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Financial Markets Finance B.B.A.

Accounting and Finance
Labovitz School of Business and Economics
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2023
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 98 to 99
  • Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration
The Financial Markets Finance BBA is an intensive academic and experiential preparation for careers in the financial services industry. Classroom instruction is combined with independent laboratory activities, and the program is centered upon four foundational elements: academic studies, the January term practicum in Duluth and the Twin Cities, financial markets laboratory work, and management of the "Bulldog" Investment Fund. Students admitted to the major gain exclusive and 24/7 access to the Wells Fargo Financial Markets Lab, a state-of-the-art lab designed to replicate a real world investment setting, where they make strategic investment decision to manage the Bulldog Investment Fund. This non-traditional learning environment offers students the opportunity to apply fundamental, technical, and quantitative analysis techniques and encourages the development of their own methodology towards analyzing investment options within the financial markets. Students develop competencies in investment analysis and are able to evaluate the appropriateness of investments in a broad range of portfolio application. They design strategies for managing investment, while being mindful of the importance of making sound and ethical financial decision in a real-world environment. They apply best practices to create, evaluate, and rebalance investment portfolios to achieve designed outcomes. LSBE Program Honors Requirement: GPA of all upper division (3xxx or higher) courses taken from LSBE.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Freshman and transfer students are usually admitted to pre-major status before admission to this major.
Interested students are encouraged to meet with the Financial Markets Program Director. Juniors who have an interest in the financial industry, and who have completed or are currently registered for FIN 3601 should speak with the program director prior to registration for spring. An informational meeting of program opportunities helps interested students determine if they should pursue formal application and prerequisite courses. During spring semester, the application and selection process involves a review of each candidateís application, academic performance, and a formal interview. Applicants are reviewed and selected according to their skills, academic qualification and "fit" with the program in terms of career goals & interests. Candidates are expected to maintain high ethical standards. For admission to the major, the preferred GPA is: 2.60 or better cumulative UMD overall GPA; 2.60 or better University of Minnesota cumulative GPA; 2.00 or better pre-major coursework GPA.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Learning In Community (1 cr)
The Learning in Community requirement will be waived for transfer students with at least 30 credits taken post high school and for UMD students who started in a UMD program where this was not required. First-year students who have completed 30 PSEO credits may request a waiver to the studentís primary college.
UST 1000 - Learning in Community (1.0-2.0 cr)
or EHS 1000 - Into the World [GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
or ES 1000 - Global Cultural Perspectives on Environmental Sustainability [GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
or LING 1000 - Language and Culture in the U.S. What does it Mean to Speak American [CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
or PSY 1100 - Living Your Best Life: Applying Positive Psychology [CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
Required prerequisites
Pre-major Requirements (37 cr)
ACCT 2001 - Principles of Financial Accounting (3.0 cr)
ACCT 2002 - Principles of Managerial Accounting (3.0 cr)
BLAW 2001 - The Legal Environment [LE CAT8, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
ECON 1022 - Principles of Economics: Macro [LE CAT, SOC SCI] (3.0 cr)
ECON 1023 - Principles of Economics: Micro [LE CAT, SOC SCI] (3.0 cr)
ECON 2030 - Applied Statistics for Business and Economics [LOGIC & QR] (3.0 cr)
MIS 2201 - Information Technology in Business (3.0 cr)
LSBE 2000 - Interpersonal and Teamwork Skills (1.0 cr)
PSY 1003 - General Psychology [LE CAT, SOC SCI] (4.0 cr)
WRIT 1120 - College Writing [LE CAT, WRITING] (3.0 cr)
Communications or World Languages
COMM 1112 - Public Speaking [LE CAT, COMM & LAN] (3.0 cr)
or COMM 1222 - Interpersonal Communication [LE CAT, LECD C, COMM & LAN] (3.0 cr)
or AMIN 1103 - Beginning Ojibwe I [LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN] (3.0 cr)
or AMIN 1104 - Beginning Ojibwe II [LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN] (3.0 cr)
or ASL 2001 - Beginning American Sign Language I [LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN] (3.0 cr)
or ASL 2002 - Beginning American Sign Language II [LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN] (3.0 cr)
or CHIN 1101 - Beginning Chinese I: Mandarin Chinese [LE CAT, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
or CHIN 1102 - Beginning Chinese II: Mandarin Chinese [LE CAT, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
or CHIN 1201 - Intermediate Chinese I: Mandarin Chinese [LE CAT, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
or CHIN 1202 - Intermediate Chinese II: Mandarin Chinese [LE CAT3, LEIP CAT03, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
or FR 1101 - Beginning French I [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
or FR 1102 - Beginning French II [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
or FR 1201 - Intermediate French I [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
or FR 1202 - Intermediate French II [LE CAT3, LEIP CAT03, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
or GER 1101 - Beginning German I [LE CAT, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
or GER 1102 - Beginning German II [LE CAT, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
or GER 1201 - Intermediate German I [LE CAT, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
or GER 1202 - Intermediate German II [LE CAT, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
or SPAN 1101 - Beginning Spanish I [LE CAT, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
or SPAN 1102 - Beginning Spanish II [LE CAT, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
or SPAN 1201 - Intermediate Spanish I [LE CAT, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
or SPAN 1202 - Intermediate Spanish II [LE CAT, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
or SPAN 2301 - Advanced Spanish [LE CAT, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
Mathematics
MATH 1160 - Finite Mathematics and Introduction to Calculus [LE CAT, LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
or MATH 1290 - Calculus for the Natural Sciences [LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
or MATH 1296 - Calculus I [LE CAT, LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
General Requirements
  1. Students must meet all course and credit requirements of the departments and colleges or schools in which they are enrolled including an advanced writing course. Students seeking two degrees must fulfill the requirements of both degrees. However, two degrees cannot be awarded for the same major.
  2. Students must complete all requirements of the Liberal Education Program or its approved equivalent.
  3. Students must complete a minimum of 120 semester credits completed in compliance with University of Minnesota Duluth academic policies with credit limits (e.g., Satisfactory/Non-Satisfactory Grading Policy, Credit for Prior Learning, etc).
  4. At least 30 semester credits must be earned through UMD, and 15 of the last 30 credits earned immediately before graduation must be awarded by UMD.
  5. At least half of upper-division (3xxx-level or higher) credits that satisfy major requirements (major requirements includes all courses required for the major, including courses in a subplan) through UMD.
  6. If a minor is required, students must take at least three upper division credits in their minor field from UMD.
  7. For certificate programs, at least 3 upper-division credits that satisfy requirements for the certificate must be taken through UMD. If the program does not require upper division credits students must take at least one course from the certificate program from UMD.
  8. The minimum cumulative University of Minnesota (UMN) GPA required for graduation is 2.00 and includes only University of Minnesota coursework. A minimum UMN GPA of 2.00 is required in each UMD undergraduate major, minor, and certificate. No academic unit may impose a higher GPA standard to graduate.
  9. Diploma, transcripts, licensure, and certification will be withheld until all financial obligations to the University have been met.
Program Requirements
1. A second field of study (e.g. minor, major, degree) is not required for this major. 2. Students must complete FIN 3601, FIN 3619, and FIN 3644 before admission to the program. Students must first meet admission to candidacy requirements and be admitted to the finance major, which is necessary to be eligible for the prerequisite courses. Students are then admitted into the financial markets finance major after successful completion of the prerequisites and selection from the individual interview process. 3. 50% of all required major coursework taken under LSBE subjects (excluding ECON 1022, 1023 and 2030) must be taken from LSBE faculty. 4. No more than 9 credits of required major coursework can be taken from non-LSBE faculty, unless an exception is approved by petition. 5. Graduation Requirements: a. 2.0 or better University of Minnesota cumulative GPA b. 2.0 or better required major coursework GPA 6. Non-LSBE statistics courses cannot be used to fulfill elective requirements.
