International Studies is an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree program that combines broad approaches to world affairs, foreign language learning, experience abroad, and specialized studies in one of the regional or functional concentrations.

International Studies (INTL)

INTL-1100 International Student Orientation
Description
A one-credit course to assist new international students in successfully adjusting to Trinity University. It will provide: 1)an overview of the U.S. higher education system, including basic student and faculty roles; 2)a review of key academic differences with other educational systems from around the world; 2)an introduction to cultural adjustment and culture shock; and 4)a review of laws and legal structures that affect immigration status. Assignments may include readings, interviews of students, staff members, and faculty, and brief reports and reflexive essays. The course is required of all incoming, first-year international students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Must be taken Pass/Fail.
Credits
1 credit
Level
Lower Division
INTL-1300 Introduction to Intercultural Competence
Description
In this course, you will learn foundational intercultural competence (ICC) theories and practice ICC skills through intentional interaction with different culture groups and international peers. You will also learn the interplay between ICC and anti-oppressive practices.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Lower Division
Pathways Curriculum
The Core Capacities
INTL-1301 Introduction to International Studies
Description
This course is an entry-level course designed for prospective International studies majors and as a general course for other programs. This course is designed to introduce students to the interdisciplinary character of international studies, and to acquaint them with major trends and themes in global affairs today. There are four components to this course: 1. Discipline-based concepts, analytical tools, and research approaches 2. Region-based information, perspectives, issues, and theories 3. Economic, political, and cultural perspectives on globalization and development 4. Content topics revolving around food, energy, health, security, and/or environment
Credits
3 credits
Level
Lower Division
Pathways Curriculum
The Core Capacities
INTL-1305 Ethics in International Engagement and Development
Description
This course introduces students to the ethics of engaging with and supporting global communities, with a special focus on marginalized populations. Covering concepts such as power, privilege, and prejudice from colonial history to the modern day, students will hone critical thinking skills as they analyze the ethics and effectiveness of international development policies, programs, and practices. This course is required for International Studies majors, but it is open to students of all majors.(Offered every Spring.)
Credits
3 credits
Level
Lower Division
INTL-2102 Preparing for Study Abroad
Description
A one-credit course for students preparing to study abroad (or away) for academic credit. Includes academic planning including written proposals for student abroad; program selection and logistical planning for the time away; pre-departure orientation; studies of cross-cultural communication and adjustment; guided individual country studies and studies of US relations with the proposed host country. The course should be taken the semester immediately preceding the planned study abroad (or away) experience. Must be taken Pass/Fail.
Credits
1 credit
Level
Lower Division
INTL-2103 Alternative Spring Break
Description
Faculty led course that will introduce students to contemporary issues as well as cultural and historical background materials to prepare students for service learning projects in specific national and international destinations. Cross-cultural competencies and sensitivities will be developed prior to field experiences. The course is offered on a Pass/Fail basis only. Repeatable for credit.
Credits
1 credit
Level
Lower Division
INTL-3001 Studying Abroad
Description
A course for students arranging to study abroad (or away) for academic credit. Includes academic planning including written proposals for study abroad; program selection and logistical planning for the time away; pre-departure orientation; studies in cross-cultural communication and adjustment; and guided individual country studies and studies of US relations with the proposed host country. This course will be offered in the Fall of each year for students studying abroad in the Spring and in the Spring for students to study abroad in the Fall.
Credits
0 credits
Level
Upper Division
INTL-3100 International Studies Colloquium
Description
The Colloquium consists of a weekly meeting of all majors and minors in the program. Under the direction of an assigned faculty member the session topics include discussions of world affairs; presentations by student faculty members and other guests; reports from affiliated student groups; presentations on careers and graduate school opportunities; and reports from seniors about their seminars and tutorial projects. Offered each semester. Required of all International Studies majors and minors while in residence in the program up to a maximum of six hours credit, only three of which may be counted toward the major. Must be taken Pass/Fail.
