Professor Linda Brewster Stearns, Director
The B.A. in Markets and Culture provides students the opportunity to learn about the world’s market places from an interdisciplinary study in the social sciences and the humanities. Students will explore the economic principles of markets, the values and history of commerce, and the motives and myths that move people. By choosing from courses in a wide range of disciplines, including sociology, economics, anthropology, political science, history, psychology, literature and foreign languages, students will gain an understanding of the multiple institutions and cultures that shape the world’s markets.
Requirements for the B.A. Degree. The Markets and Culture major requires 36 total hours, consisting of 24 hours of core classes and 12 hours of electives. The core classes provide the student with the appropriate tools to understand the social basis of economic behavior as well as basic business concepts and practices. A grade of C- or better must be earned in all courses fulfilling the major requirements, and Markets and Culture majors must attain a minimum G.P.A. of 2.00 among all courses attempted for the major.
A co-curricular requirement for a degree in Markets and Culture is one year of college-level study of a foreign language or equivalent. Majors are strongly encouraged to take advantage of opportunities for study abroad and internships to broaden their classroom experience.
SOCI 2377 Markets and Culture
SOCI 3377 Organizations and Their Environment Prerequisite: SOCI 2377.
SOCI 4377 Contemporary Markets and Culture Prerequisites: SOCI 2377 and SOCI 3377.
ECO 3355 Money and Banking Prerequisites: ECO 1311 and ECO 1312.
CSE 2337 Introduction to Data Management (ITOM 2308 Information Systems for Management may substitute.) Prerequisite: EMIS 1305, Prerequisite or Corequisite: SOCI 2377.
ACCT 2301 Fundamentals of Accounting I
ENGL 2302 Business Writing Prerequisite: SOCI 2377.
STAT 2301 Statistics for Modern Business Decisions (STAT 2331 Introduction to Statistical Methods or ITOM 2305 Managerial Statistics may substitute.)
Twelve advanced hours required. Courses must be selected from at least three departments with no more than 6 hours in any one area.
ADV 3354 International Advertising (SMU-in-London)
ANTH 3305 The “Other” in America: Popular Perceptions and Government Policy Through Time
ANTH 3310 Gender and Sex Roles: A Global Perspective
ANTH 3311 Mexico: From Conquest to Cancun
ANTH 3314 Peoples of Africa
ANTH 3316 Cultures of the Pacific Islands
ANTH 3317 Peoples of Southeast Asia
ANTH 3327 Culture Change and Globalization: Social Science Perspectives
ANTH 3333 The Immigrant Experience
ANTH 3336 Gender and Globalization: Cultural and Ethical Issues
ANTH 3344 Cultural Aspects of Business
ANTH 3346 Culture and Diversity in American Life
ANTH 3350 Good Eats and Forbidden Flesh: Culture, Food and the Global Grocery Market Prerequisites: Advanced standing and ANTH 2301, or permission of instructor.
ANTH 3354 Latin America: People, Places and Power
ANTH 3355 Society and Culture in Contemporary Europe
ANTH 3358 Indians of the Southwest from the 16th Century to the Present
ANTH 3361 Language in Culture and Society
ANTH 3366 Magic, Myth and Religion Across Cultures
ANTH 3368 Urban Life: A Cross-Cultural Perspective
ANTH 3374 Cultures and Environments of the Southwest
ANTH 4303 Political Economy of Health Prerequisites: ANTH 2301, ANTH 3301 or permission of instructor.
ANTH 4304 Migration and Ethnicity Prerequisites: Eighteen hours of anthropology or permission of instructor.
ANTH 4305 Applied Anthropology Prerequisites: Advanced standing and ANTH 2301, or permission of instructor.
ANTH 4344 Global Population Processes: Anthropological Perspectives Prerequisites: Eighteen hours of anthropology or permission of instructor.
ANTH 4384 Global Issues and Development: An Overview Prerequisites: Advanced standing and ANTH 2301, or permission of instructor.
BA 3300 Business in Europe (SMU-in-Paris)
BA 3300 European Business Environment: The EU (SMU-in-Copenhagen)
BA 3300 Management and Ethics in a Cross-Cultural Context (SMU-in-Spain)
BA 3300 Special Topics: Japanese Business (SMU-in-Japan)
BA 3301 Economies in Transition: Doing Business with Russia and Eastern Europe (SMU-in-Copenhagen)
BA 4315 EU Seminar (SMU-in-Copenhagen)
CCPA 3321 International Public Relations (SMU-in-London)
CHIN 3311 Advanced Chinese Prerequisites: CHIN 1401, 1402, 2401 and 2402.
CHIN 3312 Advanced Chinese Prerequisite: CHIN 3311.
CHIN 4411 China in the 1990s (SMU-in-Beijing)
CHIN 4412 Chinese Literature and Culture (SMU-in-Beijing)
ECO 3301 Price Theory (Intermediate Microeconomics) Prerequisites: ECO 1311 and 1312.
