The Emergence of the BRIC Group Syllabus


Course Number: BRIC101

Course Title: The Emergence of the BRIC Group

Course Choice of Meeting Days: To be announced (TBA)

Course Meeting Time: 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Course Meeting Place: To be announced (TBA)


Name: Pamela M. Seaton

Office Phone: 703-231-7445 and 877-244-5126

EMail Address:

Office Location: Internet virtual

Office Hours: 24 hours


Course Design: The “Emergence of the BRIC Group” course is designed to examine the present and future dynamics of the four emerging marketplaces currently of the world (Brazil, Russia, India, and China), and their future impact upon the developing and developed worlds. The course will also focus on the objectives and purpose of the BRIC’s first meeting in Russia in June 2009. This course will also delineate the BRIC countries’ economies in terms of GDP (both nominally and the PPP). It will also address the BRIC Group’s future influence on the IMF as well as advantages of forming the group and future implications for the BRIC group.

Course Objective: The topical course will enable student participants the opportunity to critically discuss, analyze, and engage in Q & A sessions on The Role of the BRIC Group vis-à-vis the developed and developing worlds.

Instructor Objective: Instructor goals are to give student participants the course tools (e.g. slide show presentations of GDP (in PPP and nominal terms) of BRIC economic data, Q & A sessions to enable the participants to fully grasp the dynamics of the BRIC’s ‘consumerism and economic bloc power’.

Course Methodology: Instructor presentations of each lesson plan will be provided coupled with BRIC economic data, slide shows, and flow charts. Q & A sessions will be encouraged during the course and at the end of each lesson plan session.

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