Advanced Writing (3 cr)
BCOM 3141 - Business Communications (3.0 cr)
or WRIT 3121 - Advanced Writing: Business and Organizations (3.0 cr)
LSBE Core (18 cr)
FIN 3601 - Corporate Finance (3.0 cr)
MGTS 3301 - Production and Operations Management (3.0 cr)
MGTS 3401 - Organizational Behavior and Management (3.0 cr)
MGTS 3801 - Human Resource Management (3.0 cr)
MGTS 4481 - Strategic Management (3.0 cr)
MKTG 3701 - Principles of Marketing (3.0 cr)
Group A (12 cr)
FIN 3612 - Managerial Finance (3.0 cr)
FIN 3619 - Analysis of Financial Statements (3.0 cr)
FIN 3644 - Investment Fundamentals (3.0 cr)
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· FIN 3647 - Financial Markets and Institutions (3.0 cr)
· FIN 3649 - International Finance (3.0 cr)
· FIN 4615 - Derivative Securities (3.0 cr)
or FIN 5615 - Derivative Securities (3.0 cr)
· FIN 4644 - Portfolio Management (3.0 cr)
or FIN 5644 - Portfolio Management (3.0 cr)
· FIN 4645 - Financial Modeling and Valuation (3.0 cr)
or FIN 5645 - Financial Modeling and Valuation (3.0 cr)
Group B (9 cr)
Take exactly 3 course(s) totaling exactly 9 credit(s) from the following:
· FIN 4616 - Security Analysis (3.0 cr)
or FIN 5616 - Security Analysis (3.0 cr)
· FIN 4620 - Portfolio Theory and Analysis (3.0 cr)
or FIN 5620 -  Portfolio Theory and Analysis (3.0 cr)
· FIN 4624 - Applied Portfolio Management (3.0 cr)
or FIN 5624 - Applied Portfolio Management (3.0 cr)
Professional Development (1 cr)
LSBE 3000 - Career Development for the Business Professional (1.0 cr)
Supporting Courses (17 cr)
In addition to econ & international requirements listed below, you may complete up to 3 cr of additional internship crs in FIN 3697 & upper division (3xxx or above) non-LSBE courses (which excludes ACCT BA BCOM BLAW BUS CIA ECON FIN FMIS HCM INTB LSBE MGTS MIS MKTG or SBE), for a total of 17 cr of supporting courses. NOTE PSY 3020, STAT 3411, 3611 & SOC 3155 are equivalent to ECON 2030 and cannot be used to fulfill these requirements. Up to 12 cr from a LSBE 2nd major or minor may be applied.
Economics
Take exactly 1 course(s) from the following:
· ECON 3xxx
· ECON 4xxx
· ECON 5xxx
Take exactly 1 course(s) from the following:
· AAAS 3202 - African Story-Telling and Folklore (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 3230 - American Indian Tribal Government and Law [SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 3430 - Global Indigenous Studies [GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 4250 - American Indian Diplomacy: Treaties, Compacts, and Agreements [GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3628 - Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3632 - Latin American Cultures (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3635 - Anthropology of Europe (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3638 - Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3888 - Anthropology of Food [SUSTAIN] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 4640 - Medical Anthropology (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 4652 - Cultural Theory for Wicked Problems (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 4653 - Senior Seminar (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3130 - Modern and Contemporary Mexican Art (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3140 - Women in Art/Visual Culture in Latin America (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3535 - Intercultural Communication [LE CAT6, LEIP CAT06, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 cr)
· COMM 3625 - Rhetoric of Globalization [GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· COMM 4210 - Theories of Intercultural Communication (3.0 cr)
· ECON 3150 - Development Economics (3.0 cr)
· ECON 3402 - Global Economic Issues (3.0 cr)
· FIN 3649 - International Finance (3.0 cr)
· FR 4412 - Contemporary French Culture and Society [HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER] (4.0 cr)
· FST 4225 - INTB 4201, Chinese Business and Economics [GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· FST 4295 - INTB 4211 Innovation in Ireland (GLOBAL PER) [GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 3370 - Geographies of Development (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 3411 - Human Environment Interactions (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 3422 - Natural Hazards (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 3461 - Geography of Global Resources (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 3712 - Geography of Latin America (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 4393 - Political Geography (3.0 cr)
· GER 4302 - German Women Writers and Filmmakers [HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
· GER 4305 - German Cinema [HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
· GER 4404 - Contemporary Germany [HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER] (4.0 cr)
· HCM 4560 - International Comparisons of Health Care Systems (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3244 - Holocaust & Genocide in Europe in the 20th Century (4.0 cr)
· HIST 3265 - The Soviet Experiment: Russia, the USSR, and Contemporary Russia [LE CAT7, LEIP CAT07, GLOBAL PER] (4.0 cr)
· HIST 3386 - The United States and the World since 1898 (4.0 cr)
· HIST 3615 - Modern Africa (4.0 cr)
· HIST 3726 - Modern Middle East: 18th Century-Present [GLOBAL PER] (4.0 cr)
· HIST 3735 - Muslim Societies [GLOBAL PER] (4.0 cr)
· HLTH 4700 - Global Health (3.0 cr)
· INTB 4201 - Chinese Business and Economy [GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· INTB 4211 - Innovation in Ireland [GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· INTS 3458 - International Negotiation & Bargaining: Negotiating Across Cultures (3.0 cr)
· LGBT 3151 - Queer Cinema in International Perspective [GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· LGBT 3152 - History of the International Homosexual Rights Movement (1895 - present) [GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· POL 3400 - Contemporary Issues in World Politics (4.0 cr)
· POL 3403 - American Foreign Policy (3.0 cr)
· POL 3420 - International Organization and Global Governance (3.0 cr)
· POL 3451 - Theories of International Relations (4.0 cr)
· POL 3456 - International Security: War and More (4.0 cr)
· POL 3458 - International Negotiation & Bargaining: Negotiating Across Cultures (3.0 cr)
· POL 3517 - Western European Political Systems (4.0 cr)
· POL 3518 - Transitional Politics of Asia (3.0 cr)
· POL 3530 - Comparative Constitutional Law and Judicial Politics (3.0 cr)
· POL 3570 - Politics of Developing Nations (3.0 cr)
· POL 3575 - Latin American Politics and Development (3.0 cr)
· POL 3580 - Central American Politics (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3042 - Civilization, Cultures and Communities in Latin America [HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER] (4.0 cr)
· SPAN 3044 - Civilization, Cultures and Communities of Spain [HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER] (4.0 cr)
· SPAN 4011 - Latin American Prose [HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
· SPAN 4017 - Latin American Cinema and Culture [FINE ARTS] (4.0 cr)
· SPAN 4018 - Latin America From Within [HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
· SPAN 4019 - Seminar: Latin America in the 21st Century [HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
· SPAN 4027 - Contemporary Literature and Culture of Spain [HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
· SPAN 4028 - Literature and Culture of Spain 18th to the 20th Century [HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
· SPAN 4030 - Cinema and Culture of Spain [FINE ARTS] (4.0 cr)
· WS 3000 - Transnational Perspectives on Feminism [SOC SCI, GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· WS 3001 - Gender Relations in the Global South [GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· WS 3002 - Latin American Women: Culture and Politics (3.0 cr)
· WS 3750 - Voices of African Women [GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· Accounting
· ACCT 4505 - International Accounting (3.0 cr)
or ACCT 5505 - International Accounting (3.0 cr)
· Economics
· ECON 4410 - International Economics (3.0 cr)
or ECON 5410 - International Economics (3.0 cr)
· Management
· MGTS 4474 - International Management (3.0 cr)
· Human Resource Management
· MGTS 4861 - International Human Resource Management (3.0 cr)
or MGTS 5861 - International Human Resource Management (3.0 cr)
· Marketing
· MKTG 4774 - International Marketing (3.0 cr)
or MKTG 5774 - International Marketing (3.0 cr)
 
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UST 1000 - Learning in Community
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: EHS 1000/UST 1000/ ES 1000
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Facilitates the successful transition into college learning and student life at UMD. Credit will not be granted if already received for EHS 1000.