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
INTL-3103 Returning From Study Abroad
Description
A one-credit course for students returning from study abroad that is designed to help students maximize the benefit of their study abroad experiences and to help them readjust to the U.S. and university culture. Students will reflect upon and integrate their experiences in relation to their academic interests and various facets of university life. Must be taken Pass/Fail.
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
INTL-3301 Global Health
Description
This three-hour course considers critical concepts associated with global health including the importance of culture to health, determinants of health, and how the organization of health systems affects health. The relationship of demographics to epidemiology will be discussed as they define the global burden of disease. Specific topics introduced in the course include the environment and health, children and maternal health, both communicable and noncommunicable diseases, and unintentional injuries. A semester-long project will consider how policy and programs can be brought together to address a global health issue. (Also listed as ANTH 3301 and SOCI 3301.)
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
INTL-3316 Gender, Race and Healthcare in Contemporary Cuba
Description
This course explores the historical changes that have labeled Cuba as an island "lost in time" by focusing on three topics that are crucial for Cuba's global acknowledgement: gender, race and healthcare. These topics are deeply interrelated and in constant exchange with Cuba's economy and politics, as women and LGBT communities challenge their social participation, Afro-Cubans claim their space, and healthcare becomes threatened due to Cuba's slow movement to globalization. (Offered every other year.) Prerequisites: SPAN 2301 and Consent of Instructor
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
Pathways Curriculum
The Core Capacities
INTL-3357 Contemporary Japanese Politics and Society
Description
This is a faculty-led, study abroad course that includes summer travel to Japan. The course exposes students to (A) Japan's historic and contemporary socioeconomic position in the region, (B) Japan's role as the technological and business innovation-hub of Asia, and (C) the rich fabric of Japanese culture, both traditional and contemporary. Students will meet with academic and business leaders; interact with Japanese college students; and participate in site visits to factories, museums, schools, and temples around Japan. (Offered every Spring.) Corequisites: BAT 3394
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
INTL-3415 Iceland - Its Unique Geological, Economic and Cultural History
Description
This course will expose students to the unique economic, geologic, and cultural history of Iceland. The economic aspects will focus on the role of financial markets and monetary institutions in economic booms and crashes using Iceland as a case study, possible solutions to public good problems such as the Icelandic fishing quota, business practices which often prioritize protection of the environment and social responsibility, and the role of international trade in development of a small country. The geological history will emphasize Iceland's plate tectonic setting, volcanism, glacial history and related hazards, geothermal energy, and the effects of climate change. The cultural portion will explore the fundamental role of literature in a country with virtually no illiteracy, and the role of the sagas in the transmission of culture, language, and the law in the country with the oldest parliament in the world. The course includes an excursion to Iceland for 12-14 days in late May-early June. (Also listed as ECON 3415 and GEOS 3415.) (Offered occasionally.)
Credits
4 credits
Level
Upper Division
Pathways Curriculum
The Core Capacities
INTL-4000 Senior Research Project
Description
A course for seniors who wish to pursue an international studies project -- either independently or in conjunction with an existing, upper-division course -- with the permission of and under the supervision of a faculty member.
Credits
0 credits
Level
Upper Division
INTL-4001 International Studies Internship
Description
Between zero and six hours of credit may be arranged for appropriate international internships that are undertaken while abroad if they meet academic criteria set by the Committee. Credit may also be arranged for internships in San Antonio during the school year and away, during the summer, with the approval of the International Programs Director. Must be taken Pass/Fail.
Credits
0 credits
Level
Upper Division
INTL-4002 Special Topics in International Studies
Description
From time to time the International Studies program will present special topic courses not described in the Courses of Study Bulletin. Announcements of such courses will be by special prospectus. May be repeated on different topics.
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
INTL-4100 Senior Research Project
Description
A course for seniors who wish to pursue an international studies project -- either independently or in conjunction with an existing, upper-division course -- with the permission of and under the supervision of a faculty member.
