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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Language and International Trade: Applied International Economics Concentration, BA

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Program Requirements

Students in the Bachelor of Arts program in Language and International Trade acquire communicative competence in the target language; a familiarity with specific peoples, cultures, literatures, and business environments; and the knowledge and skills to pursue graduate studies or careers in business within their language of specialization.

The Language and International Trade program combines modern languages and international trade. Students choose one language concentration (Chinese, French, German, Japanese, or Spanish) and one professional concentration (Applied International Economics, International Trade, or Tourism).

The language component emphasizes speaking and writing skills, culture, civilization, and business/ technical languages. The professional component introduces students to the core content of their preferred concentration, as well as to the international dimensions of that concentration.

Study abroad of at least one semester in the target language setting is mandatory. In addition, each student is required to complete an internship with an international company in the United States or a summer internship with a company abroad. Internships are subject to approval by the Language and International Trade Director. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in the Clemson Language Immersion Program (CLIP) prior to enrolling in study abroad programs.

In addition to the curriculum requirements below, students are required, as a condition of graduation, to pass a noncredit examination and submit a noncredit senior dossier to assess their language competence in various areas. Both assessments take place in the student’s last full semester at the University.

Freshman Year

Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester

Credit Hours: 15


1* Students with no previous study of Spanish may take SPAN 1010  and SPAN 1020 .

2* See General Education Requirements .


Sophomore Year

First Semester

Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester

Credit Hours: 15

Junior Year


Credit Hours: 3

Senior Year

Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester

Credit Hours: 14

Total Semester Hours: 122

1 See General Education Requirements . Three of these credit hours must also satisfy the Science and Technology in Society Requirement.

2 Six credit hours selected from two different areas: ANTH 2010 , GEOG 1030 , HIST 1720 , HIST 1730 , HIST 1930 , POSC 1020 , POSC 1040 , PSYC 2010  

3 Select from 3000-4000-level courses in AGRB, ANTH, ECON, GEOG, HIST, POSC, PSYC, SOC

4 AGRB 3510 , AGRB 4020 , AGRB 4080 , AGRB 4090 , AGRB 4520 , AGRB 4560 , or AGRB 4600  

5 A minimum of nine credit hours of 3000-4000-level modern language courses is required. At least one course must be in literature. Advanced grammar is recommended for those exempting 1000-2000 levels. Students may not take more than one modern language course taught in English.

6 CHIN 4180 , CHIN 4990 ,  FR 3070 , FR 3170 , GER 3400 , GER 4050 , GER 4550 , JAPN 3070 , JAPN 3080 , JAPN 4170 , JAPN 4990 , SPAN 3070 , SPAN 3080  or SPAN 4350  

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