Language, Business, and Culture (B.A.)

120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA.

Program Requirements Overview

General Education Requirements36
World Languages and Cultures Requirements0-3
Major Requirements48-54
Free Electives36-27
Total Credits120

Major Requirements

Required Core
ACCT 204Fundamentals of Accounting3
BUGN 295Elements of Business3
ECON 202Economics and Finance for Non-Business Majors3
INBS 250Introduction to International Business3
INFO 173Spreadsheet Modeling for Business Decisions3
INFO 240Statistical Methods in Business3
INFO 290Technology in Business3
MGMT 356Cross-Cultural Behavior and Management3
MLLT 475Capstone Course in World Language, Business Culture3
Complete 1 course from the following, depending on your concentration:3
Business Arabic
Business Chinese
Business French I
Business German
Introduction to Italian Business and Commercial Translation
Business Russian
Spanish for Business
Advanced Business Elective
Complete 1 course from the following:3
Export/Import Marketing Process
Sales Management
Corporate Social Responsibility: Global Strategies
Leadership
Business and Society
Concentration Requirements
Complete 1 concentration, listed below.15-21
Total Credits48-54

Arabic Concentration

Required Courses
Students must either complete Beginning Arabic I and II or be placed at the Intermediate level by the department.
ARAB 121Intermediate Arabic I3
ARAB 132Intermediate Arabic II3
ARAB 218Spoken Arabic3
Applied Language Electives
Complete 2 courses from the following:6
Arabic Reading I
Arabic Grammar I
Advanced Spoken Arabic
Arabic Study Abroad
Translation I: Arabic-English-Arabic
Independent Study in Arabic Language

Chinese Concentration

Required Courses
Students must either complete Beginning Chinese I and II or be placed at the Intermediate level by the department.
CHIN 121Intermediate Chinese I3
CHIN 132Intermediate Chinese II3
CHIN 206Spoken Chinese3
Applied Language Electives
Complete two courses from the following:6
Contemporary Chinese Cinema and Society
Popular Music and Modern Chinese Culture
Introduction to Chinese Culture
Special Topics in Chinese Culture
Total Credits15

French Concentration

Required Courses
Students must either complete Beginning French I and II, or be placed at the Intermediate level by the Department.
FREN 121Intermediate French3
FREN 203Mastering French3
FREN 206French Conversation3
Applied Language Electives
Complete 2 courses from the following:6
Advanced Spoken Language Practice
Business French II
Translation I
Translation II
France from World War II to the Present
Introduction to Consecutive and Simultaneous Interpreting
French Study Abroad
Cooperative Education for the French Major
Translation III
Independent Study

German Concentration

Required Courses9
Students must either complete German I and II or be placed at the Intermediate level by the department.
Complete 3-6 credits from the following:
Intermediate German I
Intermediate German in Contemporary Contexts
Advanced German Course
Complete 3-6 credits from the following:
Advanced German Through Music: From Mozart to Rammstein
Advanced German through Graphic Novels
Advanced German Through Detective Stories
Advanced German through Film I
Advanced German through Film II
Applied Language Electives
Complete 2 courses from the following:6
Practice in Spoken German
Advanced Composition
Translation I
Translation II
Translation III
Translation IV
German Study Abroad
Cooperative Education for German Majors
Special Topics in German Literature and Culture
Independent Study in German (Senior Level)

Italian Concentration

Required Courses
Students must either complete Italian I and II or be placed at the Intermediate level by the department.
ITAL 140Comprehensive Italian III and IV3
ITAL 309Italian Conversation3
Complete 1 course from the following:3
Italian Grammar and Composition I
Italian Grammar and Composition II
Applied Language Electives
Complete 2 courses from the following:6
Special Topics in Italian
Introduction to Translating
Translation for Tourism and Cultural Promotion
Italian Study Abroad
Cooperative Education
Advanced Italian Grammar
Audiovisual Translation
Capstone Course in Audiovisual Translation
Independent Study

Russian Concentration

Required Courses
Students must either complete Beginning Russian I and II or be placed at the Intermediate level by the department.
RUSS 121Intermediate and Heritage Russian3
RUSS 201Advanced Russian I3
RUSS 202Advanced Russian II3
Applied Language Electives
Complete 2 courses from the following:6
Russian Study Abroad
Independent Study in Russian

Spanish Concentration

Required Courses
Students must either complete Beginning Spanish I, II and III or be placed at the Intermediate level by the department.
Complete 1 course from the following:3
Basic Spanish for Heritage Learners
Spanish Language Review Through Literature, Culture and Film
Complete 2 courses:
SPAN 242Spanish Composition and Stylistics3
SPAN 332Negotiation Skills in Spanish3
Applied Language Electives
Complete 2 courses from the following:6
Spanish Conversation
Special Topics in the Spanish Language
Theory and Practice of Translation
Fundamentals of Specialized Translation
Cultural Studies: Spain
Spanish Study Abroad
Cultural Studies: Latin America and the Caribbean
Cooperative Education
Introduction to Interpreting
Capstone Course in Translation
Senior Seminar
Independent Study

General Education Requirements

Click here for a list of courses that fulfill General Education categories.

