Oct 18, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Spanish Business, B.A.


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The goal of the Spanish Business major will be to provide students with a cultural, economic, legal, and linguistic knowledge base to guide their activities in a Spanish and Spanish-American business setting.  Students will enhance their Spanish language competence while at the same time mastering foundational business concepts that will enable them to communicate with a sensitivity to the values and customs of their Spanish and Spanish-American business counterparts and clients.  Majors’ combined study of Business and Spanish will result in the ability to know not only what to say in a given business situation, but when and why to say it.  The program will culminate in a capstone internship in a business setting with a significant Spanish component.  In terms of learning outcomes, graduates of the program will demonstrate:

  1. ​The ability to understand and apply the major critical and theoretical approaches used in conducting business.
  2. The ability to research and evaluate concepts expressed in specialized texts.
  3. The ability to clearly and persuasively communicate key ideas and arguments about Spanish culture orally and in writing as supported by research and textual evidence.
  4. Knowledge of the principles and vocabulary necessary to participate actively in business negotiations in English.
  5. Knowledge of the principles and vocabulary necessary to participate actively in business negotiations in Spanish.
  6. Knowledge of the cultural values underlying decision-making in a business setting.

Requirements for Graduation:

To be eligible for graduation, students majoring in Spanish Business must complete a minimum of 121 credits, achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.0, satisfy the College’s residency requirements, and complete the General Education Requirements of the College. A minimum grade of 2.0 is required for First Year Seminar and all courses taken as part of Foundations. Courses used to complete General Education Requirements may not be taken on a pass/fail basis.

The General Education Requirements of the college require students to successfully complete First Year Seminar, Foundations, Disciplinary Perspectives, and a Constellation. Students who enter the college with 30 credit hours completed will not take a First Year Seminar course and therefore must take an additional 3 credits for graduation. Transfer students that are awarded 60 or more credits upon acceptance to York College will not be required to complete a Constellation.

General Education Requirement


First Year Sminar


Foundations Requirements


Disciplinary Perspectives Requirements


Constellation Requirement


The Constellation requirement is met when a student completes four courses from a minimum of three disciplines within the Constellation requirements.  Transfer students that are awarded 60 or more credits upon acceptance to York College will not be required to complete a Constellation.

Spanish Electives (6 credits)


Students must complete 6 credits of Spanish electives at the 300 level or higher.  At least 3 credits must be internship credits.

It is highly recommended that students complete some or all of the Spanish elective credits in an approved study abroad program.  A study abroad experience allows students to develop stronger proficiency in the Spanish language, immerse themselves in Hispanic culture, and gain first-hand insight into business practices in the Hispanic world.

Additional Elective Credits


Students must complete an additional 6 elective credits in Business or Spanish, at the 300 level or higher.

Placement


Students who place above SPN201 or SPN202  will be required to take additional Spanish courses to meet the required credit count for the major.

Suggested Course Sequence:


Freshman Year (31 credits)


Sophomore Year (30 credits)


Junior Year (30 credits)


Senior Year (30 credits)


  • BUS 494 Integrated Business Experience 3 credit hours
  • SPN 420 Spanish Language Workshop 3 credit hours
  • Spanish Elective course 3 credit hours
  • Spanish Elective course 3 credit hours
  • Spanish Elective course 3 credit hours
  • Constellation course 3 credit hours
  • Constellation course 3 credit hours
  • Constellation course 3 credit hours
  • Elective course 3 credit hours
  • Elective course 3 credit hours

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