WSB_BBA_International-Business

The international business major helps students develop an understanding of the global macroeconomic environment and the complexities of cross-border transactions. International business is an interdisciplinary field and courses focus on knowledge acquisition as well as application of concepts. A selected regional emphasis provides a platform to gain language and area studies knowledge that often underpins successful adaptation for regional and local markets. The embedded study abroad requirement helps students develop cross-cultural awareness and skills.

International business careers span industries and economic sectors, and business functions and geographies, and often include domestic positions with global scope. Positions in international business involve strategy, leadership, research, government relations, creativity, technical expertise, and cultural fluency.

RELATED STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

AIESEC
International Business Student Association
International Finance Club

Students wishing to pursue this major must be admitted to the School of Business. Once admitted, students are able to pursue any business major they choose. To find out more about the school's admissions process for undergraduate students, please see Entering the School.

University General Education Requirements

All undergraduate students at the University of Wisconsin–Madison are required to fulfill a minimum set of common university general education requirements to ensure that every graduate acquires the essential core of an undergraduate education. This core establishes a foundation for living a productive life, being a citizen of the world, appreciating aesthetic values, and engaging in lifelong learning in a continually changing world. Various schools and colleges will have requirements in addition to the requirements listed below. Consult your advisor for assistance, as needed. For additional information, see the university Undergraduate General Education Requirements section of the Guide.

General Education
  • Breadth—Humanities/Literature/Arts: 6 credits
  • Breadth—Natural Science: 4 to 6 credits, consisting of one 4- or 5-credit course with a laboratory component; or two courses providing a total of 6 credits
  • Breadth—Social Studies: 3 credits
  • Communication Part A & Part B *
  • Ethnic Studies *
  • Quantitative Reasoning Part A & Part B *

* The mortarboard symbol appears before the title of any course that fulfills one of the Communication Part A or Part B, Ethnic Studies, or Quantitative Reasoning Part A or Part B requirements.

School of Business Requirements

The Wisconsin Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree program is based on a broad educational foundation combined with courses in business and economics. This curriculum is designed for those students who wish to prepare for careers in business. Students completing any School of Business major are required to satisfy a common set of Pre-Business Requirements, Liberal Studies Requirements, Business Preparatory Requirement, Business Core Requirement, Business Breadth Requirement, and Credits for BBA Degree.

School of Business BBA Requirements
Complete requirements:
Pre-Business
Liberal Studies
Business Prep
Business Core
Business Breadth

International Business Major Requirements

International business responsibilities and careers typically arise after graduates first develop skills in a functional area of business, such as marketing, finance, management and operations.  This functional expertise typically drives initial career placement and advancement. Therefore, the international business major must be paired with another major within the School of Business.

Some international business issues are global in nature, but many challenges and opportunities faced by multinational firms are regional and local in nature and often arise due to differences in institutions, politics and cultures among nations. This 'glocal' reality means that international business leaders must possess both global and local awareness. To develop some perspective on regional and local cultural issues, international business majors select a geographic region of emphasis and select language and area studies courses accordingly. Studying abroad on an approved program in the selected region of emphasis for one fall or spring semester is also required for the major. 

A student must complete a minimum of 24 credits, distributed as follows: 

INTL BUS 200 International Business3
International Business Coursework9
Minimum of 3 credits must be from the International Business Department
Intercultural Communication in Business
Contemporary Topics
Global Issues in Management
Global Marketing Strategy
International Real Estate
Multinational Business Finance
Latin American Economic Development
Globalization, Poverty and Development
The Growth and Development of Nations in the Global Economy
Study Abroad in Intermediate Economics
Study Abroad in Advanced Economics
Survey of International Economics
International Trade and Finance
International Industrial Organizations
Economic Growth and Development in Southeast Asia
Economic Problems of Developing Areas
Global Interdisciplinary Perspective3
Select one course from the following:
World Regions in Global Context
Introduction to International Studies
Cultural Anthropology and Human Diversity
Introduction to International Relations
Coursework in Foreign Language and Area Studies9
Select 9 credits of approved coursework for the specified region (found below)
Semester Abroad
Complete a semester abroad on an approved program within the region of emphasis selected (found below)
Total Credits24

Regions of emphasis

Students must take 9 credits of language or area studies courses applicable to the region of emphasis. It is recommended to take at least one 3 credit language course applicable to your study abroad destination (unless the official language of that nation is English). Students must also choose a study abroad program that aligns with their region of emphasis. 

AFrica

Study Abroad Programs

  • South Africa, Cape Town: University of Cape Town Exchange, IAP

Language Courses

Arabic
First Semester Arabic
Second Semester Arabic
Third Semester Arabic
Fourth Semester Arabic
Colloquial Arabic
Fifth Semester Arabic
Sixth Semester Arabic
Hausa
First Semester Hausa
Second Semester Hausa
Swahili
First Semester Swahili
Second Semester Swahili
Third Semester Swahili
Fourth Semester Swahili
Wolof
First Semester-A Language of West Africa
Second Semester-A Language of West Africa
Third Semester-A Language of West Africa
Fourth Semester-A Language of West Africa
Zulu
First Semester-A Language of Southern Africa
Second Semester-A Language of Southern Africa
Third Semester-A Language of Southern Africa
Fourth Semester-A Language of Southern Africa

Area Studies Courses

A A E/​ECON  477 Agricultural and Economic Development in Africa3
AFRICAN 100 Introduction to African Cultural Expression3
AFRICAN/​HISTORY  129 Africa on the Global Stage3-4
AFRICAN 201 Introduction to African Literature3
AFRICAN/​FOLKLORE  210 The African Storyteller3
AFRICAN 211 The African Autobiography3
AFRICAN 212 Introduction to African Popular Culture3-4
AFRICAN/​AFROAMER  220 HipHop, Youth Culture, and Politics in Senegal3
AFRICAN 230 Introduction to Yoruba Life and Culture3
AFRICAN 231 Introduction to Arabic Literary Culture3
AFRICAN 232 Introduction to Swahili Cultures3
AFRICAN/​AFROAMER  233 Global HipHop and Social Justice3
AFRICAN/​FOLKLORE  270 The Hero and Trickster in African Oral Traditions3
AFRICAN/​AFROAMER/​ANTHRO/​GEOG/​HISTORY/​POLI SCI/​SOC  277 Africa: An Introductory Survey4
AFRICAN/​AFROAMER/​HISTORY/​POLI SCI  297 African and African-American Linkages: An Introduction4
AFRICAN 300 African Literature in Translation3
AFRICAN 303 African Literature and Visual Culture3
AFRICAN/​LCA/​RELIG ST  370 Islam: Religion and Culture3-4
AFRICAN 402 Theory of African Literature3-4
AFRICAN 405 Topics in African Cultural Studies3
AFRICAN 412 Contemporary African Fiction3-4
AFRICAN/​AFROAMER  413 Contemporary African and Caribbean Drama3-4
AFRICAN/​FRENCH  440 African/Francophone Film3
AFRICAN/​PORTUG  451 Lusophone African Literature3
AFRICAN 453 Modern African Literature in English3-4
AFRICAN/​FOLKLORE  471 Oral Traditions and the Written Word3-4
AFRICAN 500 Language and Society in Africa3-4
AFRICAN 605 Advanced Topics in African Cultural Studies3
AFRICAN 609 Advanced Topics in Global Black Music Studies3
AFROAMER/​ART HIST  241 Introduction to African Art and Architecture3
AFROAMER/​ART HIST  242 Introduction to Afro-American Art3
AFROAMER/​DANCE/​MUSIC  318 Cultural Cross Currents: West African Dance/Music in the Americas3
AFROAMER/​HISTORY  347 The Caribbean and its Diasporas3
AFROAMER/​MUSIC  400 Music Cultures of the World: Africa, Europe, the Americas3
AFROAMER/​AFRICAN  413 Contemporary African and Caribbean Drama3-4
AFROAMER/​ART  674 Selected Topics on Afro-American Artists3
AFROAMER 675 Selected Topics in Afro-American Culture3
ART HIST 579 Proseminar in African Art3
DANCE 118 African Dance1
DANCE/​THEATRE  218 African Dance Performance2
GEOG 355 Africa, South of the Sahara3
HISTORY 105 Introduction to the History of Africa3-4
HISTORY/​RELIG ST  205 The Making of the Islamic World: The Middle East, 500-15003-4
HISTORY 279 Afro-Atlantic History, 1808-Present3-4
HISTORY 378 History of Africa Since 18703-4
HISTORY 444 History of East Africa3-4
HISTORY 445 History of Equatorial Africa3-4
LITTRANS 226 Introduction to Luso-Afro-Brazilian Literature3
POLI SCI 329 African Politics3-4
POLI SCI 455 African International Relations3-4

