World Cultural Literacy (Minor)
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In keeping with the University’s mission to provide an international curriculum, the World Literature minor offers N.C. State students (excluding English majors in Literature concentration) an opportunity to study literature and cultures outside the Anglo-American tradition. Students will develop critical and analytical skills and enhance the global perspective essential in today’s job market. The minor offers choices from a range of courses that include film, animation, illustrations, texts, lyrics, and popular cultural references. Readings are in English translation, but original texts supplied on request. Many World Cultural Literacy courses are cross-listed in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and the English Department.
This minor is open to all NC State students, except English majors in the Literature concentration (16ENGLBA I6ENGLLLT). Once a student has started taking courses in the minor they should download a Departmental Minor Declaration Form and consult with the major advisor for approval of the minor program. After the student obtains the major advisor's signature, they meet with the minor advisor to develop a plan of study indicating required courses and expected dates of completion. A copy of the student's minor plan of study will be kept on file in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.
Paperwork for certification should be completed no later than during the registration period for the student's final semester at NC State. Students should meet with the Coordinator of Advising, Ms. Susan Navey-Davis (919.515.9288, https://fll.chass.ncsu.edu/people/faculty_staff/navey,
321 Withers), to complete the final certification. Students will receive official recognition on their transcript for the completed minor
Dr. Meredith Fosque
919 513 7034
firstname.lastname@example.org (best contact)
SIS Code: 16WCLM
- This minor is open to NC State students, except 16ENGLBA, 16ENGLLT (Literature Concentration) majors.
- Completion of 15 credit hours.
- Students may transfer in no more than six (6) hours of courses toward the minor.
- Must have an overall 2.0 GPA in the minor and may count no course grade lower than a ‘C-‘.
- A maximum of two (2) courses may be used (double-counted) towards both departmental major requirements and minor requirements.
- No courses for the minor may be taken for S/U credit.
Courses (3 credit hours)
- At least two (2) courses at or above the 300 level from the approved list (6 credit hours)
- At least one (1) course at or above the 400 level from approved list (3 credit hours) Note: enrollment in 500-level courses requires permission from minor advisor and home department of the course.
- Two (2) additional courses chosen from the approved course list (6 credit hours) including:
- One related course from the disciplines of Art History, History. Music. Philosophy and Religious Studies to be counted toward the minor. Choices must follow non-Anglo-American parameters. See suggested related cultural courses list below.
World Cultural Literacy Courses
|CLA 210||Classical Mythology||3|
|CLA 320||Masterpieces of Classical Lit||3|
|ENG 255||Beyond Britain: Literature from Colonies of the British Empire||3|
|ENG 329||Language and Globalization||3|
|ENG 349||African Literature in English||3|
|or AFS 349||African Literature in English|
|ENG 466||Transatlantic Literatures||3|
|ENG 492||Special Topics in Film Styles and Genres||3|
|FL 216||Art and Society in France||3|
|FL 219||Studies in Great Works of Non-Western Literature||3|
|or ENG 219||Studies in Great Works of Non-Western Literature|
|FL 220||Studies in Great Works of Western Literature||3|
|or ENG 220||Studies in Great Works of Western Literature|
|FL 221||Literature of the Western World I||3|
|or ENG 221||Literature of the Western World I|
|FL 222||Literature of the Western World II||3|
|or ENG 222||Literature of the Western World II|
|FL 223||Contemporary World Literature I||3|
|or ENG 223||Contemporary World Literature I|
|FL 224||Contemporary World Literature II||3|
|or ENG 224||Contemporary World Literature II|
|FL 246||Literature of the Holocaust||3|
|or ENG 246||Literature of the Holocaust|
|FL 275||Literature and War||3|
|or ENG 275||Literature and War|
|FL 392||Major World Author||3|
|or ENG 392||Major World Author|
|FL 393||Studies in Literary Genre||3|
|or ENG 393||Studies in Literary Genre|
|FL 394||Studies in World Literature||3|
|or ENG 394||Studies in World Literature|
|or ENG 406||Modernism|
|or ENG 407||Postmodernism|
|FL 495||Special Topics in Foreign Languages and Literatures||1-6|
|FL 539||Seminar In World Literature (requires permission)||3|
|or ENG 539||Seminar In World Literature|
No language courses are required. However, one FLx 200 level or above may count towards minor electives with approval.
Courses to be chosen from the approved World Cultural Literacy courses list; however, the minor advisor may approve exceptions, dependent on course content.
Related Cultural Courses
|HA 201||History of Art from Caves to the Renaissance||3|
|HA 202||History of Art From the Renaissance Through the 20th Century||3|
|HA 298||Special Topics in Art History||3|
|HI 207||Ancient Mediterranean World||3|
|HI 208||The Middle Ages||3|
|HI 209||From Renaissance to Revolution: The Origins of Modern Europe||3|
|HI 210||Modern Europe 1815-Present||3|
|HI 214||History and Archaeology of Ancient Latin America||3|
|HI 215||Latin America to 1826||3|
|HI 216||Latin America Since 1826||3|
|HI 217||Caribbean History||3|
|HI 263||Asian Civilizations to 1800||3|
|HI 264||Modern Asia: 1800 to Present||3|
|HI 270||Modern Middle East||3|
|HI 275||Introduction to History of South and East Africa||3|
|HI 276||Introduction to History of West Africa||3|
|HI 370||Modern Egypt||3|
|HI 371||Modern Japan, 1850 to Present||3|
|HI 374||Visual Culture of Modern South Asia||3|
|HI 400||Civilization of the Ancient Near East||3|
|MUS 200||Understanding Music: Global Perspectives||3|
|MUS 201||Introduction to Music Literature I||3|
|MUS 202||Introduction to Music Literature II||3|
|PHI 300||Ancient Philosophy||3|
|PHI 301||Early Modern Philosophy||3|
|PHI 302||19th Century Philosophy||3|
|PHI 401||Kant's Critique of Pure Reason||3|
|REL 210||Religious Traditions of the World||3|
|REL 230||Asian Religions||3|
|REL 311||Introduction to the Old Testament||3|
|REL 312||Introduction to the New Testament||3|
|REL 331||The Hindu Tradition||3|
|REL 332||The Buddhist Traditions||3|
|REL 333||Chinese Religions||3|
|REL 334||Japanese Religions||3|
|REL 350||Introduction to Judaism||3|
|REL 383||Religion, Globalism, and Justice||3|
|REL 407||Islamic History to 1798||3|
|REL 408||Islam in the Modern World||3|
|REL 412||Advanced Readings in the Christian Gospels||3|
|REL 413||The Life and Letters of the Apostle Paul||3|