A. New Student Seminar
Complete a 1 credit New Student Seminar course.1
C. Communication
1. Writing 3
2. Literature3
3. Communication3
D. Fine and Performing Arts
Complete a 3 credit Fine and Performing Arts course.3
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences3
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
G. Computer Science
Spreadsheet Modeling for Business Decisions (Fulfilled in the major.)
H. Mathematics
Statistical Methods in Business (Fulfilled in the major.)
I. Natural Science Laboratory
Complete a 4 credit Natural Science Laboratory course.4
J. Physical Education
Complete a 1 credit Physical Education course.1
K. Social Science
1. American and European History 3
2. Global Cultural Perspectives3
3. Social Science Perspectives 3
L. Interdisciplinary Studies
Complete a 3 credit Interdisciplinary Studies course.3
Total Credits36

World Languages and Cultures Requirements

Click here for a list of courses that fulfill World Languages and Cultures categories.

World Languages
Based on language placement exam, complete one or two sequential courses in the same language. Requirement is automatically fulfilled by language major courses.3-6
World Cultures
Requirement may be fulfilled by course selected in General Education - Social Science: Global Cultural Perspectives. Requirement may also be fulfilled by major coursework. See list of courses.0-3
Total Credits3-9

Recommended Roadmap to Degree Completion

This recommended four-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within four years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

Arabic Concentration

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C1) Writing 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication 3
GENERAL EDUCATION (K1, K2, K3) Social Science - American and European History, Global Cultural Perspectives or Social Science Perspectives 3
ARAB 101 Beginning Arabic I 3
INFO 173 Spreadsheet Modeling for Business Decisions 3
 Credits16
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature 3
GENERAL EDUCATION (K1, K2, K3) Social Science - American and European History, Global Cultural Perspectives or Social Science Perspectives 3
ACCT 204 Fundamentals of Accounting 3
ARAB 112 Beginning Arabic II 3
INFO 240 Statistical Methods in Business 3
 Credits15
Second Year
Fall
GENERAL EDUCATION: (D) Fine and Performing Arts 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F1, F2) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences or Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (J) Physical Education 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (L) Interdisciplinary Studies 3
ARAB 121 Intermediate Arabic I 3
ECON 102 Applied Microeconomics 3
 Credits16
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F1, F2) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences or Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (I) Natural Science Laboratory 4
GENERAL EDUCATION (K1, K2, K3) Social Science - American and European History, Global Cultural Perspectives or Social Science Perspectives 3
ARAB 132 Intermediate Arabic II 3
INFO 290 Technology in Business 3
 Credits16
Third Year
Fall
ARAB 218 Spoken Arabic 3
INBS 250 Introduction to International Business 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
ARAB 320 Business Arabic 3
BUGN 295 Elements of Business 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Fall
MGMT 356 Cross-Cultural Behavior and Management 3
Advanced Business Elective 3
ARAB Elective 3
Required International Experience 0
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
MLLT 475 Capstone Course in World Language, Business Culture 3
ARAB Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits120

Chinese Concentration

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C1) Writing 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication 3
GENERAL EDUCATION (K1, K2, K3) Social Science - American and European History, Global Cultural Perspectives or Social Science Perspectives 3
CHIN 101 Beginning Chinese I 3
INFO 173 Spreadsheet Modeling for Business Decisions 3
 Credits16
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature 3
GENERAL EDUCATION (K1, K2, K3) Social Science - American and European History, Global Cultural Perspectives or Social Science Perspectives 3
ACCT 204 Fundamentals of Accounting 3
CHIN 112 Beginning Chinese II 3
INFO 240 Statistical Methods in Business 3
 Credits15
Second Year
Fall
GENERAL EDUCATION: (D) Fine and Performing Arts 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F1, F2) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences or Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (J) Physical Education 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (L) Interdisciplinary Studies 3
CHIN 121 Intermediate Chinese I 3
ECON 102 Applied Microeconomics 3
 Credits16
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F1, F2) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences or Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (I) Natural Science Laboratory 4
GENERAL EDUCATION (K1, K2, K3) Social Science - American and European History, Global Cultural Perspectives or Social Science Perspectives 3
CHIN 132 Intermediate Chinese II 3
INFO 290 Technology in Business 3
 Credits16
Third Year
Fall
CHIN 206 Spoken Chinese 3
INBS 250 Introduction to International Business 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
CHIN 331 Business Chinese 3
BUGN 295 Elements of Business 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Fall
MGMT 356 Cross-Cultural Behavior and Management 3
Advanced Business Elective 3
CHIN Elective 3
Required International Experience 0
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
MLLT 475 Capstone Course in World Language, Business Culture 3
CHIN Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits120

