Oct 25, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

World Cultures and Literatures, B.A.


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College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences  > Department of Modern and Classical Languages  > World Cultures and Literatures, B.A.

The B.A. degree in World Cultures and Literatures is an interdisciplinary major in the department of Modern & Classical Languages. Students acquire expertise in a foreign language and cross-cultural communication skills through advanced coursework in foreign languages and world or area literary and cultural studies.

In addition to the other requirements for the Bachelor of Arts, students will complete 27 semester hours in the specific track they select. Required courses for each track are specified below.

The Bachelor of Arts in World Cultures and Literatures offers the following tracks:

  1. Ancient Studies
  2. German Studies
  3. Global Cinema Studies
  4. Francophone Cultures Studies
  5. Italian Studies
  6. Middle Eastern Studies
  7. Studies in Global Modernity

Majors must earn at least a 2.50 cumulative grade point average in all courses counting toward the major track requirements.

Ancient Studies Track


1) 3.0 Credit Hours in:


2) 3.0 Credit Hours in:


5) 3.0 Credit Hours in:


6) 12.0 Credit Hours


Twelve credit hours chosen according to the student’s declared program emphasis (with approval of WCL undergraduate director), selected from the following list:

German Studies Track


1) 9.0 Credit Hours in:


3) 3.0 Credit Hours


Three credit hours selected from the following list:

5) 3.0 Credit Hours in:


Global Cinema Studies Track


1) 6.0 Credit Hours in:


3) 6.0 Credit Hours


  • Six hours at the 3000-level taught in a foreign language.

4) 9.0 Credit Hours


Nine credit hours of film courses selected from the following list:

5) 3.0 Credit Hours


Three credit hours selected from the following list:

Francophone Cultures Studies Track


1) 6.0 Credit Hours in:


2) 3.0 Credit Hours in:


5) 6.0 Credit Hours


Six credit hours from the following list:

Italian Studies Track


2) 6.0 Credit Hours


Six credit hours taken from:

3) 6.0 Credit Hours


Six credit hours taken from:

4) 6.0 Credit Hours


Six credit hours taken from:

5) 6.0 Credit Hours


Six credit hours taken from:

(students can also substitute courses listed in item 2 and 3 that have not been taken or other courses with the consent of the program director).

Note(s):


  • ITAL 3335 and ITAL 4308 do not require substantial knowledge of Italian and can be taken even during the First Year. WCL Majors in Italian Studies Track and Minors in Italian must take at least one of the two. However, students who take ITAL 3335 can also take ITAL 4308 as elective, and vice versa.
  • Italian Studies majors must earn at least a 2.00-grade point average in all Italian courses counting toward the major and attempted at the University of Houston.
  • Students who have not taken their first three semesters of Italian at the University of Houston (including those with two or more years of high school Italian, Heritage Learning students, returning from study abroad, etc.) must take a placement examination and see a department advisor before enrolling in Italian courses. The placement exam is available at the Testing Center year-round.
  • Credit may be awarded by examination for courses at the 2000- and 3000-level. For information see the departmental advisor.
  • Students who have taken the IB or AP Italian Exam may also be able to receive credit for some courses. They should consult the following: Credit by Examination .
  • Transfer students must take at least 9 semester hours of advanced Italian course work in residence to qualify for a WCL degree with Italian Studies Track

Middle Eastern Studies Track


1) 3.0 Credit Hours in:


3) 3.0 Credit Hours in:


4) 18.0 Credit Hours


Eighteen hours selected from the following list:

Studies in Global Modernity Track


1) 6.0 Credit Hours in:


2) 6.0 Credit Hours


  • Six hours at the 3000-level in a foreign language.

4) 12.0 Credit Hours


Twelve credit hours selected from the following list:

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