ECO 3302 National Income and Employment (Intermediate Macroeconomics) Prerequisites: ECO 1311 and 1312. Corequisite: ECO 3301.
ECO 3321 International Economic Policy Prerequisites: ECO 1311 and 1312.
ECO 4351 Labor Economics Prerequisite: ECO 3301.
ECO 4357 International Trade Prerequisite: ECO 3301.
ECO 4358 International Macroeconomic Theory and Policy Prerequisites: ECO 3301 and 3302.
ECO 4366 Economics of the Public Sector Prerequisite: ECO 3301.
ECO 4368 Foundations of Financial Economics Prerequisites: ECO 3301, 3355, ACCT 2311 and STAT 2301 or ITOM 2305 (cannot be taken if student has taken FINA 3320).
ECO 5360 Economic Development Prerequisites: ECO 3301 and 3302, or permission of instructor.
ENGL 3354 Non-Western Culture and Literature (20th-century, Third World texts)
ENGL 3363 Chicana/Chicano Literature
ENGL 3365 Jewish American Literature and Culture
FINA 4329 International Finance in a European Context (SMU-in-Copenhagen)
FL 3303 Spanish Civilization (SMU-in-Spain)
FL 3312 Women in Modern China
FL 3322 Japanese Literature in Translation (SMU-in-Japan)
FL 3325 Perspectives on Modern China
FL 3361 Special Topics: French Literature in Translation (SMU-in-Paris)
FL 3369 Perspectives on Modern Germany Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor.
FL 3390 Italian Cinema
FL 3391 Special Topics: Italian Literature in Translation
FL 3392 Special Topics: Italian Literature in Translation
FREN 3356 Advanced French II Prerequisite: FREN 3455.
FREN 3455 Advanced French I Prerequisite: FREN 2401.
FREN 4365 Introduction to French Cinema Prerequisites: FREN 3356 and 4370, or permission of instructor and chair.
FREN 4375 Introduction to French History and Culture Prerequisites: FREN 3455, 3356 and 4370.
FREN 4376 Introduction to Francophone Cultures Prerequisites: FREN 3455, 3356 and 4370.
FREN 4391 Commercial French for International Trade Prerequisites: FREN 3455 and 3356.
GERM 3311 Talking and Writing about Modern Germany Prerequisite: GERM 2312 or equivalent.
GERM 3313 German Today: People, Culture, Society Prerequisite: GERM 3311 or permission of instructor.
GERM 4350 History, Culture and Identity in Post-War German Film Prerequisite:GERM 3320.
HIST 3303 Modern England, 1867 to the Present
HIST 3324 The Mexican Americans, 1848 to the Present
HIST 3326 The Venture of Islam
HIST 3327 Economic History of the United States
HIST 3328 Economic History of Europe: 1000 A.D. to the Present
HIST 3330 Women in Modern European History
HIST 3337 Ethical Dilemmas in a Global Age
HIST 3341 Soviet/Post-Soviet Society and Politics 1917 to Present
HIST 3343 Twentieth-Century European History (SMU-in-Copenhagen)
HIST 3349 Images of Power(SMU-in-Paris)
HIST 3364 Consumer Culture in the United States, 1770-1990
HIST 3365 Problems in European History: The Making of Modern Europe(SMU-in-Spain)
HIST 3366 Problems in European History
HIST 3374 Diplomacy in Europe: Napoleon to the European Union
HIST 3376 Social and Intellectual History of Europe
HIST 3380 Problems in Ibero-American History: Latin American History (SMU-in-Spain)
HIST 3382 History of Mexico
HIST 3386 History of the Caribbean
HIST 3387 Asia and the West
HIST 3390 The Modern Middle East: From the Ottoman Empire to OPEC
HIST 3393 China in Revolution
HIST 3395 Problems in Asian History
HIST 3396 Middle Eastern Economic History
HIST 3397 Modernity and Crises of Identity
HIST 3398 Women in Chinese History
HIST 4314 The Jews in Europe (SMU-in-Copenhagen)
HIST 4365 Australian Society (SMU-in-Australia)
HIST 4369 History of Modern Germany
HIST 4381 History of Spain, 1469 to Present
HIST 5390 Seminar in Russian History Prerequisites: HIST 3340 or 3341, or permission of instructor.
HIST 5392 Seminar in European History Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor.
ITAL 3373 Italian CulturePrerequisite:ITAL 2401.
JAPN 3311 Advanced Japanese
JAPN 3312 Advanced Japanese Prerequisite: C- or better in JAPN 3311 or permission of area chair.
JAPN 3501 Japanese Level 2 (SMU-in-Japan)
JAPN 4381 Readings in Japanese Culture and Business Prerequisite: JAPN 3312 or permission of area chair.
