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L&IT Curriculum

Students in the Bachelor of Arts program in Language and International Trade acquire communicative competence in the target language; a familiarity with specific peoples, cultures, literatures, and business environments; and the knowledge and skills to pursue graduate studies or careers in business within their language of specialization.

The Language and International Trade program combines modern languages and international trade. Students choose one language concentration (Chinese, French, German, Japanese, or Spanish) and one professional concentration (Applied International Economics, International Trade, or Tourism).

The language component emphasizes speaking and writing skills, culture, civilization, and business/technical languages. The professional component introduces students to the core content of their preferred concentration, as well as to the international dimensions of that concentration.

Study abroad of at least one semester in the target language setting is mandatory. In addition, each student is required to complete and internship with an international company in the United States or a summer internship with a company abroad. Internships are subject to approval by the Language and International Trade Director. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in the Clemson Language Immersion Program (CLIP) prior to enrolling in study abroad programs.

In addition to the curriculum requirements below, students are required, as a condition of graduation, to pass a noncredit examination and submit a noncredit senior dossier to assess their language competence in various areas. Both assessments take place in the student's last full semester at the University.

Language Placement Test: If your intended major requires a modern language (or if you wish to take a modern language course as an elective) and you plan to take French, German or Spanish to meet that requirement, you must take the Clemson Modern Language Placement Test (FLPT) before registering for a modern language course. Click here for more information.

2017-2018 Language & International Trade Curriculum (PDF)

2016-2017 Language & International Trade Curriculum (PDF)

2015-2016 Language & International Trade Curriculum (PDF)

2014-2015 Language & International Trade Curriculum (PDF)

2013-2014 Language & Internatioanl Trade Curriculum (PDF)

2012-2013 Language & International Trade Curriculum (PDF)

2011-2012 Language & International Trade Curriculum (PDF)