Academic Catalog

World Languages and Cultures — B.A.

Students in the World Languages and Cultures B.A. major may not enroll in any of the following language-based minors in the department:

  • French
  • German Area Studies
  • Italian Studies
  • Spanish.

Students in the World Languages and Cultures B.A. may enroll in one of the department's other minors, but can count only two courses in the major towards the minor. This policy applies to the following minors:

  • Comparative Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Translation Studies.

Department policy on prerequisites: A grade of C- or better is required for a 10100, 10200, 10400, 20100, and 20200 course in any language to fulfill a prerequisite for another course in the same language.

Summary

World Languages and Cultures B.A. Major Requirements37
Integrative Core Curriculum Requirements 128-40
Electives43-55
Total Credits120

Degree Requirements

FOUNDATION REQUIREMENTS
Choose two of the following:6
Global Screen Cultures
Intersections of Race, Language, Literature, and Power in World Cultures
Introduction to the Art of Translation
Introduction to Linguistics
CORE LANGUAGE STUDY
18 credits of language study in a single language, FREN, GERM, ITAL, or SPAN, numbered 10100 or above. 18
•A minimum of six credits of Core Language Study must be at the 300-level or above.
CAPSTONE
LNGS 40000Capstone in World Languages and Cultures1
FOCUSED STUDY AREA
Select an additional 12 credits of courses of courses offered by the department. 12
•Electives may include the remaining Foundation Requirements courses.
•No more than six credits of 100-level courses can be included in the Focused Study Area.
It is expected that students focus these electives in one of three ways:
•focused study in a single language: all 12 credits in continued study of the core language
•focused study in an additional language: 12 credits of study in an additional language
•focused study in linguistics and translation: 12 credits of courses in linguistics and/or translation studies.
Students must determine their focused area of study no later than the spring semester of the junior year, and in consultation with their major advisor. The focused study area is noted on the transcript.
Total Credits37