East Asia

Study Abroad Programs

  • China, Beijing: Tsinghua University, School of Business
  • Hong Kong CityU: City University - College of Business, School of Business
  • Hong Kong HKUST: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - Business School, School of Business
  • Japan, Tokyo: Sophia University Exchange, International Academic Programs
  • Japan, Tokyo: CIEE Tokyo Arts & Science, School of Business
  • South Korea, Seoul: Yonsei University Exchange, International Academic Programs

Language Courses

Chinese
First Semester Chinese
Second Semester Chinese
Elementary Chinese
Elementary Chinese
Third Semester Chinese
Fourth Semester Chinese
First Semester Heritage Chinese
Second Semester Heritage Chinese
Fifth Semester Chinese
Sixth Semester Chinese
First Year Classical Chinese
First Year Classical Chinese
Chinese Conversation
Classical Chinese for Non-Majors
Classical Chinese for Non-Majors
Survey of Chinese Literature
Survey of Chinese Literature
Introduction to Confucianism
Topics in Chinese Literature
Topics in Chinese: Study Abroad
Business Chinese
Seventh Semester Chinese
Eighth Semester Chinese
Introduction to Chinese Linguistics
Introduction to Chinese Linguistics
Fifth-year Chinese
Popular Culture and Film in Twentieth-Century China
Readings in Classical Chinese Literature
Teaching of Chinese
History of the Chinese Language
History of Chinese Literature
Literary Studies in Chinese Drama
Literary Studies in Chinese Fiction
Japanese
Modern Japanese Literature
First Semester Japanese
Second Semester Japanese
Elementary Japanese
Elementary Japanese
Third Semester Japanese
Fourth Semester Japanese
Fifth Semester Japanese
Sixth Semester Japanese
First Year Classical Japanese
Basic Technical Japanese I
Basic Technical Japanese II
Intermediate Japanese Conversation
Survey of Japanese Literature
Language in Japanese Society
Masterworks of Japanese Literature: The Tale of Genji
Japanese Poetic Tradition
Topics in Japanese Professional Communication
Topics in Japanese: Study Abroad
Intermediate Technical Japanese I
Intermediate Technical Japanese II
Manga.
Business Japanese Communication
Anime
Seventh Semester Japanese
Eighth Semester Japanese
Introduction to Japanese Linguistics
Readings in Classical Japanese Literature
Japanese for Business and Industry
Japanese for Politics and Government
Teaching of Japanese as a Foreign Language
Korean
Elementary Korean
Elementary Korean
Third Semester Korean
Fourth Semester Korean
Fifth Semester Korean
Sixth Semester Korean
Seventh Semester Korean
Eighth Semester Korean

Area Studies Courses 

ANTHRO 357 Introduction to the Anthropology of Japan3-4
ART HIST 203 Survey of Asian Art3-4
ART HIST 371 Chinese Painting3-4
ART HIST 372 Arts of Japan3-4
ART HIST 411 Topics in Asian Art3-4
ART HIST 475 Japanese Ceramics and Allied Arts3
ART HIST 575 Proseminar in Japanese Art3
ART HIST 576 Proseminar in Chinese Art3
ASIAN 354 Early Modern Japanese Literature3
E A STDS/​HISTORY  103 Introduction to East Asian History: China3-4
E A STDS/​HISTORY  104 Introduction to East Asian History: Japan3-4
E A STDS/​ASIAN/​HISTORY/​POLI SCI  255 Introduction to East Asian Civilizations3-4
E ASIAN/​KINES  277 Kendo: Integration of Martial Arts and Liberal Arts2
E A STDS 270 Humanities Topics in East Asian Studies1-3
E A STDS/​ASIAN  301 Social Studies Topics in East Asian Studies1-3
E A STDS/​HISTORY  341 History of Modern China, 1800-19493-4
E A STDS/​HISTORY  342 History of the Peoples Republic of China, 1949 to the Present3-4
E A STDS/​HISTORY  454 Samurai: History and Image3-4
E A STDS/​HISTORY  456 Pearl Harbor & Hiroshima: Japan, the US & The Crisis in Asia3-4
E ASIAN/​HISTORY/​LCA/​RELIG ST  308 Introduction to Buddhism3-4
E ASIAN/​RELIG ST  350 Introduction to Taoism3-4
E ASIAN 351 Survey of Chinese Literature3
E ASIAN 352 Survey of Chinese Literature3
E ASIAN 353 Survey of Japanese Literature3
E ASIAN/​RELIG ST  363 Introduction to Confucianism3
E ASIAN 367 Japanese Poetic Tradition3-4
E ASIAN 371 Topics in Chinese Literature2-3
E ASIAN 376 Manga.3
E ASIAN 378 Anime3
E ASIAN 433 Topics in East Asian Visual Cultures3
E ASIAN 520 Popular Culture and Film in Twentieth-Century China3
E ASIAN 563 Readings in Modern Japanese Literature3
E ASIAN 672 Literary Studies in Chinese Fiction3
HISTORY/​ASIAN  108 Introduction to East Asian History - Korea3-4
HISTORY 336 Chinese Economic and Business History: From Silk to iPhones3-4
LITTRANS 261 Survey of Chinese Literature in Translation3
LITTRANS 262 Survey of Chinese Literature in Translation3
LITTRANS 263 Survey of Japanese Literature in Translation3
LITTRANS 264 Survey of Japanese Literature in Translation3
LITTRANS 368 Modern Japanese Fiction3
LITTRANS 373 Topics in Japanese Literature3
LITTRANS 374 Topics in Korean Literature3
POLI SCI 346 China in World Politics3-4
POLI SCI 640 Politics of Japan3-4
POLI SCI 654 Politics of Revolution3-4
RELIG ST/​LCA  421 A Survey of Tibetan Buddhism3
SOC 225 Contemporary Chinese Society3
THEATRE 526 The Theatres of China and Japan3

Latin America and the caribbean

Study Abroad Programs

  • Argentina, Buenos Aires: CIEE Buenos Aires Liberal Arts, School of Business
  • Chile, Santiago: CIEE Santiago Business and Culture: School of Business

