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Cultural Diversity and Global Interdependence

Two courses are required for completion of this context.

  • The first course will be one of the following:
    • a second course of study in a foreign language
    • an approved study abroad experience
    • a course focusing on the culture in which the language studied is spoken
  • The second course will be one with a significant Non-Western component.

Requirements for International Students

All international students must complete a third, non-language course with a substantial non-western component.

Tier I: Students whose first language is not English may waive the one semester foreign language requirement in Tier I by presenting a TOEFL score of 213 (paper test 550), a score of 5 or better on either the standard or the high level English examination for the International Baccalaureat or by successfully completing ENG 100: Basic Writing.

Tier II: For students whose first language is not English, completion of a semester of study at Westminster with a GPA of 2.0 or better is considered to be an approved study abroad experience. As such, this semester fulfills the Language/Culture Course component in the Cultural Diversity and Global Interdependence Context of Tier II.

Language Courses

  • FRE 102 Elementary French II
  • FRE 203 Intermediate French I
  • GRE 102 Elementary Greek I
  • LAT 102 Elementary Latin II
  • LAT 203 Intermediate Latin I
  • SPA 102 Elementary Spanish II
  • SPA 203 Intermediate Spanish I

Culture Courses

  • BIO 320/321 Biology in Belize (Must complete orientation and trip)
  • HIS 267 Latin American History and Culture (2nd course for students who took an initial semester in Spanish.)
  • HUM 294 Intro to French Speaking World (2nd course for students that took an initial semester in French.)
  • HUM277/SPA 377 Spanish Civilization (2nd course in the culture of a studied language)
  • HUM 278/SPA 378 Latin American Civilization (2nd course in the culture for students that took an initial semester in Spanish)
  • TNS 200 Cultural & Political Dynamics in Contemporary Argentina (Orientation & Trip)

Non-Western Courses

  • ASN 201 Asian Studies
  • FRE 362 Francophone Civilizations
  • HES 240 Intro to Global Public Health
  • HIS 279 African Civilization (Formerly HIS 200)
  • HUM 294 Intro to French Speaking World (3rd nonlanguage, nonWestern course for students who did not take French as their foreign language)
  • HUM 278/SPA 378 Latin American Civilization (3rd nonlanguage, nonwestern course for those who did not take Spanish as their foreign language)
  • INT 201 Intro to International Studies
  • PED 240 Intro to Global Public Health
  • PHL 102 World Religions
  • POL 201 Asian Studies
  • POL 212 Introduction to International Politics
  • REL 102 World Religions
  • SCA 201 Intro to International Studies
  • SEC 201 Intro to Security Studies
  • TNS 201 Intro to International Studies
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