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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Business & Cultures, B.S.


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(Leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree)

This joint-degree program, shared by the College of Business and the College of Arts and Sciences, is designed to prepare American and international students for the arena of international relations and trade. Track 1, designed for American students, emphasizes competence in basic and international business, a high level of proficiency in foreign  languages, and solidly grounded knowledge of foreign cultures and the world business community. Track 2, designed for international students, offers specialized concentrations in American studies and aspects of American and international business cultures. The capstone course for both Tracks 1 and 2 is a domestic or international internship (IBC 4980 ). Track 1 students may also choose to spend a semester or year studying abroad in order to improve their foreign language proficiency and deepen their knowledge of foreign cultures.

Curriculum


Track I


Total: 33

Total: 30

Junior Year


Total: 27

Senior Year


Total: 30

Note:


1 Elective courses are to be selected in consultation with the academic advisor.
   
2 Students may choose from the following: ENGL 4680, ENGL 4720 (5720) ; FREN 3510 ; GERM 3510 or GERM 3520 ; JAPN 3510 ; RUSS 3510 ; SPAN 3510  or SPAN 3550  or any upper level foreign language class not used for the foreign language requirement; GEOG 1110 , GEOG 1120 , GEOG 1130 , GEOG 3200 ; HIST 3710 , HIST 4440 (5440) ,HIST 4550 (5550)  HIST 4560 (5560)  HIST 4570 (5570) , HIST 4620 (5620) , ,HIST 4710 HIST 4730 (5730) , HIST 4740 (5740) , HIST 4750 (5750) , HIST 4760 (5760) , HIST 4790 (5790) ; PHIL 4020 ; POLS 3300  POLS 3310 , POLS 4510 , POLS 4960 ; SOC 2100 , SOC 4090 (5090) ; or MUS 2030 .

 

Track 2


Total: 30

Total: 31

Total: 30

Senior Year


Total: 30

Note:


1 This course not included in 120-hour curriculum.
   
2 Elective course to be selected in consultation with the academic advisor.
   
3 Students may choose from the following: ENGL 4610 (5610) , ENGL 4830 (5830) ; HIST 4010 (5010)  HIST 4020 (5020) , HIST 4030 (5030) , HIST 4040 (5040) , HIST 4050 (5050) , HIST 4060 (5060) , HIST 4210 (5210) , HIST 4230 (5230) , HIST 4250 (5250) , HIST 4310 (5310)  HIST 4330 (5330) , HIST 4360 (5360) , HIST 4370 (5370) , 4380, HIST 4730 (5730) ; JOUR 3760 ; POLS 3700 , POLS 3710 , 3800, POLS 4210 , and SOC 2840 .

 

The following restrictions apply to both Track 1 and Track 2 IBCA majors:


  1. IBCA majors may not take business courses on a pass/fail basis.
  2. IBCA majors must take at least 50 percent of the total hours required for the degree in courses offered outside the College of Business.
  3. IBCA majors must earn at least 50 percent of the business hours required for the degree at Tennessee Technological University.
  4. IBCA majors must complete at least 50 percent of the upper-division business hours at Tennessee Technological University.

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