Spanish for Business Program Requirements

These requirements are from an excerpt from the University Academic Catalog, which outlines the requirements for a student to earn the distinction of being a Castleton University graduate. The complete catalog is available online.

Students completing the Bachelor of Arts in Spanish will demonstrate their ability to:

  • Speak, live with and relate to peoples of Spanish background in Vermont, the USA and abroad.
  • Gain entry to and pass courses taken at accredited universities in Spanish speaking countries.
  • Compare favorably with other graduates of Spanish language programs in their ability to gain employment using their critical thinking and language/cultural skills in a variety of contexts.

Complete the following courses in Spanish (12 cr):

Code Course Credits

SPA 2030

Spanish American Cultures

Reading in a special topic area to introduce students to the Hispanic world. As topics change, this course may be repeated for credit. Readings in Spanish and English.

This course fulfills the Aesthetic Understanding or World Views Frame of Reference.

Spring, odd years

3

SPA 2040

Business Spanish

Development of business-oriented vocabularies. Introduction to the "art" of business letter writing. Translation of letters from and into Spanish.

Periodically

3

SPA 3010

Advanced Grammar, Composition and Conversation

Thorough review of Spanish grammar, weekly compositions, oral reports, and exercises in translation. This course is available through a Study Abroad experience.

This course fulfills the World Views Frame of Reference.

Prerequisite: SPA 2012 or consent of instructor.

As required

3

SPA 3030

Advanced Composition and Conversation

Further development of written and spoken fluency in Spanish. This course is available through a Study Abroad experience.

This course fulfills the Aesthetic Understanding or World Views Frame of Reference.

Prerequisite: SPA 3010 or consent of instructor.

Every semester through Study Abroad

3

and complete the following business related courses (12 cr):

Code Course Credits

ACC 2101

Accounting I

This course examines the role that accounting information plays in decision-making and the importance of income, cash flows, and financial position to organizations. Issues are considered from a variety of users’ viewpoints. Included in the course will be (1) a focus on analytic and problem-solving skills, (2) technological and communication skill development, and (3) an awareness of ethical and public policy issues.

Basic computer skills in Microsoft Excel and Word are required.

Fee Materials charge $20.

Fall

3

BUS 2020

Principles of Management

This course in an introduction to the philosophy, principles, and techniques of management. Students will examine classical, modern, and emerging concepts as they relate to today’s manager and the functional processes of planning, organizing, directing and controlling resources. Learning experiences may include case studies, team experiences and simulations.

Prerequisite: BUS 1270.

Every semester

3

BUS 2230

Principles of Marketing

This course introduces the role of marketing as it relates to manufacturing, wholesale, retail, and service businesses. Topics include product development, pricing decisions, promotional consideration, and distribution options of both goods and services. Students will also examine the emerging role of electronic marketing, and its impact on today’s businesses.

Prerequisite: BUS 1270.

Every semester

3

MAT 2021

Statistics I

This course prepares students for quantitative methods in their respective fields. Descriptive and inferential statistics, including estimation, hypothesis testing, linear regression and correlation are covered. Basic tools of descriptive statistics, discrete probability, binomial distribution, normal distribution, t-distribution, estimates and sample sizes, hypothesis testing, elementary correlation and regression, contingency tables are explored. Students utilize graphing calculators and spreadsheet software on a regular basis.

This course fulfills the Scientific and Mathematical Understanding Frame of Reference.

Prerequisite: Students must take a math assessment (ACCUPLACER) for placement purposes prior to registration or MAT 1010.

Every semester

3

and complete one of the following three courses (3 cr):

Code Course Credits

ECO 3220

International Trade and Development

This course offers an overview of theory, recent data, and controversies surrounding the interlinked topics of international trade and economic development in an increasingly integrated world economy. We will examine the philosophical commitments underpinning the debates, followed by a further examination of economic concepts, and a look at the facts of the global economy, with a primary focus on the developing world.

This course fulfills the Social and Behavioral Understanding Frame of Reference.

Prerequisite: At least one previous course in economics is highly recommended but not required.

Fall, even years

3

HIS 3210

Social History of Latin America

This course is designed to explore various issues in the social history of Latin America. Topics will include race and ethnic relations, labor, gender, rural society, and class as presented in the journal literature, therefore reflecting much of the latest research on these topics.

Periodically

3

HIS 3220

Revolutions in Latin America

This course examines the role revolutionary violence played in establishing a modern Atlantic world based on the idea of the liberal nation-state. We will take as our guiding assumption that liberation movements in Latin America played a key role in that process, but we will at times consider the critical influence of revolutions in North America and Europe on events in Latin America. We will especially consider the roles of nationalism, Marxism, and anti-colonialism in providing models for revolutionary violence.

This course fulfills the World Views Frame of Reference.

Periodically

3

and complete 9 credits from ACC, BUS, CIS, or ECO, subject to advisor approval

and complete a semester abroad in a language/internship program (6-12 cr):

(Credits required for the major: 42-48 cr)

And complete the University's Gen Ed requirements

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