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.
Instructions for Focal Study 15
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/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|
|PHIL 305||Asian Philosophy||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|