EHS 1000 - Into the World (GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EHS 1000/UST 1000/ ES 1000
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course fulfills the UST 1000 requirement. Facilitates the transition into college learning and student life at UMD and the College of Education and Human Service Professions. Introduces the promise and peril of global challenges in the 21st century and relates these challenges to local communities. pre-req: 1st semester CEHSP student
ES 1000 - Global Cultural Perspectives on Environmental Sustainability (GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course fulfills the UST 1000 requirement. This course explores the global cultural context of sustainability while facilitating the successful transition into college learning and student life at UMD. Examine the topic of environmental sustainability through the context of global culture and affairs. Explore different cultural approaches to solving environmental issues, compare and contrast these approaches with those taken in the US. Investigate the concept of outsourcing with respect to the peoples and ecosystems that are impacted by the practice. pre-req: less than 30 credits earned
LING 1000 - Language and Culture in the U.S. What does it Mean to Speak American (CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course fulfills the UST 1000 requirement. Facilitates the successful transition into college learning and student life at UMD while simultaneously fulfilling other core requirements. Examines the topic of Cultural Diversity in the U.S. through the context of language and dialect in American English. Explores the impact language has on the broad spectrum of American culture, and conversely, the ways in which various American cultures and their diverse heritages have influenced the many ways language is spoken in the United States. Investigates concepts of linguistic competency, perceptions and biases toward language, power structures manifested in language, and influences of class, race, ethnicity, and heritage on spoken language. pre-req: less than 30 credits
PSY 1100 - Living Your Best Life: Applying Positive Psychology (CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course fulfills the UST 1000 requirement. Facilitate the successful transition into college learning and student life at UMD; applications of positive psychology across cultures and positive behavior change; the examination of diverse perspectives in positive psychology; the promotion of student well-being, community and inclusivity, and time- and stress-management techniques. pre-req: less than 30 credits
ACCT 2001 - Principles of Financial Accounting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Concepts of financial accounting and external reporting. Nature and measurement of assets, liabilities, equities, revenues, expenses. Emphasis on use and understanding of external financial statements. prereq: Minimum 15 credits or college consent
ACCT 2002 - Principles of Managerial Accounting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Information accumulation, analysis, and use for managerial decisions. Cost-volume-profit relationships; short- and long-term decisions; standards and budgets; segment and managerial performance evaluation. prereq: 2001, LSBE student or college consent
BLAW 2001 - The Legal Environment (LE CAT8, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to U.S. legal system and its impact on modern business operations. Ethical, economic, social, and political perspectives of legal environment. Constitutional law, administrative regulation, torts and products liability, contracts, business organizations, employment/labor law. prereq: Minimum 30 credits
ECON 1022 - Principles of Economics: Macro (LE CAT, SOC SCI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Analyzing overall performance of an economic system. National income accounting and theory, unemployment, inflation, fiscal policy, money, monetary policy, economic growth, international trade, non-U.S. economies, and real-world application of these concepts. prereq: Minimum 15 credits or department consent
ECON 1023 - Principles of Economics: Micro (LE CAT, SOC SCI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Analyzing free enterprise system through study of product and resource markets. Supply and demand, utility, production and cost, market structure, resource use, market failures, regulatory role of government, and real-world application of these concepts. prereq: Minimum 15 credits or department consent
ECON 2030 - Applied Statistics for Business and Economics (LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to modern business statistics, emphasizing problem solving applications through statistical decision making using case studies. Topics include organization and presentation of data, summary statistics, distributions, statistical inference including estimation, and hypothesis testing. prereq: minimum 30 credits, LSBE student, pre-business or pre-accounting or Econ BA major or Graphic Design and Marketing major or Graphic Design with Marketing subplan major or Econ minor or Accounting minor or Business Admin minor or Arts Administration; credit will not be granted if already received for Econ 2020, Stat 1411, Stat 2411, Stat 3611, Soc 3151, Psy 3020
MIS 2201 - Information Technology in Business
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: FMIS 2201/1201/3201/CS 1011
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to information technology (IT) concepts: computer hardware and software; use of personal productivity tools (spreadsheet, database, and presentation software); system development processes; Web technologies; applications of IT in business processes. prereq: LSBE major or minor student or Graphic Design and Marketing major or Graphic Design with Marketing subplan major or Computer Information Systems majors or minors, or Arts Administration, minimum 15 credits or college consent; credit will not be granted if already received for FMIS 2201
LSBE 2000 - Interpersonal and Teamwork Skills
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course prepares students to work collaboratively and be effective as team members. Students will learn about team design and interpersonal dynamics effective interpersonal communication skills, team member roles, team goal setting, intercultural competence, and team conflict management. Students will also learn to work in diverse as well as virtual teams. pre-req: UST 1000 or completion of at least 15 credits
PSY 1003 - General Psychology (LE CAT, SOC SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Scientific study of behavior; current knowledge of biological, social, and cognitive areas of psychology. Assessment, research methods, human development, personality, mental disorders, and therapy.
WRIT 1120 - College Writing (LE CAT, WRITING)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Instruction and practice in developing information literacy and skills in critical thinking, argumentation, revision, and documentation to prepare students for writing tasks they will encounter throughout college, work, and the rest of their lives. Course assignments present challenges designed to hone competence and confidence in making writing decisions for any audience, purpose, or genre. prereq: Students speaking English as a second language must have TOEFL iBT score of 80. Students who score below 80 should be directed to AEL.
COMM 1112 - Public Speaking (LE CAT, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Comm 1112/1511
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Application of the theoretical bases of rhetoric to the public speaking situation.
COMM 1222 - Interpersonal Communication (LE CAT, LECD C, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Analysis of the role communication plays in interpersonal relationships.
AMIN 1103 - Beginning Ojibwe I (LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Speaking and comprehension of basic Ojibwe speech patterns. Development of rudimentary reading knowledge.
AMIN 1104 - Beginning Ojibwe II (LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Speaking and comprehension of basic Ojibwe speech patterns. Development of rudimentary reading knowledge. prereq: 1103 or instructor consent
ASL 2001 - Beginning American Sign Language I (LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to basic vocabulary in American Sign Language and the fingerspelling alphabet. prereq: Credit will not be granted if already received for CSD 2001.
