Spanish in the Business World

HISP-S315 — spring 2020

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GA 0013
Days and Times
MWF 9:05A-9:55A
Course Description

Prerequisite: S280 or S310 or equivalent.

The objective of this course is to enhance cross-cultural and linguistic competence in the business world through both the study of the use of Spanish in business and the examination of the codes, costumes, and other particular manifestations of business culture across the Spanish-speaking world. Students will familiarize themselves with commercial Spanish, both written and oral, in a variety of formats and contexts. Students will work on reading, writing and translating several types of documents and improve their oral skills though practice related to real life business situations. Students will also acquire knowledge on the customs, protocols, and cultural practices of the business world in Spanish-speaking countries and communities. Through concrete case studies, students will critically engage on a variety of topics which may include cultural stereotyping, cross-cultural business communication, cultural behaviors, and the ethics of international commerce. This course is entirely conducted in Spanish.

Upon successful completion of HISP-S315 during the spring semester, students who choose to register for the section of HISP-X 370 #32613 will travel to Peru, led by IU Faculty and work alongside the non-profit organization 7elements and their community partners for nine days in mid-May of 2020. Students opting to participate in this program will receive one credit-hour after successful completion of the study abroad component requirements. ​

HISP-S 315   #5877     8:00A-8:50A    MWF      GA 0009   Julie Madewell

Note:  HISP- S 308 may count as an elective for the Spanish major or minor.

NOTE:  If going on the Peru Abroad Trip, HISP-S 315 students should go to:  or  e-mail to receive permission to enroll in  HISP-X 370 #32613.

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