International Economics/Languages Majors

International Economics & Modern Languages and Literatures builds on two existing majors, economics and modern languages and literatures. Both departments are well established at St. Lawrence University. The economics major continually stands as one of the three largest majors on campus and is very interested in helping students develop interests and skills that go beyond the US economy. Modern Languages and Literatures emphasize the rich culture and heritage that other nations bring to our increasingly global economy. The International Economics & Modern Languages and Literatures combined majors will afford students with enhanced opportunities to develop careers in "the profit (working in multi-national companies), not-for-profit (e.g., the Red Cross and Peace Corps as well as public policy organizations) and government (e.g, the State Department) sectors of the economy." Students will benefit tremendously from these combined majors and will be ready to make international contacts to the fullest.

REQUIREMENTS
The program in International Economics & Modern Languages and Literatures leads students to a Bachelor of Arts degree. The program is interdisciplinary, providing advanced skills in language, culture and literature and in-depth analysis of international economic policy. Study abroad is strongly recommended.

Language Component – Students will specialize in one of the following languages.

FRENCH
Required courses - 7 units at the 103 or higher level. Students already proficient at the intermediate level will receive credit for 103 and 104 (2 units) upon successful completion of a higher level course.

GERMAN
Required courses - 7 units at the 101 or higher level. Students already proficient at the intermediate level will receive credit for 103 and 104 (2 units) upon successful completion of a higher level course.

SPANISH
Required Courses - 7 units at the 103 or higher level. Students already proficient at the intermediate level will receive credit for 103 and 104 (2 units) upon successful completion of a higher level course.

MULTILANGUAGE
Required courses - Three courses at the 200-level or above in French or Spanish (at the 103/level or above in German) and three courses at the 100-level or above in one of the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, Italian and Swahili.

Economics Component – 7 courses

Required Courses -
ECON100: Introduction to Economics (1 unit)
ECON 200: Quantitative Methods in Economics (1 unit)
ECON 251: Intermediate Microeconomics Theory (1 unit)
ECON 252: Intermediate Macroeconomics Theory (1 unit)

THREE (3) economics electives. At least TWO (2) of which must be at the 300/400 level and include at least TWO (2) courses from the following list:
ECON 236 – Globalization Issues
ECON 322 – International Economics
ECON 336 – Economic Development