French Concentration

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C1) Writing 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication 3
GENERAL EDUCATION (K1, K2, K3) Social Science - American and European History, Global Cultural Perspectives or Social Science Perspectives 3
FREN 101 Beginning French I 3
INFO 173 Spreadsheet Modeling for Business Decisions 3
 Credits16
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature 3
GENERAL EDUCATION (K1, K2, K3) Social Science - American and European History, Global Cultural Perspectives or Social Science Perspectives 3
ACCT 204 Fundamentals of Accounting 3
FREN 112 Beginning French II 3
INFO 240 Statistical Methods in Business 3
 Credits15
Second Year
Fall
GENERAL EDUCATION: (D) Fine and Performing Arts 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F1, F2) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences or Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (J) Physical Education 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (L) Interdisciplinary Studies 3
FREN 121 Intermediate French 3
ECON 102 Applied Microeconomics 3
 Credits16
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F1, F2) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences or Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (I) Natural Science Laboratory 4
GENERAL EDUCATION (K1, K2, K3) Social Science - American and European History, Global Cultural Perspectives or Social Science Perspectives 3
FREN 203 Mastering French 3
INFO 290 Technology in Business 3
 Credits16
Third Year
Fall
FREN 206 French Conversation 3
INBS 250 Introduction to International Business 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
FREN 321 Business French I 3
BUGN 295 Elements of Business 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Fall
MGMT 356 Cross-Cultural Behavior and Management 3
Advanced Business Elective 3
FREN Elective 3
Required International Experience 0
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
MLLT 475 Capstone Course in World Language, Business Culture 3
FREN Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits120

German Concentration

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C1) Writing 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication 3
GENERAL EDUCATION (K1, K2, K3) Social Science - American and European History, Global Cultural Perspectives or Social Science Perspectives 3
GERM 101 Beginning German I 3
INFO 173 Spreadsheet Modeling for Business Decisions 3
 Credits16
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature 3
GENERAL EDUCATION (K1, K2, K3) Social Science - American and European History, Global Cultural Perspectives or Social Science Perspectives 3
ACCT 204 Fundamentals of Accounting 3
GERM 102 Beginning German II 3
INFO 240 Statistical Methods in Business 3
 Credits15
Second Year
Fall
GENERAL EDUCATION: (D) Fine and Performing Arts 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F1, F2) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences or Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (J) Physical Education 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (L) Interdisciplinary Studies 3
GERM 121 Intermediate German I 3
ECON 102 Applied Microeconomics 3
 Credits16
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F1, F2) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences or Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (I) Natural Science Laboratory 4
GENERAL EDUCATION (K1, K2, K3) Social Science - American and European History, Global Cultural Perspectives or Social Science Perspectives 3
GERM 135 Intermediate German in Contemporary Contexts 3
INFO 290 Technology in Business 3
 Credits16
Third Year
Fall
ARAB 218 Spoken Arabic 3
GERM 221
Advanced German Through Music: From Mozart to Rammstein
or Advanced German through Graphic Novels
or Advanced German Through Detective Stories
or Advanced German through Film I
or Advanced German through Film II
3
INBS 250 Introduction to International Business 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits18
Spring
GERM 321 Business German 3
BUGN 295 Elements of Business 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Fall
MGMT 356 Cross-Cultural Behavior and Management 3
Advanced Business Elective 3
GERM Elective 3
Required International Experience 0
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
MLLT 475 Capstone Course in World Language, Business Culture 3
GERM Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits123

