ERIC Number: ED377717
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Foreign Language and International Public Service at SIU-C: An Interdisciplinary B.A. Degree Program under Development.
Timpe, Eugene F.
A model for undergraduate programs designed to integrate foreign language instruction with training for an international public service occupation is outlined. The language component and professional training, taught separately at first, are brought together at the end of the program in an internship in an international public service organization. The model is recommended for a Spanish language program, an area in which the need for economic development and international aid is great. The internship component, while valuable to the student, can be difficult to administer. Ideally, participants should have advanced language skills, be required to have adequate grades in specific courses, and appropriate advising. At Southern Illinois University (Carbondale), the program currently under development will require students to have 4 years of a foreign language, take eight core courses, and select electives from any department with suitable offerings. It is suggested that such a program, housed in the language department, is likely to encounter resistance from other departments involved. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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