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
INTL-4101 International Studies Internship
Description
Between zero and six hours of credit may be arranged for appropriate international internships that are undertaken while abroad if they meet academic criteria set by the Committee. Credit may also be arranged for internships in San Antonio during the school year and away, during the summer, with the approval of the International Programs Director. Must be taken Pass/Fail.
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
INTL-4102 Special Topics in International Studies
Description
From time to time the International Studies program will present special topic courses not described in the Courses of Study Bulletin. Announcements of such courses will be by special prospectus. May be repeated on different topics.
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
INTL-4103 Model United Nations
Description
Students chosen for the Trinity delegation to national Model United Nations competitions are required to register for this one-hour course. The course involves participation in parliamentary training sessions, learning about the country being represented by the Trinity delegation, and research and writing on the topics before the various Model United Nations committees. May be repeated for credit in successive years. Must be taken Pass/Fail.
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
INTL-4104 Senior Portfolio
Description
A required course for majors in the senior year to prepare a selective, self-reflexive portfolio that draws on achievements in the major and explains them in terms of personal development and professional and scholarly goals and objectives.
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
INTL-4200 Senior Research Project
Description
A course for seniors who wish to pursue an international studies project -- either independently or in conjunction with an existing, upper-division course -- with the permission of and under the supervision of a faculty member.
Credits
2 credits
Level
Upper Division
INTL-4201 International Studies Internship
Description
Between zero and six hours of credit may be arranged for appropriate international internships that are undertaken while abroad if they meet academic criteria set by the Committee. Credit may also be arranged for internships in San Antonio during the school year and away, during the summer, with the approval of the International Programs Director. Must be taken Pass/Fail.
Credits
2 credits
Level
Upper Division
INTL-4202 Special Topics in International Studies
Description
From time to time the International Studies program will present special topic courses not described in the Courses of Study Bulletin. Announcements of such courses will be by special prospectus. May be repeated on different topics.
Credits
2 credits
Level
Upper Division
INTL-4300 Senior Research Project
Description
A course for seniors who wish to pursue an international studies project -- either independently or in conjunction with an existing, upper-division course -- with the permission of and under the supervision of a faculty member.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
INTL-4301 International Studies Internship
Description
Between zero and six hours of credit may be arranged for appropriate international internships that are undertaken while abroad if they meet academic criteria set by the Committee. Credit may also be arranged for internships in San Antonio during the school year and away, during the summer, with the approval of the International Programs Director. Must be taken Pass/Fail.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
INTL-4302 Special Topics in International Studies
Description
From time to time the International Studies program will present special topic courses not described in the Courses of Study Bulletin. Announcements of such courses will be by special prospectus. May be repeated on different topics.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
INTL-4401 International Studies Internship
Description
Between zero and six hours of credit may be arranged for appropriate international internships that are undertaken while abroad if they meet academic criteria set by the Committee. Credit may also be arranged for internships in San Antonio during the school year and away, during the summer, with the approval of the International Programs Director. Must be taken Pass/Fail.
Credits
4 credits
Level
Upper Division
INTL-4402 Special Topics in International Studies
Description
From time to time the International Studies program will present special topic courses not described in the Courses of Study Bulletin. Announcements of such courses will be by special prospectus. May be repeated on different topics.
Credits
4 credits
Level
Upper Division
INTL-4501 International Studies Internship
Description
Between zero and six hours of credit may be arranged for appropriate international internships that are undertaken while abroad if they meet academic criteria set by the Committee. Credit may also be arranged for internships in San Antonio during the school year and away, during the summer, with the approval of the International Programs Director. Must be taken Pass/Fail.
Credits
5 credits
Level
Upper Division
INTL-4601 International Studies Internship
Description
Between zero and six hours of credit may be arranged for appropriate international internships that are undertaken while abroad if they meet academic criteria set by the Committee. Credit may also be arranged for internships in San Antonio during the school year and away, during the summer, with the approval of the International Programs Director. Must be taken Pass/Fail.
