ERIC Number: ED373697
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Mar-22
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Developing and Implementing an International Studies Minor: A Liberal Arts-Business Administration Partnership.
Krajewski, Lorraine A.; Patrick, Joe A.
Louisiana State University in Shreveport developed an International Studies minor as a partnership between the academic disciplines of Business and Liberal Arts. The minor consists of 24 hours of coursework, including a foreign language course at the sophomore level; a course titled "Introduction to International Studies"; 9 hours of core courses from economics, English, foreign languages, geography, history, marketing, philosophy, political science, and religious studies; and 9 hours of approved electives. "Introduction to International Studies" is a survey of a variety of regions and international topics, presented primarily by guest speakers who are experts in particular areas. The course helps students develop a global perspective of historical and current events, a sensitivity to cultures other than their own, and communication skills. The course addresses culture, international business, international current events, American foreign policy, linguistics, religion, art, communication, education, technology, and social issues. Student evaluation is based on class attendance and participation, organization and content of a notebook of class materials, summaries of and reactions to class sessions, current event reports, a term paper and oral presentation, and examinations. Other new international courses and additional foreign language courses were developed, such as "Business French,""International Business Law,""International Business Communications," and "Islamic Criminal Justice Systems." (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers: Louisiana State University
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Eastern Michigan University Conference on Language and Communication for World Business and the Professions (13th, Ypsilanti, MI, April 14-16, 1994).