Jan 19, 2022
The major in language and international careers is designed to integrate the study of modern foreign languages and cultures with preparation in an international career. The major objective of the program is to provide students with the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to function in a foreign environment and in professional dealings with people and clients who speak foreign languages. Students completing this group major will have met the major and minor requirements for graduation. The minor is included in the major requirements.
Qualified students in French may have the option of participating in a cooperative work exchange in an area of the world where French is spoken.
World Languages - College of Arts & Sciences
Contact department for advisor information.
Major Requirements: 33-36 hours
Language, International, and Cultural Studies
Required Courses: 18 hours
Elective Courses: 6 hours
International and Cultural Courses (Restricted Electives): 6 hours
Select 2 required elective courses from the following lists in consultation with an advisor.
Note: students may need to take prerequisites for some courses listed here. Some of these 200-level course may also be used to satisfy EMU general education requirements. Courses selected to fulfill the LIC 6-hour minimum in international and cultural studies cannot also be counted toward the minor.
- ANTH 214 - U.S. Racial and Cultural Minorities (GEUS) 3 hrs
- ANTH 233 - Cultures of Mesoamerica and the Caribbean (GEGA) 3 hrs
- ANTH 236 - Peoples and Cultures of Africa 3 hrs
- ANTH 248 - Peoples and Cultures of the Pacific 3 hrs
- ANTH 329 - Medical Anthropology 3 hrs
- ANTH 330 - Anthropology of Law and Politics 3 hrs
- ANTH 336 - Social and Cultural Change 3 hrs
- ANTH 350 - Ancient Civilizations of Mesoamerica 3 hrs
- ANTH 385 - Culture of Japan 3 hrs
- ACC 475 - International Accounting 3 hrs
- FIN 370 - International Business Finance 3 hrs
- IB 210 - Fundamentals of Global Business (GEGA) 3 hrs
- IB 370 - International Business Ethics 1.5 hrs
- LAW 350 - International Business Law 3 hrs
- MGMT 202 - Business Communication 3 hrs
- MGMT 492 - Managing World Business Communication 3 hrs
- MGMT 495 - International Management 3 hrs
- MKTG 375 - International Business Transactions 3 hrs
- MKTG 460 - International Marketing 3 hrs
- CTAC 225 - Listening Behavior (GEKS) 3 hrs
- CTAC 226 - Nonverbal Communication (GEKS) 3 hrs
- CTAC 274 - Intercultural Communication (GEGA) 3 hrs
- CTAC 275 - Interracial/Interethnic Communication (GEUS) 3 hrs
- CTAC 350 - Persuasion 3 hrs
- CTAC 352 - Communication in Negotiation 3 hrs
- CTAC 356 - Argumentation and Debate 3 hrs
- CTAC 376 - Communication and Conflict Resolution 3 hrs
- ECON 108 - Introduction to the Global Economy (GEGA) 3 hrs
- ECON 385 - Economic Development 3 hrs
- ECON 480W - International Economics (GEWI) 3 hrs
- GEOG 212 - Geography of Travel and Tourism 3 hrs
- GEOG 335 - Economic Geography 3 hrs
- GEOG 314W - Geography of Russia and Neighboring States (GEWI) 3 hrs
- GEOG 315 - Travel and Tourism: The European Scene 3 hrs
- GEOG 318 - Geography of Asia 3 hrs
- GEOG 319 - Geography of Europe 3 hrs
- GEOG 321 - Geography of Latin America 3 hrs
- GEOG 336 - Tourism and Socioeconomic Development 3 hrs
- HIST 316 - History and Geography of Modern Europe 3 hrs
- HIST 317 - History and Geography of Spanish America 3 hrs
- HIST 326 - History and Geography of Modern Asia 3 hrs
- HIST 355 - Latin America: Colonial Period 3 hrs
- HIST 356 - Latin America: National Period 3 hrs
- HIST 442 - Modern China 3 hrs
- HIST 443 - Modern Japan 3 hrs
- HIST 456 - Europe since 1945 3 hrs
- HIST 457 - History of Mexico 3 hrs
- HIST 461 - Foreign Relations of the United States 3 hrs
Political Science Courses
- PLSC 211 - Introduction to Comparative Government (GEGA) 3 hrs
- PLSC 212 - Introduction to International Politics (GEKS) 3 hrs
- PLSC 311 - Politics of the Developing World 3 hrs
- PLSC 341 - International Law 3 hrs
- PLSC 342 - International Organizations 3 hrs
- PLSC 354 - Canadian Politics 3 hrs
- PLSC 367 - Latin American Politics 3 hrs
- PLSC 374 - Asian Politics 3 hrs
- PLSC 412W - Comparative Legal Systems (GEWI) 3 hrs
Field Experience: 3-6 hours
Consult with LIC Advisor for one of the following:
Recommendation for the Minor (21 Hours)
In consultation with an advisor in LIC and an appropriate areas, students can choose a minor to receive concentrated training in a wide variety of professional disciplines, such as Economics , Political Science , Geography , History , Business for non-business majors , Communication , Computer Science , International Affairs, Journalism , Public Law and Government , Health Administration , School Health Education , Social Work , Social Services, Public Administration , Hotel and Restaurant Management , Sociology , Tourism , Military Science and Leadership (ROTC) .
