BA Programs in Languages

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A Bachelor of Arts is a degree that is awarded to students who have completed a program in a specific discipline of the liberal arts. While the length of these programs will vary among different countries and institutions, it generally requires three to four years of study to complete a Bachelor of Arts.

The study of language has become increasingly important as many industries are thinking and acting on a more global scale. But exactly what is a BA in Languages? A Bachelor of Arts in Languages allows students the opportunity to study the language of their choice in a thorough manner. It provides for a deeper understanding of the language, along with any regional or cultural dialects that may exist therein. This particular degree is of interest to students who realize that there is a significant global shift in communication and business due to many recent technological advances.

There are many benefits to pursuing a degree in languages, as graduates of such programs are highly sought after in a wide variety of industries. The ability to effectively communicate with others who speak different languages is a skill that is undeniably valuable. Because of this skill, the opportunities that exist for graduates of a language program are tremendous.

The cost of a Bachelor of Arts in Languages varies depending on the institution and the country in which the program is offered. Students who are interested in pursuing this course of study should conduct thorough research on the programs that appeal to them and their respective costs.

The careers that graduates of a language program can pursue are incredibly diverse. Nearly every industry has at least some need for individuals who are able to provide effective communication skills in their language of study. Those with a BA in Languages also understand the various cultural influences on that language. The most typical fields that students with this degree enter include research, tourism, healthcare, education, and international relations.

 

Our database includes a wide variety of options for individuals seeking a Bachelor of Arts in Languages. Take a few moments to search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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BA Applied English

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2017 China Suzhou

The programme, which ofers the chance for learners to major in English, ofers one of the most enduring and popular options internationally in the humanities. Learners will become knowledgeable of the many ways in which English, and more broadly, language is and can be used around the world today. The exciting range of modules covers all areas of the modern feld of English Studies, from Literature and Linguistics, through to Translation & interpreting and Discourse Studies. [+]

BAs in Languages. Overview The BA Applied English programme is for those interested in studying English as a subject matter in its own right. Students in the programme will become knowledgeable of the many ways in which English, and more broadly, languages are used around the world today. Subjects are offered in the areas of linguistics, literature and translation studies. Aside from being a plaftorm for the development of intellectual faculties, the programme provides ample opportunity for students to engage in the application of their learning. This is done, for instance, through the practice of translation and interpreting. Applied English students will acquire a range of skills transferrable not only to work such as language teaching, translation and interpreting, and editing, but also many settings requiring the ability to identify and deal with real-world problems in an innovative manner. Unique selling points of the programme • Become equipped as a professional communicator in an international setting • Prepare for further study by obtaining the most versatile of undergraduate qualifications • Gain two degrees: an XJTLU degree approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education and a degree from the University of Liverpool • Have the option of earning the qualification entirely in Suzhou, China, or do so at the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom. Knowledge and skills By the time you graduate from the BA Applied English programme, you will have: • gained techniques in, and approaches to, the study of English language and literature • the ability to... [-]

BA (Hons) International Business (with German)

Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University
Campus Full time 4 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

With today’s challenging market you will need something different to stand out from the other graduates. At the Nottingham Business School we offer an International Business (with German) as a specialist dual award course. Accredited by both Nottingham Business School and EBS Universitat für Wirtschaft und Recht (just outside Frankfurt), this dual award course provides you with an exciting three year course helping you understand European and global business environments and the opportunity to develop your German language skills by studying abroad and spending time on an internship. [+]

