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Last approved: Wed, 01 Jun 2016 08:18:25 GMT

Last edit: Wed, 01 Jun 2016 08:18:25 GMT

Change Type
Major
FLS (Foreign Language - Spanish)
336
024082
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Spanish for Business
Spanish for Business
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Foreign Languages & Literature (16FL)
Term Offering
Fall and Spring
Offered Every Year
Spring 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3.0
Course Attribute(s)


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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Ana Gray
Lecturer

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture2020NoBased on previous enrollments - this class is currently being offered. The only change is to the prerequisites.
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
P: FLS 331 or FLS 335
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
Business Spanish vocabulary and terminology. Emphasis on everyday spoken and written Spanish. Readings and discussions of business topics. Cross-cultural considerations relative to international business operations.

Native speakers of Spanish are encouraged to take FLS 335 instead of FLS 331 because their linguistic level is too high for FLS 331. We would like the course catalog and degree audits to be updated to include this option. 


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
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Requisites and Scheduling
 
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Additional Information
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Existing resources permit offering this course (currently taught by FLL faculty).

This course will focus on communicative skills through writing and editing a variety of business letters. A focus on cultural aspects of business correspondence will open a venue of much needed understanding in international business interactions due to the current economic ties between the state of North Carolina, Latin America and Europe.


Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of the semester, students will be able to:



  • Apply appropriate business terminology in written business correspondence.

  • Apply written business correspondence skills in producing documents involved in the establishment of a business firm.

  • Analyze cultural issues that influence diverse groups of human beings in Hispanic societies.

  • Analyze and explain fundamental historical, geographical, and linguistic elements of Hispanic business practices.

  • Discuss business topics in Spanish with grammatical and lexical precision and sophistication in approximation of the Intermediate High to Advanced Low level on the Oral Proficiency Scale of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL http://www.actfl.org).


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Attendance10%Attendance and active class participation
Multiple exams30%2 exams on class topics
Project25%Portfolio of business letters
presentation15%Oral presentations
Final Exam20%Final exam on class topics
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Introduction to business2 weeksClassroom activities and discussion
Business organization1 weekClassroom activities and discussion
Human resources1 weekClassroom activities and discussion
Finance1 weekClassroom activities and discussion
Stock market1 weekClassroom activities and discussion
Product and price2 weeksClassroom activities and discussion
Communication and distribution2 weeksClassroom activities and discussion
Internationalization1 weekClassroom activities and discussion
Portfolio assignments, exams, presentations4 weeks4 weeks total, spread throughout the semester
The only change being made is to the course prerequisites. Everything else was copied from the current paper CAF.
hziglar (Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:45:55 GMT): Rollback: FLL would like to withdraw these two proposals.The Spanish section will revisit the changes (since they will affect other courses in the curriculum) and put together a more comprehensive prerequisite change proposal.
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