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Certificate in Spanish and Hispanic Cultures for Global Business (SHCGBACRT)Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 requirements.

Description

The Certificate in Spanish and Hispanic Cultures for Global Business offers students considering a business career, whether for-profit or non-profit, involving international and/or domestic Spanish-speaking communities the opportunity to acquire advanced language skills in Spanish and a high degree of cultural competency. The certificate includes a service learning component, works well with Study Abroad plans, and allows the option to include coursework on culturally related Portuguese and Catalan-speaking world regions. The certificate provides language and cross-cultural communication skills that are essential for successful and meaningful business engagement in a globalized economy.

Certificate requirements

The certificate requires at least 28 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

  1. Advanced Grammar. One (1) course:
  2. Business Spanish. One (1) course:
    • Business course taught in Spanish taken through an IU-administered or co-sponsored study abroad program (with departmental approval)
  3. Introductory Courses. Two (2) courses:
  4. Advanced Courses. Two (2) courses:
    • Additional course with approval of the director of undergraduate studies
  5. Experiential Learning. One (1) course:
  6. Global Business. Three (3) credit hours:
    • BUS-C 271 Global Business Analysis - Business Communications
    • BUS-C 272 Global Business Immersion-business Communications
    • BUS-D 270 The Global Business Environments
    • BUS-D 271 Global Business Analysis-international Business Management
    • BUS-D 272 Global Business Immersion-international Business Management
    • BUS-G 202 Business, Government, and Society
    • Business course taught in Spanish taken through an IU-administered or co-sponsored study abroad program (with departmental approval)
  7. Non-Spanish Electives. One (1) course:
    • Additional course with approval of the director of undergraduate studies
  8. Electives. Additional courses, as needed to fulfill remaining certificate requirements, selected from the following:
    • Additional course from the Introductory Courses list
    • Additional course from the Advanced Courses list
    • Additional course from the Non-Spanish Electives list
  9. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. At least 9 credit hours in the certificate must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. At least 9 credit hours in the certificate must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the certificate.
    4. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the certificate—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. Exceptions to certificate requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.