Oct 19, 2018  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2018-2019 
  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2018-2019

Modern Language and International Economics, B.A.


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Anyone working in the international arena - whether in international relations, for an international organization, or in business - needs to work with people from around the world and have a deep understanding of the global economic environment. Students receive this mix with the interdisciplinary major that is offered jointly by the Departments of Modern Languages and Economics. The blended coursework provides students with:

  • A solid foundation in French, German, or Spanish.
  • The skills to address international economic issues and work in the global arena.
  • A sound understanding of the cultures that exist across the global economy.

The B.A. in Modern Languages and International Economics requires students to select a modern language concentration from French, German or Spanish. The senior research and the directed study courses in each concentration are the capstone courses, and they are jointly directed by faculty members in Modern Languages and Economics. Students are prepared and encouraged to pursue internships and exchange programs abroad. To plan courses, study- or work-abroad, and your future career, please contact faculty advisors in the Modern Language Department or the Economics Department.

Requirements for the Major


Core curriculum requirements:


64 credit hours, including

Foreign Language:


  • Complete intermediate level proficiency (202 level).

Literature:


  • Can be fulfilled with a course in the concentration portion of the major.

Major Requirements:


50 credit hours, as follows

6 hours from:


  • ECON 310-499 (Refer to Course Descriptions ), which must include 3 hours of ECON courses at the 400 level.

23 hours of courses in a chosen concentration:


French:

  • 21 hours from FREN 300-490 (Refer to Course Descriptions );
  • 1 hour of senior research from FREN 499 
  • And 1 hour of directed study in culture & civilization from FREN 496 .
German:

  • 21 hours from GERM 300-490 (Refer to Course Descriptions .)
  • 1 hour of senior research from GERM 499 
  • And 1 hour of directed study in culture & civilization from GERM 496 .
Spanish:

Note(s):


  • A 2.000 cumulative average must be attained in these required and concentration courses.
  • The senior research and the directed study courses are the capstone courses are jointly directed by faculty members in Modern Languages and Economics.
  • Students are prepared and encouraged to pursue internships and exchange programs abroad. To plan courses, study- or work-abroad, and your future career, please contact faculty advisors in the Modern Language Department or the Economics Department.

TOTAL Minimum Hours Required for Degree: 120 Semester Hours


B.A. Modern Language & International Economics


This block serves as a guideline for progress toward a degree. See your academic advisor.

Freshman Year


First Semester


  • THEO 111 - Theological Foundations
  • MATH 150 - Elements of Calculus I
  • Modern Language 300+ (3)
  • History I Elective (3)
  • ENGL 101 - English Composition or ENGL 115 - Rhetoric

Total (15)

Second Semester


  • PHIL 100 - Ethics as Intro to Philosophy
  • STAT 210 - Statistics For Business I
  • Modern Language 300+ (3)
  • History II Elective (3)
  • ECON 200 - Microeconomic Principles

Total (15)

Sophomore Year


First Semester


  • ECON 201 - Macroeconomic Principles
  • INFO 301
  • Theo Scrip/Hist or Christ Sys Elective (3)
  • Modern Language 300+ (3)
  • Literature Elective (3)
  • Cultural Diversity Elective (1)

Total (16)

Second Semester


  • STAT 211 - Statistics For Business II
  • PHIL 290 - Theory of Knowledge
  • ENGL 205 - Literature & Moral Imagination or CLAS 205 - Classical Lit & Moral Imagination or SPAN 205 - Hispanic Lit & Moral Imagination
  • Modern Language 300+ (3)
  • Theology Ethics or Rel/Cult Elective (3)

Total (15)

Junior Year


First Semester


  • ECON 300 - Int’l Trade & Bus Environment
  • ECON 305 - Microeconomic Analysis
  • Fine Arts Elective (3)
  • Science Elective (3)
  • Modern Language 300+ (3)

Total (15)

Second Semester


  • ECON 306 - Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Philosophy Elective (3)
  • Economics Elective (3)
  • Science Elective (3)
  • Modern Language 300+ (3)
  • Modern Language (directed study) (1)

Total (16)

Senior Year


First Semester


  • ECON 450 - International Economics
  • Science Elective (3)
  • Modern Language 300+ (3)
  • General Electives (6)

Total (15)

Second Semester


  • Economics Elective (3)
  • General Electives (9)
  • E/RS Focus Elective (3)
  • Modern Language (senior thesis) (1)

Scheduling Notes:


  • Consult the “Undergraduate Core Curriculum ” requirements of the Catalog.
  • E/RS Focus Elective requirement may be used to satisfy another element of the core or the major.

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