15. World Voices in Language Arts

The goal of this focal study is to immerse students in the language arts from a world perspective that reflects diverse cultures and contexts as well as their beliefs and values. Students will be able to learn about and analyze a diverse range of voices and the communities and cultures that give rise to such voices, but also interrogate how those compare to Western, specifically American, cultures they are likely to be more familiar with.

Complete at least three courses and a minimum of 10 credits. No more than two of these courses may have the same disciplinary prefix.

Complete one course from each cluster.


First Cluster (complete 1 course)
ENGL 227   Introduction to World Literature  4 credits
IS 201      Intercultural Communication   4 credits
IS/HUM 305 West Meets East    4 credits    
MUS 241/ANTH 241  Introduction to World Music  4 credits    

Second Cluster (complete 1 course)
SPAN 325 Mexican-American Cultural Explorations 4 credits
ARTH 276 Art & Architecture of Asia 4 credits
HUM 207 German Film in English 4 credits
HUM 306 Latino Fiction   4 credits  
THEA/HUM 353 Traditional Japanese Theatre 4 credits   
Third Cluster (complete 1 foreign language course 200-level or above)
CHIN 201     Intermediate Chinese     4 credits
FREN 201   Intermediate French      4 credits   
GER 201 Intermediate German    4 credits  
JAPN 201    Intermediate Japanese  4 credits   
SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish     4 credits