2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Global Business Practices to Improve the Human Condition (GBP) Minor

The Global Business Practices to Improve the Human Condition (GBP) minor is open to all university students with a GPA of at least 2.0.

To complete the Global Business Practices to Improve the Human Condition minor, students must pass the 21 credits of required and elective classes listed below with an average of a 2.5 in these courses. Students must complete at least 6 out of the 21 credits at the 3000-4000 level. No course grade may be lower than C- to earn the minor. Additionally, students must complete an approved experience with a social or economic change component approved by Pamplin International Programs. The minor will be noted on the student's transcript.

Prerequisite Statement: Some courses listed on this checksheet have prerequisites; please consult the University Course Catalog or check with your academic advisor.

Requirements: No more than two courses may be double-counted toward graduation major requirements. A course cannot be used more than once to meet section requirements for this minor.

I. Required Core Courses
a. Foundational Course
HTM/MGT 2314Introduction to International Business3
ECON 2005Principles of Economics (Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences)3
b. Analytical Thinking Course
BIT/MGT 2404Multicultural Problem Solving and Analytics (Pathway 5f)3
c. Prosperity and Social Change Course
ECON 3034Economics of Poverty and Discrimination (Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences Pathways Concept 7 - Critical Analysis of Identity and Equity in the United States)3
Subtotal12
II. Track Courses
Select 6 credits of the following (follow either the Social Change Track or the Prosperity Track):6
Social Change Track
Select two of the following: 1
Multicultural Communication (Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences)
International Development (Junior Standing)
Global Business of Pop Culture (Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities Pathways Concept 7 - Critical Analysis of Identity and Equity in the United States)
Multicultural Diversity in Organizations (Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences Pathways Concept 7 - Critical Analysis of Identity and Equity in the United States)
International Management (Junior Standing; fall only)
Ethical Leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility (Pathway 1a Pathways Concept 7 - Critical Analysis of Identity and Equity in the United States)
Marketing, Society and the Public Interest
Diversity and Community Engagement (Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences Pathways Concept 7 - Critical Analysis of Identity and Equity in the United States)
Globalization: Sociological Perspectives
Community Service Learning (Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences)
Transdisciplinary Problem Solving for Social Issues
Data and the Art of Policy-Making and Planning (Pathway 5a)
Prosperity Track
Select two of the following: 2
International Agricultural Development and Trade (Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences)
Environment and Sustainable Development Economics (Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences Pathways Concept 7 - Critical Analysis of Identity and Equity in the United States)
Contemporary Economic Issues
Economic Justice
Growth and Development (Pathway 7 Junior Standing)
International Financial Management (Junior Standing)
Sustainable Urbanization (Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences)
Socio-Cultural Impacts of Tourism (Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences)
Social Entrepreneurship
The Global Economy and World Politics (Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences)
Seminar in Global Political Economy (Senior Standing)
Subtotal6
III. Capstone Experience
Select one of the following:3
XXXX 3954
Study Abroad - must have approval from International Programs 3
XXXX 4974
Independent Study - must have approval from International Programs 3
XXXX 4994
Undergraduate Research - must have approval from International Programs 3
Subtotal3
Total Credits21
1

For students completing the minor to satisfy Pathways to General Education requirements, one course must be a Pathway 2: Critical Thinking in the Humanities, Pathway 3: Reasoningin the Social Sciences or Pathway 7: Critical Analysis of Equity and Identity in the United States).

2

For students completing the minor to satisfy Pathways to General Education requirements, one course must be a Pathway 2: Critical Thinking in the Humanities or a Pathway 3: Reasoning in the Social Sciences.

3

Contains an experiential social change or prosperity component. Guidelines for content coverage will be provided and must be followed for course to count toward minor.