Language Courses

Spanish
First Semester Spanish
Second Semester Spanish
Third Semester Spanish
Fourth Semester Spanish
Introduction to Hispanic Cultures
Introduction to Hispanic Literatures
Intermediate Language Practice with Emphasis on Writing and Grammar
Advanced Language Practice
Topics in Spanish Language Practice
Spanish Phonetics
The Structure of Modern Spanish
Survey of Early Hispanic Literature
Advanced Language Practice with Emphasis on Expository Writing
Survey of Modern Spanish Literature
Advanced Conversation
Survey of Spanish American Literature
Spanish Business Area Studies
Literatura de la Edad Media Castellana (ss. XII-XV)
Introduction to the Romance Languages
Cervantes
Literature of the Twentieth Century
Literatura Hispanoamericana
The Spanish American Short Story
Spanish American Theater and Drama
The Spanish American Novel
Spanish American Poetry and Essay
Literature and Film in Spanish America
Topics in Spanish American Literature
US Latino Literature
Topics in Hispanic Culture
Topics in Hispanic Cultures in the U.S.
Undergraduate Seminars in Hispanic Literature/Culture/Linguistics
Topics in Hispanic Literature
Hispanic Screen Studies
Study Abroad in Spanish Language Practice
Study Abroad in Spanish Linguistics
Study Abroad in Hispanic Literatures
Study Abroad in Hispanic Cultures
Border and Race Studies in Latin America
Survey of Spanish American Literature from the Discovery to Modernismo
Survey of Spanish American Literature from Modernismo to the Present
Survey of Medieval Literature
Survey of Medieval Literature
Advanced Survey of Spanish Literature
Advanced Survey of Spanish Literature
Old Spanish
Spanish Phonology
Contemporary Issues in Applied Spanish Linguistics
College Teaching of Spanish
Structure of the Spanish Language: Morphology and Syntax
Theory and Practice of Hispanic Theatre
Historia de Teoria Literaria: de Platon Al Siglo XVIII
Historia de Teoria Literaria: Siglos XIX-XX
Topics in Hispanic Linguistics
Senior Honors Thesis
Senior Honors Thesis
First Semester Senior Thesis
Second Semester Senior Thesis
Directed Study
Portuguese
First Semester Portuguese
Second Semester Portuguese
Third Semester Portuguese
Fourth Semester Portuguese
Portuguese for Business
Introduction to Luso-Brazilian Literatures
Third Year Conversation and Composition
Third Year Conversation and Composition
Intensive Portuguese
Intensive Portuguese
Fourth Year Composition and Conversation
Fourth Year Composition and Conversation
History of the Portuguese Language
Survey of Portuguese Literature before 1825
Survey of Brazilian Literature before 1890
Introduction to the Romance Languages
Brazillian Women Writers
Lusophone African Literature
Survey of Portuguese Literature since 1825
Survey of Brazilian Literature since 1890
Topics in Luso-Brazilian Literature
Quechua
Elementary Quechua
Elementary Quechua
Intermediate Quechua
Advanced Quechua
Yucatec Maya
First Semester Yucatec Maya
Second Semester Yucatec Maya

Area Studies Courses 

AFROAMER/​HISTORY  347 The Caribbean and its Diasporas3
AFROAMER/​AFRICAN  413 Contemporary African and Caribbean Drama3-4
AGRONOMY 377 Cropping Systems of the Tropics3
ANTHRO 237 Cut 'n' Mix: Music, Race, and Culture in the Caribbean3
ANTHRO 327 Peoples of the Andes Today3
GEN&WS/​PORTUG  450 Brazillian Women Writers3
GEN&WS/​PORTUG  460 Carmen Miranda3
GEOG 348 Latin America4
HISTORY 241 Latin America from 1780 to 19404
HISTORY 242 Modern Latin America, 1898 to the Present4
HISTORY 279 Afro-Atlantic History, 1808-Present3-4
HISTORY/​CHICLA/​LACIS/​POLI SCI  355 Labor in the Americas: US & Mexico in Comparative & Historical Perspective3
HISTORY 403 Immigration and Assimilation in American History3-4
HISTORY/​CHICLA  435 Colony, Nation, and Minority: The Puerto Ricans' World3
HISTORY 441 Revolution and Conflict in Modern Latin America3-4
HISTORY 525 The World and the West from 14923-4
HISTORY 533 Multi-Racial Societies in Latin America3-4
HISTORY 555 History of Brazil3-4
HISTORY/​HIST SCI/​MED HIST  564 Disease, Medicine and Public Health in the History of Latin America and the Caribbean3
LACIS/​AFROAMER/​ANTHRO/​C&E SOC/​GEOG/​HISTORY/​POLI SCI/​SOC/​SPANISH  260 Latin America: An Introduction3-4
LACIS 440 Topics in Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies1-4
LITTRANS 226 Introduction to Luso-Afro-Brazilian Literature3
LITTRANS 252 Spanish Literary Masterpieces in Translation3
POLI SCI 321 Latin-American Politics3-4
POLI SCI/​CHICLA/​HISTORY  422 Latino History and Politics3
POLI SCI/​INTL ST  423 Social Mobilization in Latin America3
POLI SCI/​INTL ST  431 Contentious Politics3-4
PORTUG 221 Introduction to Luso-Brazilian Literatures4
PORTUG 230 Brazil and Brazilians in the United States3
PORTUG 330 History of the Portuguese Language3
PORTUG 361 Portuguese Civilization3
PORTUG 362 Brazilian Civilization3
PORTUG 364 Historical and Cultural Traditions of Brazil2
PORTUG 467 Survey of Portuguese Literature since 18253
PORTUG 468 Survey of Brazilian Literature since 18903
PORTUG 573 Topics in Portuguese: Study Abroad1-6
PORTUG 640 Topics in Luso-Brazilian Literature3
PORTUG 642 Topics in Luso-Brazilian Culture3
SOC/​CHICLA  470 Sociodemographic Analysis of Mexican Migration3
SPANISH 223 Introduction to Hispanic Cultures3
SPANISH 224 Introduction to Hispanic Literatures3
SPANISH 324 Survey of Modern Spanish Literature3
SPANISH 326 Survey of Spanish American Literature3
SPANISH 359 Spanish Business Area Studies3
SPANISH 361 Spanish Civilization3
SPANISH 363 Spanish American Civilization3
SPANISH 435 Cervantes3
SPANISH 453 Literature of the Twentieth Century3
SPANISH 460 Literatura Hispanoamericana3
SPANISH 461 The Spanish American Short Story3
SPANISH 462 Spanish American Theater and Drama3
SPANISH 463 The Spanish American Novel3
SPANISH 464 Spanish American Poetry and Essay3
SPANISH 465 Literature and Film in Spanish America3
SPANISH 466 Topics in Spanish American Literature1
SPANISH 468 Topics in Hispanic Culture3
SPANISH 470 Undergraduate Seminars in Hispanic Literature/Culture/Linguistics3
SPANISH 471 Topics in Hispanic Literature3
SPANISH 472 Hispanic Screen Studies3
SPANISH 475 Study Abroad in Hispanic Literatures1-4
SPANISH 476 Study Abroad in Hispanic Cultures1-4
SPANISH 502 Survey of Spanish American Literature from Modernismo to the Present3
SPANISH 505 Advanced Survey of Spanish Literature3
SPANISH 506 Advanced Survey of Spanish Literature3

Middle east

Study Abroad Programs

  • Israel: Tel Aviv, IAP

Language Courses

Arabic
First Semester Arabic
Second Semester Arabic
Third Semester Arabic
Fourth Semester Arabic
Colloquial Arabic
Fifth Semester Arabic
Sixth Semester Arabic
Hebrew
First Semester Hebrew
Second Semester Hebrew
Third Semester Hebrew
Fourth Semester Hebrew
Introduction to Hebrew Literature
Turkish
First Semester Turkish
Second Semester Turkish
Third Semester Turkish
Fourth Semester Turkish
Fifth Semester Turkish and Azeri
Sixth Semester Turkish and Azeri
Advanced Readings in Turkic Languages
Persian
First Semester Persian
Second Semester Persian
Third Semester Persian
Fourth Semester Persian
Fifth Semester Persian
Sixth Semester Persian

Area Studies Courses

AFRICAN/​LCA/​RELIG ST  370 Islam: Religion and Culture3-4
ART HIST 201 History of Western Art I: From Pyramids to Cathedrals4
ART HIST 305 History of Islamic Art and Architecture3
ART HIST/​LCA  379 Cities of Asia3
ART HIST 413 Art and Architecture in the Age of the Caliphs3
ART HIST 440 Art and Power in the Arab World3
HISTORY 139 The Middle East in the 20th Century3-4
HISTORY/​JEWISH  220 Introduction to Modern Jewish History4
HISTORY/​RELIG ST  230 Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: Braided Histories3
HISTORY/​JEWISH  374 Modern Political History of the Jews: Era of Mass Movements, 1870-19704
HISTORY/​RELIG ST  379 Islam in Iran3
JEWISH/​SOC  258 The Jews, States, and Citizenship: A Sociological Perspective3
JEWISH/​LITTRANS  318 Modern Jewish Literature3-4
JEWISH 343 Israeli Fiction in Translation3-4
JEWISH 356 Jerusalem, Holy City of Conflict and Desire3
LCA/​RELIG ST  206 Introduction to the Qur'an4
LCA 266 Introduction to the Middle East3
LCA/​RELIG ST  444 Introduction to Sufism (Islamic Mysticism)3
LITTRANS 214 Literatures of Central Asia in Translation3
LITTRANS/​RELIG ST  257 Literatures of Muslim Societies in Translation3
POLI SCI 333 International Politics of the Middle East3-4
POLI SCI 529 Arab-Israeli Conflict3-4
POLI SCI/​RELIG ST  618 Political Islam3-4
POLI SCI/​JEWISH  665 Israeli Politics and Society3-4

Russia, Eastern Europe & central asia

Study Abroad Programs

  • Czech Republic, Prague: CET Prague, IAP
  • Hungary, Budapest: CIEE Budapest, IAP
  • Russia, Moscow: Moscow CIEE Business & International Relations, School of Business

Language Courses

Czech
First Semester Czech
Second Semester Czech
Third Semester Czech
Fourth Semester Czech
First Semester Intensive Czech
Second Semester Intensive Czech
Fourth Semester Intensive Czech
Kazakh
First Semester Kazak
Second Semester Kazakh
Third Semester Kazakh
Fourth Semester Kazakh
Fifth Semester Kazakh
Sixth Semester Kazakh
Polish
First Semester Polish
Second Semester Polish
Third Semester Polish
Fourth Semester Polish
Third Year Polish I
Third Year Polish II
Introduction to Intensive Polish
Fourth Year Polish I
Fourth Year Polish II
Historia literatury polskiej do roku 1863
Historia literatury polskiej po roku 1863
Russian
First Semester Russian
Second Semester Russian
Intensive Second Year Russian
Intensive Second Year Russian
Russian Honors Tutorial for Slavic 102
Third Semester Russian
Fourth Semester Russian
Third Year Russian I
Third Year Russian II
Russian Honors Tutorial for Slavic 203
Russian Honors Tutorial for Slavic 204
Russian Language and Culture I
Russian Language and Culture II
Fourth Year Russian I
Fourth Year Russian II
Special Topics in Russian Language, Literature, and Culture
Women in Russian Literature
Chekhov
Gogol
Dostoevsky
Tolstoy
Soviet Literature
Serbo-Croatian
First Semester Serbo-Croatian
Second Semester Serbo-Croatian
Third Semester Serbo-Croatian
Fourth Semester Serbo-Croatian
First Semester Intensive Serbo-Croatian
Uvod u srpsku i hrvatsku literaturu
Third Semester Intensive Serbo-Croatian
Fourth Semester Intensive Serbo-Croatian
Istorija srpske i hrvatske literature
Moderna srpska i hrvatska literatura

Area Studies Courses 

ANTHRO 369 Peoples and Cultures of Central and Eastern Europe3-4
COM ARTS 456 Russian and Soviet Film3
FOLKLORE/​LCA  279 Introduction to Turkish Folk Literature3
FOLKLORE/​LITTRANS  347 In Translation: Kalevala and Finnish Folk-Lore3-4
FOLKLORE/​RELIG ST  352 Shamanism3
FOLKLORE/​SLAVIC  444 Slavic and East European Folklore3
GEOG 353 Russia and the NIS-Topical Analysis3
HISTORY/​GEOG/​POLI SCI/​SLAVIC  253 Russia: An Interdisciplinary Survey4
HISTORY/​GEOG/​POLI SCI/​SLAVIC  254 Eastern Europe: An Interdisciplinary Survey4
HISTORY 350 The First World War and the Shaping of Twentieth-Century Europe3-4
HISTORY 357 The Second World War3-4
HISTORY 359 History of Europe Since 19453-4
HISTORY/​JEWISH  374 Modern Political History of the Jews: Era of Mass Movements, 1870-19704
HISTORY/​JEWISH  416 Eastern European Jews in the United States, 1880s-1930s3-4
HISTORY 419 History of Soviet Russia3-4
HISTORY 420 Russian Social and Intellectual History3-4
HISTORY 424 The Soviet Union and the World, 1917-19913-4
HISTORY 425 History of Poland and the Baltic Area3-4
HISTORY 475 European Social History, 1914-Present3-4
HISTORY/​CURRIC/​JEWISH  515 Holocaust: History, Memory and Education3
HISTORY 540 Balkans and Middle East, 1700-1918: The Rise of National States3-4
GNS/​HISTORY  265 An Introduction to Central Asia: From the Silk Route to Afghanistan3
LCA 314 Literatures of Central Asia3
LCA/​AFRICAN/​RELIG ST  370 Islam: Religion and Culture3-4
LITTRANS 201 Survey of 19th and 20th Century Russian Literature in Translation I3
LITTRANS 202 Survey of 19th and 20th Century Russian Literature in Translation II3
LITTRANS 203 Survey of 19th and 20th Century Russian Literature in Translation I4
LITTRANS 204 Survey of 19th and 20th Century Russian Literature in Translation II4
LITTRANS/​GEN&WS  205 Women in Russian Literature in Translation3-4
LITTRANS 208 The Writings of Vaclav Havel: Crtitique of Modern Society3
LITTRANS 214 Literatures of Central Asia in Translation3
LITTRANS 220 Chekhov in Translation3-4
LITTRANS 221 Gogol in Translation3-4
LITTRANS 222 Dostoevsky in Translation3-4
LITTRANS/​ENGL  223 Vladimir Nabokov: Russian and American Writings3
LITTRANS 224 Tolstoy in Translation3-4
LITTRANS 229 Representation of the Jew in Eastern European Cultures3
LITTRANS 234 Soviet Life and Culture Through Literature and Art (from 1917)3-4
LITTRANS 240 Soviet Literature in Translation3-4
LITTRANS 241 Literatures and Cultures of Eastern Europe3
LITTRANS 247 Topics in Slavic Literatures in Translation3
LITTRANS/​RELIG ST  257 Literatures of Muslim Societies in Translation3
LITTRANS/​GERMAN/​JEWISH  269 Yiddish Literature and Culture in Europe3
LITTRANS 329 The Vampire in Literature and Film3
LITTRANS/​THEATRE  423 In Translation: Slavic Drama in Context3
LITTRANS 454 History of Serbian and Croatian Literature3
LITTRANS 455 Modern Serbian and Croatian Literature in Translation3
LITTRANS 473 Polish Literature (in Translation) since 18633
POLI SCI 334 Russian Politics3-4
POLI SCI 340 The European Union: Politics and Political Economy3-4
POLI SCI 534 Socialism and Transitions to the Market3-4
POLI SCI 659 Politics and Society: Contemporary Eastern Europe3-4
SCAND ST/​FOLKLORE  443 Sami Culture, Yesterday and Today4
SCAND ST/​MEDIEVAL  444 Kalevala and Finnish Folk-Lore4
SLAVIC 242 Literatures and Cultures of Eastern Europe3
SLAVIC 245 Topics in Slavic Literatures3
SLAVIC 285 Slavic Culture in Context: An Honors Course3
SLAVIC/​RELIG ST  325 Eastern Christianity/Russian Orthodoxy in a Global Context3
SLAVIC 350 Special Topics in Russian Language, Literature, and Culture3
SLAVIC 405 Women in Russian Literature3-4
SLAVIC 420 Chekhov3-4
SLAVIC 421 Gogol3-4
SLAVIC 422 Dostoevsky3-4
SLAVIC 424 Tolstoy3-4
SLAVIC 439 Russia Today in Literature and Film4
SLAVIC 440 Soviet Literature3-4
SLAVIC/​THEATRE  532 History of Russian Theatre3

South Asia 

Study Abroad Programs

  • India, Hyderabad: CIEE Hyderabad, International Academic Programs 

Language Courses

Hindi
First Semester Hindi
Second Semester Hindi
Third Semester Hindi
Fourth Semester Hindi
Fifth Semester Hindi
Sixth Semester Hindi
Persian
First Semester Persian
Second Semester Persian
Third Semester Persian
Fourth Semester Persian
Fifth Semester Persian
Sixth Semester Persian
Tibetan
First Semester Modern Tibetan
Second Semester Modern Tibetan
Third Semester Modern Tibetan
Fourth Semester Modern Tibetan
Fifth Semester Tibetan
Sixth Semester Tibetan
Advanced Readings in Tibetan
Urdu
First Semester Urdu
Second Semester Urdu
Third Semester Urdu
Fourth Semester Urdu
Fifth Semester Urdu
Sixth Semester Urdu

