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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Language and International Business, BA


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Program Description


Students in the Bachelor of Arts program in Language and International Business 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 Business program combines modern languages and international business. Students choose a target language (Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, or Spanish) and work with an advisor to select coursework for the major requirements that matches their interests and goals.

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

Study abroad of at least one semester at a degree-providing institution in the target language setting is mandatory. Students are strongly encouraged to complete at least one advanced modern language course in their area or to engage in an immersion experience prior to enrolling in study abroad programs. In addition, each student is required to complete an internship with an international company in the United States or an internship, usually in the summer, with a company abroad. Internships must be approved by the Language and International Business Director.

In addition to the curriculum requirements below, students are required, as a condition of graduation, to pass a noncredit language 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.

Program Requirements


Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Credit Hours: 15

Junior Year


Credit Hours: 3


Senior Year


Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 14

Total Credits: 122


Footnotes


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

2 See General Education Requirements . Three of these credits must also satisfy the Science and Technology in Society Requirement.

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

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

5 Students should consult with their advisor. The Major Requirement consists of a total of 12 credits distributed as follows:

Advanced Economics Coursework: At least three credits selected from AGRB 3090 ECON 3100 , ECON 3140 , ECON 3150 , or ECON 4120  

Additional Coursework: Nine additional credits selected from any 3000- or 4000-level courses in AGRB, ECON, MGT, MKT or PRTM

6 A minimum of nine credits of 3000- or 4000-level modern language courses is required. At least one course must be in literature. Advanced grammar is recommended for those exempting 1000- or 2000-level language courses. No more than one of these courses may be taught in English.

Chinese: CHIN 4010  or CHIN 4110 ; and six additional credits selected from CHIN 3060 , CHIN 3980 , CHIN 4110 , or CHIN 4120  

French:Three credits selected from FR 3000 , FR 3040 , FR 3200 , FR 3910 , FR 4000 , FR 4100 , FR 4120 , FR 4200 , FR 4910 , or FR 4990 ; and six additional credits selected from any 3000- or 4000-level FR courses (except FR 4380  or FR 4390 )

German: Three credits selected from GER 3600 , GER 3610 , GER 3690 , GER 4500 , GER 4600 , GER 4610 ; and six credits selected from any 3000- or 4000-level GER courses

Italian: Three credits selected from ITAL 3010 , ITAL 3020 , or ITAL 4550 ; and six credits selected from any 3000- or 4000-level ITAL courses

Japanese: JAPN 4060 ; and six credits selected from any 3000- or 4000-level JAPN courses (except JAPN 4010 JAPN 4170  or JAPN 4990 )

Spanish: Three credits selected from SPAN 3040 , SPAN 3110 , SPAN 3130 , SPAN 3910 , SPAN 3920 , SPAN 4010 , SPAN 4030 , SPAN 4040 , SPAN 4050 , SPAN 4060 , SPAN 4070 , SPAN 4220 , SPAN 4910 , SPAN 4920 ; and six credits selected from any 3000- or 4000-level SPAN courses (except SPAN 4380  or SPAN 4390  

7 Select from CHIN 4180 , CHIN 4990 , FR 3070 , FR 3170 , GER 3400 , GER 4050 , GER 4550 , ITAL 3050 , ITAL 3070 , JAPN 3070 , JAPN 3080 , JAPN 4990 , JAPN 4170 , SPAN 3070 , SPAN 3080 , or SPAN 4350  

8 Three credits at the 3000 or 4000 level as stipulated below:

Chinese: An advanced language course selected from 3000- or 4000-level CHIN courses or an advanced social science course selected from any 3000- or 4000-level course in ANTH, AGRB, ECON, GEOG, HIST, POSC, PSYC, or SOC

French: A 4000-level literature course selected from FR 4000 , FR 4100 , FR 4120 , FR 4200 , FR 4750 , FR 4760 , FR 4770 , or FR 4990  

German: An advanced language course selected from 3000- or 4000-level GER courses or an advanced social science course selected from any 3000- or 4000-level course in ANTH, AGRB, ECON, GEOG, HIST, POSC, PSYC, or SOC

Italian: An advanced language course selected from 3000- or 4000-level ITAL courses or an advanced social science course selected from any 3000- or 4000-level course in ANTH, AGRB, ECON, GEOG, HIST, POSC, PSYC, or SOC

Japanese: An advanced language course selected from 3000- or 4000-level JAPN courses (except JAPN 4010 , JAPN 4170 , and JAPN 4990 

Spanish: An advanced language course selected from 3000- or 4000-level SPAN courses or an advanced social science course selected from any 3000- or 4000-level course in ANTH, AGRB, ECON, GEOG, HIST, POSC, PSYC, or SOC

 

NOTES

  1. Study abroad of at least one semester at a degree providing institution 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. These internships provide students the opportunity to apply classroom learning to the business/industrial work place. Internships are subject to approval by the Language and International Business director.
  2. In addition to the curriculum requirements below, students are required, as a condition of graduation, to pass a noncredit language 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.

 

 

 

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