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 TOFEL 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
  • GER 102  Elementary German II
  • GER 203  Intermediate German 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)

Non-Western Courses

  • ASN 201  Asian Studies
  • BIO 216/316  East African Orientation/East African Off-Campus Trip (Formerly BIO 200/300)
  • HES 240  Intro to Global Public Health
  • HIS 250  Modern East Asia
  • HIS 267  Latin American History and Culture (3rd nonlanguage, nonWestern course for students who did not take Spanish as their foreign language.)
  • 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
  • SCA 230  Specific Cultures and Civilizations (topic)
  • SEC 201  Intro to Security Studies
  • TNS 201  Intro to International Studies