Area Studies Courses

ART HIST 305 History of Islamic Art and Architecture3
ART HIST/​LCA  428 Visual Cultures of South Asia3
ASIAN/​RELIG ST  218 Health and Healing in South Asia3-4
ASIAN/​RELIG ST  236 Asia Enchanted: Ghosts, Gods, and Monsters3
ASIAN 268 Tibetan Cultures and Traditions3
ASIAN/​RELIG ST  430 Indian Traditions in the Modern Age3
COM ARTS 613 Special Topics in Film3
E ASIAN/​HISTORY/​RELIG ST  267 Asian Religions in Global Perspective3-4
E ASIAN/​LCA/​RELIG ST  466 Buddhist Thought3
FOLKLORE/​LCA  374 Indian Folklore3
HISTORY 142 History of South Asia to the Present3-4
HISTORY 229 Explorations in Transnational/Comparative History (Humanities)3
ASIAN 252 Contemporary Indian Society4
HISTORY/​GNS  265 An Introduction to Central Asia: From the Silk Route to Afghanistan3
HISTORY 450 Making of Modern South Asia3-4
HISTORY/​ASIAN  463 Topics in South Asian History3
HISTORY/​LCA/​RELIG ST  547 Religion, Colonialism & Modernity in Southeast Asia3
LCA/​RELIG ST  274 Religion in South Asia3
LCA 311 Modern Indian Literatures3
LCA/​POLI SCI  326 Politics of South Asia3-4
LCA/​RELIG ST  355 Hinduism4
LCA/​AFRICAN/​RELIG ST  370 Islam: Religion and Culture3-4
LCA/​ART HIST  379 Cities of Asia3
LCA/​RELIG ST  444 Introduction to Sufism (Islamic Mysticism)3
LCA/​ENGL  478 Indian Writers Abroad: Literature, Diaspora and Globalization3
LCA 600 Capstone Seminar in Asian Humanities3
LCA/​RELIG ST  620 Proseminar: Studies in Religions of Asia3
ASIAN/​RELIG ST  460 The History of Yoga3
LCA/​RELIG ST  624 Meditation in Indian Buddhism and Hinduism3
ASIAN 463 Gods and Goddesses of South Asia,Topics in South Asian History3
LCA 630 Proseminar: Studies in Cultures of Asia3
LCA 666 Proseminar: Studies in Literatures of Asia3
LITTRANS 211 Modern Indian Literatures in Traslation3
POLI SCI/​ASIAN  663 South Asia and the Global System: Economy, Security & Culture3-4
RELIG ST/​LCA  421 A Survey of Tibetan Buddhism3

Southeast Asia & oceania

Study Abroad Programs

  • Singapore: National University of Singapore, School of Business
  • Thailand, Bangkok: Chulalongkorn University, School of Business
  • Australia, Melbourne: Monash University Exchange, International Academic Programs
  • Australia, Sydney: TEAN University of South Wales, International Academic Programs
  • New Zealand: Massey University Exchange, International Academic Programs

Language Courses

Filipino (Tagalong)
First Semester Filipino
Second Semester Filipino
Third Semester Filipino
Fourth Semester Filipino
Fifth Semester Filipino
Sixth Semester Filipino
Hmong
First Semester Hmong
Second Semester Hmong
Third Semester Hmong
Fourth Semester Hmong
Fifth Semester Hmong
Sixth Semester Hmong
Indonesian
First Semester Indonesian
Second Semester Indonesian
Third Semester Indonesian
Fourth Semester Indonesian
Fifth Semester Indonesian
Sixth Semester Indonesian
Khmer
First Semester Khmer
Second Semester Khmer
Third Semester Khmer
Fourth Semester Khmer
Fifth Semester Khmer
Sixth Semester Khmer
Thai
First Semester Thai
Second Semester Thai
Third Semester Thai
Fourth Semester Thai
Fifth Semester Thai
Sixth Semester Thai
Vietnamese
First Semester Vietnamese
Second Semester Vietnamese
Third Semester Vietnamese
Fourth Semester Vietnamese

Area Studies Courses

ANTHRO 330 Topics in Ethnology3-4
ASIAN/​RELIG ST  236 Asia Enchanted: Ghosts, Gods, and Monsters3
DANCE/​FOLKLORE/​THEATRE  321 Javanese Performance2
DANCE/​FOLKLORE/​THEATRE  421 Javanese Performance Repertory2
FOLKLORE/​LCA  374 Indian Folklore3
GEOG/​HISTORY/​LCA/​POLI SCI/​SOC  244 Introduction to Southeast Asia: Vietnam to the Philippines4
GEOG 358 Human Geography of Southeast Asia3
GEOG/​ENVIR ST  557 Development and Environment in Southeast Asia3
HISTORY/​ASIAN AM/​LCA  246 Southeast Asian Refugees of the "Cold" War4
HISTORY/​E ASIAN/​RELIG ST  267 Asian Religions in Global Perspective3-4
HISTORY 319 The Vietnam Wars3-4
HISTORY/​LCA/​RELIG ST  438 Buddhism and Society in Southeast Asian History3-4
HISTORY/​LCA  458 History of Southeast Asia Since 18003-4
LCA/​RELIG ST  206 Introduction to the Qur'an4
LCA/​E ASIAN/​HISTORY/​RELIG ST  308 Introduction to Buddhism3-4
LCA/​ART HIST  379 Cities of Asia3
LCA/​RELIG ST  444 Introduction to Sufism (Islamic Mysticism)3
LCA 600 Capstone Seminar in Asian Humanities3
POLI SCI 322 Politics of Southeast Asia3-4

Western europe

Study Abroad Programs 

  • Austria, Vienna: Wirtschaftsuniversitat-Wien, School of Business
  • Belgium, Leuven: K.U. Leuven, School of Business
  • Belgium, Brussels: CIEE Brussels, IAP
  • Denmark, Copenhagen: Copenhagen Business School, School of Business
  • England, Coventry: Warwick Business School, WSB UW-Madison Co-Sponsored Program
  • England, London: IES London City University Direct Enrollment, School of Business
  • England, London: UW in London, WSB UW-Madison Co-Sponsored Program
  • England, London: University of Westminster, IAP
  • England, Lancaster: Lancaster University, WSB UW-Madison Co-Sponsored Program
  • France, Paris IES: IES Paris Business & International Affairs, School of Business
  • France, Rouen: NEOMA Business School, School of Business
  • France, Toulouse CIEE: CIEE Toulouse Business and Culture, School of Business
  • Germany, Vallendar: WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, School of Business
  • Ireland, Dublin: University College Dublin, School of Business
  • Ireland, Galway: National University of Ireland Galway, IAP
  • Italy, Milan: Bocconi University, School of Business
  • Italy, Paderno del Grappa: CIMBA, School of Business
  • Italy, Rome: CEA Rome Business and Communication, School of Business
  • Netherlands, Amsterdam CIEE: CIEE Amsterdam Business and Culture, School of Business
  • Netherlands, Maastricht: Maastricht University, School of Business
  • Norway, Oslo: BI Norwegian Business School, School of Business
  • Spain, Barcelona: IES Liberal Arts & Business Program Barcelona, IAP
  • Spain, Barcelona: CIEE Barcelona Business and Culture, School of Business
  • Spain, Madrid: University of Carlos III Madrid, School of Business
  • Spain, Pamplona: University of Navarra, School of Business
  • Spain, Seville: CIEE Seville Business and Society, School of Business

