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ECONOMICS IEC 203 Principles of Economics (3 credits) This course aims to study principles of micro-and macroeconomics for business, such as consumption charac- teristics, consumption concepts, and criteria for maximizing consumption utility, production, and distribution for maximizing social benefits. The course also explores types of markets, such as monopolies and perfectly competitive marketing, and a basic knowledge of macroeconomics, such as business cycles, employment rate, inflation, deflation, and concepts for solving economic problems influencing private sector. Students gain knowledge about general international economics like ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and study the principles of economics. FINANCE IFI 212 Business Finance (3 credits) Prerequisite: IMG 101 or Dean’s Approval This class covers the study of business finance such as finding interest rates in different ways; calculating costs issuing corporate bonds, increasing market share, and borrowing. It includes topics such as acquiring and using cash and credit, fundamental financial ratio analysis, and basic knowledge of financial organizations and institutions such as US Central Bank, national banks, commercial banks, credit rating institutions, international monetary funds, and international financial reserves. FOREIGN LANGUAGE IEN 103 Critical Reading (3 credits) Emphasis on applying critical inquiry skills to varied and challenging reading materials. Includes analysis, synthesis, and evaluation through written discourse. IEN 104 College Writing (3 credits) IEN 105 Communicative English (3 credits) IEN 390 Business English (3 credits) This course is designed to help students develop their writing, reading, and thinking skills. Emphasis is on the writing process. Through inventing and elaborating ideas, drafting, revising, and editing, students write in a variety of contexts for a variety of purposes. These purposes include description, narration, exposition, and argumentation. This course develops students’ communicative competence through effective integrated use of language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students will learn how to give discussions, presentations, speeches, and to participate in debates. This course is designed to prepare students for their professional use of the English language. They will learn how to communicate effectively in business and social situations; to write business letters, reports, and proposals; and to read business documents and short articles. The communication skills necessary for finding employment such as writing resumes and application letters and interviewing techniques are also studied. BANGKOK UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL 175