Regularly Scheduled Studies Abroad Course

Semester in Antwerp

COB 300A. Integrated Functional Systems: Management.  3 credits.

COB 300A is the management component of an integrated  learning experience consisting of four courses, taken concurrently, which introduces the fundamental conceptual tools of management, finance, operation and marketing in such a way as to establish their mutual relevance and interdependence. Students work in small project teams on tasks designed to require the application in concert of conceptual tools from each of the function areas. Prerequisites: Completion of all required 100 and 200 B.B.A. core courses, demonstrated computer competencies; junior standing (56 hours) and a cumulative 2.5 grade point average in all courses taken at JMU.

COB 300B. Integrated Functional Systems: Finance. 3 credits.

COB 300B is the finance component of an integrated learning experience consisting of four courses, taken concurrently, which introduces the fundamental conceptual tools of management, finance,  operation and marketing in such a way as to establish their mutual relevance and interdependence. Students work in small project teams on tasks designed to require the application in concert of conceptual tools from each of the function areas. Prerequisite: Completion of all required 100 and 200 B.B.A. core courses, demonstrated computer competencies; junior standing (56 hours) and a cumulative 2.5 grade point average in all courses taken at JMU.

COB 300C. Integrated Functional Systems: Operations.  3 credits

COB 300C is the operations component of an integrated  learning experience consisting of four courses, taken concurrently, which introduces the fundamental conceptual tools of management, finance, operation and marketing in such a way as to establish their mutual relevance and interdependence. Students work in small project teams on tasks designed to require the application in concert of conceptual tools from each of the function areas. Prerequisites: Completion of all required 100 and 200 B.B.A. core courses, demonstrated computer competencies; junior standing (56 hours) and a cumulative 2.5 grade point average in all courses taken at JMU.

COB 300D. Integrated Functional Systems: Marketing.  3 credits

COB 300D is the marketing component of an integrated learning experience consisting of four courses, taken concurrently, which introduces the fundamental conceptual tools of management, finance, operation and marketing in such a way as to establish their mutual relevance and interdependence. Students work in small project teams on tasks designed to require the application in concert of conceptual tools from each of the function areas. Prerequisites: Completion of all required 100 and 200 B.B.A. core courses, demonstrated computer competencies; junior standing (56 hours) and a cumulative 2.5 grade point average in all courses taken at JMU.

COB 301. European Integration, Culture and History. 3 credits.

This course is designed to complement COB 300 A-D when taught  as part of the semester in Antwerp, Belgium program. COB 301 will only be offered as part of the semester in Antwerp program. Students will study European Integration in the classroom and visit governmental institutions, historical places and cultural events associated with course content. Prerequisites: COB 241, COB 242, ECON 201 and acceptance to the semester in Antwerp program.

Semester in Florence

*ARTH 313. Italian Renaissance Art. 3 credits.

Exploration of the invention of perspective and techniques of  Renaissance realism including masterpieces by major artists such as Giotto, Donatello & Michaelangelo. Weekly visits to museums and churches. Taught in English.

*ENG 302. Dante’s Commedia, Selections from Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso). 3 credits.

Dante’s Commedia, a vision of the other-world, the account of a journey through Hell, Purgatory and Paradise, is one of the world’s greatest poems, an achievement of the poetic imagination. Students will also see how the Commedia inspired the work of later British and American writers, and will see how the forms of literature Dante shaped have endured to modern times. Taught in English; Italian majors & minors may receive Italian credit by completing all written assignments in Italian.

ENG 380F/ITAL 465/SMAD 460F. Italian Cinema 1930-1980.  3 credits.

Literary and visual analysis of the work of major Italian filmmakers such as Fellini and Visconti and others. Weekly film viewing. Taught in English; Italian majors & minors may receive Italian credit by completing all written assignments in Italian.

*GHUM 250F. The Florentine Enlightenment; Humanism in Florence. 3 credits.

This course aims at introducing students to the spirit and lesson of the Humanism movement. Lectures, seminars, and readings are meant to help students develop a sense of the historical tradition, and at the same time understand the importance of studia humanitatis. Humanism is a passage from an age of heroes and knights to an age of bourgeois society, from faith and authority to free reason and enterprise, from asceticism and symbolism to the study of nature, from a God-centered world to a human-centered one. Taught in English.

ITAL 101. Elementary Italian. 3 credits.

Emphasis on speaking (pronunciation, vocabulary, comprehension); grammar and reading up to the intermediate level.

ITAL 102. Elementary Italian. 3 credits.

Emphasis on speaking (pronunciation, vocabulary, comprehension); grammar and reading up to the intermediate level.

ITAL 231. Intermediate to Advanced Italian. 3 credits.

Review of grammar and syntax; development of reading and writing skills; improvement of listening comprehension and fluency.

ITAL 232. Intermediate to Advanced Italian. 3 credits.

Review of grammar and syntax; development of reading and writing skills; improvement of listening comprehension and fluency.

ITAL 300. Italian Conversation and Composition. 3 credits.

Intensive training in the use and comprehension of modern everyday Italian. Emphasis on conversation and composition to give students the confidence to express themselves in idiomatic Italian. Taught in Italian.

ITAL 320. Advanced Italian Grammar. 3 credits.

Advanced course concentrating on the development of writing skills and oral communication. Emphasis in morphology and syntax with extensive practice in composition. Taught in Italian.

ITAL 335. Introduction to Italian Literature. 3 credits.

A survey of Italian literature from its beginning to the present. Textual analysis of sample writings representative of the most important literary movements. Taught in Italian.

GMUS 200F. Music in General Culture. 3 credits.

Study of music from the Classic Western heritage including Gregorian chant, symphonic music, and comic opera. Students attend concerts. Taught in English.

