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