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.
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 language.
French & Spanish:
Required courses - Seven courses at the 103 or higher level. Students already proficient at the intermediate level will receive credit for 103 and 104 upon completion of a higher-level course in this language and will need only five units of this language to complete the major.
Arabic, Chinese, German and Italian:
Required courses – Seven courses at the 101 or higher level. Students already proficient at the intermediate level will receive credit for 101 and 102 upon completion of a higher-level course in this language and will need only five units of this language to complete the major.
Students must check with the department to make sure that the courses needed to complete this major are offered.
Three courses in one language plus three courses in the concentration language at the 103 level and above.