May 27, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin 
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Language for International Trade BA

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This program integrates the study of international languages and cultures with preparation in international trade and business. The Language for International Trade BA includes all the pre-requisites for an MBA degree.

The objective of this major is to prepare students for international careers with the necessary business and language skills. Students in French/Spanish participate in an internship in a business/industrial work environment either in the U.S. or abroad where French/Spanish is spoken. Students may take examinations leading to certification in Business French/Spanish. See details below. The major consists of study in the following three areas: (1) specialized studies in language, (2) business and economics, and (3) required cognates.

Dual Degree Option:

This program is available as a dual degree with the International Business BBA:

Total Credits - 120

Major - 54


Choose one of the following concentrations:

French - 30+

All majors are required to attend a full academic year, excluding summer sessions, at the Adventist University of France, Collonges, France.

ACA Courses - 9

  • FREN321 - Advanced Composition - 2 credits
  • FREN341 - Advanced Grammar - 4 credits
  • FREN351 - Advanced Spoken Language - 2 credits
  • FREN361 - Text Analysis - 1 credit
AU Courses - 21-22

Spanish - 30+

All majors are required to attend a full academic year, excluding summer sessions, at Colegio Adventista de Sagunto, Spain, or Universidad Adventista del Plata, Argentina.

ACA Courses - 9

Choose one course from each of the following sets:

  • Advanced Grammar: SPAN 351, 352, 353, 451, 452, 453
  • Advanced Composition: SPAN 361, 362, 363, 461, 462, 463
  • Advanced Conversation: SPAN 371, 372, 373, 471, 472, 473
AU Courses - 21-22

Cognates - 6

General Education (Andrews Core Experience)

Students must fulfill all Bachelor’s Degree requirements listed in the Andrews Core Experience .

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate an advanced level of proficiency in the target language in speaking, writing, listening and reading consistent with the Advanced levels as defined by the American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
  • Students will demonstrate full understanding of linguistic concepts related to the target language such as phonetics, semantics, morphology, and syntax.
  • Students will use their skills to translate specific terminology and concepts of the business world from and to the target language and English.
  • Students will apply their knowledge of the target language and culture to business decisions in intercultural settings.
  • Students will provide linguistics, culture, and business advice on decisions involving the target language and culture. 
  • Students will integrate their knowledge of both business and the target language in the work setting.

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