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 World Languages and Cultures 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

CHIN 1001/FREN 1001/GRMN 1001/ITAL 1001/SPAN 1001

3

PERS 2001

2

GSU 1010

1
Total Hours 16

Term 2

Course Hours

ENGL 1102

3

CHIN 1002/FREN 1002/GRMN 1002/ITAL 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

CHIN 2001/FREN 2001/GRMN 2001/ITAL 2001/SPAN 2001

3

MATH 1070

3

Area E Social Science Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Term 2

Course Hours

ECON 2106

3

CHIN 2002/FREN 2002/GRMN 2002/ITAL 2002/SPAN 2002

3

POLS 1101

3

Area C Humanities or Fine Arts

3

Area D Math/Science Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Milestones


Year 3

Term 1

Course Hours

ECON 3900

3

ECON 4600

3

CHIN**/FREN/GRMN/ITAL/SPAN Area H Course (see below)

3

CHIN**/FREN/GRMN/ITAL/SPAN Area H Course (see below)

3

Area I 3000-4999 Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Term 2

Course Hours

ECON 3910

3

ECON 4610

3

CHIN**/FREN/GRMN/ITAL/SPAN Area H Course (see below)

3

CHIN**/FREN/GRMN/ITAL/SPAN Area H Course (see below)

3

Area I 3000-4999 Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Milestones

Notes

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

**Chinese or any other “Required Course” noted in the CHINESE STUDIES: Required Courses list below.


Year 4

Term 1

Course Hours

ECON 4810

3

ECON 4000 – Major Course

3

CHIN**/FREN/GRMN/ITAL/SPAN Area H Course (see below)

3

CHIN**/FREN/GRMN/ITAL/SPAN Area H Course (see below)

3

Area I 3000 – 4999 Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Term 2

Course Hours

ECON 4000 – Major Course

3

ECON 4999 – Senior Capstone

3

CHIN**/FREN/GRMN/ITAL/SPAN Area H Course (see below)

3

CHIN**/FREN/GRMN/ITAL/SPAN Area H Course (see below)

3

Area I 3000 – 4999 Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Milestones

Meet OAA Advisor for graduation check out.

Notes

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

CHINESE STUDIES: Required Courses

  • CHIN 3001 Advanced Chinese I
  • CHIN 3002 Advanced Chinese II
  • CHIN 3080 Topics in Chinese Studies-CTW
  • CHIN 3081 Cultural Dimensions of Language Learning-CTW
  • IB 4030 China’s Economy and International Business Environment
  • CHIN 4011 Chinese for International Business I (proposed in Fall 2013)
  • CHIN 4012 Chinese for International Business II (proposed in Fall 2013)
  • Choose one from the following list of courses (3):
    • CHIN 3395 Study Abroad
    • CHIN 3396 Study Abroad
    • AH 4800 Special Studies Lecture (if Chinese Art)
    • HIST 3700 China and Japan to 1600
    • HIST 3710 China and Japan since 1600
    • HIST 4890 Topics in World History (if China)
    • POLS 4465 China in the International System
    • POLS 4257 Chinese Politics
    • PT 4130 Taichi: Therapeutic Exercise
    • PT 4140 Taichi: Therapeutic Exercise
    • RELS 4622 Classical Chinese Philosophy
    • RELS 4620/PHIL 4620 Confucianism and Taoism
    • RELS 4615/PHIL 4615 Buddhism
    • RELS 4628 Topics in Asian Religion (if China-related)

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

ITALIAN: Required Courses

  • ITAL 3301 Civilization
  • ITAL 3302 Adv Composition and Conversation
  • ITAL 3303 Italian Cultural Expression
  • ITAL 4414 Topics in Italian Literature (may be taken more than once if topic is different)
  • ITAL 4033 Italian for International Business I
  • ITAL 4043 Italian for International Business II
  • Choose two additional ITAL 3000/4000 level courses (6)

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