Students must earn a minimum total of 124 credits at the 100-level or above.
Each student must choose a writing intensive course as part of major completion requirements. Consult your advisor for course options
Critical Graduation Information:
Each undergraduate student will be responsible for the fulfillment of the requirements or their equivalents of the Eastern Michigan University catalog in force at the time of their initial registration at a college or university or a subsequent catalog including the one in effect at the time of their graduation.
In the event an undergraduate student does not complete the degree requirements within seven years of the date of their original registration at a college or university, the student may be required to have their credits re-evaluated by the academic department(s) of their major/minor in keeping with catalog requirements in force during the year of their graduation.
The following are minimum requirements for all bachelor’s degrees awarded by Eastern Michigan University. Some majors and minors require more than the minimum in one or more of the areas below; students are urged to consult the online catalog for the requirements of their particular programs.
- Earn a minimum total of 124 credits at the 100-level and above. Courses with numbers below 100 will not be counted toward this degree requirement. At most 8 credit hours of physical education (PEGN) activity courses will be counted toward this requirement. A Bachelor of Arts degree requires completion of one year of college credit in a world language.
- Meet the requirements of the General Education program (see information below).
- Complete a Writing Intensive (WI) Course in your major.
- Earn a minimum of 60 credits from a four-year college or university; courses taken at community colleges cannot be used to meet this requirement. (Some formal program-to-program articulation agreements modify this requirement. See specific agreements for details.)
- Earn a minimum of 30 credits from courses taken at EMU.
- Complete 10 of the last 30 hours for the degree from courses taken at EMU.
- Have a minimum of 30 unique credit hours in their major and 20 unique credit hours in their minor for a total of at least 50 unique credit hours between them. Some majors that require 50 or more hours themselves do not require a minor; students should check requirements of the selected major in the undergraduate catalog to see if a minor is required.
- Earn no more than 60 credit hours in one subject area (prefix). Credits in excess of the 60 maximum will not be counted toward the minimum of 124 credits required for a bachelor’s degree.
- Earn the minimum number of credits in 300-level and above courses in each major and minor as specified below - these credits must be earned in distinct courses; that is, no course can be used to fulfill this requirement in more than one major or minor.
- Earn a minimum of 6 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each minor
- Earn a minimum of 9 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each major that requires a minor.
- Earn a minimum of 15 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each major that does not require a minor
- Transfer credit will be awarded for courses taken at colleges and universities that are accredited by one of the recognized regional accrediting bodies only if the courses are college-level (equated to 100-level or above at EMU) and the student earned a “C” (or 2.0 on a 4 point scale) or better. Transfer credit may be awarded on a case-by-case basis for college-level courses in which a “C” (2.0) or better was earned at institutions outside the U.S. or at non-accredited U.S. institutions; the internal review of such courses is conducted by individual departments/schools within EMU, and additional documentation may be required. Please note: EMU awards only credits for transferred courses; grades are not used in the calculation of an EMU GPA.
- Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in courses taken at EMU in order to graduate. In addition, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 must be reached in each major and minor. Only courses taken at EMU and those applied to a student’s major or minor, will be used in the calculation of their major and minor cumulative GPAs. (Note: some programs may require a higher GPA - check with your program advisor.)
General Education Requirements:
EMU’s General Education Program requires students to choose from a menu of approved courses in several different areas; do not assume that other courses in the same department or with similar names will fulfill these requirements. Please see General Education for a detailed description of requirements.
Students who transferred to EMU may have modified general education requirements based on Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) or articulation agreements; consult your academic advisor for additional information.