BA (Hons) International Business (with German) With today’s challenging market you will need something different to stand out from the other graduates. At the Nottingham Business School we offer an International Business (with German) as a specialist dual award course. Accredited by both Nottingham Business School and EBS Universitat für Wirtschaft und Recht (just outside Frankfurt), this dual award course provides you with an exciting three year course helping you understand European and global business environments and the opportunity to develop your German language skills by studying abroad and spending time on an internship. Demand is high for international management know-how and for graduates with a broad-based international business education. This is due to the growing economic independence between nations and the efforts of many companies to build a global presence. This course will develop you into an attractive graduate with excellent prospects by providing you with strong academic foundations, real-world experience and outstanding language skills. As the course is dual award you will graduate with a BA (Hons) International Business (with German) from NTU, and a Bachelor in General Management - International Business Studies from our partner institution EBS Universität für Wirtschaft. The course can be studied over three years full-time where you will spend 18 months at Nottingham Business School and 18 months at EBS Universität für Wirtschaft (including a three month placement in Germany or with a German-speaking company). How you’re taught On average you will receive minimum 12 - 15 hours of teaching per week from... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in English

Stamford International University
Campus Full time June 2017 Thailand Bangkok

English is the global language of business. Good English skills will open doors to unlimited opportunity and unlock career possibilities. [+]

BAs in Languages. English is the global language of business. Good English skills will open doors to unlimited opportunity and unlock career possibilities. A Modern and Practical Arts Program – Get to experience the different applications of English in today’s changing world by studying in Applied Global Communication. Touch upon the traditional aspects of a BA in English – such as literature, poetry and drama – and also see the more modern applications of the English language in disciplines that have a global perspective. 21st Century Skills – Study in a programs that explicitly focuses on developing skills for success in the 21st Century. Learn to critically analyze and evaluate information, express yourself creatively, collaborate with others, and communicate effectively and with confidence. Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) – Learn subject matter while perfecting your language skills. A CLIL methodology helps students continuously improve their English through the study of content, and benefit from a highly sophisticated level of language proficiency upon graduation. Career Opportunities The program with the most wide-ranging work options in international environments that require strong English language skills, critical thinking, information literacy, communication and collaboration skills. Freelancer (Translator, Interpreter, Content Writer, Editor, Columnist) Government officer responsible for foreign affairs, international cooperation Communication Manager, Content Manager Personal Assistant to high-level executives English language specialist, English language teacher International Project Manager [-]

BA in Language Studies (Honours)

The Open University
Online Full time Part time 3 - 16 years August 2017 United Kingdom Milton Keynes + 1 more

Learning a language and about how languages work (including English) opens doors to other cultures and communities, and gives you experience of the world that goes deeper than the average tourist trip. It can also provide a key to the global workplace. This flexible degree allows you to study two modern languages (from French, German and Spanish), or one language and English – with additional options in beginners’ Chinese (Mandarin) and Welsh (only in 2014), and both beginners’ and intermediate Italian... [+]

BA in Language Studies (Honours) Learning a language and about how languages work (including English) opens doors to other cultures and communities, and gives you experience of the world that goes deeper than the average tourist trip. It can also provide a key to the global workplace. This flexible degree allows you to study two modern languages (from French, German and Spanish), or one language and English – with additional options in beginners’ Chinese (Mandarin) and Welsh (only in 2014), and both beginners’ and intermediate Italian. Key features of the course Learn about cultures of the languages chosen and develop your intercultural communicative competence Learn to communicate fluently in at least one modern language Understand how language is structured and how its use varies in different contexts Takes your language proficiency to level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference Acquire valuable transferable skills in managing and motivating yourself, setting and achieving goals, working with others and using ICT Educational aims This degree allows you to combine the study of two modern languages (from French, German and Spanish) or English language studies with one modern language. If you complete the degree you will have a broad understanding of the structure of language, how language varies and changes and how it is used in different contexts. Each of the modern language strands provides you with opportunities to learn how to communicate effectively in a language other than English, both in speech and in writing, and to gain knowledge of the... [-]

B.A. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus
Campus Full time 8 semesters September 2017 Cyprus Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) involves teaching English to individuals, usually in their own countries. The demand for EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teachers is enormous nationally and internationally and the job market is quite competitive. [+]

