The information on this page pertains to program requirements for students who matriculated in the 2020-2021 academic year. View requirements for previous catalog years here.
The program currently offers the following languages: American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish. The faculty of the program mentor students as they gain functional competence in a language other than English, develop cultural understanding, and become responsible global citizens. Students prepare to study or live abroad, enhance professional development, and pursue personal interests while working alongside the faculty and, in most courses, native speakers who lead conversationally focused sessions.
Interdisciplinary minors are available in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish.
Successful completion of all required courses shall indicate that a student has successfully achieved the desired outcomes. Prior to declaring a concentration through the Department of World Languages and Cultures, students must meet with a tenured or tenure-track faculty member from WLC and obtain a signature from that WLC faculty member and from their primary advisor. The signed form must then be turned in at the Arts & Sciences Dean’s Office (268A Fine Arts Center).
Students may choose from three options to fulfill the requirements forthe minor. Students should meet with a tenured or tenure-track faculty member from the WLC department to determine the best option for him/her.
|18 hours in the chosen language||18|
|For French, German, and Spanish - 18 hours above LANG 051|
|For Arabic, Chinese, and Japanese - 18 hours beginning with LANG 001 or above|
|WLC 147 - Capstone for WLC Minors||1|
|WLC 148 - Intercultural Communication||3|
|12 hours in the chosen language, LANG 001 and above**||12|
|9 hours from the following areas: art, economics, English, history, marketing, music, philosophy, religion, political science, study of culture and society, and world languages and cultures. The following courses are approved for the Spanish minor:|
|ECON 135 - Developing Economies|
|ENG 066 - Reading Race & Ethnicity|
|ENG 083 - English in America: Language, Citizenship, and Identity|
|ENG 163 -Transcultural Literature|
|ENG 164/WGS 111 - Latino/a Literature|
|HIST 123 - Modern Mexico|
|HIST 124 - Aztecs Incas Mayas|
|HIST 125 - Colonial Latin America|
|HIST 126 -Modern Latin America|
|HIST 156 - Sex, Power, and War - Aztec Empire|
|HONR 073/WLC 150 - U.S. Latino Language and Cultures|
|ACTS 198/JMC 199 - Family, Lifestyles, Annuity Tables|
|COUN 145/245 - Counseling Diverse Populations: Brazil|
|SCSS 196/WLC 196 - Contemporary Urban Mexico|
|SPAN 140 - Spanish Practical Speaking & Writing|
|SPAN 150 - Spanish Language & Culture Topics|
|SPAN 151 - National Identity in a Transitional Age|
|SPAN 152 - Spanish Film|
|SPAN 153 - Culture and Society|
|SPAN 154 - Cultural Health Perspectives|
|SPAN 155 - Spanish for Business|
|SPAN 160 - Spanish Literature|
|SCSA 002 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology|
|SCSA 150 - Migrant Oral History|
|SCSA 150 - U.S.-Mexico Borderlands|
|SCSA 156 - Ethnographic Methods|
|SCSS 155 - Global Youth Studies|
|WLC 148 - Intercultural Communication|
|WLC 150 - The Other Side of the Wall: The Presence and Effects of American Culture in Mexico|
|WLC 147 - Capstone for WLC Minors||1|
* A minimum of 12 credits of these plus the capstone must be taken at Drake.
** At least 9 credits of these must be taken at Drake; more than 12 credits is encouraged
The information in this catalog does not constitute a contract between the university and the student. The university reserves the right to make changes in curricula, admission policies and processes, tuition and financial aid, academic standards and guidelines, student services and any other regulations or policies set forth in this catalog without giving prior notice.