B.A. in International Economics and Modern Languages

Program Information

International Economics and Modern Languages (IEML) provides the analytical tools to do economic research, consulting, and policy analysis on global issues, along with the language skills needed to work with the United States’ major trading partners. The Andrew Young School is gaining worldwide visibility as a leading source of expertise on global policy issues; the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at Georgia State has an innovative curriculum in French, German and Spanish languages designed to prepare international professionals. This major combines these resources to enhance intercultural awareness, provide intercultural life and work experiences, and enhance students’ competitiveness in the global marketplace.

Suggested Schedule of Courses

This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the current catalog.  This guide is not a substitute for academic advisement — contact your advisement office if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements.  Also see the Department Website and Undergraduate Catalog for a complete list of requirements and electives to choose from. 

Students may choose to attend a summer term to reduce their load during fall or spring semesters but still stay on track to graduate in four years.


Year 1

Term 1

Course Hours

ENGL 1101

3

MATH 1111

3

Lab Science “A”

4

FREN 1001/GRMN 1001/SPAN 1001

3

PERS 2001

2
Total Hours 15

Term 2

Course Hours

ENGL 1102

3

FREN 1002/GRMN 1002/SPAN 1002

3

Lab Science “B”

4

ECON 2100

3

PERS 2002

2
Total Hours 15

Milestones

  • Overall GPA 2.0 or higher
  • Complete all Area A requirements
  • Select foreign language and complete 1001/1002 courses
  • Attend major fair and declare major

Year 2

Term 1

Course Hours

ECON 2105

3

HIST 2110

3

FREN 2001/GRMN 2001/SPAN 2001

3

MATH 1070

3

Area E Social Science Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Term 2

Course Hours

ECON 2106

3

FREN 2002/GRMN 2002/SPAN 2002

3

POLS 1101

3

Area C Elective

3

Area D Math/Science Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Milestones

  • Transition from SAC: Meet with Advisor in AYPS OAA
  • Complete University Core

Year 3

Term 1

Course Hours

ECON 3900

3

ECON 4600

3

FREN/GRMN/SPAN Area H Course (see below)

3

FREN/GRMN/SPAN Area H Course (see below)

3

Area J 3000-4999 Approved Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Term 2

Course Hours

ECON 3910

3

ECON 4610

3

FREN/GRMN/SPAN Area H Course (see below)

3

FREN/GRMN/SPAN Area H Course (see below)

3

Area J 3000-4999 Approved Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Milestones

  • Meet with faculty advisor to review possible electives in Economics
  • Register with University Career Services Office
  • Apply for graduation

Notes

*or equivalent course in German, Italian or Spanish language common core for the concentration.


Year 4

Term 1

Course Hours

ECON 4810

3

ECON 4000-major

3

FREN/GRMN/SPAN Area H Course (see below)

3

FREN/GRMN/SPAN Area H Course (see below)

3

Area J 3000-4999 Approved Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Term 2

Course Hours

ECON 4000-major

3

ECON 4999-capstone

3

FREN/GRMN/SPAN Area H Course (see below)

3

FREN/GRMN/SPAN Area H Course (see below)

3

Area J 3000-4999 Approved Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Milestones

Meet OAA Advisor for graduation check out.

Notes

Area H: Modern Languages Common Core Curriculum by Language (24)

FRENCH: Required Courses

  • FREN 3013 Intensive Grammar Review 
  • FREN 3023 Adv. Conversation & Composition 
  • FREN 3033 Intro to Analysis of Literary Texts 
  • FREN 4033 French for Int. Business I 
  • FREN 4043 French for Int. Business II 
  • FREN 4053 Adv. Grammar and Translation 
  • FREN 4123 Contemporary France 
  • One elective FR 3000/4000 course

GERMAN: Required Courses

  • GRMN 3301 Adv. German I 
  • GRMN 3302 Adv. German II 
  • GRMN 3311 Intro to Reading German Lit. 
  • GRMN 3312 Intro to Reading German Lit. 
  • Choose 4 of following 5 courses from the German Language & Int. Business concentration: 
    • GRMN 4402 Adv. Grammar
    • GRMN 4422 Contemporary German
    • GRMN 4431 German for Int. Business I
    • GRMN 4432 German for Int. Business II
    • GRMN 4435 Techniques of Translation

SPANISH: Required Courses

  • SPAN 3303 Adv. Grammar or SP 3501 Adv. Spanish for Heritage Speakers 
  • SPAN 3307 Intro to Study of Literary Texts 
  • SPAN 3310 Hispanic Culture and Civilization  
  • SPAN 4405 Spanish for Int. Business I 
  • SPAN 4407 Spanish for Int. Business II 
  • SPAN 4409 Techniques for Translation 
  • Two other SPAN 3000/4000 courses