BAs in Languages. B.A. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language WELCOME TO METU NCC TEACHING ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAM Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) involves teaching English to individuals, usually in their own countries. The demand for EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teachers is enormous nationally and internationally and the job market is quite competitive. A good teacher has the knowledge, expertise and practical know-how to teach students with diverse needs and interests in EFL. METU Northern Cyprus Campus TEFL Program The B.A. Program in Teaching English as a Foreign Language provides students with the opportunity to expand and refine their knowledge of English and equips them with the means and resources to assist their own students in learning English. TEFL students learn the best practices in the planning, teaching and evaluating of second language instruction and are given the opportunity to observe how these practices are implemented in local schools. To address some of the needs of globalization, students are also provided with a wide selection of courses mainly focusing on literature and humanities. Most of these courses are also open to interested students in other programs at the METU Northern Cyprus campus, giving them the opportunity to study the humanities and reach across disciplinary boundaries in developing skills of critical and intellectual engagement. Students also take courses in a second foreign language, which they learn to actively use in communication and to obtain or reinforce knowledge of other subject areas. MISSION In... [-]

B.A. (HONS.) in English

Canadian University of Bangladesh
Campus Full time September 2017 Bangladesh Dhaka

The courses in BA in English program have been offered keeping pace with the liberal arts approach; they are supplemented by along with interdisciplinary electives and major courses. It has the following Majors: Linguistics & TESOL and Literature. [+]

The courses in BA in English program have been offered keeping pace with the liberal arts approach; they are supplemented by along with interdisciplinary electives and major courses. It has the following Majors: Linguistics & TESOL and Literature. Major in Linguistics and TESOL aims at developing students’ expertise and skills in the area of Applied Linguistics so that they may be build their careers as language teachers, teacher-trainers, translators, administrators, or in some other fields where knowledge of linguistic issues is important. Major in Literature acquaints students with British, American, and South Asian English literature (including the translated literature from prominent literary works in other languages) as well as their cultural and historical contexts. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Minimum GPA of 2.50 in SSC/equivalent and HSC/equivalent separately (including additional subject). Minimum GPA of 2.5 in O-Levels in five subjects and A Levels in two subjects according to Canadian University of Bangladesh scale (A=5, B=4, C=3 and D=2). Subjects with E Grade will not be considered. Candidates who have completed higher secondary education (12 years of schooling) under a system different from SSC & HSC or O & A Levels will have to get approval of the Admission Committee of the University. Candidates who have finished school abroad have to submit verified/attested copies of previous academic documents from their institute/Foreign Ministry & Equivalence Certificate from Secondary & Higher Secondary Education Board, Dhaka. Candidates with less than 60% marks in English, at his/her admission test will be required to complete English Fundamental course at... [-]

BA (Honours) English

Bishop's University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Canada Sherbrooke

The Bishop’s experience in English is about studying all kinds of cultural texts, from Old English epics to contemporary films and television. It’s about both critical insight and creative production. [+]

BAs in Languages. The Bishop’s experience in English is about studying all kinds of cultural texts, from Old English epics to contemporary films and television. It’s about both critical insight and creative production. And most importantly, it’s about developing a genuine community through an intimate environment. Small classes enable students and professors to get to know and learn from one another. Visiting speakers, suppers at a prof’s house, poetry nights at local cafés and pubs, movie nights, creative writing contests, and a party every term extend learning well beyond the classroom. Why study English at Bishop’s? We like to think of our Program as an offer you can’t refuse: the chance to develop the most sought after skills in today’s society. By studying English you’ll develop a rich and sophisticated understanding of your culture and yourself. You’ll hone your analytical skills and learn to use language in a way that will empower you in the job market and, indeed, in life. Program strengths option to concentrate on literature, cultural and media studies, film studies, or popular narrative. wide range of degree options at the Honours, Major, and Minor level. dynamic courses taught by passionate professors, in both traditional and innovative subjects. a variety of smaller, seminar-based courses. Popular courses The Gothic Tradition Science Fiction Screenwriting Early Twentieth-Century American Novel The Arthurian Tradition Children’s Literature The Graphic Novel Did you know ? English organizes many extra-curricular events, including an undergraduate student conference (QUEUC), film screenings, theatre trips, author readings (Morris House... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in English

