Georgetown College recognizes that business and culture are inextricably linked. Opportunities for students to participate in the global society and to engage effectively in business will be enhanced if students have studied business, language and culture in an integrated and reflective manner.
(B.A. degree) A total of 60 hours is required for the major. The major requires a business foundation of 24 hours, a language foundation of 18 hours, 15 hours from the interdisciplinary component, and one 3-hour elective chosen with Program Coordinator’s approval. (No minor is required.)
BUA 210, 211, 335, 353; ECO 221, 223, MAT 109 or 121; MAT 111
The business foundation courses provide a sound foundation to enable students to understand the world of business. It includes accounting (the language of business), economics (the underlying theory beneath business study), finance (the major tool for evaluating business decisions), and international business operations that introduce students to the interaction of business and international matters.
(Students will select one language set) 18 hours
FRE 230, 235, 335, 355, 301, and either FRE 310, 312 or 321
GER 230, 235, 301, 355, 310 and 312
SPA230, 235, 301, 355, and either SPA 310 and 320 or SPA 312 and 322
JPN 201, 202, 320, 322, 335, 355
The language foundation courses will enable students of FRE, GER, and SPA to reach the intermediate-high proficiency level, as defined by the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages, in the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the target language. Students of JPN will reach the intermediate-low level. Furthermore, by means of a study of the great literary works, the arts, theater, music, geography, political structures, family life, and history, students will be prepared to understand, enjoy and participate in the foreign culture.
CLC 319; INS (as approved by program director); BUA 423, 450, 460
These courses bring together the separate strands developed in the business and language foundation courses. On-campus courses are team-taught. The internship and study abroad requirements enable students to convert classroom knowledge into working knowledge tempered by experience.
319. Foundations in Culture (3 hours) This course introduces the student to the concept of culture and related theoretical questions as well as to aspects of the French, German, Japanese and Spanish-speaking cultures that are part of the CLC program. Prerequisite: admission to the CLC Program and JPN 202, FRE/GER/SPA 230, or instructor’s permission.