(solution) Topic: International Trade Question/Prompt: "In 2014, "the

(solution) Topic: International Trade Question/Prompt: "In 2014, "the

Topic: International Trade

Question/Prompt: “In 2014, ?the United States exported $2.34 trillion worth of goods and services?an all-time record. Exports from the United States in 2014 equaled the entire gross domestic product of Brazil and exceeded all commercial output in India, Italy, or Mexico. What is more, exports are an increasingly important aspect of the U.S. economy.? (New top markets series provides data, 2015)

In your thread, complete the following:

  1. Discuss economic theory related to the quote above. Be sure to include a definition of exports and the way in which exports are counted in the measurement of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) within your discussion.
  2. Locate and incorporate outside research that gives evidence and explanation as to the possible causes of this growth in exports. Provide an example of 1 particular industry or country with which export quantity has increased.
  3. Integrate biblical insights into your thread. In what way does Scripture influence our attitudes and actions in international trade?

http://www.commerce.gov/news/blog/2015/07/new-top-markets-series-provides-data-and-analysis-help-us-exporters-compare

Discussion Board Forums Instructions

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, you will participate in 2 Discussion Board Forums throughout this course. Each thread must be at least 300 words and contain a minimum of 3 citations in current APA format. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 100 words and include 1 citation in current APA format. For at least 1 of the replies, you must choose a topic other than the one you discussed in your thread. Acceptable sources include newspapers, periodicals, journals, textbooks and the Bible. Sources such as Wikipedia, About.com, book reviews, and blogs are prohibited.

ECON 214 DISCUSSION BOARD FORUMS GRADING RUBRIC
Points
Earned Criteria
Thread ? Key Components Points Possible
0 to 30 points Thread ? Major Points All key components of the Discussion Board Forum prompt are
answered in the thread including: Definition of concept; Outside research from 3 appropriate sources providing evidence and
examples; and Biblical insights.
0 to 20 points Thread ? Spelling and
Grammar Major points are supported by the following: Reading & Study materials; Pertinent, conceptual, or personal examples; and Thoughtful analysis (considering assumptions, analyzing
implications, and comparing/contrasting concepts).
0 to 5 points Thread ? Communication Proper spelling and grammar are used. Citations (reference list and in-body citations) in current APA format.
0 to 5 points Replies ? Major Points Required word count (at least 300 words) is met. Communication follows Student Expectations.
0 to 10 points Replies ? Contribution Major points are supported by the following: Reading & Study materials; Pertinent, conceptual, or personal examples; and Thoughtful analysis (considering assumptions, analyzing
implications, and comparing/contrasting concepts).
0 to 10 points Replies ? Spelling and
Grammar
Replies ? Communication Contribution made to discussion through integration of supporting
research from at least 1 outside source. Each reply expounds on the thread.
0 to 5 points Proper spelling and grammar are used. Citations (reference list and in-body citations) in current APA format.
0 to 5 points Required word count (at least 100 words each) for 2 replies is met.
Communication follows Student Expectations.
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