University of the West
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Rosemead

The Department offers a Bachelor of Arts in English with two tracks, respectively Language (Linguistics) and Literature. Overall, the program invites students to explore the different ways in which the field of English has been studied while presenting an integrated approach to the subject that delves into the nature of language, in its literary and practical forms. [+]

The Department offers a Bachelor of Arts in English with two tracks, respectively Language (Linguistics) and Literature. Overall, the program invites students to explore the different ways in which the field of English has been studied while presenting an integrated approach to the subject that delves into the nature of language, in its literary and practical forms. Course offerings in the program are intended to ensure that students acquire the following skills and knowledge: Acquire a foundational knowledge of English through a selection of Literature and Languages courses; Learn critical reading approaches to produce multiple interpretations of the text; Understand the role of the reader in the reading process; Develop individual, cultural, and cross-cultural perspectives on canonical and noncanonical texts; Cultivate individual, cultural, and cross-cultural perspectives on various language practices and experiences; Contextualize the study of English within a Buddhist, or a moral/intellectual, approach to determine how the text presents lessons on character formation and development; Ground the study of English within a Buddhist, or a moral/intellectual, approach to determine how the text presents messages on contemporary issues and concerns in the world; Build language skills (e.g., critical thinking abilities and communication skills); Sharpen media and information literacy skills; Possess an understanding of the writing process: from the general principles of composition/argument to sophisticated methods of library research and research writing. To graduate with a B.A. in English, students must complete a minimum of 120 semester units with a cumulative grade point average of a 2.0 or higher. These requirements... [-]

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in English Studies for the Professions

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Department of English
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Hong Kong Kowloon

The programme provides you with a set of knowledge and skills in order to communicate effectively in English for professional and business purposes in Hong Kong and internationally. [+]

BAs in Languages. Applied Programme Code: JS3480 (Broad Discipline of Language, Culture and Communication) Our BA (Hons) in English Studies for the Professions programme is a Major under the Broad Discipline of Language, Culture and Communication. This English Major programme provides you with a set of knowledge and skills in order to communicate effectively in English for professional and business purposes in Hong Kong and internationally, where English functions as the key medium of communication (lingua franca) in various types of professional activity. Upon graduation you should have the ability to handle demanding professional tasks such as: - Writing a challenging press release for an organisation; - Developing promotional materials in the service industries, including air transport, banking, computer and information technology, telecommunications, and tourism, convention and exhibition; - Promoting an organisation’s image through developing corporate literature; - Making requests of colleagues and business partners in complicated situations; and - Critiquing your own professional performance and that of others. Programme Aims Our programme aims to nurture graduates who will have: - a firm grounding in language studies which can be critically and creatively applied in a variety of business and management contexts, especially in multilingual settings; - the ability to exercise judgment and develop intellectual curiosity to work both independently and as part of a team; - the potential to become future leaders and entrepreneurs excelling in communication for professional purposes; - a high level of professional communicative competence in English; - an awareness and understanding of intercultural communication in... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in English for Business Communication

St. Theresa International College
Campus Full time 4 years June 2017 Thailand Nakon Nayok

We can’t deny that English is one of the most important languages for global communication. Being the official language of the ASEAN community, expertise in English for business communication has become exceedingly important as more corporations expand to international markets. [+]

We can’t deny that English is one of the most important languages for global communication. Being the official language of the ASEAN community, expertise in English for business communication has become exceedingly important as more corporations expand to international markets. Our Bachelor of Arts in English for Business Communication program is designed to help you master English speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills within the context of international business. What will I learn? The program is designed to help you understand the world of business and develop the English language skills that you will need in the global market. You will find that our Business English courses will help you in daily business affairs as well as opening doors to new career possibilities. Delivered by multinational instructors from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, our courses shall guide you on the ways to analyze multicultural audiences for identifying the most appropriate communication strategies. During the final semester of the program, you will be assigned to local businesses, enterprises, embassies, hotels or airlines for completing your 4-month internship training. Through the internship, you will have acquired all the necessary professional experiences needed to secure your dream job. Graduating from the program means that you will have garnered all the skills and experiences necessary for working in any globalized environment. The Possibilities Are Endless Graduates of the program shall be qualified for various types of careers. Here are some prospects: Careers Positions in government Business entrepreneur Public relations officer Translator/Interpreter International... [-]

