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A selected number of seniors who have achieved a minimum 3.5 GPA both in the major and overall will be invited by their major department to write a Senior Honors Thesis in the context of a designated upper-level course (350 and above), the senior seminar, or, in very special cases, a tutorial. The thesis consists of a 3035 page research paper. If written in the context of a course, the thesis satisfies the paper requirement for that course.
Students selected to participate in the Senior Honors Thesis Program should seriously consider the invitation, particularly those students considering graduate studies. The Program offers students the opportunity to work closely with a faculty mentor, to engage in critical analysis and scholarly research, and to produce a major research paper.
Students should explore topics of interest and initiate research as early as possible. In April of senior year, students will present the thesis in a public forum before a panel. Upon successful completion of the thesis, Senior Honors Thesis or Senior Honors Thesis with Distinction is recorded on the transcript.
The FLL Business minor and Business coursework programs are available to majors in a modern foreign language or linguistics only. The FLL Business minor is available to students in the class of 2013 and before. Students in the class of 2014 and after who are interested in a minor in business may apply for the Business Administration Minor.
The FLL Business minor consists of seven courses. The Business coursework consists of 1516 courses, and is the functional equivalent of a second major. Students pursuing the FLL Business minor or Business coursework may not take more business courses than the program requires. The requirements for each program are outlined below.
The four prerequisites must be completed before enrolling in any other business coursework and prior to submitting a request for the minor. The minor request is submitted to the Georgetown College Deans Office. The College Deans Office will forward all requests to The McDonough School of Business at the end of each semester.
Upon completion of the four prerequisites and acceptance into the minor, students select three upper-level electives from the areas of Marketing, Management, or Finance. Please note all restrictions, prerequisites and fall/spring availability as indicated in the Schedule of Classes .
Those intending to pursue an MBA should enroll in the following business minor electives: Principles of Marketing (MARK-220), Business Financial Management (FINC-211), and Management and Organizational Behavior (MGMT-201).
There are increasing opportunities for students to take business courses while studying overseas. Students interested in both overseas study and the business minor should consult with the Deans Office.
Students who wish to pursue this program must take the 5 prerequisite courses before applying to the program. However, students completing these prerequisites should contact Assistant Dean Jessica Ciani-Dausch in 303 ICC for assistance with registering for ACCT-101 and/or OPIM-173. To apply, students should submit a Declaration of Business Coursework Form to the Georgetown College Deans Office, indicating completion of all pre-requisites and stating the intended field of concentration. At the end of each semester, all requests are submitted to The McDonough School of Business for review. Interested students should complete the prerequisites by the second semester of sophomore year.
The one non-business area course with regional or comparative content should be selected from among classes listed in The McDonough School of Business Office of Undergraduate Student Services. Courses not on the list will be approved on an individual basis.
The Center for Language Education and Development (CLED) brings together programs relating to Intensive English as a Second Language, ESL test development, curriculum and program design, and teacher training. The Center functions as a practical complement to other FLL programs and serves as the Facultys outreach to the community and to the world. CLEDs Division of English as a Foreign Language offers foreign students who need to develop a command of English for academic or professional use a series of courses which do not lead to a degree. The program is described in detail in the course section of this Bulletin . Students admitted as special students in the Division of EFL may enroll in EFL courses ENFL-015 through ENFL-058 only. They may not enroll in any other University courses while in EFL special student status.
Degree candidates and special students of other departments throughout the University who need further English language instruction may choose from courses ENFL-111 through ENFL-116 with permission of their advisor, and Dean.
Academic credits earned previously in intensive EFL Courses (ENFL-015 through ENFL-046) may not be applied toward fulfillment of any Georgetown University degree requirements. Advanced EFL courses (ENFL-055058) may be applied toward modern foreign language requirements at the discretion of the appropriate Department Chair and Dean. Credits earned in undergraduate EFL courses ENFL-115 and 116 may be applied toward degree requirements in English at the discretion of the appropriate Dean. Recognition by other academic institutions of EFL course credits as transfer credits is entirely at the discretion of those institutions.
The Arabic Club is designed to provide a forum for discussion of the Middle East, to allow members to increase their linguistic proficiency, and to familiarize them with various aspects of Arabic culture. The club offers its members a chance to associate with others interested in Middle Eastern studies and with Arab students in the Washington area. Activities include lectures, discussions, social gatherings, and folk dancing.
The German Club is a student run organization that coordinates its activities with the help of a faculty liaison and that receives support from the German Department. The German Club is is open to students of German and to all others interested in the language and culture. Regularly held Kaffeestunden give students informal opportunities to speak and listen to German. In addition, the German club sponsors academic events (talks by invited speakers, film screenings, etc.) and social gatherings, the most popular of which is the annual Oktoberfest.
The Neo-Hellenic Circle is open to students of Modern Greek and to all others interested in the Greek language and culture. It provides opportunities for improving proficiency in the Modern Greek language and offers a variety of activities such as lectures by guest speakers, discussions, music, folk dancing, and film showings designed to acquaint students and their friends with Greece, its people, and their way of life. Dr. James E. Alatis, Faculty Moderator.
The Italian Club is open to students of Italian and to all others interested in the language and culture. It gives them additional opportunities to speak Italian and offers them the possibility, through talks by guest speakers, discussions, and the showing of films, to become better acquainted with Italy and its people. Prof. Pireddu, Faculty Moderator.
The Luso-Brazilian Club is open to students of Portuguese, and to others interested in the Portuguese and Brazilian cultures. The main purpose is to broaden the members knowledge of the Portuguese-speaking countries and their way of life and to provide opportunities for improving language proficiency. The club offers a variety of activities such as lectures by guest speakers or by the students themselves, films, slide projections, music, and parties.
The Russian Club is designed to provide opportunities for students of Russian and all others interested in Russia to become acquainted with the traditions, culture, and history of the Russian people. A variety of activities is available during the year, including films, lectures on contemporary and historical issues, evenings devoted to Russian music, and opportunities to meet socially with members of the Russian faculty.
The Spanish Club is designed to provide extra-curricular opportunities for acquiring facility in understanding and speaking Spanish and to promote student interest in the study of the culture and history of the Spanish-speaking countries. To accomplish these goals, guest speakers are invited to give informal talks on the cultural, historical, economic, and social aspects of their countries. The social functions of the club include visits to embassies, Spanish movies, and musical programs. Dr. Barbara Mujica, Faculty Moderator.
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