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
4
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course
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 use the contractual relationships formed in international trade transactions.
  • Will be able to describe 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 use key commercial documents generated in an international transaction
  • Will be able to explain the underlying legal framework that supports international trade transactions.
  • Will be able to determine the sources of information on international business transactions and apply this information in the workplace.
Course Description The content of this course comprises international trade contracts, international trade terms in the framework of Incoterms 2020 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 Required Materials
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.
6 Group E (Departure) and Group D (Arrival) Delivery Types Incoterms 2020.
7 Group F (Main Carriage Unpaid Terms) and Group C (Main Carriage Paid) Delivery Types Incoterms 2020.
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.
12 Transaction and Transport Documents Henkelmen, p. 36-55.
13 Import and Export Documents Henkelmen, p. 66-71, p. 106-111.
14 Inspection, Insurance and Payment Documents Henkelmen, p. 81-94, p. 100-105, p. 112-113.
15 Electronic Documents Henkelmen, p. 114-121.
16 Final Exam
Course Notes/Textbooks

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

Suggested Readings/Materials

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 Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
1
40
Final Exam
1
60
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
40
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
60
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester 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
32
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
28
Final Exams
1
42
    Total
150

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to possess the knowledge in legal terminology, concepts and principles.

X
2

To be able to solve the legal problems with an analytic and integral point of view.

X
3

To be able to evaluate the legal knowledge and abilities obtained with a critical approach.

X
4

To be able to evaluate the developments in legal theory and practice by monitoring local, international and interdisciplinary dimensions.

X
5

To be able to have awareness of social, professional and scientific principles of ethic behaviour.

X
6

To be able to take responsibility in solving problems by creative and innovative thinking.

X
7

To be able to interpret the legal norms with a sense of justice respectful to human rights and in the light of principles of democratic, secular and social state of law.

X
8

Working efficiently and effectively, learning how to be a team member, taking responsibilities, being open minded, constructive, open to criticism and having self confidence

X
9

To be able to use the daily scientific sources and court judgments in the framework of life time learning approach.

X
10

To be able to inform the related persons and institutions about legal matters both verbally and in written.

X
11

To be able to monitor the daily legal information/court decisions and interacts with the colleagues in a foreign language (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale” Level B1) .

X
12

To be able to use the information and communication technology together with the computer programs in a level required by the area of law (“European Computer Driving Licence, Advanced Level”).

X

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