English and Theatre

Eastern Kentucky University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Richmond

The award-winning faculty in English and Theatre concentrate primarily on effective teaching, but they also include many active and successful writers and scholars, including novelists of international reputation. [+]

BAs in Languages. Degree Options B.A. in English, Literature option B.A. in English, Creative Writing option B.A. in English, Technical Writing option B.A. in English, Theatre Option B.A. in English Teaching B.A. in English and Theatre Teaching M.A. in English M.F.A. in Creative Writing Minors English English (Teaching) Theatre Arts Theatre Arts (Teaching) Who Would be Interested in English and Theatre? English and Theatre is for those: Who want to broaden their insight into the nature of language and literature. Who want to develop their technical writing abilities. Who want to develop their creative writing abilities. Who want to learn theatre skills. Who plan to teach. Why English and Theatre? The award-winning faculty in English and Theatre concentrate primarily on effective teaching, but they also include many active and successful writers and scholars, including novelists of international reputation. A degree in English tells employers that you can analyze information, think critically, write clearly, and communicate effectively. Career Opportunities Pursued by English and Theatre Majors: Teacher Lawyer Editor Journalist Politician Newscaster Author Playwright Scriptwriter Web Designer Technical Writer Publisher Librarian What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program? Students may select any of the English and Theatre options upon applying to the university. Where Are Recent Graduates Employed? English Teaching Graduates: Madison County Schools, Elkhorn Crossing Schools, LaFayette High School, Pulaski County High School, Madison Central High School, Pendleton High School, Jackson County High School, Middlesboro High School Technical Writing Graduates: Coldstream Laboratories Inc,; Bellaworks Web Design in Charlotte,... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in English

Claflin University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Orangeburg

Studying English at Claflin, you'll benefit from small class sizes, dedicated faculty and a variety of opportunities to showcase your talents. Our dynamic program will prepare you for a professional career and provide a solid academic foundation for furthering your education in graduate school. [+]

Studying English at Claflin, you'll benefit from small class sizes, dedicated faculty and a variety of opportunities to showcase your talents. Our dynamic program will prepare you for a professional career and provide a solid academic foundation for furthering your education in graduate school. Curriculum A degree in English is one of the most versatile majors available for students interested in developing written and oral communication skills. As an English major at Claflin, you will explore many genres of literature, from the works of noted African-American writers to William Shakespeare. Coursework includes classes like Literary Genres and Analysis, Advanced Composition, The American Novel, Shakespeare, Major Black Writers and Literary Criticism. You'll be given the opportunity to choose your courses based on areas of interest, such as literature, creative writing, film or history, while honing your techniques in writing, grammar and composition. English majors at Claflin can choose a concentration in Creative Writing to further develop written communication skills. Coursework in the Creative Writing concentration includes Advanced Fiction Writing, Advanced Poetry Writing and Advanced Creative Nonfiction Writing workshops. Student Opportunities and Experience As an English majors, you'll have the opportunity to complete internships and gain real-world experience in your chosen field. You can also choose to complete minors from other departments to increase your marketability when you graduate. Our students are encouraged to present their undergraduate research at conferences. Qualified students may join the Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society, which inducts new members twice a year. Department majors, honors... [-]

BA Honours in International Business (Chinese)

University of Westminster, Westminster Business School
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

This three-year or four-year course is designed to develop the skills and knowledge you will need to succeed in the increasingly internationalised business world. The subjects studied incorporate cross-national perspectives, and the comprehensive training in a foreign language places strong emphasis on the day-to-day use of language in a business environment, enabling you to deal with all aspects of business transactions. [+]

