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.

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 311 Global Skills: Prepare 2 credits
IS/HUM 312 Global Skills: Engage 1 credit
IS/HUM 313 Global Skills: Leverage 1 credit
MUS/ANTH 241 Introduction to World Music 4 credits
THEA/HUM 351 Traditional Theatre of East Asia 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 213 Introduction to Japanese Literature 4 credits
HUM 306 Latino Fiction 4 credits
PHIL 305 Asian Philosophy 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