Credits
6 credits
Level
Upper Division

Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC)

LAC-2101 Biblical Hebrew
Description
The primary goal of this course is to introduce students to ancient Hebrew so they will be able to read parts of the Hebrew Bible in the original language. This course begins with an introduction to the Hebrew alphabet and vowel system and therefore requires no prior knowledge of Hebrew. (Also listed as RELI 2101.)
Credits
1 credit
Level
Lower Division
LAC-3101 Mujeres Cineastas de España Y Las Américas
Description
An exploration of themes of gender, sexuality, and identity as approached by the most distinguished women filmmakers in Spain and the Americas. The films covered in this course do not duplicate any materials covered in SPAN 3321 or SPAN 3331. Prerequisite: SPAN 2302 or equivalent
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
LAC-3102 En Blanco Y Negro: Raza Y Cine En America Latina
Description
An examination and analysis of Latin American films in terms of the performance and representation of race. The course introduces discourses of whiteness and mestizaje in terms of the hierarchies and social expectations that they advanced through film. Course is taught entirely in Spanish. Prerequisites: SPAN 2302 or equivalent
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
LAC-3103 Cultura Popular Espanola (spanish Popular Culture)
Description
Spanish Popular Culture focuses on recent cultural production that includes film, television, periodicals, and recently published literature. This course is taught in Spanish and students will gain practice in reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension. Prerequisite: SPAN 2302, the equivalent, or Consent of Instructor
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
LAC-3104 La Experiencia Latina En Los Estados Unidos (The U.S. Latino Experience)
Description
An examination of the historical experience and cultural expression of the Latino population of the United States, with attention to the role of U.S. foreign policy in creating Latino communities, the impact of domestic policy on the various subgroups, the evolution of U.S. Latino cultural expression, and the changing relationship of Latinos to U.S. society and its institutions. This course will be taught entirely in Spanish and is designed to accompany GNED 3325. Prerequisites SPAN 2302, the equivalent, or the consent of the instructor; and students must have completed, or be enrolled in, GNED 3325.
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
LAC-3105 La Opinion Publica Del in Migrante: Trabajo de Campo Sobre Migracion Mexicana (public Opinion of Immigrants: Fieldwork on Mexican Migration)
Description
This course combines the study of issues surrounding the immigration debate in the United States with training in the design of field experiments and the methods of survey research. Students participate in empirical research by conducting surveys in Spanish. This course will be conducted entirely in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 2302, the equivalent, or consent of the Instructor.
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
LAC-3106 Los Cubano-Americanos
Description
This course explores significant cultural, artistic, cinematic, musical, sociopolitical, and literary representations from 1960 to the present. A principal objective is to analyze and deconstruct stereotypes about Cuban-Americans. This course is taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 2302, the equivalent, or consent of instructor.
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
LAC-3108 Tradiciones Culturales En América Latina
Description
This is a companion course to HIST 1340, Latin American Cultural Traditions. It offers students the opportunity to augment the themes of the course through the perspectives of Spanish language authors who write about personal and/or national histories. Readings will be in Spanish, but discussions will be in both English and Spanish depending on the proficiency of class members. Prerequisite: SPAN 2302 or equivalent Corequisite: Concurrent or previous enrollment in HIST 1340
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
LAC-3109 Madrid: Una Historia Cultural
Description
This course explores significant cultural, cinematic, musical, sociopolitical, urban, theoretical, and literary representations of the city of Madrid. The interdisciplinary approach draws on film, music, and television as well as literary, critical, and theoretical texts. Prerequisites: SPAN 2302 or equivalent
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
LAC-3110 La musica popular latinoamericana (Latin American Popular Music)
Description
A study of Latin American culture through popular music, this course will explore both musical forms and lyrics. Musical forms include bolero, tango, balada, cumbia, salsa, rumba, merengue. The multilayered messages in the lyrics will be analyzed for social and political insights into Latin American culture. This course will be conducted entirely in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 2302, the equivalent, or consent of instructor.
