The following business classes are required:
ACC 209 Principles of Accounting I
ACC 210 Principles of Accounting II
BUS 315 Principles of Marketing
BUS 330 Financial Management
BUS 400 Management Theory and Practice
BUS 453 International Business
ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics
ECO 203 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO 206 Business and Economics Statistics
LAW 320 Business Law I
LAW 430 International Business Law
MTH 213 Differential Calculus
One of the following classes must be taken:
ECO 460 Theory of International Trade
ECO 461 International Monetary Economics
Required courses in French, German or Spanish are one literature course to be taken at Hillsdale, one civilization and culture course taken at Hillsdale or in an approved foreign study program, and any combination of advanced foreign language courses (in French, German or Spanish) above 201 taken at Hillsdale or in an approved foreign study program, for a total of 17 hours in one modern foreign language. All seniors must demonstrate language and civilization proficiency on a written and an oral comprehensive exam.
In addition, students must take one elective from the following representative list:
BUS 320 Quantitative Analysis
HST 322 History of Modern Latin America
HST 412 History of Spain
HST 415 History of France Since 1815
POL 330 International Politics
SPN 302 Spanish Civilization and Culture
SPN 303 Iberoamerican Civilization and Culture
The above list is representative, not exhaustive. Additional international elective options are possible with prior approval by either the chairman of the French, German or Spanish Department or the chairman of the Economics Department.
Internship/Study-Abroad Experience: Majors gain practical knowledge of international affairs by actually working or studying in a foreign country. Students must either complete an internship abroad or participate in a foreign study program abroad as outlined below.
Internship Option, French/German/Spanish 460 (three credit hours):
If the internship option is chosen, it must be in a foreign country (i.e. outside the borders of the United States). Internships are an important part of Hillsdale College’s Summer Study Program in London at Regent’s College; they may also be available through other foreign study programs or through non-academic contacts that students have established. Generally, for the required three hours of credit, the internship must be for a minimum of three weeks of documented 8:00-5:00 work or the equivalent amount of time (approximately 135 hours) spread over a semester or academic year. The internship may be awarded for up to six credits for six weeks or more of work overseas or the equivalent (approximately 270 hours). However, only three of those credits may count toward the major. The remaining three will count toward credits for graduation. The internship must be arranged in advance of the semester in which it is to occur. A supervisor in the foreign firm must agree to write an evaluation of the intern’s performance. A professor in the French, German, Spanish or Economics Department at Hillsdale College must agree to serve as contact person for the internship and to assign a final grade. This grade will be based on the evaluation from the overseas supervisor and the weekly diaries and final report prepared by the student intern.
In addition to the 17-hour foreign language requirement, majors must either participate for a minimum of three weeks in a foreign study program in an area of the world where French, German or Spanish is spoken or attend Hillsdale College’s summer study in London at Regent’s College. The study-abroad program in any of the foreign languages must be pre-approved by the French, German or Spanish Department. Except for the literature requirement, which must be met on the Hillsdale College campus, all other foreign language requirements for the major (above the 201 level) may be fulfilled during study abroad provided that they are approved by the French, German or Spanish Department prior to the foreign study experience.
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