Society, Culture, and Language

Society, Culture, and Language
College of Arts & Sciences
USF St. Petersburg Dav 100
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St. Petersburg Florida 33701
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Last updated 9/6/13

 

World Languages and Cultures Major

The World Languages and Cultures major prepares students to be globally competent with the language skills and cultural expertise they need in the XXI century in one or several languages, including Spanish and French; Arabic can be chosen as an elective. This Bachelor of Arts provides students with a coherent interdisciplinary four-year curriculum that combines language and culture courses with those from other disciplines. This degree offers undergraduate students unique applied learning experiences at home and abroad, emphasizing the relevance of academic learning with the job market and culminating in a cross disciplinary research capstone project. Students take a sequence of basic core courses in language skills and content areas but also incorporate contributions from more than one field of study, choosing electives that best suit their career aspirations: international business and commerce, international law, education, government service, Foreign Service, travel and tourism, public relations, advertising, publishing, translating, the non-profit sector, etc. Students are strongly encouraged to complement this World Languages and Cultures B.A. with minors and/or majors in Global Business, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Education, Health Science, Environmental Science, Anthropology, and/or other fields of study to complement their academic course work and better prepare their professional future.

Foreign Language Core Requirements (30)

Common Core Courses (6)
SPN/FRE 4930 Introduction to Postcolonial Studies (3)
SPW 4900/FRE 4905 Undergraduate Research Capstone Project (3)

Spanish and Latin American Studies Concentration (18)

SPN 2240 Conversation I (3)
SPN 3300 Advanced Grammar and Composition (3)
SPN 3500 Spanish Civilization (3)
SPN 3520 Spanish American Civilization (3)
SPW 3030 Introduction to Hispanic Literature (3)
SPN 4470 Advanced Overseas Study (3) or SPN 3391 Latin American Cinema (3)

French and Francophone Studies Concentration (18)

FRE 2241 Conversation I (3)
FRE 3420 Composition  (3)
FRE 3500 French Civilization (3)
FRE 3502 The Francophone World (3)
FRE 3234 Reading in French Literature and Culture (3)
FRE 3470 Overseas Study (3) or FRE 3391 French Cinema (3)

Dual Spanish and Latin American Studies and French and Francophone Studies Concentration (18)

9 credits from the Spanish concentration and 6 credits from the French concentration
and SPN 4470 Advanced Overseas Study (3) or SPN 3391 Latin American Cinema (3)

OR 9 credits from the French concentration and 6 credits from the Spanish concentration
and FRE 3470 Overseas Study (3) or FRE 3391 French Cinema (3)

Elective Courses (6)

Any course with an international or global focus at the 3000 or upper level. Ideally, elective courses should be chosen as a springboard to the capstone project.

The following courses can be taken as electives:

AFA 4150 Africa and the United States (3)
AMH 3530 Immigration History (4)
AML 3604 African American Literature (3)
AML 4624 Black Women Writers (3)
ANT 3610 Anthropological Linguistics (3)
ANT 4034 Theories of Culture (3)
ANT 4158 Florida Archaeology (4)
ANT 4176 Archaeology of Africa (3)
ANT 4178 History and Archaeology of the African Diaspora (3)
ANT 4241 Anthropology of Religion (3)
ANT 4302 Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3)
ANT 4316 Ethnic Diversity in the United States MW (3)
ANT 4323 Mexico and Central America (3)
ANT 4352 Peoples of Africa (3)
ANT 4620 Language and Culture (3)
ARA 1120 Modern Arabic I (4)/ ARA 1120L Modern Arabic I Laboratory (1)
ARA 1121 Modern Arabic II (4)/ ARA 1121L Modern Arabic II Laboratory (1)
ARA 2220 Modern Arabic III (4)
ARA 2221 Modern Arabic IV (4)
ARH 4130 Greek Art (4)
ARH 4151 Roman Art (4)
ARH 4200 Medieval Art (4)
ARH 4301 Renaissance Art (4)
ARH 4350 Baroque and Rococo Art (4)
ARH 4430 Nineteenth Century Art (4)
ARH 4450 Twentieth Century Art (4)
BSC 2025 Food: Personal and Global Perspectives (3)
BSC 2035 Sex and Today's World (3)
CHI 1120 Modern Chinese I (4) /CHI 1120L Modern Chinese I Laboratory (1)
CHI 1121 Modern Chinese II (4) /CHI 1121L Modern Chinese II Lab (1)
CLT 3370 Classical Mythology (3)
CPO 4930 Comparative Government and Politics of Selected Countries or Areas (3)
ECO 3703 International Economics  (3)
ECO 4713 International Macroeconomics (3)
ECS 4430 Economics of Latin America  (3)
EDG 2701 Teaching Diverse Populations and Field Experience (3)
ENG 4042 Studies in Theory and Criticism (3)
ESE 4322 Classroom Management for Diverse School and Society (3)
EUH 2000 Western Civilization I (3)
EUH 2001 Western Civilization II (3)
EUH 2022 The Medieval West HP (3)
EUH 2030 Modern European History I (3)
EUH 2031 Modern European History II (3)
EUH 3142 Renaissance and Reformation (4) AS HTY
EUH 3181 Medieval Culture (4)
EUH 3188 Medieval Society (4)
EUH 3206 History of Twentieth Century Europe (4)
EUH 3452 The Age of the French Revolution (3)
EVR 2002 Environmental Science: Regional and Global Issues (3)
EVR 2861 Introduction to Environmental Policy (3)
FIN 3604 International Finance (3)
FLE 4316 Language Principles and Acquisition (1-3)
FLE 4317 Teaching Students with Limited English Proficiency (3)
FLE 5145 Language Principles, Acquisition and Teaching (3)
FLE 5345 Teaching English Language Learners K-12 (3)
FLE 5940 ESOL Practicum (1-3)
FRE 3391 French Cinema (3)
[NOTE: A student may only use FRE 3391 for elective credit if they did not take the option to use it for a core requirement]
FRE 3440 French for Business (3)
GEA 2000 World Regional Geography (4)
GEB 3373 International Business (3)
GEO 2400 Human Geography (4)
GEO 4372 Global Conservation (4)
GEO 4471 Political Geography (4)
HIS 3938 Major Issues in History (3)
HUM 1020 The Arts (3)
IDH 4200 Geographical Perspectives Honors (3)
IDH 3100 Arts/Humanities Honors (1-3)
IDS 3662 Arts Connections (3)
INR 1015 World Perspective (3)
INR 2002 Introduction to International Relations (3)
INR 3011 Globalization (3)
INR 3038 International Wealth and Power (3)
INR 3084 International Terrorism (3)
INR 3102 American Foreign Policy (3)
INR 3202 International Human Rights (3)
INR 4035 International Political Economy (3)
INR 4083 Conflict in The World (3)
INR 4254 Africa in World Affairs (3)
INR 4403 International Law (3)
INR 4502 International Organizations (3)
ISM 4382 Global Information Systems (3)
ISS 1101 Knowledge and Society (3)
LAH 2020 Latin American Civilization (3)
LAH 2733 Latin American History in Film (3)
LAH 3200 Modern Latin America (4)
LAH 3430 History of Mexico (4)
LAH 3470 History of the Caribbean (4)
LAH 3480 History of Cuba (4)
LIT 3101 Literature of the Western World Through the Renaissance (3)
LIT 3102 Literature of the Western World Since the Renaissance (3)
LIT 3103 Great Literature of the World (3)
LIT 3144 Modern European Novel (3)
LIT 3301 Cultural Studies and the Popular Arts (3)
LIT 3353 Literature, Race, and Ethnicity (3)
LIT 3513 Literature, Gender, and Sexuality (3)
LIT 4931 Studies in World Literature and Cultures (3)
MAN 4600 International Management (3)
MAR 4156 International Marketing (3)
MSL 4302C Leadership in a Complex World (3)
POT 4064 Contemporary Political Thought (3)
REL 2300 Introduction to World Religions (4)
REL 3363 Introduction to Islam (3)
REL 3500 History of Christianity (4)
SOP 4723 Cross-Cultural Psychology (3)
SPN 3391 Latin American Cinema (3)
[NOTE: A student may only use SPN 3391 for elective credit if they did not take the option to use it for a core requirement]
SPN 3440 Spanish for Business and International Trade (3)
SOW 4522 Multicultural America (3)
WST 3015 Introduction to Women's Studies (3)
WST 3311 Issues in Feminism (3)

 

 

 


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