Italian Concentration

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C1) Writing 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication 3
GENERAL EDUCATION (K1, K2, K3) Social Science - American and European History, Global Cultural Perspectives or Social Science Perspectives 3
ITAL 101 Italian I 3
INFO 173 Spreadsheet Modeling for Business Decisions 3
 Credits16
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature 3
GENERAL EDUCATION (K1, K2, K3) Social Science - American and European History, Global Cultural Perspectives or Social Science Perspectives 3
ACCT 204 Fundamentals of Accounting 3
ARAB 112 Beginning Arabic II 3
ITAL 102 Italian II 3
INFO 240 Statistical Methods in Business 3
 Credits18
Second Year
Fall
GENERAL EDUCATION: (D) Fine and Performing Arts 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F1, F2) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences or Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (J) Physical Education 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (L) Interdisciplinary Studies 3
ITAL 140 Comprehensive Italian III and IV 3
ECON 102 Applied Microeconomics 3
 Credits16
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F1, F2) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences or Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (I) Natural Science Laboratory 4
GENERAL EDUCATION (K1, K2, K3) Social Science - American and European History, Global Cultural Perspectives or Social Science Perspectives 3
ITAL 242
Italian Grammar and Composition I
or Italian Grammar and Composition II
3
INFO 290 Technology in Business 3
 Credits16
Third Year
Fall
ITAL 309 Italian Conversation 3
INBS 250 Introduction to International Business 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
ITAL 321 Introduction to Italian Business and Commercial Translation 3
BUGN 295 Elements of Business 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Fall
MGMT 356 Cross-Cultural Behavior and Management 3
Advanced Business Elective 3
ITAL Elective 3
Required International Experience 0
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
MLLT 475 Capstone Course in World Language, Business Culture 3
ITAL Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits123

Russian Concentration

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C1) Writing 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication 3
GENERAL EDUCATION (K1, K2, K3) Social Science - American and European History, Global Cultural Perspectives or Social Science Perspectives 3
RUSS 101 Beginning Russian I 3
INFO 173 Spreadsheet Modeling for Business Decisions 3
 Credits16
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature 3
GENERAL EDUCATION (K1, K2, K3) Social Science - American and European History, Global Cultural Perspectives or Social Science Perspectives 3
ACCT 204 Fundamentals of Accounting 3
RUSS 102 Beginning Russian II 3
INFO 240 Statistical Methods in Business 3
 Credits15
Second Year
Fall
GENERAL EDUCATION: (D) Fine and Performing Arts 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F1, F2) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences or Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (J) Physical Education 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (L) Interdisciplinary Studies 3
RUSS 121 Intermediate and Heritage Russian 3
ECON 102 Applied Microeconomics 3
 Credits16
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F1, F2) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences or Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (I) Natural Science Laboratory 4
GENERAL EDUCATION (K1, K2, K3) Social Science - American and European History, Global Cultural Perspectives or Social Science Perspectives 3
RUSS 201 Advanced Russian I 3
INFO 290 Technology in Business 3
 Credits16
Third Year
Fall
RUSS 202 Advanced Russian II 3
INBS 250 Introduction to International Business 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
RUSS 331 Business Russian 3
BUGN 295 Elements of Business 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Fall
MGMT 356 Cross-Cultural Behavior and Management 3
Advanced Business Elective 3
RUSS Elective 3
Required International Experience 0
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
MLLT 475 Capstone Course in World Language, Business Culture 3
RUSS Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits120

Spanish Concentration

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C1) Writing 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication 3
GENERAL EDUCATION (K1, K2, K3) Social Science - American and European History, Global Cultural Perspectives or Social Science Perspectives 3
SPAN 103 Spanish III 3
INFO 173 Spreadsheet Modeling for Business Decisions 3
 Credits16
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature 3
GENERAL EDUCATION (K1, K2, K3) Social Science - American and European History, Global Cultural Perspectives or Social Science Perspectives 3
ACCT 204 Fundamentals of Accounting 3
SPAN 135
Basic Spanish for Heritage Learners
or Spanish Language Review Through Literature, Culture and Film
3
INFO 240 Statistical Methods in Business 3
 Credits15
Second Year
Fall
GENERAL EDUCATION: (D) Fine and Performing Arts 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F1, F2) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences or Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (J) Physical Education 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (L) Interdisciplinary Studies 3
SPAN 221 Spanish for Business 3
ECON 102 Applied Microeconomics 3
 Credits16
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F1, F2) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences or Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (I) Natural Science Laboratory 4
GENERAL EDUCATION (K1, K2, K3) Social Science - American and European History, Global Cultural Perspectives or Social Science Perspectives 3
SPAN 332 Negotiation Skills in Spanish 3
INFO 290 Technology in Business 3
 Credits16
Third Year
Fall
SPAN 242 Spanish Composition and Stylistics 3
INBS 250 Introduction to International Business 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
SPAN elective 3
BUGN 295 Elements of Business 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Fall
MGMT 356 Cross-Cultural Behavior and Management 3
Advanced Business Elective 3
SPAN Elective 3
Required International Experience 0
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
MLLT 475 Capstone Course in World Language, Business Culture 3
SPAN Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits120