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. 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.

To graduate, students will complete 120 course hours including required general prerequisites, prerequisite courses for the major, core courses, and electives in foreign languages and other disciplines. Any student who declares this program of study must have successfully completed one of the following prerequisites: FRE 2200 (3) and FRE 2201 (3) or SPN 2200 (3) and SPN 2201 (3) or Demonstrate equivalent proficiency by examination.

The total requirement for the major is 30 hours as defined below:

Core Requirement 3
Concentration 18
Electives 6
Capstone 3

  • Foreign Language Core Requirements (30)
  • 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)
  • Common Core Course (3)

  • SPN/FRE 4930 Introduction to Postcolonial Studies (3)
  • Foreign Language Core Requirements (30)
  • OR 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)

  • Capstone Project (3)
  • SPW 4900/FRE 4905 Undergraduate Research Capstone Project (3)
  • Foreign Language Core Requirements (30)
  • OR 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.See your academic advisor to ensure electives are applicable to your degree.