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ERIC Number: ED345543
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Commercial Language, Business Economics, and the Liberal Arts Curriculum.
Sell, John W.; And Others
A program at the College of Wooster (Ohio) in commercial language and international business is described. The program was undertaken with private funds and within the context of a traditional liberal arts college. It has three main curricular goals: (1) additional training of language instructors for language courses that would include the language of technology, business, and commerce; (2) modifications of existing foreign culture courses; and (3) upgrading of library and audio-visual resources to support international business-related courses and senior theses. While the goals are common to most international business programs, this program has several unique characteristics. It: uses private funds only; takes advantage of the adaptability inherent in the liberal arts setting; and is administered entirely by program participants, not college administrators. In the Spanish department, a full course in Spanish for commercial use is offered. The French department includes a course on the French economy since 1945 and one on business French. The German department offers a team-taught economics course in German. In addition, an internship program for the college, with business contacts in France and Germany, is in development. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: College of Wooster OH
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Eastern Michigan University Conference on Languages and Communication for World Business and the Professions (10th, Ypsilanti, MI, April 3-5, 1991).