About this course: This course will focus on facets of globalization that affect a country´s economic perspectives and decisions. Globalization has recently been the predominant subject in many political debates and this course will go into the determinants of globalization. It will be separated into four modules; the first module will explain exchange rates. It will go into what determines exchange rate and how different exchange rates affect the economy and the reality of currencies. The second module will explore trade, the reality of free trade, and what occurs to a country´s economy with protectionism. The third module will go into the balance of payments, it will help you understand how an economic transactions between a country and the rest of the world works. The fourth module will focus on Immigration, which is probably one of the most controversial subjects today. It will explain how migration affects host countries and current trends.