Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019


World Languages and Cultures (WLC) with a concentration in Spanish International Studies and Business (WLSB)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

8 Semester Plan

120 Credit Hours

CIP Code: 16.0101

College of Arts & Sciences


Major Description

The B.A. in World Languages and Cultures offers students a solid foundation in language and linguistic skills as well as knowledge of diverse cultures. Students may choose one concentration: Applied Linguistics, Chinese Language and Culture, Classics, East Asian Languages and Cultures, French, French International Studies and Business, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Spanish International Studies and Business, or may combine two concentrations (36 credit hours: 6 credit hours major core and 15 credit hours per concentration; the French International Studies and Business and the Spanish International Studies and Business concentrations are excluded). Upon completion of the program, students will be able to interact and participate in a global environment.

Concentration Description

The concentration in Spanish International Studies and Business is an interdisciplinary program which prepares students for careers with a focus on the Spanish-speaking world. Spanish is a global language, the second most spoken native language in the world. The historical ties with Spain, the proximity of Spanish America, and the presence of many Spanish speakers in the United States make knowledge of Spanish and the culture of the Spanish-speaking world highly relevant to careers in business, international relations, and diplomacy.

State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites

Students wishing to transfer to USF should complete an A.A. degree at a Florida College System institution. Some courses required for the major may also meet General Education requirements thereby transferring maximum hours to the university.

If a student wishes to transfer without an A.A. degree and has fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the student must meet the university’s entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements.

Transfer students are also required to comply with the immunization, foreign language, and continuous enrollment policies of the university.

Students should complete the following prerequisite courses at the lower level prior to entering the university. If these courses are not taken at a Florida College System institution, they must be completed before the degree is granted.

Unless stated otherwise, a grade of C- is the minimum acceptable grade in prerequisite courses.

Students should demonstrate proficiency by testing or completion of a foreign language through the intermediate level per State Mandated Common Prerequisites (see https://dlss.flvc.org/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=4f8695e3-1adc-4631-9e89-9c26fc145b54). This may be accomplished by completing 6-12 hours within the language or by demonstrated competency at the intermediate level.

Total Major Hours: 54-60 Hours

Major Core Courses - 6 Hours

Major Elective Courses - 24-63 Hours

Students must select one of the following concentrations:

  • Applied Linguistics
  • Chinese Language and Culture
  • Classics
  • East Asian Languages and Cultures
  • French
  • French International Studies and Business
  • German
  • Interdisciplinary Classical Civilizations
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Spanish International Studies and Business

Concentration Core Courses - 48-54 Hours

  • Concentration Core (12 credit hours)
    • SPN 2201 Spanish IV
    • SPN 2240 Conversation I
    • SPN 3300 Advanced Spanish Grammar & Composition or SPN 2340 Advanced Spanish for Native Speakers I
      • or SPN 2341 Advanced Spanish for Native Speakers II
    • SPW 3030 Introduction to Hispanic Literary Studies

Note: SPN 2201 and SPN 2240 are required courses for the concentration. Students who place out of these two courses will take 6 credit hours of coursework approved in advance by an advisor.

  • Concentration Supporting Spanish Courses (3-9 credit hours)
    • Student chooses 3-9 credit hours of coursework from the following list of courses:
      • SPN 3440 Spanish for Business and International Trade I
      • SPN 3441 Spanish for Business and International Trade II
      • SPN 3391 Latin American Cinema
      • SPN 3520 Spanish-American Civilization
      • SPN 3564 Spain Today: Culture and Politics in the Media
      • SPN 4410 Advanced Conversation
      • SPW 3393 Spanish Culture through Literature and Film
  • Concentration Business Courses (18 credit hours)
    • ACG 3074 Managerial Accounting for Non-Business Majors
    • ECO 1000 Basic Economics
    • FIN 3403 Principles of Finance
    • MAN 3025 Principles of Management
    • MAR 3023 Basic Marketing
    • XXX XXXX Capstone Course (to be determined by the Muma College of Business)
  • Required courses in International Studies (9 credit hours)
    • CPO 2002 Introduction to Comparative Politics
    • CPO 4930 Comparative Government & Politics of Select Areas
    • INR 1015 World Perspective
  • Required overseas study courses and/or area studies courses (6 credit hours):
    • Select six (6) overseas study credit hours or three (3) credit hours of overseas study plus three (3) credit hours of area studies courses planned with an advisor.

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