Language Courses 

Czech
First Semester Czech
Second Semester Czech
Third Semester Czech
Fourth Semester Czech
First Semester Intensive Czech
Second Semester Intensive Czech
Third Semester Intensive Czech
Fourth Semester Intensive Czech
Danish
First Semester Danish
Second Semester Danish
Second Year Danish
Second Year Danish
Readings in Danish Literature
Dutch
First Semester Dutch
Second Semester Dutch
Third Semester Dutch
GERMAN 214 Fourth Semester Dutch4
Dutch Conversation and Composition
Topics in Dutch Literature
Dutch Conversation and Composition
Topics in Dutch Culture
Finnish
Intensive Finnish I
Intensive Finnish II
French
First Semester French
Second Semester French
Third Semester French
Fourth Semester French
Exploring French: Intermediate-Level Course for Entering Students
Intermediate Language and Culture
Introduction to Literary Analysis
Practical French Conversation
Practical French Conversation
Advanced Composition and Conversation
Advanced Oral and Written Expression: Writing Across the Humanities
Introduction to Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern Literature
Introduction to Literature of Modernity
Introduction to the Romance Languages
Readings in Medieval and Renaissance Literature
Readings in Early Modern Literature
Readings in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature
French/Francophone Literary Studies Across the Centuries
French/Francophone Cultural Studies Across the Centuries
Aspects of Contemporary French Literature
French/Francophone Literature and Women
Undergraduate Seminar in French/Francophone Literary Studies
Undergraduate Seminar in French/Francophone Cultural Studies
Advanced Phonetics
Theory and Practice of French/Francophone Drama
Critical Approaches to French Literature
Le Siecle des Lumieres
Litterature Francaise Du XVIIIe Siecle
Le Roman Au XVIIIe Siecle
Le Roman Francais 1850-1900
La Litterature Du XVIIe Siecle
La Litterature Du XVIIe Siecle
La Litterature Francaise du XVIe Siecle
La Litterature Francaise du XVIe Siecle
Le Roman Francais au XXe Siecle
La Poesie Francaise du XIXe Siecle
La Critique Litteraire
German
First Semester German
Second Semester German
Third Semester German
Fourth Semester German
Intermediate German - Speaking and Listening
Intermediate German-Reading
Intermediate German-Writing
Literatur des 19. Jahrhunderts
Literatur des 20. und 21. Jahrhunderts
Advanced Composition & Conversation
Introduction to German Linguistics
Topics in German Linguistics
Topics in German Literature
Study Abroad in German Literature
Study Abroad in German Culture
Study Abroad in German Linguistics
Topics in German Culture
Honors Seminar in German Literature
Kultur 1648-1918
Kultur des 20. und 21. Jahrhunderts
German-Jewish Culture Since the 18th Century
Survey of German Literature to 1700
Theory and Practice of German Drama
History of the German Language
Introduction to Middle High German
German Film
Advanced Seminar in German Studies
Seminar in German Culture Studies
Senior Honors Seminar in German Literature
Italian
First Semester Italian
Second Semester Italian
First Semester Italian Honors
Second Semester Italian Honors
Italian for Speakers of Other Romance Languages
Third Semester Italian
Fourth Semester Italian
Advanced Italian Language
Writing Workshop
Studies in Italian Literature and Culture I
Studies in Italian Literature and Culture II
Structures of Italian
Corso Di Stilistica Applicata
Introduction to the Romance Languages
L'Ottocento
Il Settecento
Lineamenti Di Letteratura Italiana
Lineamenti Di Letteratura Italiana
Il Romanzo Italiano
La Poesia del Novecento
Il Seicento: Ribelli, Libertini e Ortodossi
Il Rinascimento
Dante's Divina Commedia
Dante's Divina Commedia
Il Duecento
Norwegian
First Semester Norwegian
Second Semester Norwegian
Second Year Norwegian
Second Year Norwegian
Readings in Norwegian Literature
Polish
First Semester Polish
Second Semester Polish
Third Semester Polish
Fourth Semester Polish
Third Year Polish I
Third Year Polish II
Introduction to Intensive Polish
Fourth Year Polish I
Fourth Year Polish II
Historia literatury polskiej do roku 1863
Historia literatury polskiej po roku 1863
Portuguese
First Semester Portuguese
Second Semester Portuguese
Third Semester Portuguese
Fourth Semester Portuguese
Portuguese for Business
Introduction to Luso-Brazilian Literatures
Third Year Conversation and Composition
Third Year Conversation and Composition
Intensive Portuguese
Intensive Portuguese
Fourth Year Composition and Conversation
Fourth Year Composition and Conversation
History of the Portuguese Language
Survey of Portuguese Literature before 1825
Survey of Brazilian Literature before 1890
Introduction to the Romance Languages
Brazillian Women Writers
Lusophone African Literature
Survey of Portuguese Literature since 1825
Survey of Brazilian Literature since 1890
Topics in Luso-Brazilian Literature
Spanish
First Semester Spanish
Second Semester Spanish
Third Semester Spanish
Fourth Semester Spanish
Introduction to Hispanic Cultures
Introduction to Hispanic Literatures
Intermediate Language Practice with Emphasis on Writing and Grammar
Advanced Language Practice
Topics in Spanish Language Practice
Spanish Phonetics
Survey of Early Hispanic Literature
Advanced Language Practice with Emphasis on Expository Writing
Survey of Modern Spanish Literature
Advanced Conversation
Survey of Spanish American Literature
Spanish Business Area Studies
Literatura de la Edad Media Castellana (ss. XII-XV)
Introduction to the Romance Languages
Cervantes
Literature of the Twentieth Century
Literatura Hispanoamericana
The Spanish American Short Story
Spanish American Theater and Drama
The Spanish American Novel
Spanish American Poetry and Essay
Literature and Film in Spanish America
Topics in Spanish American Literature
US Latino Literature
Topics in Hispanic Culture
Topics in Hispanic Cultures in the U.S.
Undergraduate Seminars in Hispanic Literature/Culture/Linguistics
Topics in Hispanic Literature
Hispanic Screen Studies
Study Abroad in Spanish Language Practice
Study Abroad in Spanish Linguistics
Study Abroad in Hispanic Literatures
Study Abroad in Hispanic Cultures
Border and Race Studies in Latin America
Survey of Spanish American Literature from the Discovery to Modernismo
Survey of Spanish American Literature from Modernismo to the Present
Survey of Medieval Literature
Survey of Medieval Literature
Advanced Survey of Spanish Literature
Advanced Survey of Spanish Literature
Old Spanish
Spanish Phonology
Contemporary Issues in Applied Spanish Linguistics
College Teaching of Spanish
Structure of the Spanish Language: Morphology and Syntax
Theory and Practice of Hispanic Theatre
Historia de Teoria Literaria: de Platon Al Siglo XVIII
Historia de Teoria Literaria: Siglos XIX-XX
Topics in Hispanic Linguistics
Senior Honors Thesis
Senior Honors Thesis
First Semester Senior Thesis
Second Semester Senior Thesis
Directed Study
Swedish
First Semester Swedish
Second Semester Swedish
Second Year Swedish
Second Year Swedish
Readings in Swedish Literature

