INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Web site: www.uwlax.edu/ba/advising/international.html

 

 

International Business Major

(College of Business Administration) — 48-56 credits.

This program requires completion of the International Business major requirements, a functional business major, and an area studies requirement.

 

Foreign Language

This major requires demonstrated proficiency in a second language. This can be accomplished either by completing prescribed courses or by demonstrating proficiency as determined by the Department of Foreign Languages. Language proficiency would generally be acquired through the study of a language up to and including the FLG 202 level with grades of “C” or better in each course. The language requirement must be satisfied prior to the study abroad experience. (Students whose native language is not English will meet this requirement through demonstrated proficiency via TOEFL or departmental exam.)

 

Majors must also complete one study abroad program prior to graduation. The program selected must be in a region where the dominant language is the student’s proficiency language. Approval of the program will be made by the International Business Advisory Committee. Every effort will be made to ensure applicability of credits earned in the study abroad program.

 

Required Courses

— 21 credits. ECO 340, FIN 440, MKT 341, MGT 360, 405 and two courses from the following elective choices: ACC 447, ECO 311, 375*, 441; FIN 477, MKT 440, 445; MGT 430, 431, 484; up to 3 credits in international internship 450/452; up to 3 credits in independent study ACC/ECO/FIN/I-S/ MKT/MGT 499. A maximum of 3 credits from the functional business major may be double counted toward the IB major.

 

Completion of one of the six business majors

— 21-28 credits. (See departmental listings for required courses.): Accountancy, Economics, Finance, Finance with Risk and Insurance, Information Systems, Marketing, Management.

 

 

Area Studies

Two courses in one area:

1.             Development. ECO 375 and ANT 300

2.             Latin America: GEO 316 and POL 339

3.             Western Europe: GEO 304 and POL 338

4.             Eastern Europe: GEO 311 and POL 332

5.             Asia: GEO 328 and POL 333

 

 

International Business Minor

(All colleges)

This is a 32 credit minor* including six credits in history, eight credits in foreign language, 15 credits in professional business courses and three credits in selected electives. Students, especially non-business majors, must pay careful attention to the prerequisites for the professional business courses as stated in the course description.

 

Required Courses

A.            HIS 151, World History to 1500 —

                3 cr.; HIS 152, Roots of the Modern World — 3 cr.

B.            Foreign Language — 8 cr.

(one year in the same language)**

C.            Professional business courses — 15 cr.

1.             MKT 341, International Marketing

2.             FIN 440, Multinational Financial Management

3.             MGT 430, Comparative Management

4.             ECO 340, Introduction to International Economics

5.             One course from the following:

ACC 447; ECO 311, 375, 441;

FIN 477; MGT 360, 405, 431, 452, 484; MKT 440, 445

D.            One course from the following — 3 cr.

ANT       203          Culture and Ecology

ECO        311          Comparative Economic Systems (may not be used if elected in C. 5 above)

GEO        110          World Cultural Regions

POL        443          Introduction to International Political Risk

 

It is the student’s responsibility to confirm prerequisites for the above requirements. Prerequisites are stated in the catalog description of each course.

 

College of Business Administration Majors are required to complete at least 18 of the 32 credits in addition to those which may be applied to General Education or their major.

 

 

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (INS)

 

 

College of Liberal Studies

Director: Eric Kraemer

245E Graff Main Hall, 608-785-8424

e-mail: kraemer.eric@uwlax.edu

 

 

International Studies Minor

(All colleges) — 24 credits from approved curriculum, not including courses counted toward the major. Each student plans an individual course of study with approval of an international studies faculty adviser, subject to the following:

 

1)             POL/GEO/ECO/SOC/ANT/HIS 202

2)             18 credits of approved international studies courses including 6-12 credits from two departments selected from international studies Category I: Global Issues (courses which focus on transregional zones or on issues which are transregional in scope); and 6-12 credits from at least two departments selected from international studies Category II, List A-C: National and Regional topics (courses which focus on issues which are national or regional in scope)

3)             INS 495

4)             proficiency in a foreign language demonstrated through completion of 202 level course work or equivalent

5)             12 credits must be at 300 level or above.

 

 

International Studies Minor: European Emphasis

(All colleges) — 24 credits from approved international studies curriculum, not including courses counted toward the major. Each student plans an individual course of study with approval of an international studies or European studies faculty adviser, subject to the following:

 

1)             POL/GEO/ECO/SOC/ANT/HIS 202

2)             six credits from two departments selected from international studies

Category I: Global Issues (courses which focus on transregional zones or on issues which are transregional in scope)

3)             12 credits from at least three departments, dealing with European topics, selected from Category II, List B.

4)             INS 495, three credits completed with a European topic

5)             proficiency in a European language other than English, demonstrated through completion of 202 level course work or equivalent

6)             12 of the above credits must be at 300 level or above

 

An academic experience in a European country is strongly recommended.

