DRAFT 2017-2018 UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG
Effective 1 June 2017 through 31 May 2018
Please see the Undergraduate Catalog Archives for PDF versions of past catalogs.
This program is offered by the College of Arts & Sciences/International Languages and Cultures Department.
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Recognize and appraise the complexities of a culture or cultures different from their own.
- Identify multiple cultural perspectives based on original texts and cultural materials.
- Critically analyze their own culture and its place in the world.
- Question cultural stereotypes.
- Demonstrate successful and sensitive communication, both orally and in writing, with people from another culture through an understanding of their language and culture.
- Relate their personality, values and complex thoughts in a language other than their native one.
A minimum of 128 credit hours consisting of the following:
- 36 required credit hours (at minimum) in the language of the student's major.
- A minimum of 24 of the 36 required credit hours in the specific foreign language must be at the 3000 level or above.
- A minimum of 9 credit hours must be successfully completed at Webster at the 3000 level or above. These 9 credit hours must include a 3090, 3100 or 4090 course, an introduction to literature course or a culture course, and a 4000-level seminar. These courses may not be taken pass/fail.
- The department requires one term (minimum 6-8 weeks) abroad in a country where the target language is spoken or an alternative cultural/linguistic experience approved by the department.
- A cumulative grade average of B or better in courses taken in the language of the major.
- A portfolio review and demonstration of oral proficiency (advanced low level on ACTFL scale) in a departmental overview (ILC 4700).
- Applicable University Global Citizenship Program hours
Courses completed with a grade lower than C do not count toward fulfilling the specific
course requirements of the major.
Courses at the 3000 level may only be taken pass/fail with permission of the chair of the department.
Teacher certification courses (e.g., ILC 4060) may not be used to satisfy upper-level coursework in the appropriate language.
Translation certificate courses (thoughts with TRSL and TRFR prefixes) may not be
used to satisfy upper-level coursework in the appropriate language.
Students whose primary language is not English must take English as a Second Language (ESLG) courses until they pass their English Language Proficiency requirements.