World Cultures Emphasis

Language Requirement

All Humanities majors are expected to fulfill the non-English language requirement by completing one of the following:

  • Complete at least two college-level semesters of a non-English language. Students who have taken French, German or Spanish in high school or who have acquired a knowledge of the language elsewhere may receive credit for that preparation by passing an advanced-level UW-Green Bay course with a grade of “C” or better.
  • Demonstrate the equivalent level of proficiency in a non-English language on a proficiency exam. NOTE: Students seeking to fulfill the language requirement through proficiency testing in French, German, or Spanish should contact the appropriate language coordinator. For skill assessment in other languages, students should contact the chair of Modern Languages.
Supporting Courses12
English Composition II: Composition and Rhetoric
Choose one of the following courses:
Living the Humanities
Introduction to the Humanities
Choose one of the following courses:
Foundations of Western Culture I
Foundations of Western Culture II
World Civilizations I
World Civilizations II
World Literatures
World Literatures II
Introduction to Philosophy
Foreign Language Requirement*
Choose one of the following courses:
Introduction to First Nations Studies: The Tribal World
Introduction to First Nations Studies: Social Justice
Ethnic Diversity and Human Values
Introduction to African-American History
Women in Literature
Introduction to Asian Philosophy
Upper-Level Courses24
Category 1: Global Encounters (6 credits) (At least one course must be a HUM STUD course)
Contemporary Cultural Issues
Globalization and Cultural Conflict
Indigenous Nations Oral and Storytelling Traditions
United States Immigration History
First Nations Intellectual Traditions
Cultura Latina
Representative Spanish and Latin American Authors
Major Spanish and Latin American Fiction
Spanish and Latin American Cinema
Le Monde Francophone
Studies in Comparative History
World Literatures
Category II: Western Cultures (6 credits) (At least one course must be a HUM STUD course)
The Hebrew Bible (Old Testament)
The New Testament
Utopia and Dystopia
The Ancient World
The Medieval World
The Renaissance
The Age of Reason
Interdisciplinary Study of Great Works (Dante)
Interdisciplinary Themes in Humanities (Western Topic)
German Culture
German Cinema
Representative German Authors
Spain Today
The Cultures of Spain
Representative French Authors
France Today
Topics in Early Modern European History (Crime and Mentalities)
African American Literature
Major American Prose Fiction
Major Poetry
Category III: Cultures Outside the West (6 credits) (At least one course must be a HUM STUD course)
Topics in World Cultures
First Nations Intellectual Traditions
Non-Western Religions
Literatures in Translation
History of Modern Africa
Topics in Democracy and Justice (South Africa Topic)
Humanities in Action Capstone Experience (3 credits)
Humanities Seminar
Internship (with advisor permission)
Travel Course
Travel Course
Travel Course
Travel Course
Travel Course
Travel Course
Travel Course
Elective Course (choose 3 credits) 1
Total Credits36