BAs in Languages. This three-year or four-year course is designed to develop the skills and knowledge you will need to succeed in the increasingly internationalised business world. The subjects studied incorporate cross-national perspectives, and the comprehensive training in a foreign language places strong emphasis on the day-to-day use of language in a business environment, enabling you to deal with all aspects of business transactions. On successful completion of this degree you will have the rare attributes of both fluency in your chosen language and a range of professional skills and knowledge from relevant business areas. You will also be able to experience life, culture and work outside the UK by living abroad for a year and studying alongside local students. Course content This course places the study of business within the global business environment. The focus on developing your Chinese language skills will enable you to thrive in the challenging world of global business. Year 1 and Year 2 prepare you for an optional year-long placement overseas, including study at a recognised educational institution, in a country where Chinese is spoken. We have partnership arrangements with a number of prestigious institutions in China such as Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU), Tianjin Foreign Studies University (TFSU) and Donghua University in Shanghai. The language you study determines the country and universities that are available to you. The course focuses on active student learning, through seminars, workshops, problem-based and blended learning, designed to engage your interest and to promote your learning. Assessment methods... [-]

BA Honours in Chinese and Linguistics

University of Westminster - Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This course will enable you to achieve a good or high level of linguistic competence in Chinese in all four skill areas (reading, writing, listening and speaking). You will study Chinese language, culture and linguistics in an integrated and interdisciplinary way, exploring the connections between them and the broader historical and cross-cultural contexts that frame their study. You will be able to function in different cultural situations and acquire the generic qualities and skills of a humanities graduate. You will also gain the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development. [+]

At Westminster we train competent linguists in modern languages ready to enter graduate employment. We place particular emphasis on employability and the contemporary cultural context, and offer high-quality teaching in all language skills. This course will enable you to achieve a good or high level of linguistic competence in Chinese in all four skill areas (reading, writing, listening and speaking). You will study Chinese language, culture and linguistics in an integrated and interdisciplinary way, exploring the connections between them and the broader historical and cross-cultural contexts that frame their study. You will be able to function in different cultural situations and acquire the generic qualities and skills of a humanities graduate. You will also gain the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development. Our Chinese courses are only available to beginner or 'false beginner' entrants – false beginners are students who may be able to read and write a limited number of Chinese characters, and/or have the equivalent to one or two years' part-time study. Please note that we may need to test you to determine your entry point. Course content You will study an integrated curriculum with a focus on applied language skills and cultural studies, supported by a rigorous development of your foreign languages skills in all areas. You will develop a high level of competence in oral and written communication in Chinese, proficiency in language transfer skills, a thorough knowledge of Chinese culture, and the ability to function linguistically in diverse cultural situations.... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Italian Studies

John Cabot University
Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Rome

The Bachelor of Arts in Italian Studies is a rigorous interdisciplinary degree that combines the study of Italian literature, culture, society, and politics while developing students’ fluency in Italian language. [+]

BAs in Languages. The Bachelor of Arts in Italian Studies is a rigorous interdisciplinary degree that combines the study of Italian literature, culture, society, and politics while developing students’ fluency in Italian language. The context of an American liberal arts university exposes students to many fields of study and ways of approaching intellectual problems related to Italy, while John Cabot University’s Roman setting enables students to engage daily with the multifaceted realities of contemporary Italian life. The core curriculum combines a progression of language courses which develop a high level of proficiency in all language skills areas (C1 of the Common European Framework) with courses that provide students with a strong foundation in Italian literary and cultural studies and in the country’s evolving social, political and business environments. Students are then guided to further carve out their preferred areas of specialization through appropriate choices of major electives. Italian Studies majors have the exceptional opportunity to enhance their study with on-site learning and field research, and they are strongly encouraged to do internships in companies, organizations and institutions which best fit their career plans. The major culminates in the final year when each student selects a topic and works individually with a specialized faculty member to research and write a senior thesis. The major is thus designed to develop strong critical, communicative and intercultural skills that are essential preparation for today’s job market. It unites practical training in translation and exposure to the Italian business world with courses in literary, cultural... [-]