ASL 2002 - Beginning American Sign Language II (LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Expansion of vocabulary base in American Sign Language. In-depth study of principles of American Sign Language as used receptively and expressively in communication with deaf individuals. prereq: 2001 or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for CSD 2002
CHIN 1101 - Beginning Chinese I: Mandarin Chinese (LE CAT, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to Mandarin Chinese for students with little or no prior study. Emphasis will be on expressions for daily living with appropriate grammar and vocabulary. Writing in the phonetic pin yin system will be introduced as will high frequency characters. prereq: Little or no prior formal study of this language or instructor consent
CHIN 1102 - Beginning Chinese II: Mandarin Chinese (LE CAT, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to Mandarin Chinese for students with little prior study. Emphasis will be on expressions for daily living with appropriate grammar and vocabulary. Writing in the phonetic pin yin system will be introduced as will high frequency characters. prereq: 1101
CHIN 1201 - Intermediate Chinese I: Mandarin Chinese (LE CAT, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Consolidation and enrichment of previously acquired abilities speaking and understanding Mandarin Chinese. Emphasis on oral and aural skills, vocabulary building, some reading and writing in the phonetic pin yin system with high frequency characters. pre-req: CHIN 1102 or instructor consent
CHIN 1202 - Intermediate Chinese II: Mandarin Chinese (LE CAT3, LEIP CAT03, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Consolidation and enrichment of previously acquired abilities speaking and understanding Mandarin Chinese. Emphasis on oral and aural skills, vocabulary building, some reading and writing in the phonetic pin yin system with high frequency characters. pre-req: 1201 or instructor consent
FR 1101 - Beginning French I (LE CAT3, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Conversation and communicative course for students with little or no previous study of French. Emphasis on oral and aural skills; some grammar. Taught in French and English. prereq: Little or no prior formal study of this language, or instructor consent
FR 1102 - Beginning French II (LE CAT3, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Conversation and communicative course for students with limited previous study of French. Emphasis on oral and aural skills; some grammar. Taught in French and English. prereq: 1-2 yrs high school French or 1101 or instructor consent
FR 1201 - Intermediate French I (LE CAT3, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Consolidation and enrichment of previously acquired abilities speaking and understanding French, set within introduction to written French and survey of contemporary culture of French-speaking societies. Emphasis on oral, aural, and reading skills; vocabulary building; some writing. Taught in French. prereq: 3-4 yrs high school French or 1102 or instructor consent
FR 1202 - Intermediate French II (LE CAT3, LEIP CAT03, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Consolidation and enrichment of previously acquired abilities speaking and understanding French, set within introduction to written French and survey of contemporary culture of French-speaking societies. Emphasis on oral, aural, and reading skills; vocabulary building; some writing. Taught in French. prereq: 4 years high school french or 1201 or instructor consent
GER 1101 - Beginning German I (LE CAT, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Communicative course for students with little or no previous study of German. Cultivation of the four modalities of language acquisition (speaking, listening, reading, writing). Development of intercultural competency. Taught primarily in German. prereq: Little or no prior formal study of this language, or instructor consent
GER 1102 - Beginning German II (LE CAT, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Communicative course for students with limited previous study of German. Cultivation of the four modalities of language acquisition (speaking, listening, reading, writing). Development of intercultural competency. Taught primarily in German. prereq: 1-2 years high school German or 1101 or instructor consent
GER 1201 - Intermediate German I (LE CAT, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Consolidation and enrichment of previously acquired abilities in four modalities (speaking, listening, reading, writing), set within contemporary culture of German-speaking societies. Further development of intercultural competency. Taught in German. prereq: 3-4 years high school German or 1102 or instructor consent
GER 1202 - Intermediate German II (LE CAT, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Consolidation and enrichment of previously acquired abilities in four modalities (speaking, listening, reading, writing), set within contemporary culture of German-speaking societies. Further development of intercultural competency. Taught in German. prereq: 4 years high school German or 1201 or instructor consent
SPAN 1101 - Beginning Spanish I (LE CAT, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Conversation and communicative course for students with little or no previous study of Spanish. Cultivation of the four modalities of language acquisition speaking, listening comprehension, writing and reading comprehension. Development of intercultural competency. Taught primarily in Spanish. prereq: Little or no prior formal study of this language, or instructor consent
SPAN 1102 - Beginning Spanish II (LE CAT, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Conversation and communicative course for students with limited study of Spanish, cultivation of the four modalities of language acquisition (speaking, listening comprehension, writing, and reading comprehension). Development of intercultural competency. Taught primarily in Spanish. prereq: 1-2 yrs high school Spanish or 1101 or instructor consent
SPAN 1201 - Intermediate Spanish I (LE CAT, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Consolidation and enrichment of previously acquired abilities in the Beginning Spanish sequence. Further cultivation of the four modalities of language acquisition (speaking, listening comprehension, writing, and reading comprehension). Emphasis on oral and written production. Further development of intercultural competency as it relates to the diverse cultures of Latino and Spanish-speaking communities around the globe. Taught in Spanish. prereq: 3-4 yrs high school Span or 1102 or instructor consent
SPAN 1202 - Intermediate Spanish II (LE CAT, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Consolidation and enrichment of previously acquired abilities in Intermediate Spanish. Further cultivation of the four modalities of language acquisition (speaking, listening comprehension, writing, and reading comprehension). Emphasis on oral and written production. Further development of intercultural competency as it relates to the diverse cultures of Latino and Spanish-speaking communities around the globe. Taught in Spanish. prereq: 4 yrs high school Span or 1201 or instructor consent
SPAN 2301 - Advanced Spanish (LE CAT, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Development of Spanish literacy within a culturally authentic context. Strong emphasis on academic writing and formal oral and aural communication skills; cultivation of literary and filmic analysis abilities; intensive review of key grammar. Taught in Spanish. prereq: 5 yrs high school Span or 1202 or instructor consent
MATH 1160 - Finite Mathematics and Introduction to Calculus (LE CAT, LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Elementary functions, matrices, graphical and algebraic methods for solving systems of linear equations and inequalities, introduction to linear programming, and abbreviated treatment of calculus with emphasis on business and social science applications. prereq: Math ACT 24 or higher or a grade of at least C- in Math 1005 or department consent; if you have received credit for 1290 or 1296 or 1596, you will not receive credit for Math 1160.
MATH 1290 - Calculus for the Natural Sciences (LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math1290/1296/1596
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Differential and integral calculus needed for modeling in earth and life sciences. Computational software. Not intended for students in mathematics, engineering, or physical sciences. prereq: Math ACT 27 or higher or a grade of at least C- in Math 1250 or department consent
MATH 1296 - Calculus I (LE CAT, LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math1290/1296/1596
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
First part of a standard introduction to calculus of functions of a single variable. Limits, continuity, derivatives, integrals, and their applications. prereq: Math ACT 27 or higher or a grade of at least C- in Math 1250 or department consent
BCOM 3141 - Business Communications
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Principles of business communication and their application to oral, written, and nonverbal communication. prereq: LSBE candidate or Economics major or college consent; credit will not be granted if already received for FMIS 3141
WRIT 3121 - Advanced Writing: Business and Organizations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Study of writing for those invested in the disciplines involving business and management of organizations. Exploration of academic and professional rhetorical situations. Practice with research methods, document design, editing, effective collaboration, and ethical issues in the production of documents in multiple genres for multiple audiences. pre-req: 1) WRIT 1120 or MNTC or AA completed 2) minimum 60 credits earned or in progress
FIN 3601 - Corporate Finance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Fundamental concepts of managerial financial decision making. Time value of money, valuation, risk and return, financial statement analysis, short-run financial management, capital budgeting, cost of capital, long-term financing, and corporate taxation. prereq: LSBE candidate or approved non-LSBE business administration minor or approved Finance minor or college consent; credit will not be granted if already received for FMIS 3601
MGTS 3301 - Production and Operations Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introductory survey of production and operations as a functional area of management, including operations strategy, process design, forecasting, resource allocation, inventory management, scheduling, quality management, and project management. Computer applications of quantitative techniques to support operations decision making. prereq: LSBE candidate or approved non-LSBE business administration minor or college consent; credit will not be granted if already received for FMIS 3301
MGTS 3401 - Organizational Behavior and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to organizations, management processes, and understanding human behavior at work. Covers the effects of the external environment, organizational structure, job design, teams, and leadership on employees, attitudes, motivation, and behavior. prereq: LSBE candidate or management minor or approved Organizational Management minor or college consent
MGTS 3801 - Human Resource Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to theory and practice of human resource management in private and public organizations. Organizational, legal, and ethical influences on major personnel functions, including planning, staffing, training, performance appraisal, compensation, and labor-management relations. prereq: LSBE candidate or approved non-LSBE business administration or approved non-LSBE HRM minors or college consent