 

International Studies Minor: Latin American Emphasis

(All colleges) — 24 credits from approved international studies curriculum, not including courses counted toward the major. Each student plans an individual course of study with approval of an international studies or Latin American studies faculty adviser, subject to the following:

 

1)             POL/GEO/ECO/SOC/ANT/HIS 202

2)             six credits from two departments selected from international studies

Category I: Global Issues (courses which focus on transregional zones or on issues which are transregional in scope)

3)             12 credits from at least two departments, selected from international studies

Category II, List A and C (courses which focus on issues which are national or regional in scope), including SPA 321 and at least six other credits from Category II, List C (courses dealing with Latin American topics)

4)             INS 495

5)             proficiency in Latin American language demonstrated through completion of 202 level course work or equivalent

6)             12 of the above credits must be at 300 level or above

 

 

Category I: Global Issues

 

ACC       447

ANT       300, 444

ARC       200, 204

ART       434

BUS        240

CST        332

ECO        120, 306, 311, 340, 375, 441

ENG        208, 430, 431, 440, 441, 443, 491

ESS         346

FIN         440, 477

FLG         299

FRE         220

GEO        110, 300, 306, 307

HED        486, 487

HIS         152 (may count in the minor only if not used to fulfill general education                   requirements), 204, 205, 311, 330

INS         250

MGT       360, 405, 430, 431, 484

MKT      341, 445

PHL        220, 230, 349, 350

POL        234, 246, 330, 341, 344, 345, 351, 353,                 355, 443, 445

PSY         280, 382

SOC        300, 305, 315, 320, 480

W-S        410

Category II: National and Regional Topics

 

List A

ANT       355

ARC       265, 340, 350, 353, 365, 366, 372

CST        414

EFN        495

FLG         491

FRE         321, 403, 450, 491, 495

GER        450, 491, 495

SPA        305, 315, 326, 351, 425, 450, 491,                         495

GEO        312, 315, 328, 331

HIS         250, 314, 327, 328, 329, 334, 335, 337,                 338, 357, 365, 366, 372

HON       415

INS         225

POL        333, 336, 337

THA       351

 

List B

ANT       342;

ARC       275, 331, 332;

ART       351, 352, 353, 354;

ENG        203, 204, 205, 206, 345, 346, 350, 351, 352, 360, 365, 376, 389, 390, 391, 395,                 405, 410, 411, 436, 437

FRE         305, 315, 320, 325, 326, 351, 404, 405, 406

GER        301, 315, 320, 326, 351, 400, 401, 403, 406, 420

SPA        320, 401, 402, 403, 440, 441

GEO        304, 311

HIS         230, 240, 323, 331, 332, 339, 346, 348, 349, 350, 351, 352, 354, 355

INS         230

MKT      440

MUS       201, 202, 301, 302, 403, 407

PHL        205, 206, 323

POL        332, 335, 338

THA       250, 251, 350

 

List C

ANT       285, 353, 354

ARC       285

SPA        321, 390, 420, 421

GEO        316, 317

HIS         341, 342, 344, 356

MUS       204; POL 339

 

 

 

INS         225                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1-3

Seminar in World Area Studies: ______________

An interdisciplinary examination of the geography, history, culture, and political, economic and social systems of a particular country or world area. Topics vary. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6.

 

INS         226                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1

Seminar Foreign Study Tour:____________

Group travel to a selected country or world area, to provide direct contact with the geography, history, culture, and political, economic, and social systems of that region. Must be taken concurrently with a university course that includes foreign travel or foreign tour. Departmental option for Pass/Fail grading.

 

INS         230                                                                                                                                     Cr. 3

Introduction to British Life and Civilization

An interdisciplinary survey of the geography, history, culture, and political, economic, and social systems of Great Britain. This course is taught each semester at the Wisconsin In Scotland Study Center in Edinburgh, Scotland and may be offered at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse as warranted.

 

INS         250                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1

Orientation To Study Abroad

A practical introduction to the cultural, social, economic, political, and academic challenges of extended resident study and research in a foreign country. Students develop research and study proposals which define their plans and objectives for foreign study. Required for students accepted into UW-L foreign study programs.

 

INS         300                                                                                                                                     Cr. 3-16

Foreign Study:______________

Resident study for an extended term at an approved university or other institution of higher education outside the U.S. Foreign study programs are available in virtually all major fields and in more than 50 countries around the world. Admission requirements, prerequisites, and costs vary. Complete information is available from the UW-L Office of International Education. Upon satisfactory completion of course work abroad, appropriate credits are entered upon the student’s permanent record.

 

INS         350                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1-6

Independent Foreign Research

An individually designed, directed research project in a foreign country, dealing with a

significant research problem. Open to students in any department, the course permits in-depth, independent research using foreign sources, facilities, and resource persons. Requires a high degree of motivation and the ability to work independently. Prerequisites: INS 250, junior/senior standing, and consent of the director of the Office of International Education.

 

 

INS         425/525                                                                                                                             Cr. 2-3

Interdisciplinary Seminar in International Studies

An in-depth examination of selected topics in international studies. The course is interdisciplinary and organized along thematic lines. Topics vary. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6.

 

INS         426/526                                                                                                                             Cr. 1

International Study Tour

Group travel to explore selected topics in international studies. Must be taken concurrently with university course at upper level or graduate level that includes foreign travel or foreign tour. Departmental option for Pass/Fail grading.

 

INS         450                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1-6

International Internship

An academically relevant, professional field experience in a foreign country. Students must be approved and advised by the Office of International Education. Determination of relevancy shall be made by the Office of International Education with the advice and consent of the Director of International Studies curriculum. Students are responsible for finding an appropriate faculty adviser to supervise and grade the internship. Language proficiency must be demonstrated where applicable. Students must be on their internship worksite during the semester for which they are registered for academic credit. 1 credit/35 hours of experience. Prerequisite: junior standing and 2.75 cum. GPA or consent of the Office of International Education and INS department. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6.

 

INS         495                                                                                                                                     Cr. 3

Directed Readings in International Studies

Supervised, directed readings on a topic in international studies which is not accommodated by other courses in the university curriculum. Students design individual plans of study in consultation with appropriate faculty. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and of the director of international studies courses.