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
LAC-3111 Narody Rossii (The Peoples of Russia)
Description
A companion course to ML&L 3342, which introduces Russian culture from medieval through modern times, including not only the Russians, but also the peoples of southern and eastern Russia. The course will emphasize religion, folklore, and art through a series of short Russian-language readings and weekly discussions. The course will be conducted entirely in Russian. Prerequisite: RUSS 2302 or the equivalent. LAC 3111 is designed to be taken concurrently with ML&L 3342, (The Peoples of Russia), although it may be taken separately with consent of the instructor.
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
LAC-3112 Shangye Zhongwen (The Practice of Business in China)
Description
A study of cultural concepts and customs that have influenced contemporary Chinese business practices and behaviors, through the use of readings and weekly discussions. The course will be conducted entirely in Chinese. Prerequisite: CHIN 2402 or the equivalent.
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
LAC-3113 Reality TV in China
Description
This course explores Chinese language, society, and culture through the lens of reality television audition tapes submitted to "Chinese Idol." Video clips are unscripted and spontaneous conversations that represent individuals from a variety of social, economic, and cultural backgrounds. (Offered every other year). Prerequisites: CHIN 2402 or equivalent
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
LAC-3114 Zhongguo Gudai Sixiang (Classical Chinese Thought)
Description
A study of traditional Chinese thought as manifested in the language of selected classical texts of history, philosophy, poetry, and religion. All readings will be conducted in classical Chinese. No prior knowledge of Chinese is required. Co-requisite: Simultaneous enrollment in a Chinese civilization, literature, history, philosophy, political science, or religion course, or consent of instructor.
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
LAC-3115 Chinese Popular Songs
Description
An examination of Chinese popular songs and music videos as cultural texts to develop listening, conversation, oral presentation, writing, reading, and online research skills. Genres explored may include Mandopop, Tawain Hip-Hop, and Chinese Rock 'n Roll. (Offered every other year.) Prerequisite: CHIN 2402 or equivalent.
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
LAC-3118 Historia, resistencia, y rebelion en la musica chicana (History, Resistance, and Rebellion in Chicana/o Music)
Description
A study of important historical events and issues of resistance against racism, classism, and the economic exploitation of Chicanas and Chicanos through samples of the music produced by them throughout the 20th century. The course will analyze both musical forms and lyrics. The musical genres will include corridos (ballads), Pachuca and Pachuco (zootsuiter) music, Rock 'n' Roll, Civil Rights movement music, Chicana/o Punk, Mariachi, Tejano, and Conjunto music among other styles. This course will be conducted entirely in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 2302 or equivalent.
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
LAC-3119 Identidades juveniles en Latinoamerica: musica contemporanea y expresiones artisticas urbanas (Youth Identities in Latin America: Contemporary Music and Urban Artistic Expression)
Description
This course will examine how contemporary music from different Latin American singers (or groups) and popular arts play a significant role in the process through which youth cultures configure their worlds. The class will be exclusively in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 2302 or the equivalent.
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
LAC-3120 La Inquisicion Y Hoy: 4 Judios de Monterrey
Description
An exploration of various aspects of the "judeomexicana" (Mexican Jewish) experience in two key periods: the most repressive (the Inquisition) and the most florescent (the contemporary republic). This exploration will proceed primarily by exploring four key players, all of whom are connected to the city of Monterrey. (Offered every other semester.) Prerequisite: SPAN 2302 or equivalent
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
LAC-3123 Deutsche Politik (German Politics)
Description
This course offers and overview of German politics. It seeks to familiarize students with important theories about, actors, and institutions in, and developments of German politics. After completing the course students should feel confident and comfortable conversing about German politics with German-speaking instructors. Prerequisite: GERM 2302, or the equivalent, or consent of the instructor.
