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World Cultures

The following are the course and credit requirements for the Major emphasis in World Cultures. You can also access this information on the UW-Green Bay Catalog page the World Cultures Emphasis on the UW-Green Bay Catalog. 

World Cultures  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
WF 105
Research and Rhetoric
Choose one of the following courses:
HUM STUD 100
Living the Humanities
or HUM STUD 201
Introduction to the Humanities
Choose one of the following courses:
ENGLISH 218
World Literatures
ENGLISH 219
World Literatures II
HUM STUD/HISTORY 101
Foundations of Western Culture I
HUM STUD/HISTORY 102
Foundations of Western Culture II
HUM STUD/HISTORY 103
World Civilizations I
HUM STUD/HISTORY 104
World Civilizations II
PHILOS 101
Introduction to Philosophy
PHILOS 213
Ancient Philosophy
Foreign Language Requirement*
Choose one of the following courses:
ENGLISH 206
Women in Literature
FNS 225
Introduction to First Nations Studies: The Tribal World
FNS 226
Introduction to First Nations Studies: Social Justice
HISTORY 207
Introduction to African-American History
HUM STUD 213
Ethnic Diversity and Human Values
PHILOS 216
Introduction to Asian Philosophy
PHILOS 217
Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion
Upper-Level Courses24
Category 1: Global Encounters (6 credits) (At least one course must be a HUM STUD course)
ENGLISH 338
World Literatures
FNS 372
Indigenous Nations Oral and Storytelling Traditions
FNS 385
First Nations Intellectual Traditions
FRENCH 355
Le Monde Francophone
HISTORY 470
Studies in Comparative History
HUM STUD 383
Contemporary Cultural Issues
HUM STUD 360
Globalization and Cultural Conflict
SPANISH 357
Cultura Latina
SPANISH 329
Representative Spanish and Latin American Authors
SPANISH 351
Major Spanish and Latin American Fiction
SPANISH 355
Spanish and Latin American Cinema
Category II: Western Cultures (6 credits) (At least one course must be a HUM STUD course)
HUM STUD 323
The Hebrew Bible (Old Testament)
HUM STUD 324
The New Testament
HUM STUD 333
Utopia and Dystopia
HUM STUD 334
The Ancient World
HUM STUD 335
The Medieval World
HUM STUD 336
The Renaissance
HUM STUD 337
The Age of Reason
HUM STUD 350
Interdisciplinary Study of Great Works (Dante)
HUM STUD 351
Interdisciplinary Themes in Humanities (Western Topic)
HUM STUD/GERMAN 356
German Culture
HUM STUD/GERMAN 357
German Cinema
GERMAN 329
Representative German Authors
SPANISH 360
Spain Today
SPANISH 361
The Cultures of Spain
FRENCH 329
Representative French Authors
FRENCH 354
France Today
HISTORY 422
Topics in Early Modern European History (Crime and Mentalities)
ENGLISH 344
African American Literature
ENGLISH 331
Major American Prose Fiction
ENGLISH 431
Shakespeare
ENGLISH 322
Major Poetry
Category III: Cultures Outside the West (6 credits) (At least one course must be a HUM STUD course)
DJS 363
Topics in Democracy and Justice (South Africa Topic)
FNS 385
First Nations Intellectual Traditions
HISTORY 356
History of Modern Africa
HUM STUD 326
Non-Western Religions
HUM STUD 343
International Cinema
HUM STUD 352
Literatures in Translation
HUM STUD 384
Topics in World Cultures
PHILOS 351
Happiness and the Good Life
Humanities in Action Capstone Experience (3 credits)
HUM STUD 480
Humanities Seminar
HUM STUD 497
Internship (with advisor permission)
HUM STUD 499
Travel Course
or ENGLISH 499
Travel Course
or FRENCH 499
Travel Course
or GERMAN 499
Travel Course
or HISTORY 499
Travel Course
or PHILOS 499
Travel Course
or SPANISH 499
Travel Course
Elective Course (choose 3 credits) 1
Total Credits36