Area Studies Courses

ANTHRO 369 Peoples and Cultures of Central and Eastern Europe3-4
ART HIST 336 Study Abroad in Renaissance/Baroque/Northern Art1-6
ART HIST 346 British Art and Society from the Eighteenth Century to the Present3-4
ART HIST 351 20th Century Art in Europe3-4
ART HIST 358 European Architecture: The Modern Movements3-4
ART HIST 408 Topics in Twentieth-Century Art (Modern Italian Art)3-4
ART HIST 454 Art in Germany, 1900-19453-4
ART HIST 555 Proseminar in 19th Century European Art3
ART HIST 556 Proseminar in 20th Century European Art3
CLASSICS/​ITALIAN  350 Rome: The Changing Shape of the Eternal City3-4
COM ARTS 455 French Film3
COM ARTS/​ITALIAN  460 Italian Film3
COM ARTS/​GERMAN  655 German Film3
CURRIC/​HISTORY/​JEWISH  515 Holocaust: History, Memory and Education3
ENGL 345 Nineteenth-Century Novel3
ENGL 351 Modernist Novel3
ENGL 352 Modernist Poetry3
ENGL 353 British Literature since 19003
ENGL 443 Outstanding Figure(s) in Literature since 18003
ENGL 453 Topic in British Literature and Culture since 19003
ENGL 454 James Joyce3
FOLKLORE/​LITTRANS/​MEDIEVAL/​RELIG ST  342 In Translation: Mythology of Scandinavia3-4
FOLKLORE/​LITTRANS  347 In Translation: Kalevala and Finnish Folk-Lore3-4
FOLKLORE/​SCAND ST  443 Sami Culture, Yesterday and Today4
FRENCH 210 Sexuality and Gender in 20th-Century French Literature3
FRENCH 240 Immigration and Expression3
FRENCH/​INTL BUS  313 Professional Communication and Culture in the Francophone World3
FRENCH/​INTL BUS  314 Contemporary Issues in Government, Organizations, and Enterprise3
FRENCH 322 Introduction to Literature of Modernity3
FRENCH 325 Visual Culture in French/Francophone Studies3
FRENCH 348 Modernity Studies3
FRENCH 433 Readings in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature3
FRENCH 449 Francophone Modernity Studies3
FRENCH 461 French/Francophone Literary Studies Across the Centuries3
FRENCH 462 French/Francophone Cultural Studies Across the Centuries3
FRENCH 465 French/Francophone Film3
FRENCH 467 Aspects of Contemporary French Literature3
FRENCH 472 French/Francophone Literature and Women3
FRENCH 567 Undergraduate Seminar in French/Francophone Literary Studies3
FRENCH 568 Undergraduate Seminar in French/Francophone Cultural Studies3
FRENCH 595 Theory and Practice of French/Francophone Drama4
FRENCH 626 Critical Approaches to French Literature3
GEN&WS/​LITTRANS  270 German Women Writers in Translation3
GEOG/​HISTORY/​POLI SCI/​SLAVIC  254 Eastern Europe: An Interdisciplinary Survey4
GEOG/​URB R PL  305 Introduction to the City3-4
GEOG 349 Europe3
GEOG/​URB R PL  506 Historical Geography of European Urbanization3
GERMAN 221 Introduction to German Literature and Culture I3
GERMAN 222 Introduction to German Literature and Culture II3
GERMAN 245 Topics in Dutch Life and Culture3
GERMAN 266 Topics in German and/or Yiddish Culture3
GERMAN/​JEWISH  267 Yiddish Song and the Jewish Experience3-4
GERMAN/​JEWISH/​LITTRANS  269 Yiddish Literature and Culture in Europe3
GERMAN 271 The German Immigration Experience3
GERMAN/​LITTRANS  276 Special Topics in German and World Literature/s3
GERMAN 272 Nazi Culture3
GERMAN 275 Kafka and the Kafkaesque3
GERMAN 278 Topics in German Culture3
GERMAN 325 Topics in Dutch Literature3
GERMAN 362 Topics in German Literature3-4
GERMAN 367 Study Abroad in German Literature2-5
GERMAN 368 Study Abroad in German Culture2-5
GERMAN 372 Topics in German Culture3-4
GERMAN 377 Study Abroad in Dutch Literature2-5
GERMAN 378 Study Abroad in Dutch Culture2-5
GERMAN 385 Honors Seminar in German Literature3
GERMAN 445 Topics in Dutch Culture3-4
GERMAN/​JEWISH  510 German-Jewish Culture Since the 18th Century3
GERMAN 612 German Literary Movements Since 17503
GERMAN 632 A Theme in German Literature3
GERMAN 644 Theory and Practice of German Drama3
GERMAN 677 Seminar in German Culture Studies3
GERMAN 683 Senior Honors Seminar in German Literature3
HIST SCI/​C&E SOC  230 Agriculture and Social Change in Western History3
HIST SCI 339 Technology and Its Critics Since World War II3
HIST SCI/​HISTORY/​MED HIST  543 Doctors and Delusions: Madness and Medicine in the Modern Era3
HISTORY 120 Europe and the Modern World 1815 to the Present4
HISTORY 124 British History: 1688 to the Present4
HISTORY/​JEWISH  220 Introduction to Modern Jewish History4
HISTORY 223 Explorations in European History (H)3-4
HISTORY 224 Explorations in European History (S)3
HISTORY 271 History Study Abroad: European History1-4
HISTORY/​ENVIR ST  328 Environmental History of Europe3
HISTORY 349 Contemporary France, 1914 to the Present3-4
HISTORY 357 The Second World War3-4
HISTORY 358 French Revolution and Napoleon3-4
HISTORY 359 History of Europe Since 19453-4
HISTORY/​JEWISH  374 Modern Political History of the Jews: Era of Mass Movements, 1870-19704
HISTORY 410 History of Germany, 1871 to the Present3-4
HISTORY/​SCAND ST  432 History of Scandinavia Since 18153
HISTORY/​RELIG ST  470 Religious Thought in Modern Europe3-4
HISTORY 475 European Social History, 1914-Present3-4
HISTORY 503 Irish and Scottish Migrations3
HISTORY 514 European Cultural History Since 18703-4
HISTORY/​JEWISH  518 Anti-Semitism in European Culture, 1700-19453
HISTORY/​CLASSICS/​FRENCH/​ITALIAN/​MEDIEVAL  550 Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies in Medieval Civilization3
ILS 201 Western Culture: Science, Technology, Philosophy I3
ILS 202 Western Culture: Science, Technology, Philosophy II3
ILS 203 Western Culture: Literature and the Arts I3
ILS 204 Western Culture: Literature and the Arts II3-4
ILS 205 Western Culture: Political, Economic, and Social Thought I3
ILS 206 Western Culture: Political, Economic, and Social Thought II3
ITALIAN 230 Modern Italian Culture3
ITALIAN 321 Studies in Italian Literature and Culture I3
ITALIAN 322 Studies in Italian Literature and Culture II3
ITALIAN/​CLASSICS  350 Rome: The Changing Shape of the Eternal City3-4
ITALIAN 450 Special Topics in Italian Literature3
ITALIAN 452 Special Topics in Italian Studies: Culture, Film, Language3
ITALIAN 453 Special Topics in Italian Studies: Culture, Film, Language1
ITALIAN/​COM ARTS  460 Italian Film3
ITALIAN/​CLASSICS/​FRENCH/​HISTORY/​MEDIEVAL  550 Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies in Medieval Civilization3
JEWISH 625 The Holocaust: Facts, Trials, Verdicts, Post-Verdicts3
LITTRANS 209 Masterpieces of French Literature and Culture3
LITTRANS 213 Love and Sex in Italian Comedy3-4
LITTRANS 226 Introduction to Luso-Afro-Brazilian Literature3
LITTRANS 249 Literature in Translation: Nineteenth-Century French Masterpieces3
LITTRANS 252 Spanish Literary Masterpieces in Translation3
LITTRANS 254 In Translation: Lit of Modern Italy-Existentialism, Fascism, Resistance3
LITTRANS 260 Italy and the Invention of America: from Columbus to World War II3
LITTRANS/​GERMAN/​JEWISH  269 Yiddish Literature and Culture in Europe3
LITTRANS 272 French Pop Culture3
LITTRANS 274 In Translation: Masterpieces of Scandinavian Literature-the 20th Century3-4
LITTRANS 275 In Translation: The Tales of Hans Christian Andersen3-4
LITTRANS/​GERMAN  276 Special Topics in German and World Literature/s3
LITTRANS 277 Topics in Twentieth-Century German Literature (in Translation)3
LITTRANS 319 Scandinavian Children's Literature3-4
LITTRANS 324 Topics in Scandinavian Literature3-4
LITTRANS 326 Topics in Dutch Literature in Translation3
LITTRANS 331 In Translation: Scandinavian Topics in Depth1-2
LITTRANS 334 In Translation: The Art of Isak Dinesen/Karen Blixen3-4
LITTRANS/​THEATRE  335 In Translation: The Drama of Henrik Ibsen3-4
LITTRANS 338 In Translation: Knut Hamsun and the 20th Century Norwegian Novel3-4
LITTRANS 339 In Translation: Kierkegaard and Scandinavian Literature3-4
LITTRANS 340 Contemporary Scandinavian Literature in Translation3-4
LITTRANS/​FOLKLORE/​MEDIEVAL/​RELIG ST  342 In Translation: Mythology of Scandinavia3-4
LITTRANS 343 In Translation: The Woman in Scandinavian Literature3-4
LITTRANS 350 Scandinavian Decadence in its European Context3-4
LITTRANS 410 In Translation: Special Topics in Italian Literature3
MEDIEVAL/​SCAND ST  444 Kalevala and Finnish Folk-Lore4
MUSIC 416 Survey of Music in the Twentieth Century3
MUSIC 513 Survey of Opera3
PHILOS/​JEWISH  442 Moral Philosophy and the Holocaust3
PHILOS 530 Freedom Fate and Choice3
PHILOS 549 Great Moral Philosophers3
POLI SCI 266 The Development of Modern Western Political Thought3-4
POLI SCI 340 The European Union: Politics and Political Economy3-4
POLI SCI 538 Politics and Policies in the European Union3-4
POLI SCI 659 Politics and Society: Contemporary Eastern Europe3-4
PORTUG 361 Portuguese Civilization3
PORTUG 467 Survey of Portuguese Literature since 18253
RELIG ST/​FOLKLORE/​LITTRANS/​MEDIEVAL  342 In Translation: Mythology of Scandinavia3-4
RELIG ST/​HISTORY  470 Religious Thought in Modern Europe3-4
SCAND ST 276 Scandinavian Life and Civilization3
SCAND ST 284 The "Scandinavian Modern" Phenomenon in Arts and Literature3
SCAND ST 374 Masterpieces of Scandinavian Literature: the Twentieth Century3-4
SCAND ST 375 The Writings of Hans Christian Andersen3-4
SCAND ST 411 Areas in Scandinavian Literature1
SCAND ST 419 Scandinavian Children's Literature4
SCAND ST 420 The Woman in Scandinavian Literature4
SCAND ST 422 The Drama of Henrik Ibsen4
SCAND ST 423 The Drama of August Strindberg4
SCAND ST 424 Nineteenth-Century Scandinavian Fiction3-4
SCAND ST 425 Knut Hamsun and the 20th Century Norwegian Novel4
SCAND ST 426 Kierkegaard and Scandinavian Literature4
SCAND ST 427 Contemporary Scandinavian Literature4
SCAND ST/​LITTRANS  428 Memory and Literature from Proust to Knausgard3
SCAND ST 429 Mythology of Scandinavia4
SCAND ST 434 The Art of Isak Dinesen/Karen Blixen4
SCAND ST 436 Topics in Scandinavian Literature3-4
SCAND ST/​FOLKLORE  443 Sami Culture, Yesterday and Today4
SCAND ST/​MEDIEVAL  444 Kalevala and Finnish Folk-Lore4
SCAND ST/​FOLKLORE/​MEDIEVAL  446 Celtic-Scandinavian Cultural Interrelations3
SCAND ST 450 Scandinavian Decadence in its European Context3-4
SCAND ST 476 Scandinavian Life and Civilization II4
SCAND ST/​HISTORY  577 Contemporary Scandinavia: Politics and History3-4
SPANISH 223 Introduction to Hispanic Cultures3
SPANISH 224 Introduction to Hispanic Literatures3
SPANISH 322 Survey of Early Hispanic Literature3
SPANISH 324 Survey of Modern Spanish Literature3
SPANISH 359 Spanish Business Area Studies3
SPANISH 361 Spanish Civilization3
SPANISH 453 Literature of the Twentieth Century3
SPANISH 468 Topics in Hispanic Culture3
SPANISH 505 Advanced Survey of Spanish Literature3
SPANISH 506 Advanced Survey of Spanish Literature3
THEATRE/​LITTRANS  335 In Translation: The Drama of Henrik Ibsen3-4
THEATRE/​LITTRANS  336 In Translation: The Drama of August Strindberg3-4
THEATRE 522 Experimental Drama: The Theatre of Europe 1850-the Present3
THEATRE/​ENGL  575 British Drama, 1914 to Present3
THEATRE 619 Special Topics in Theatre and Drama1-3