JAPN 4501 Japanese Level 3 (SMU-in-Japan)
MNO 3300 Environmental Business Strategy (SMU-in-Copenhagen)
MNO 3301 Global Business Strategy (SMU-in-Copenhagen)
PHIL 3352 History of Western Philosophy (Modern)
PLSC 3340 Western European Politics
PLSC 3341 Politics of Participation and Representation in Western Democracies
PLSC 3345 Governments and Politics of the Middle East
PLSC 3346 Governments and Politics of Japan
PLSC 3347 Governments and Politics of Africa
PLSC 3348 Governments and Politics of Latin America
PLSC 3349 Politics of Major Latin American Countries
PLSC 3351 Russia: Superpower in Crisis (SMU-in-Copenhagen)
PLSC 3358 Government and Politics of Russia
PLSC 3359 From Communism to Democracy
PLSC 3365 Communism and Post-Communism
PLSC 3381 Current Issues in International Politics (SMU-in-Oxford)
PLSC 3382 International Organizations: Global and Regional
PLSC 3389 International Political Economy
PLSC 3390 Negotiating International Trade
PLSC 4340 Special Studies in Comparative Government and Politics
PLSC 4353 Governments and Politics of East Asia
PLSC 4354 The Third World and North-South Relations
PLSC 4355 Comparative Political Economy of Industrialized Democracies
PLSC 4356 Latin American Political Economy
PLSC 4358 Soviet Politics: Revolution to Revolution
PLSC 4380 Special Studies in International Relations
PLSC 4386 Issues of U.S.- East Asia Relations
PLSC 4388 Seminar: International and Government Politics
PLSC 4391 NAFTA and Free Trade in the Americas
PLSC 4394 Modern History of China (SMU-in-Taipei)
PLSC 5341 European Politics: The European Union (SMU-in-Copenhagen)
PLSC 5383 Seminar on Regional Conflicts (SMU-in-Copenhagen)
PSYC 3341 Social Psychology
PSYC 5343 Organizational Psychology Prerequisites: PSYC 1300, 3382 and STAT 2331 or 2301.
RELI 3329 Introduction to Islam
RELI 3365 Understanding the Self: East and West
RELI 3366 Magic, Myth and Religion Across Cultures
RELI 3378 Religions of China
RELI 3382 Mysticism, East and West
SOCI 3305 Race and Ethnicity in the United States
SOCI 3311 Qualitative Research Methods Prerequisite: SOCI 2300 or 2310.
SOCI 3312 Survey Research Methods and Data Analysis Prerequisite: SOCI 2300 or 2310.
SOCI 3340 Global Society
SOCI 3345 Media Ethics and Gender
SOCI 3360 Law and Society
SOCI 3370 Minority-Dominant Relations
SOCI 3371 Sociology of Gender
SOCI 3372 Chicanos in the Southwest
SOCI 3383 Race, Culture and Social Policy in the Southwest
SOCI 4321 Immigration and Population Issues Prerequisites: Either SOCI 2300 or SOCI 2310, and either SOCI 3311 or 3312.
SOCI 4335 Social Movements and Collective Behavior Prerequisites: Either SOCI 2300 or SOCI 2310, and either SOCI 3311 or 3312.
SOCI 4340 Sociology of Culture Prerequisites: Either SOCI 2300 or SOCI 2310, and either SOCI 3311 or 3312.
SOCI 4353 Political Sociology Prerequisites: Either SOCI 2300 or SOCI 2310, and either SOCI 3311 or 3312.
SOCI 4379 Markets and Culture Internship Prerequisites: SOCI 2377 and 3377, and permission of program director.
SPAN 3311 Conversation and Composition: Peninsular Culture Prerequisite: C- or better in SPAN 2401 or equivalent.
SPAN 3312 Conversation and Composition: Mexican Culture Prerequisite: C- or better inSPAN 2401 or equivalent.
SPAN 3313 Conversation and Composition: Latin American Culture Prerequisite: C- or better inSPAN 2401 or equivalent.
SPAN 3355 Spanish Conversation Prerequisite:C- or better in SPAN 2401 or equivalent.
SPAN 3358 Advanced Spanish Grammar Prerequisite:C- or better in SPAN 2401 or equivalent.
SPAN 3373 Spanish Civilization (SMU-in-Spain) Prerequisite: One 3000-level Spanish course.
SPAN 3374 Spanish American Civilization (SMU-in-Xalapa, Mexico) Prerequisite: C- or better in one 3000-level Spanish course.
SPAN 4391 Commercial Spanish for International Trade Prerequisites: C- or better in SPAN 3358 and one of the following: SPAN 3311, 3312, 3313, 3355; or permission of instructor.
SPAN 4395 Introduction to Hispanic Literature Prerequisite: C- or better in SPAN 3358, or departmental permission.