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
LAC-3124 L'histoire francaise: un parcours cinematographique (French History through Film)
Description
Moving chronologically through the centuries, this course will explore key historical moments in French culture through film. This course will be conducted entirely in French. Prerequisite: French 2302 or the equivalent
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
LAC-3125 Russian Basics: Language and Culture for Non-Specialists
Description
LAC 3125 offers an introduction to Russian language and culture for non-specialists. Topics include the Cyrillic alphabet, basics of Russian grammar and pronunciation, and Russian bibliographic, computing and conversation skills. LAC 3125 is open to all students and has no prerequisites.
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
LAC-3126 Istoriia Rossii (the History of Russia) Non-Specialists
Description
A companion course to ML&L 3345 (The History of Russia), which provides a survey of major historical events from the 9th to the 21st century in Russia including Medieval Rus', the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, and the Russian Federation. The course will emphasize major historical events and their impact on modern Russian culture. It will be conducted entirely in Russian and count toward the Russian major. LAC 3126 is designed to be taken concurrently with ML&L 3345, although it may also be taken separately. (Offered every year.) Prerequisites: RUSS 2302 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
LAC-3133 La Republica Dominicana: Una Introduccion (An Introduction to the Dominican Republic)
Description
As an introduction to the Dominican Republic, this course includes information on the history, politics, economy, society, literature, arts, and culture of the island nation. The course draws on academic and literary texts in Spanish, as well as on slides, audiovisual recordings, food, and other resources to explore the various themes. This course will be entirely conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 2302, the equivalent, or consent of instructor
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
LAC-3134 Culture, Identity, and Language in Contemporary Brazil
Description
In this course we will critically examine iconic representations of Brazilian identity, including choro, samba, Afro-Raggae, and Cinema Novo, all of which have served as significant forms of self-expression within the broader framework of Brazilian culture. Through this examination, students will develop a deeper appreciation of Brazilian culture that goes beyond the stereotypical images of Brazil as the tropical land of Carnival and the country of soccer. Although the medium of instruction of this class is Spanish, students will develop reading skills in Brazilian Portuguese using their knowledge of Spanish.
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
LAC-3301 Paris: the Biography of a City (Paris: La Biographie D'une Ville)
Description
This course covers the political, social, economic, and cultural history of Paris from the Middle Ages to the present. The course draws on a variety of sources in French, including film and television. Prerequisite: FREN 3305, 3306 or the equivalent, or consent of instructor.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
LAC-3308 Una breve historia de America Latina en el siglo XX a traves de su musica Popular (A Concise 20TH Century History of Latin America Through its Popular Music)
Description
This 3-hour regular course will survey major events and characters that have shaped Latin American history in the 20th century using musical renditions deeply rooted in the collective memory of Latin Americans. Prerequisite: SPAN 2302
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
LAC-3340 Haciendo Negocios En Latinoamerica (Doing Business in Latin America)
Description
This course is both a language and an applied business course. On the language part, it is intended to increase the Spanish proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking. The other aspect of the course includes a thorough understanding of cultural, political, and economic aspects of the Latin American business environment. Moreover, the course will immerse the student in the intricacies of exporting to, importing from, establishing a new business in, or operating a foreign branch in a Latin American country. (Also listed as BUSN 3340.) Prerequisites: ECON 1311, Spanish proficiency, and consent of instructor.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
Pathways Curriculum
The Core Capacities
LAC-3343 Relaciones fronterizas Mexico-Estados Unidos (bilingue)
Description
In the seminar we will examine a variety of social, cultural, political, and economic phenomena that characterize the Mexico-United States border region. Include an optional overnight excursion to communities located on the international boundary itself. This course is conducted bilingually in Spanish and English, i.e., in both languages of the Mexico-U.S. border region. Competence in speaking, reading, writing, and listening in both Spanish and English is a requirement for participation in the course. (Also listed as ANTH 3343 and SOCI 3343.)(Offered occasionally.) Prerequisites: SPAN 2302 or equivalent Spanish competence
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
LAC-3344 Teaching in the Bilingual (English/Spanish)classroom
Description
An introduction to the education of second language learners in the context of bilingual education and English as a second language (ESL) programs. This course includes field experience in working with bilingual and ESL populations in an educational setting. (Also listed as EDUC 3344.)
