INTB 2000 (3 credits) (3:1:0) Introduction to International Business

Focus is on the role of international trade, the international business environment and Canada's dependence on, and role in, international business. Gain an understanding of international business, globalization, and the importance of international business to the Canadian economy. Students are also introduced to alternative methods of conducting business internationally and reasons for and different types of government and private sources of assistance to international business. (For the purpose of this field study program, the focus will largely be on Korea and Thailand). 

Students will receive credit for only one of INTB 1200 or 2000.

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: LET with a minimum Level 3; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension; BC English 12 or equivalent with a minimum 80%; BC English Literature 12 with a minimum 80%; BC English First Peoples 12 with a minimum 80%; a university-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit with a minimum 'C-,' or a minimum 'C' in ENGL 1120; or an 'S' in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110.

NOTE 1: For those who have already taken INTB 2000, a 3-credit “Special Topic” directed studies course INTB 4195 is available as an option.

NOTE 2: Those who do not have the English requirements should consult Kenneth Wong for options. 


ASIA 3386  (3 credits) (3:1:0) Asian Century:  Modern Korea 

This interdisciplinary study of modern Korean society addresses the economic, social, and cultural transformation of modern and contemporary Korea. The focus of this course is continuity and change in Korean society and people. Students examine the transformation of Korea from a traditional Confucian state into an industrial nation; the rise of nationalism and modern ideologies in Korea; and the cultural, social and economic changes Korea has undergone as it has entered the modern world. In particular, students study the two rival paths of modernization on the Korean peninsula - the capitalist in the South and the communist in the North. Students study the development of the South Korean "economic miracle," the factors shaping its political economy and its integration into the global economy.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of 15 credits, equivalent to 5 courses.  No Co-requisites.

NOTE 1: For those who have already taken ASIA 3386, ASIA 1140 Cross-Cultural Perspective is available as an option.

NOTE 2: Those who do not have 15 credits should consult Avram Agov for options.


ASIA 1130(3 credits) (3:1:0) Introduction to Southeast Asia 

Geographical, cultural and historical background of Southeast Asia. Ideological, social and political aspects of the major countries of the region placed in historical context.

Prerequisite(s): No pre-requisites.

NOTE: All three courses will be modified to suit the needs of the field study program.