MGTS 4481 - Strategic Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Integration of basic functions of marketing, finance, production, and behavioral sciences. Emphasis on organizational environments and development and implementation of competitive strategies that respond to social, political, and economic conditions from perspective of top management. prereq: 3401, 3801, Mktg 3701, FMIS 3301 or MGTS 3301, FMIS 3601, 90 credits, LSBE candidate or college consent; no grad credit
MKTG 3701 - Principles of Marketing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Marketing as a process of exchange management. Emphasis on conceptual tools necessary to deal with both strategic marketing management issues and tactical management of product, price, promotion, and distribution. prereq: LSBE candidate or non-LSBE Marketing minor or approved non-LSBE business administration minor or college consent
FIN 3612 - Managerial Finance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Intermediate conceptual and analytical applications in capital budgeting, funds flow, cost of capital, debt management, equity financing, mergers and acquisitions, business reorganizations, international financial management. prereq: FMIS 3601 or FIN 3601, LSBE candidate or approved Finace minor or college consent; credit will not be granted if already received for FMIS 3612
FIN 3619 - Analysis of Financial Statements
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Analysis and interpretation of financial statements, presentation of analytical techniques, including trend, comparative, and ratio analysis. Use of computer assisted analysis prereq: FMIS 3601 or FIN 3601, LSBE candidate or or approved finance minor or instructor consent; an Accounting/Finance double major cannot take FMIS 3619 to count as a Group B finance elective. See your finance adviser for details; credit will not be granted if already received for FMIS 3619
FIN 3644 - Investment Fundamentals
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Comprehensive introduction to nature, problems, and process of evaluating particular securities and portfolio construction. Survey of basic principles of security analysis, analytical techniques, and investment policy for individual and institutional investors. Introduction to computer-assisted investment analysis. prereq: FMIS 3601 or FIN 3601, LSBE candidate or approved finance minor or college consent; credit will not be granted if already received for FMIS 3644
FIN 3647 - Financial Markets and Institutions
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Analysis of money and capital markets, savings-investment process, and financial institutions. Role of Federal Reserve and Treasury in finance market development; supply and demand for loanable funds; level and structure of interest rates. Asset/liability management. prereq: FIN 3601 or FMIS 3601, LSBE candidate or or approved Finance minor or college consent; credit will not be granted if already received for FMIS 3647
FIN 3649 - International Finance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Comprehensive framework and analysis for financial management of international firm. International financial markets, exchange rates and international firms, elements of international investments, financing decisions, and strategy formulation. prereq: FMIS 3601 or FIN 3601, LSBE candidate or Finance minor or college consent; credit will not be granted if already received for FMIS 3649
FIN 4615 - Derivative Securities
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Nature and functions of derivative security markets such as options, futures, options on futures, swaps, and financial engineering. Emphasizes their use as tools for risk reduction, portfolio management, and speculative medium for aggressive investor. prereq: FMIS 3644 or FIN 3644, LSBE candidate or Finance minor with 60 credits or grad student or college consent; credit will not be granted if already received for FMIS 4615
FIN 5615 - Derivative Securities
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Nature and functions of derivative security markets such as options, futures, options on futures, swaps, and financial engineering. Emphasizes their use as tools for risk reduction, portfolio management, and speculative medium for aggressive investor. pre-req: FIN 3644, MBA student or department consent
FIN 4644 - Portfolio Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Portfolio analysis in the mean-variance framework of Markowitz. Portfolio management strategies. The CAPM, APT, and other capital market theory implications. Portfolio performance evaluation. prereq: FMIS 3644 or FIN 3644, LSBE candidate or Finance Minor; credit will not be granted if already received for FMIS 4644
FIN 5644 - Portfolio Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Portfolio analysis in the mean-variance framework of Markowitz. Portfolio management strategies. The CAPM, APT, and other capital market theory implications. Portfolio performance evaluation. prereq:FIN 3644, MBA student or instructor consent
FIN 4645 - Financial Modeling and Valuation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
The objective of this course is to introduce students to financial modeling in Microsoft Excel. In particular, the course will focus on exploring the techniques and tools used to by industry professionals to produce valuations for businesses. The course will first explore commonly-used valuation approaches such as dividend discount models, discounted cash flow analysis, and valuation-by-comparables and then use these models to value publicly-traded companies and situations such as initial public offering or a corporate merger. pre-req: LSBE candidate or approved Finance minor, FMIS 3612 or FIN 3612; credit will not be granted if already received for FMIS 3645 or FMIS 4645, no grad credit
FIN 5645 - Financial Modeling and Valuation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
The objective of this course is to introduce students to financial modeling in Microsoft Excel. In particular, the course will focus on exploring the techniques and tools used to by industry professionals to produce valuations for businesses. The course will first explore commonly-used valuation approaches such as dividend discount models, discounted cash flow analysis, and valuation-by-comparables and then use these models to value publicly-traded companies and situations such as initial public offering or a corporate merger. pre-req: FIN 3612, MBA student or instructor consent
FIN 4616 - Security Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to theory, concepts, and practices of security analysis and investment practices. Common stock, fixed income securities, derivative securities, and mutual funds will be analyzed. Other topics include sector analysis, financial statement analysis, ratio analysis, diversification, and hedging. prereq: FMIS 3644 or FIN 3644, Acct 3101 or FMIS 3619 or FIN 3619, Financial Markets major or minor; no grad credit; credit will not be granted if already received for FMIS 4616
FIN 5616 - Security Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to theory, concepts, and practices of security analysis and investment practices. Common stock, fixed income securities, derivative securities, and mutual funds will be analyzed. Other topics include sector analysis, financial statement analysis, ratio analysis, diversification, and hedging. pre-req: MBA student or instructor consent
FIN 4620 - Portfolio Theory and Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Portfolio management in a modern portfolio theory (MPT) framework. Risk measurements, risk-return relationships, and portfolio models are developed. Topics include Markowitz portfolio theory, risk-return models, bond portfolio management, evaluating portfolio performance, and outperforming the market. prereq: Financial Markets major or minor; no grad credit; credit will not be granted if already received for FMIS 4620
FIN 5620 - Portfolio Theory and Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Portfolio management in a modern portfolio theory (MPT) framework. Risk measurements, risk-return relationships, and portfolio models are developed. Topics include Markowitz portfolio theory, risk-return models, bond portfolio management, evaluating portfolio performance, and outperforming the market. pre-req: MBA student or instructor consent
FIN 4624 - Applied Portfolio Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Gives students in the financial markets program "hands on" learning experience by analyzing and managing a real-money investment fund. Students will be responsible for managing all aspects of the investment fund. prereq: FMIS 4616 or FIN 4616, FMIS 4620 or FIN 4620, Financial Markets major or minor; no grad credit; credit will not be granted if already received for FMIS 4624
FIN 5624 - Applied Portfolio Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Gives students in the financial markets program "hands on" learning experience by analyzing and managing a real-money investment fund. Students will be responsible for managing all aspects of the investment fund pre-req: FIN 4616, 4620, MBA student or instructor consent
LSBE 3000 - Career Development for the Business Professional
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course focuses on preparing students for finding and succeeding in internships and for obtaining professional positions. Students will receive orientation regarding continuous learning and are socialized to understand how educational requirements contribute to their development as business professionals. Students will prepare resumes and cover letters, participate in mock interviews, and develop professional career development skills. Students will learn about career planning and implementation. pre-req: LSBE candidate
AAAS 3202 - African Story-Telling and Folklore
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: AAAS 3202/EDUC 3202
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course is about the importance of story-telling and folklore in diverse African societies. It will examine the social context of the types, forms, and genres of story-telling in African societies and the folklores associated with story-telling. It traces the history of story-telling in African societies before and after colonization, the cultural expressions and meanings of folklore, uses and applications of story-telling and folklore, and the role of community in defining the boundaries of story-telling and folkloric culture.
AMIN 3230 - American Indian Tribal Government and Law (SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: AMIN 3230/TAG 3230
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
American Indian tribal governments and leadership, historically and today, have aimed at the promotion and protection of the nation, overseen domestic and foreign affairs, and provided for the basic needs and desires of their citizens. This course provides students a general background of the history, development, structure, and politics associated with indigenous governments, analyzing how these institutions have been modified to meet ever-changing internal needs and external pressures. prereq: minimum 30 credits
AMIN 3430 - Global Indigenous Studies (GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
This course fosters a consideration of the planet's indigenous peoples, emphasizing their various and varying cultural, territorial, political, social, legal, aesthetic, economic, and intellectual contributions and claims. Exploring indigenous peoples' relationships with one another, with settler governments, with non-governmental organizations, and with supranational institutions, students in the course will develop a broad understanding of the increasingly global trajectories of indigenous studies.