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
LAC-3346 La economia espanola y la Union Europea (The Spanish Economy and the European Union)
Description
An examination of Spain's economic development and its position within the European Union. The business, economic, and political transformation of Spain from a struggling nation with an authoritarian regime to an economic power with an open and democratic society are studied. The course also examines the development of European Union, with a special focus on its influence on the Spanish business environment. The experiential component of the course includes visits to businesses, government agencies, and NGO's in Spain. (Also listed as INTB 3346, ECON 3346 and SPAN 3346.) (Offered once a year). Prerequisites: ECON 1311, three additional hours in business or economics, SPAN 2302 or the equivalent, and consent of the instructor.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
Pathways Curriculum
The Core Capacities, The Interdisciplinary Clusters
LAC-3372 Practica profesional en Espana (Internship in Spain)
Description
A supervised summer internship in Spain. Students enrolled in LAC 3372 will serve as interns with various firms, trade groups, governmental agencies, or public interest groups where they will work and gain experience related to the Spanish economy and business world. The nature of the student's responsibilities will vary with the internship involved and be subject to the approval of the supervising faculty member. (Also listed as ECON 3372, INTB 3372, and SPAN 3372.) (Offered once a year). Prerequisites: ECON 1311, three additional hours in business or economics, SPAN 2302 or the equivalent, and consent of instructor.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
Pathways Curriculum
The Core Capacities
LAC-4102 Special Topics in Languages Across the Curriculum
Description
From time to time the LAC program will present special topic courses not described in the Courses of Study Bulletin. Announcements of such courses will be by special prospectus. May be repeated on different topics.
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
LAC-4130 Quanqiu Shangwu Wenhua-Zhong-Mei Jiaodian (Global Business Culture)
Description
A companion course to BUSN/CHIN 3330 which examines the diverse business culture in China in comparison to that in other countries, particularly in the United States. This course must be taken concurrently with BUSN/CHIN 3330 and will be taught entirely in Chinese. Students must have the ability to write and converse in Chinese. (Also listed as CHIN 4130 and BUSN 4130.) Prerequisites: Senior Standing, CHIN 3302 or the equivalent, and consent of instructor Corequisite: BUSN/CHIN 3330
Credits
1 credit
Level
Lower Division
LAC-4202 Special Topics in Languages Across the Curriculum
Description
From time to time the LAC program will present special topic courses not described in the Courses of Study Bulletin. Announcements of such courses will be by special prospectus. May be repeated on different topics.
Credits
2 credits
Level
Upper Division
LAC-4302 Special Topics in Languages Across the Curriculum
Description
From time to time the LAC program will present special topic courses not described in the Courses of Study Bulletin. Announcements of such courses will be by special prospectus. May be repeated on different topics.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
Rosa Aloisi
Rosa Aloisi, Ph.D.
Program Director
Associate Professor, Political Science
Dania Abreu-Torres
Dania E. Abreu-Torres, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures
Anene Ejikeme
Anene Ejikeme, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Mario Gonzalez-Fuentes
Mario Gonzalez-Fuentes, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Business Administration
Alfred Montoya
Alfred Montoya, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Sociology and Anthropology
Katsuo A. Nishikawa
Katsuo A. Nishikawa, Ph.D.
Director of the Center for International Engagement, Political Science
David Ribble
David Ribble, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Budget and Research, Biology
Sussan Siavoshi
Sussan Siavoshi, Ph.D.
Una Chapman Cox Professor of International Affairs, Political Science
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Curtis Swope, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures
Hyon Joo Yoo
Hyon Joo Yoo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Political Science

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