International Business Minor

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The Program

Students will need to take the following courses (ranging from 15-17 units) or have taken the equivalent of these courses, as determined by the Department of World Languages and Literatures, in ONE language. All the following courses are taught in the target language. Even though some courses may be waived, students must substitute another course in order to meet the required minimum number of 12 units for a minor.

International Business Majors are required to contact the respective Worl Language Language Faculty Member to advise them regarding their minor. Some of the cultural content of the World Language Minor for International Business is covered in the International Business curriculum. We have semester abroad programs (short-term and long-term) available for minors in International Business and Faculty led study abroad programs.

Chinese

  • 25A, 25B Intermediate Chinese (5 units each)
    (One course fulfills Core GE Area C2)

One of the following language courses:

  • 101A, 101B Advanced Chinese (3 units each)
  • 111 Advanced Mandarin Conversation (3 units)

One of the following courses:

  • 102 Chinese Culture (3 units)
  • 130 Readings in Chinese Culture (3 units)
  • 132 Business Chinese (3 units)
  • Total: 16 Units

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Fu Tan
phone: 408- 924-4595
email: futan8@gmail.com

Dr. Yao Yao
phone: 408-924-4613
email: yao.yao@sjsu.edu

French

  • 25A, 25B, 25C Intermediate French (3 units each)
    (25A or 25B will fulfill Core GE Area C2)

One of the following advanced language courses:

  • 101A, 101B, 101C Adv. French (3 units each)

One of the following advanced courses:

  • 102A, 102C French Culture (3 units each)
  • 132 French for the Professions (3 units)
  • 170 Translation & Comparative Stylistics (3 units)
  • Total: 15 Units

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Jean-Luc Desalvo
phone: 408-924-4620
email: jean-luc.desalvoj@sjsu.edu

Dr. Dominique van Hooff
phone: 408-924-4608
email: dominique.vanhooff@sjsu.edu

German

  • 25A, 25B Intermediate German (5 units each)
    (One course fulfills Core GE Area C2)

One of the following advanced language courses:

  • 101A, 101B Advanced German (4 units each)

One of the following advanced courses:

  • 102A, 102B German Culture (3 units each)
  • 150 German Literature and Film (3 units)
  • 160 Special Topics in German Study (3 units)
  • Total: 17 Units

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Romey Sabalius
phone: 408-924-4616
email: romey.sabalius@sjsu.edu

Japanese

  • 25A, 25B Intermediate Japanese (5 units each)
    (One course fulfills Core GE Area C2)

One of the follwing advanced language courses:

  • 101A, 101B Advanced Japanese (4 units each)

One of the following advanced courses:

  • 102 Japanese Culture (3 units)
  • 107 Japanese for Professionals (3 units)
  • 130 Readings in Japanese Culture (3 units)
  • Total: 17 Units

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Keach Inaba
phone: 408-924-4593
email: Seiichiro.Inaba@sjsu.edu

Spanish

  • 25A, 25B Intermediate Spanish (5 units each)
    (One course fulfills Core GE Area C2) or 20A, 20B for Heritage Speakers.

One of the following advanced language courses:

  • 101A, 101B Advanced Spanish (4 units each)
  • 111 Advanced Spanish Conversation (3 units)

One of the following advanced courses:

  • 102A Spanish Culture (3 units)
  • 102 B Spanish American Culture (3 units)
  • (fulfills SJSU Studies Area V)
  • 132 Business Spanish (3 units)
  • 160A Hispanic Culture (3 units)
  • 170 Translation (3 units)
  • Total: 17 Units

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Anne Fountain
phone: 408-924-4626
email: anne.fountain@sjsu.edu

Dr. Juan Matallana
phone: 408-924-4612
email: juan.matallana-abril@sjsu.edu