AMIN 4250 - American Indian Diplomacy: Treaties, Compacts, and Agreements (GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: AMIN 4250/TAG 4250
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Indigenous Nations have long engaged in diplomatic arrangements with one another, foreign nations, colonial/state governments, and the United States. Such political engagements affirm the inherent sovereignty of First Nations, recognizing the distinctive rights and power unique to Native peoples and were used to forge friendships, end wars, cede lands and resources, create reservations, and reserve hunting and fishing rights. This course examines the history of First Nations treaty making, the legal and political status of Indian treaties and agreement, the ambiguities and problems in indigenous-state diplomacy and treaty litigation. prereq: minimum 60 credits
ANTH 3628 - Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ANTH 3628/WS 3628
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Cross-cultural survey of gender systems, focusing on contemporary women's lives around the world. prereq: minimum 30 credits
ANTH 3632 - Latin American Cultures
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Survey of social, political, economic, and religious organization of contemporary national and native cultures of Mexico, Central America, and South America. prereq: 1604, minimum 30 credits
ANTH 3635 - Anthropology of Europe
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Exploration of European peoples to develop a cross-cultural understanding of how cultures function. Survey of social, political, economic, religious, family and kinship, gender, urban, globalism/globalization. prereq: minimum 30 credits
ANTH 3638 - Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: minimum 30 cr or instructor consent
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Examines how anthropologists study the cultures and social institutions of the modern Middle East. Focus on religion, family life, gender, politics, economy, urban ways of life, kinship and marriage, and the impacts of globalism. prereq: minimum 30 cr or instructor consent
ANTH 3888 - Anthropology of Food (SUSTAIN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: minimum 30 credits
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Advanced survey and comparative study of the relationship between food and culture in the past and present. Topics include the prehistoric, biological, and cultural aspects of the collection, production, distribution, preparation, and consumption of food, and an analysis of its social, cultural, political, and economic significance. prereq: minimum 30 credits
ANTH 4640 - Medical Anthropology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Comparative, cross-cultural examination of sickness and healing. Drawing from ethnographic work on indigenous, alternative, and Euro-American medical systems as well as shamanism, the course works with symbolic, social, political, and historical perspectives. prereq: minimum 60 credits or grad student, or instructor consent
ANTH 4652 - Cultural Theory for Wicked Problems
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: minimum 30 credits
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
A wicked problem is a social or cultural problem difficult to solve for many reasons: incomplete or contradictory knowledge, the number of people or opinions involved, the large economic burden of solutions, and the interconnected nature of these with other problems. This course explores the ways that cultural theory provides critical insights in complex contemporary arenas such as government policy, nonprofit work, law, business, communications, education, health issues, environment and conservation, natural resources management, risk management, natural disaster responses, and more. The goal of the course is to teach students the value of cultural theory in understanding and working within the complexities of the contemporary world. prereq: minimum 30 credits
ANTH 4653 - Senior Seminar
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Contemporary topics in selected branches of anthropology. Active participation in group research project to develop and enhance anthropological research skills. prereq: minimum 90 credits or instructor consent; no grad credit
ARTH 3130 - Modern and Contemporary Mexican Art
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course focuses on modern and contemporary visual culture of Mexico from approximately 1860 to the present. It examines the dominant art forms of late nineteenth and twentieth century Mexico: these include post-revolutionary muralism and social realism; movements, artists, and visual genre outside of the nationalist traditional; abstraction, surrealism, the international avant-garde, urban planning, photography, print culture, film, performance, and conceptual art.
ARTH 3140 - Women in Art/Visual Culture in Latin America
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
This course focuses on representations of women and by women in the art and visual culture of Mexico and other Latin American countries, examining the many ways in which the image of female body in Latin America has been used to construct and typify regional understandings of gender, class, racial, and national identities. Distinguishing between women as subject matter and women as producers of art, we will also look to female artists in the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries to investigate how they might be engaging with and/or critiquing traditional iconographical representations.
COMM 3535 - Intercultural Communication (LE CAT6, LEIP CAT06, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This is a skills course in which students learn how to engage in effective intercultural communication and relationships. Students apply what they are learning by participating in intercultural communication with classmates from a wide variety of cultures. Students learn about variations in cultural practices and values and how social, political and economic forces have both been influenced by and influence those cultures. prereq: credit will not be granted if already received for 2929
COMM 3625 - Rhetoric of Globalization (GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Study and reflection of global civil society, with special focus on the ways that new and changing forms of communication have altered the meaning of a democratic press, civic participation, human rights and shared experience.
COMM 4210 - Theories of Intercultural Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study major theories and concepts of intercultural communication, including national, racial, and ethnic similarities and differences in communication practices; cultural beliefs and values; issues of identity, power, conflict, and control.
ECON 3150 - Development Economics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Overview of the conceptual meaning of economic growth and development, problems facing developing countries, economic models underlying different development paths. Exploration of socio-historical and economic reasons for lack of development in selected areas and policy options to promote economic progress. prereq: 1022, 1023
ECON 3402 - Global Economic Issues
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Application of economic theory of markets to analyze major issues shaping the future of the world economy. Emphasizes globalization of markets and the institutions involved in coordinating economic policies among world economies prereq: LSBE candidate or Econ major or Econ minor
FIN 3649 - International Finance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Comprehensive framework and analysis for financial management of international firm. International financial markets, exchange rates and international firms, elements of international investments, financing decisions, and strategy formulation. prereq: FMIS 3601 or FIN 3601, LSBE candidate or Finance minor or college consent; credit will not be granted if already received for FMIS 3649
FR 4412 - Contemporary French Culture and Society (HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Study of contemporary social, cultural, and political issues in France and other Francophone regions. Conducted in French. prereq: 1202 or 2301 with grade of C or higher; or instructor consent; no grad credit
FST 4225 - INTB 4201, Chinese Business and Economics (GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: FST 4225/INTB 4201
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Taught on site in China. Introduction to Chinese business and economy. Provides fundamental knowledge of Chinese business and economy, provides students with understanding of social, cultural, economic and political environments of doing business in China through lectures, readings, hand-on project and travel to China. prereq: Admission to an approved study abroad program. Required consent from the International Education Office.
FST 4295 - INTB 4211 Innovation in Ireland (GLOBAL PER) (GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: FST 4295/INTB 4211
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Taught on site in Ireland. Explore Irish innovation on multiple levels (individual, organizational, and regional) concentrating on how Ireland has created a culture of innovation and the consequences of this innovation on its people from its earliest history to today. prereq: Minimum 2.8 GPA, minimum 60 credits, admission to an approved study abroad program by the International Education Office.
GEOG 3370 - Geographies of Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
This class examines the global geography of wealth and poverty, i.e., why some places are very rich while others are very poor. The impacts of colonialism, the Cold War, globalization, overpopulation, and ecological and climate change are explained, and the prospects for a more just future are considered. prereq: Minimum 30 credits
GEOG 3411 - Human Environment Interactions
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This course examines the interactions between humans and their physical environments. Topics covered include the physical components of the natural environment, human population growth and movement, natural resource use, and human impact upon vegetation, soil, water, landforms and climate. pre-req: Minimum 30 credits or instructor consent
GEOG 3422 - Natural Hazards
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Geography of natural hazards such as earthquakes, volcanoes, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and droughts; human-physical environment interrelationships under extreme geophysical conditions; causes, characteristics, and consequences of natural hazards; human adjustment to natural hazards. Prereq: 1414 or Geol 1110, or minimum 30 credits or instructor consent.
