The student will take four courses in each of two culture/language areas. At least one area must be from a non-English speaking tradition. The student should attempt in so far as possible to enroll in parallel courses in the different areas (i.e., courses that cover the same time period or that have a similar thematic focus). Of the four courses in a non-English area, one can be a course taught in translation. All courses, whether in English or the target language, must cover literary and/or intellectual traditions; upper division language courses (such as Composition and Discussion) will not satisfy the culture/language area requirement.

The student will take four electives, related somehow to either the culture/language areas, or the time period or theme of specialization. These electives will include the history courses most appropriate to the areas.

No more than five courses in the major should be below the 300 level.