Additional Majors

Additional majors exist in International Business-Language Intensive, Literary Studies, and Teaching Licensures for World Languages. Students graduating with any of these majors will have a solid understanding of the target language and the ability to use the language effectively in speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

International Business – Language Intensive

Students seeking a good mastery of a language (French, German, Spanish) and training in one or more business areas may enroll in this major which is administered by the Department of Modern and Classical languages. A program of study abroad is strongly recommended.

International Business – French Intensive

  • FREN 300 Advanced Oral and Written French (4 credits) 
  • One course in French on contemporary France

Plus: Twenty additional credits in French courses numbered above FREN 300, including literature and civilization, selected in consultation with the French section coordinator

International Business – German Intensive

  • GERM 300 Introduction to German Studies (4 credits) 
  • GERM 440 Introduction to Business German and German Business (4 credits)

Plus: Twenty additional credits in German courses numbered above GERM 300

International Business – Spanish Intensive

  • SPAN 300 Advanced Spanish Grammar (4 credits) 
  • SPAN 301 Advanced Written Spanish and Culture (4 credits) 
  • SPAN 305 Spanish Oral Expression (4 credits) 
  • 320 Business Spanish (4 credits)

Plus: Twelve additional credits in Spanish courses numbered above SPAN 300

Allied requirements for all languages

  • Twenty credits in business administration

Plus:

  • CISC 200 Introduction to Computer Technology and Business Applications (4 credits) 
  • ECON 251 Principles of Macroeconomics (4 credits) 
  • ECON 252 Principles of Microeconomics (4 credits) 
  • ECON 348 International Economics (4 credits)

Plus four credits from the following:

  • MATH 101 Finite Mathematics (4 credits) 
  • MATH 111 Calculus for Business or Social Science (4 credits) 
  • MATH 113 Calculus I (4 credits)

Other recommended courses:

  • ECON 345 Economics of Development and Growth (4 credits) 
  • ECON 349 Comparative Economic Systems (4 credits) 
  • IDSC 481 Seminar in International Studies (4 credits) 
  • JPST 250 Introduction to Justice and Peace Studies (4 credits) 
  • POLS 104 American Government in Comparative Perspective (4 credits) 
  • POLS 326 International Law and Organizations (4 credits) 
  • POLS 350 Comparative Politics of the New Europe (4 credits) 
  • THEO 325 The Catholic Social Traditions (4 credits)

Literary Studies

Literary Studies is an interdisciplinary major of the College of Arts and Sciences, administered by the Department of English and the Department of Modern and Classical Languages.

Students wishing for excellent preparation for the many occupations in which the ability to use language effectively is absolutely essential may be interested in the following major, which is not basically career-oriented.

The primary aims of the major in literary studies are to extend to highly motivated students the opportunity:

  • To deepen their mastery of two languages. 
  • To provide them with double evidence that literature, as the highest form of language art, is based on the skillful use of adequately developed languages in the creation of an esthetic world of the human spirit. 
  • To enable them to experience firsthand that much is lost in the translation of a great literary work. 
  • To help them appreciate more deeply that literature transcends national and cultural boundaries.

Major in Literary Studies

Prerequisites The curriculum requires students to take a minimum of sixteen upper-division credits in courses examining the literature of a non-English language. Note that upper division courses in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages have prerequisites; students must meet these prerequisites in order to take the curriculum required of Literary Studies Majors.

Option I

(administered by the Department of Modern and Classical Languages)

  • Twenty credits in courses numbered 300 or higher in the literature of a non-English language, chosen in consultation with the chair of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages 
  • Plus:Sixteen credits in courses numbered 300 or higher in English literature, chosen in consultation with the chair of the Department of English 
  • Plus: Four credits in European history

Option II

(administered by the Department of English):

  • Twenty credits in courses numbered 300 or higher in English literature, chosen in consultation with the chair of the Department of English 
  • Sixteen credits in courses numbered 300 or higher in the literature of a non-English language, chosen in consultation with the chair of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages 
  • Plus:Four credits in European history 
  • Recommended:An additional four credits in European history, four credits in aesthetics, and courses in a third language, preferably a classical language if the second language is modern. 
  • Courses such as phonetics, conversation, composition and civilization (if not based on literature) will not count as courses in literature.

Teaching Licensures for World Languages

Students who wish to pursue a career in teaching languages at the elementary and secondary level should contact the Department of Teacher Education.