GEOG 3461 - Geography of Global Resources
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Spatial distribution and uses of global natural resources addressed through models of resource management, focusing on energy, non-fuel minerals, population, food, and technology. Theoretical approach and political perspective applied to trade, international economic development, and environmental issues. prereq: Minimum 30 credits or instructor consent
GEOG 3712 - Geography of Latin America
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Considers the social, physical and political landscapes of Latin America and the Caribbean before, during and after the European invasion and colonial times. Examines contemporary dynamics in the region from a political ecology perspective. prereq: Minimum 30 credits or instructor consent
GEOG 4393 - Political Geography
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This course examines the geography of social power from international geopolitics, to protest politics in public space, to theories of hetero-normativity and patriarchy. The central focus of this course is the spatial organization of politics, i.e., how people organize themselves into groups, and how those groups police themselves and vie with each other in various places and at multiple scales. prereq: Minimum 60 credits including or instructor consent
GER 4302 - German Women Writers and Filmmakers (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Analysis of German written and visual texts and exploration of women's oppression within repressive political systems as well as Western democracies; women's exploration of their selves; and the question of whether there is a "female writing". Conducted in German. prereq: 1202 or 2301 or instructor consent; no grad credit
GER 4305 - German Cinema (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
An introduction to the history of German cinema and to film analysis with a focus on the relationship among German film, history, literature, culture, and politics. The course will examine representative works from various cinematic periods. Taught in German. prereq: 1202 or 2301 with a grade of C or higher or instructor consent; no grad credit
GER 4404 - Contemporary Germany (HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Civilization, culture, and politics of Germany and German-speaking countries since 1945. Research term paper in German. prereq: 1202 or 2301 with a grade of C or higher or equivalent or instructor consent; no grad credit
HCM 4560 - International Comparisons of Health Care Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Explores various health care systems offered around the world by evaluating their characteristics, issues and reforms. prereq: LSBE candidate or approved Health Care Management minor or college consent, no grad credit
HIST 3244 - Holocaust & Genocide in Europe in the 20th Century
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
The murder of six million Jews as well as hundreds of thousands of other innocent civilians by the Nazi regime during World War II remains one of the most horrific massacres in human history. This course will examine the circumstances and causes that led to the Holocaust, the mechanisms through which the genocide was carried out, and the consequences and responses to the Holocaust. We will consider the perspectives of victims, bystanders, perpetrators, collaborators and resisters, as well as the meanings of these categories themselves. Moreover, this course frames the Holocaust within the broader history of ethnic cleansing and genocide, posing important questions about modernity and threats faced by minority populations in our world today.
HIST 3265 - The Soviet Experiment: Russia, the USSR, and Contemporary Russia (LE CAT7, LEIP CAT07, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
This course will cover the economic, political, social and cultural changes within the Russian empire, the Soviet Union, and the Russian Federation over the course of the 20th century and into the 21st. Topics to be covered include the Russo-Japanese War, the revolutions of 1905 and 1917, Russian Civil War, Russia's industrialization and collectivization of land, Stalinism, the Great Patriotic War, the cold War, late Soviet culture, the collapse of the Soviet Union and Russian under Yeltsin and Putin. Throughout the semester, students will be working with a variety of primary and secondary sources in different media (textual materials, visual sources, and film). Thorough written and oral assignment, student will develop their critical reading, writing and speaking skills. Credit will not be granted if already received for HIST 2265 or 2365.
HIST 3386 - The United States and the World since 1898
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Examines United States foreign relations--political, economic, social, and cultural--since 1898. prereq: students will receive credit if 3384 (only) or 3385 (only) were taken; credit will not be granted if already received for 3384 and 3385.
HIST 3615 - Modern Africa
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Africa, 1800 to present. Colonial conquest and domination, African resistance, nationalism, and problems of independence. prereq: credit will not be granted if already received for HIST 3515
HIST 3726 - Modern Middle East: 18th Century-Present (GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This course examines developments of politics, religion, culture in the contemporary Middle East from the eighteenth century to the present. Topics include contacts with the west, connections between modernity, democracy and Islam; gender; national identity; globalization and societal transformation in the urban Middle East.
HIST 3735 - Muslim Societies (GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Muslim Societies examines the political, religious, and cultural bases of societies in which Islam is the predominant, but not the only, faith. It covers Islamic origins, expansion; and innovation in the premodern period as well as global socio-political issues of the modern era.
HLTH 4700 - Global Health
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course addresses global health topics, such as disease burdens, healthcare, nutrition, health inequalities, human rights, indigenous health, maternal/child health, and sustainability. It also examines goals, programs, and policies designed to improve the health of the global community. pre-req: HLTH 1100 and minimum 60 credits; no grad credit
INTB 4201 - Chinese Business and Economy (GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: FST 4225/INTB 4201
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Introduction to Chinese business and economy. Provides fundamental knowledge of Chinese business and economy; provides students with understanding of social, cultural, economic and political environments of doing business in China through lectures, readings, hand-on project and travel to China. prereq: LSBE candidate, consent of instructor
INTB 4211 - Innovation in Ireland (GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: FST 4295/INTB 4211
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Explore Irish innovation on multiple levels (individual, organizational, and regional) concentrating on how Ireland has created a culture of innovation and the consequences of this innovation on its people from its earliest history to today. prereq: minimum 2.8 GPA, junior status, instructor consent
INTS 3458 - International Negotiation & Bargaining: Negotiating Across Cultures
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: INTS 3458/POL 3458
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Cultural understanding and misunderstanding can determine the outcome of international negotiation and bargaining. Word choice becomes particularly significant in global negotiations. In this class, we explore how international solutions in various areas, such as the environment, business, politics, and human rights, are produced through negotiation and influenced by culture, language, and behavior. pre-req: 30 earned or in-progress credits or instructor consent
LGBT 3151 - Queer Cinema in International Perspective (GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
This course offers an investigation of feature films and documentaries about lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transvestites, transgender and intersex individuals in international, primarily European and American, and historical perspective. pre-req: WS 1000 or instructor consent
LGBT 3152 - History of the International Homosexual Rights Movement (1895 - present) (GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course introduces students to the long winding road toward the emancipation of sexual outsiders (homosexuals, lesbians, bisexuals, transvestites, intersex, and transgender individuals) worldwide. prereq: WS 1000 or CST 2001 or instructor consent
POL 3400 - Contemporary Issues in World Politics
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Detailed examination and analysis of selected contemporary issues in world politics and international relations. Policy recommendations dealing with each issue. prereq: 30 earned or in-progress credits or instructor consent repeatable: Allow up to 2 repetitions totaling up to 8 credits.
POL 3403 - American Foreign Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Pol 3403/3402
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Various influences on the making of American foreign policy; understanding why particular foreign policy choices are made and the effects of a changing international environment on American foreign policy. prereq: 30 earned or in-progress credits or instructor consent
POL 3420 - International Organization and Global Governance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Explores the role of international organizations in world politics and the evolution of global governance systems. Includes examinations of state sovereignty, methods for achieving cooperation, and whether international organizations are effective means for achieving global collective goods. prereq: 30 earned or in-progress credits or instructor consent
POL 3451 - Theories of International Relations
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Historical and contemporary theories of international relations. Views of contending theorists are analyzed and assessed. prereq: 30 earned or in-progress credits or instructor consent
POL 3456 - International Security: War and More
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Introduction to a variety of different aspects of International Security, including warfare, terrorism, human rights, environmental justice, and women and violence worldwide. Includes discussion of efforts to ensure and barriers to achieving international security in its various forms. prereq: 30 earned or in-progress credits or instructor consent
POL 3458 - International Negotiation & Bargaining: Negotiating Across Cultures
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: INTS 3458/POL 3458
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Cultural understanding and misunderstanding can determine the outcome of international negotiation and bargaining. Word choice becomes particularly significant in global negotiations. In this class, we explore how international solutions in various areas, such as the environment, business, politics, and human rights, are produced through negotiation and influenced by culture, language, and behavior. pre-req: 30 earned or in-progress credits or instructor consent
POL 3517 - Western European Political Systems
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Comparative analysis of development and operation of political-governmental institutions and processes in selected Western European countries: political and ideological patterns and trends; problems of democratic politics; policy issues in advanced industrial societies; and the future of the "welfare state." prereq: 30 earned or in-progress credits or instructor consent
POL 3518 - Transitional Politics of Asia
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
This class is a comparative study of the states in Asia namely India, China, Japan, and others. The class will explore the historical trajectories of these states; will study how these histories have given rise to different forms of their current state formations; will explore their contemporary political systems; economies; their socio-cultural and gender dynamics; and contemporary policy issues faced by these states. The class will also analyze the geo-strategic significance of Asia to the West/United States in the contemporary eras of globalization. pre-req: 30 earned or in-progress credits or instructor consent
POL 3530 - Comparative Constitutional Law and Judicial Politics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
A cross-national examination of the intersection of law and politics in the development of constitutional law, especially in newly emerging democracies. Includes an investigation of the relationship between globalization and constitutional development and the role that law plays in social control, dispute resolution, protection of minority rights, social change, and economic development. prereq: 30 earned or in-progress credits or instructor consent
POL 3570 - Politics of Developing Nations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Nature of political development; individual and institutional causes and consequences of development; political economy of the Third World. prereq: 30 earned or in-progress credits or instructor consent
POL 3575 - Latin American Politics and Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
A comparative examination of politics and development in the Latin American region. Topics of this course include transition to democracy, democratic consolidation, rule of law, human rights, the military and politics, women and politics, executive-legislative relations, civil society, and economic development. prereq: 30 earned or in-progress credits or instructor consent
POL 3580 - Central American Politics
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Explores the history, politics, culture, and modern problems in Central America. Includes examination of the differences and similarities in colonial history among Central American countries, the role of U.S. influence on Central American politics and the economy, and legacies of civil wars. Then, it focuses on modern problems of violence against women, gangs, violent crime, and governance, and how international and local organizations and individuals can (or cannot) contribute to alleviating these problems. prereq: 30 earned or in-progress credits or instructor consent
SPAN 3042 - Civilization, Cultures and Communities in Latin America (HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Historical overview and survey of key themes of Latin America until the present day. Analysis of key cultural (literary, filmic, artistic, architectural, and musical) texts. Strong focus on academic writing and research. Taught in Spanish. prereq: 2301 with C or better or instructor consent
SPAN 3044 - Civilization, Cultures and Communities of Spain (HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Historical overview and survey of key themes of the Iberian Peninsula from pre-history until the present day. Analysis of key cultural (literary, filmic, artistic, architectural, and musical) texts. Strong focus on academic writing and research. Taught in Spanish. prereq: 2301 with C or better or instructor consent
SPAN 4011 - Latin American Prose (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Prose fiction with emphasis on twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Attention also to cultural background. Taught in Spanish. prereq: 2301 with C or better or instructor consent; no grad credit
SPAN 4017 - Latin American Cinema and Culture (FINE ARTS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Exploration of the production of cinema paired with the analysis of and insight into Latin American cinema and culture. Taught in Spanish. prereq: 2301 with C or better or instructor consent; no grad credit
SPAN 4018 - Latin America From Within (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Study of selected Latin American countries: historical, political, cultural, and other defining moments and literary expressions of those moments, with the goal of seeing the country from within. Taught in Spanish. prereq: SPAN 2301 with C or better or instructor consent; no grad credit repeatable: Allow up to 2 repetitions totaling up to 8 credits.
