Foreign Languages and Literatures BA, Global Studies Concentration

Cultivate and solidify the broad cultural awareness, knowledge of other languages, and the global expertise required of twenty-first-century college graduates! Develop your linguistic and cultural competencies in courses that emphasize critical thinking skills!

The Global Studies concentration within the BA in Foreign Languages and Literatures allows students to pursue a broad range of interests in issues of language and culture. Students may either concentrate in one language or apply coursework in two different languages toward the degree. Choose from a rotating list of classes with the FORL prefix, taught in English, to develop knowledge of additional language and culture areas.

Faculty teaching courses in the Global Studies Major Concentration specialize in expressions of language and culture across a range of global traditions: French and Francophone Studies, German Studies, Japanese Studies, Spanish and Latin American Studies, and Russian Studies. Take courses on cinema and new media, contemporary and classic literature, fairy tales, science fiction, visual art, and more!

Study Abroad with FLL faculty in Argentina, Cuba, France, Germany, Spain, Russia or get matched to a program that will take you anywhere you want to go!

· Practical knowledge of a language and a culture

· Adaptability within diverse cultural environments

· Creative solving problem experience in unfamiliar situations

· Excellent listening and writing skills.


The major in Global Studies consists of 30 semester hours, along with Foundations (General Education) courses within the University. The 6-semester hour core of Global Studies concentration includes GLST 1000: Introduction to Global Studies (3 FC: HU GD) and a capstone course GLST 4500: Seminar in Global Studies (3). Students take 15 semester hours in one (FREN, GERM, SPAN) or a combination of two languages (including also GRK, JAPN, LATN, RUSS), and complete 9 semester hours in the FORL prefix (taught in English).

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