This introductory course has been designed for students with no prior knowledge of Spanish but with interest in the Hispanic business world. This course focuses on initiating and responding to a variety of real-world business situations, such as meeting people, introducing companies, products, or making inquiries. Along with acquiring a solid foundation of basic Spanish used in the business world, students are exposed to the culture of selected Spanish-speaking countries. The course supports rapid progress in Spanish and aims to prepare students for intermediate-level language study. No prerequisites. (Meets GEC Cultural Diversity Requirement.)