Incoterms 2010) Shippey, p. 44-53; Illustrated Guide to Incoterms 2010, p. 3-5.
6 Group E (Departure) and Group D (Arrival) Delivery Types Illustrated Guide to Incoterms 2010, p. 6-8, p. 22-27.
7 Group F (Main Carriage Unpaid Terms) and Group C (Main Carriage Paid) Delivery Types Illustrated Guide to Incoterms 2010, p. 6-8, p. 8-22.
8 Midterm Exam
9 Drafting Offer, Order, Memorandum, Conditional Sale and Consulting Contracts Shippey, p. 127-138.
10 Drafting Sales Representative, Franchise, Distribution, Consignment and Licensing Contracts Shippey, p. 138-177.
11 Introduction to International Trade Documentation Henkelmen, p. 1-35; Illustrated Guide to International Trade Documentation, p. 3-5.
12 Transaction and Transport Documents Henkelmen, p. 36-55; Illustrated Guide to International Trade Documentation, p. 6-15, p. 28.
13 Import and Export Documents Henkelmen, p. 66-71, p. 106-111; Illustrated Guide to International Trade Documentation, p. 18-19, p. 22-27.
14 Inspection, Insurance and Payment Documents Henkelmen, p. 81-94, p. 100-105, p. 112-113; Illustrated Guide to International Trade Documentation, p. 16-17, p. 20-21.
15 Electronic Documents Henkelmen, p. 114-121.
16 Final Exam
Course Textbooks
References

Shippey, Karla C., A Short Course In International Contracts, 4th ed., World Trade Press, 2011; Illustrated Guide to Incoterms 2010, World Trade Press, 2010; Henkelman, Edward G., A Short Course in International Trade Documentation, 3rd ed., World Trade Press, 2009; Henkelman, Edward G., Illustrated Guide to International Trade Documentation, World Trade Press, 2008.

 

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
40
Final / Oral Exam
1
50
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
1
50
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
1
50
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
2
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
28
Final / Oral Exam
1
42
    Total
150

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 To solve problems, to have analytical and holistic viewpoint and to develop strategic thinking as a principle in the field of law X
2 It is aimed to graduate students whom are able to critique what they have already learn in the field of law, adopting lifelong learning and continuously developing themselves X
3 It is aimed to graduate students whom are able to analyze and interpret their academic knowledge and express their solutions regarding legal problems both oral and written X
4 It is aimed to graduate students whom are able to understand the legal concepts and ideas in both national and multinational settings and practice cross disciplinary and comparative analysis X
5 To be aware of principles of social, occupational, and legal ethics X
6 To create solutions with creative and innovative motives when coming across with unexpected legal situations, and be able to apply the academic gain during new and unconventional occasions X
7 Acquiring leadership qualifications and applying them successfully X
8 Working efficiently and effectively, learning how to be a team member, taking responsibilities, being open minded, constructive, vulnerable to criticism and having self confidence X
9 To be able to reach the latest scientific resources, court decisions and other sources of law and be able to transfer the academic knowledge to real life with both national and international thinking X
10 To know and act according to the social, scientific and ethical values under any circumstances such as data collection, interpretation, announcing and practicing regarding legal, social and political progress X
11 To be able to use a foreign language as fluent as possible for both pursuing the legal information and court decisions and developing proper communication with colleagues from other countries, ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1) X
12 Above average in both written and spoken of a second foreign language X
13 Able to use computer programs and technology to an adequate level required by the field of law ("European Computer Driving License", Advanced Level") X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest