With the expansion of technology and global business, staying aware of world affairs is important.
A new “International Business” class was offered at Washington State Community College this spring, educating students on the world economy.
Judy Bonnette, of Little Hocking, is double-majoring in Agribusiness and Business Management at Washington State, and took part in the new class, learning about different countries’ economies.
“Countries such as Vietnam, who 30 years ago was a very poor country, and now they’re next to China as far as countries that we import from; they also have oil and natural resources that were quite untouched until here recently,” explains Bonnette.
She explains why it’s important to know what’s happening in the world economy.
“Many of us are local, small-town people who have not traveled abroad and have no idea how other governments and cultures exist – we need to be aware of what’s happening in places such as India, China, and Europe, because what events happen there do affect our way of life.”
To learn more about the International Business class, contact business Professor Brad Merritt at 374.8716 extension 3619.