Course Catalog

FRLA8423

Bus Models for Sustainabl Devl

This class combines economics (foundations of environmental economics, ecological economics, corporate social responsibility, and ecological modernization) and business (business models and plans, Green business, social entrepreneurship, management skills, and various functions of a company). Emphasis is on aural, oral and reading proficiency development, and to a lesser extent, writing skills in French. The general level of French proficiency recommended is at minimum Advanced Mid on the ACFTL language proficiency scale. http://www.actfl.org/publications/guidelines-and-manuals/actfl-proficiency-guidelines-2012/english


Given the more advanced linguistic and substantive (content) level of this class, during the first week we will negotiate the distribution between the economics approach (theoretical, macro-level, critical, consideration of competing general models of economic development) and the business approach (micro-level, firm-level, pragmatic, more descriptive and action-oriented). In other words, we will negotiate how much time you wish to spend on each of these complementary perspectives.


In addition to linguistic development and knowledge of topic, we also seek to develop key professional skills such as technical reading, social presentation of self, public speaking, debating skills, and group management.

Subject:
French
Department:
Language & Intercultural Study
Division:
Transltn, Interpret & Lang Edu
Requirements Fulfilled:

Sections

Fall 2014 - MIIS

FRLA8423A-F14 Lecture (Gueldry)

Fall 2013 - MIIS

FRLA8423A-F13 Lecture (Gueldry)