SPAN 4019 - Seminar: Latin America in the 21st Century (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
A study of longer, newer, or less studied (yet important) literary works, as well as their relevant cultural background. Taught in Spanish. prereq: 2301 with C or better or instructor consent; no grad credit
SPAN 4027 - Contemporary Literature and Culture of Spain (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
The study of twentieth and twenty-first century literature and culture of Spain from the Second Republic until the present day. Strong focus on academic writing and research. Taught in Spanish. prereq: 2301 with C or better or instructor consent; no grad credit
SPAN 4028 - Literature and Culture of Spain 18th to the 20th Century (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Literature and culture (art, film, music, architecture, popular culture) of the Spanish Enlightenment through the twentieth century. Texts will be studied within their historical, political and social contexts and will shed light on the author/composer/artist's ideology vis-a-vis dominant philosophical and political climates. Strong focus on academic writing and research. Taught in Spanish. prereq: 2301 with C or better or instructor consent; no grad credit
SPAN 4030 - Cinema and Culture of Spain (FINE ARTS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Overview of cinema of Spain. Examines a variety of filmic genres. Spanish national identity will be the main axis of inquiry. Strong focus on academic writing and research. Taught in Spanish. prereq: 2301 with C or better or instructor consent; no grad credit
WS 3000 - Transnational Perspectives on Feminism (SOC SCI, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Examination of feminist movements worldwide. Focuses on feminist theories and research, and feminist non-governmental organization in a transnational perspective, and specifically on the effects of and resistance to such realities as racism, neo-colonialism, nationalism, imperialism, militarization, globalization, poverty, war, reproductive control, and violence against women in its many manifestations. prereq: 1000 or 2101 or instructor consent
WS 3001 - Gender Relations in the Global South (GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Using comparative historical, political, socioeconomic and feminist perspectives this course critically examines how factors such as colonialism, imperialism, and globalization continue to impact, construct, and reconstruct gender relations in post-colonial cultures with adverse consequences for women in Third World countries. It also examines how conditions in Third World countries are shaped by global economic systems, which lead to massive migrations of Third World women into the United States. It critically evaluate the concepts of universal subordination, particularly, a consciousness which categories women in the Global South as "overall victims," the other, or exotic.
WS 3002 - Latin American Women: Culture and Politics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Examination of contemporary economic and socio-political issues affecting Latin American women. prereq: 1000 or 2101 or instructor consent
WS 3750 - Voices of African Women (GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
This course critically examines African women's daily-lived experiences. It explores the impact of global, historic, economic, and political forces, such as colonialism, neocolonialism, and current globalization impacts on their lives. This course studies the challenges of universalizing Western feminism, as a panacea to Africa women's problems. Using African eyes through African voices in texts, novels films photograph and living history, African women will be studies as knowing subject, social actors, and change agents but not as universal victims. Differences between women on the basis of class, ethnicity, religion, age sexuality, rural/urban residence, levels of education and marital status will be examined. The course will explore the rich diversity of African cultures, peoples, and natural resources. It will answer such important question as Why are African women portrayed as the poorest of the poor, victims of their cultures, traditions and African male sexism?
ACCT 4505 - International Accounting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 3102, LSBE candidate or college consent
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
International accounting measurement and reporting issues unique to multinational business transactions and multinational enterprises; consolidations; foreign exchange accounting; forward and option markets; translation of foreign currency financial statement; international audit environment; international taxation and transfer pricing; harmonization of worldwide accounting. prereq: 3102, LSBE candidate or college consent
ACCT 5505 - International Accounting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
International accounting measurement and reporting issues unique to multinational business transactions and multinational enterprises; consolidations; foreign exchange accounting; forward and option markets; translation of foreign currency financial statement; international audit environment; international taxation and transfer pricing; harmonization of worldwide accounting. pre-req: Acct 3102, MBA student or department consent
ECON 4410 - International Economics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Classical and modern theory of international trade. Extension, empirical verification, and applications of modern theory. Alternative theories of international trade. Concept and measurement of balance of payments. Methods of balance of payments adjustments. Alternative international monetary systems. Selected current issues. prereq: 1022, 1023, 3022 or 3023, no grad credit
ECON 5410 - International Economics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Classical and modern theory of international trade. Extension, empirical verification, and applications of modern theory. Alternative theories of international trade. Concept and measurement of balance of payments. Methods of balance of payments adjustments. Alternative international monetary systems. Selected current issues. pre-req: ECON 1022, 1023, 3022 or 3023, MBA student or department consent
MGTS 4474 - International Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Differences in culture, history, resources, etc. are explored in the context of managing global businesses and workforce. Students will reflect on their own managerial skills, and develop skills to become a global manager. prereq: 3401, LSBE candidate or college consent
MGTS 4861 - International Human Resource Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Course combines theories of culture with HRM applications to develop students' awareness cultural issues as they apply in the workplace. prereq: 3801, LSBE candidate or instructor consent
MGTS 5861 - International Human Resource Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Course combines theories of culture with HRM applications to develop students' awareness cultural issues as they apply in the workplace. pre-req: MGTS 3801, MBA student or instructor consent
MKTG 4774 - International Marketing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Marketing across national boundaries; effects of foreign economic, legal/political, and sociocultural environments on multinational marketing strategies. prereq: MGTS 3701 or MKTG 3701, LSBE candidate or Graphic Design and Marketing majors or Graphic Design with Marketing sub plan or non-LSBE Marketing Minor or college consent; credit will not be granted if already received for 3781; no grad credit
MKTG 5774 - International Marketing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Marketing across national boundaries; effects of foreign economic, legal/political, and sociocultural environments on multinational marketing strategies. pre-req: MKTG 3701, MBA student or instructor consent