POSC 361F. The Integration of Europe. 3 credits.

Italy’s place in the development of the European Union and related economic and political issues. Taught in English.

Semester in London

*ARTH 315. Masterpieces of British Architecture. 3 credits.

The history and theory of British architecture. Visits to the outstanding structures in England from prehistoric to modern times.

*ARTH 316. Masterpieces of British Art. 3 credits.

Survey of painting and sculpture in Britain from 1530 to 1860, concentrating on 18th and 19th century painting with some consideration given to contemporary works. British art is viewed in the context of European civilization. Weekly visits to London museums.

*ENG 302R. London in Literature. 3 credits.

The world of London as reflected in selected literary forms and texts from the 16th century to the present day. Weekly outings visit historic sites connected with the assigned readings.

*ENG 458. Shakespeare in Performance. 3 credits.

Shakespeare’s work on the English stage. The course is conducted at Shakespeare’s Globe, Bankside, and includes lectures, professional productions, and student scenes performed on the Globe stage. . Limited enrollment. Prerequisite: Permission of Director.

*GHUM 200/THEA 449. The London Theatre. 3 credits.

A survey of drama, classical through contemporary, from the London stage. Weekly plays from the London stage, including an overnight visit to Stratford-On-Avon.

HIST 392L. English Social History from the Industrial Revolution to the Present. 3 credits.

An introduction to the social history of England from the 18th century to contemporary times. Weekly outings to museums and sites of historic interest.

*GMUS 200L. Music in General Culture. 3 credits.

Study of music from the classic Western heritage. Other types of music will be considered, including some attention to contemporary and popular forms. Weekly concerts.

POSC 361L. British Legal and Political Institutions. 3 credits.

An introduction to English government and law. Outings include visits to Parliament, trials and other events of political and legal import.

Semester in Martinique

FR 308. Contemporary French Civilization. 3 credits.

A study of French life and culture with emphasis on contemporary France. Prerequisite: FR 300 or equivalent.

FR 320. Advanced French Grammar. 3 credits.

Advanced course in morphology and syntax with extensive practice in composition. Prerequisite: FR 300 or equivalent.

FR 400. Advanced Conversation. 3 credits.

Discussions deal with topics of current interest. Prerequisite: FR 320.

FR 440. Stylistics and Translation. 3 credits.

An intensive course in writing and translation from and into English and French. Contemporary topics taken from various fields. Comparative terminology. Prerequisite: FR 300 or equivalent.

*FR 446D. Caribbean Literature. 3 credits.

A survey of the literary achievement of novelists and poets of the Caribbean. The works will highlight the social, political and educational aspects of French West Indian life within the Caribbean. Prerequisite: FR 300 or equivalent.

*FR 490A. Martinican Civilization. 3 credits.

Global study of French Caribbean life and culture through past and present history with emphasis on Martinique. Prerequisite: FR 300 or equivalent.

Semester in Salamanca

*ARTH 314/Spanish 490. Spanish Art. 3 credits.

A study of the art and architecture of Spain from medieval times through present. Concentration on specific artists, as well as general movements in the history of Spanish art. Since it is taught in Spanish, Spanish credit may also be given. Prerequisite: SPAN 300 or equivalent.

ECON 312. Comparative Economic Systems. 3 credits.

An examination of the distinguishing characteristics, institutions, and performances of the economic system of Spain and the United States.

IBUS 498S. Special Topics in International Business. 3 credits.

Study of European Economic Community with focus on  economic integration, historical aspects of the community in Europe, the United Market, the community budget, common commercial politics, common agrarian politics, common transportation politics, regional development politics, other fields of community action and economic and monetary union.

POSC 361S. Comparative Politics: Spain /United States.  3 credits.

A comparative study of political systems in Spain and the United States. Emphasis on historical and contemporary issues.

SPAN 300. Spanish Conversation and Composition. 3 credits.

Intensive training in the use and comprehension of modern everyday Spanish with emphasis upon conversation and composition to give students confidence in expressing themselves in simple idiomatic Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 232 or equivalent.

SPAN 307. History of Spanish Civilization. 3 credits.

Study of Spanish life and culture and the outstanding contributions of Spain to world civilization. Review of historical and contemporary figures. Prerequisite: SPAN 232 or equivalent.

SPAN 308. Latin American Civilization. 3 credits.

Study of the geographical, historical and cultural development of Latin America from pre-Columbian times to the present. Prerequisite: SPAN 300 or equivalent.

SPAN 315. Phonetics. 3 credits.

Intensive drills in Spanish sounds and intonation patterns. Continued emphasis on conversation. Prerequisite: SPAN 232 or equivalent.

SPAN 320. Advanced Grammar. 3 credits.

Advanced course in morphology and syntax with extensive practice in composition. Prerequisite: SPAN 300 or equivalent.

SPAN 330. Business Spanish. 3 credits.

Study of commercial and technical vocabulary and trade customs in conjunction with practice in the art of commercial communication including interviews, letter writing and simultaneous interpretation. Prerequisite: SPAN 300 or equivalent.

*SPAN 385. Spanish Literature. 3 credits.

Readings and discussions of works of literature. Analysis and practice in critical compositions and research papers. Instruction is entirely in Spanish. Prerequisite: Three years of college Spanish or equivalent.

SPAN 400. Advanced Conversation and Composition. 3 credits.

Discussions in Spanish dealing with topics of current interests. Prerequisite: SPAN 300 or equivalent.

SPAN 490. Special Studies – Spanish Civilization II. 3 credits.

The study of the influence of the Arabic culture on the history of Spain.

*SPAN 490. Special Studies - Spanish Cinema and Literature.  3 credits.

Comparative studies between cinema and literature.

 

 



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