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Liberal Studies Major

Global Cultural Studies Concentration

School of Education



Students who complete the Global Cultural Studies Concentration are not eligible to earn the Global Cultural Studies Minor.

  • Global Cultural Studies Concentration (Around the World Semester)
  • 13 Units
  • ENG 386: Postmodern Novel
  • 3

This survey course will look at the transition from Modern to Postmodern literature in South Korea, Armenia, and Greece as well as postcolonial theory from Ethiopia, Ghana, and Bolivia, including readings, lectures, discussions, and assessments on postcolonial theory, postmodernism, literary technique, the role of religion, and the question of personal and national identity.

  • ENG 392: Epic Literature
  • 3

This course will study the literary and sacred masterpieces from the countries visited during the Around-the-World semester and examine these texts in light of their historical context, literary technique, the role of religion, and the question of personal and national identity.

  • GCS 301: Foundations of Language
  • 4

This course will provide specific applications for learning a new foreign language and understanding English structure and usage, including sound system, word formation, grammar, syntax, expression of meaning, variation, etymology, and/or change. Cultural and artistic uses of languages; and comparison of oral and written aspects of language will also be covered.

  • WRT 330: Travel Writing
  • 3

This intense, creative, nonfiction writing course will combine with ethnographic research, blogging, and backpack journalism as students write about thirty-five (35) pages of essays, profiles, literary journalism, and reviews that will be published weekly on a blog together with photos and video content. Assignments will require students to observe and engage with people in various countries where they are volunteering and studying.

See requirements for Liberal Studies major coursework.

Current students, please note: The requirements listed here may not reflect the most current courses for this major and may not be the requirements for the catalog year you are following to complete your major. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for official requirements you must meet to qualify for a degree.

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