Are you interested in the history and culture of other countries? Do you enjoy studying a foreign language? Does graduate work in area studies, or employment in fields like international development or social services, overseas or with immigrant communities, appeal to you?
Then check out the Intercultural Studies Major, a joint project of the Political Science and Sociology Department, the Department of History and the Department of Modern Languages. Required coursework includes seven Sociology courses, including Principles of Sociology, Cultural Anthropology, and Minority/Majority Relations. You also will take Research Methods for Social Science, four courses in French or Spanish, including Conversation and Composition and Culture, and History of Europe or Latin America. Majors are required to participate for at least 10 weeks in an approved international study program, normally in a country in which their respective language is spoken. Courses in this program satisfy the Social Though and Tradition, Humanity and Culture, and Foreign Language Intellectual Perspectives.
For more information, contact Dr. Park in Sociology or Dr. Murphy in Modern Languages.