University Degree Requirements

Total Degree To receive a bachelor's degree from UW–Madison, students must earn a minimum of 120 degree credits. The requirements for some programs may exceed 120 degree credits. Students should consult with their college or department advisor for information on specific credit requirements.
Residency Degree candidates are required to earn a minimum of 30 credits in residence at UW–Madison. "In residence" means on the UW–Madison campus with an undergraduate degree classification. “In residence” credit also includes UW–Madison courses offered in distance or online formats and credits earned in UW–Madison Study Abroad/Study Away programs.
Quality of Work Undergraduate students must maintain the minimum grade point average specified by the school, college, or academic program to remain in good academic standing. Students whose academic performance drops below these minimum thresholds will be placed on academic probation.

1. Know and be able to apply international business theories and concepts to a variety of business situations.

2. Formulate business strategies appropriate to global, regional and local contexts.

3. Know the skills necessary for cross-cultural adaptation and know how to access resources to continue future learning.

Advising

Advising is an integral part of any student’s educational journey in the School of Business BBA Program. Starting at Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR), we encourage all students to connect with academic advisors. BBA academic advisors have a wealth of knowledge about courses on campus, as well as policies and procedures.

BBA career advisors help students with career exploration, internships, resumes, job search, interviewing and more. We encourage students to connect with their career advisor once they arrive on campus.

BBA advisors want students to succeed. Students experiencing academic difficulty or personal struggles are encouraged to talk to their advisor about how their individual situation may affect their academic performance.

Assigned Academic and Career Advisors

For admitted BBA students, advisors are assigned by academic major. If you have more than one major, you may have more than one assigned advisor. You can find your assigned advisor by logging into your student center and looking on the right hand menu under “Program Advisor.”

For students not yet admitted to the WSB, we have a team of pre-business advisors available to you. Information on pre-business advising can be found here.

Accessing Advising

If you have a quick question, no more than 15 minutes, please utilize our drop-in advising. You can find up-to-date information regarding drop-in hours here.

You may schedule a 30-minute appointment with an academic and career advisors. Advisors are trained, and have knowledge regarding all ten majors in the BBA, so if your assigned advisor is not available you can be confident to schedule an appointment with any of the BBA advisors.

Pre-business students may also schedule an appointment with a pre-business academic advisor.

If you have a quick yes/no question you may always send an email to your assigned advisor.

For more information on academic and career advising in the BBA please see Advising on the school's website.

CAREERS

International business careers typically develop after graduates develop skills in a functional area of business. This functional expertise typically drives initial career placement and advancement. Though the perspective, intercultural awareness and regional knowledge gained through international business studies is always relevant, they typically have the greatest career impact several years into one's career. Therefore, the international business major is designed to serve as a complement to another business major.

Careers in international business are not necessarily located oversees or even in major cities. Many positions are in U.S.-based offices or divisions of international firms.

FACULTY and STAFF IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Bradform Barham, BA, Ph.D.
Professor
bradford.barham@wisc.edu

Laurel Bastian, MFA
Lecturer
lbastian@wisc.edu

Gilles Bousquet, Ph.D.
Professor
Chair, Department of French and Italian
bousquet@wisc.edu

Ritt Deitz, BA, MA, Ph.D.
Faculty Associate
Director, Professional French Masters Program
mdeitz@wisc.edu

Min Li, BA, MA, Ph.D.
Lecturer
min.li@wisc.edu

Antonio Mello, BS, MBA, MA, Ph.D.
Professor
Academic Director of the Nicholas Center for Corporate Finance and Investment Banking
antonio.mello@wisc.edu

Kristin Neumayer, MA, Ph.D.
Faculty Associate
kmneumayer@wisc.edu

Bulent Paker, BS, MA, MS, Ph.D. (Economics), Ph.D. (Finance)
Clinical Professor
bulent.paker@wisc.edu

Sachin Tuli, BBA, MS
Faculty Associate
sachin.tuli@wisc.edu

David Ward, BA, MA, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer
david.a.ward@wisc.edu

Accreditation

AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Accreditation status: Accredited. Next accreditation review: 2021-2022.