Requirements for the Global Cultural Studies Major (36 Semester Hours)

Core courses (8 semester hours)

  • GCS 105 Introduction to Global Cultural Studies (4)
  • GCS 499W Senior Seminar in Global Cultural Studies (4)*

*If projected enrollments for the upcoming academic year are not sufficiently high, the chair of Global Cultural Studies will notify rising senior majors in GCS that this class will not be offered that year. Instead, those senior majors will take a class in any category in the major that is 300-level or higher, and write a substantial paper in that class. Before registering for such a class, students must ask the instructor for permission and specific Senior Capstone directions.

Anthropology (4 semester hours)

Take 4 semester hours with an ANTH prefix.

  • ANTH 144 Topics in Cultural Anthropology (4)
  • ANTH 231 Native North American Cultures (4)
  • ANTH 232 Peoples and Cultures of Africa (4)
  • ANTH 235 Cultures of Mexico and Ecuador (4)
  • ANTH 258 Selected Area Studies (4)
  • ANTH 335 Visual Anthropology (4)
  • ANTH 344 Medical Anthropology (4)
  • ANTH 351 Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights, and the Environment (4)
  • ANTH 356 Language and Culture (4)
  • ANTH 358 Special Topics in Anthropology (4)
  • ANTH 394 Internship in Anthropology (4)
  • ANTH 399 Topics in Anthropology (1-4)
  • ANTH 429 Topics in Anthropology (1-4)
  • ANTH 490 Independent Study (2 or 4)

Cultural Electives, Part A (16 semester hours)

Take 16 semester hours from the following approved list of electives that focus on different cultures around the world, including the United States.

  • ANTH 144 Topics in Cultural Anthropology (4)
  • ANTH 231 Native North American Cultures (4)
  • ANTH 232 Peoples and Cultures of Africa (4)
  • ANTH 235 Cultures of Mexico and Ecuador (4)
  • ANTH 258 Selected Area Studies (4)
  • ANTH 335 Visual Anthropology (4)
  • ANTH 344 Medical Anthropology (4)
  • ANTH 351 Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights, and the Environment (4)
  • ANTH 356 Language and Culture (4)
  • ANTH 358 Special Topics in Anthropology (4)
  • ANTH 394 Internship in Anthropology (4)
  • ANTH 399 Topics in Anthropology (1-4)
  • ANTH 429 Topics in Anthropology (1-4)
  • ANTH 490 Independent Study (2 or 4)
  • ARCH 237 Introduction to Global Archaeology (4)
  • ARCH 337 Archaeological Theories and Methods (4)
  • ARTH 243 Contemporary Art: 1970-present (4)
  • ARTH 263 Baroque and Neoclassical Visual Culture (4)
  • ARTH 267 Renaissance Visual Culture (4)
  • ASIA 201 Gateway to East Asian Studies (4)
  • ASIA 210 Making and Playing of Traditional Musical Instruments (4)
  • ASIA 288 Introducing Asia to the World (4)
  • ASIA 301 Asian Visual and Creative Culture (4)
  • ASIA 352 Field Study in Asia (4)
  • CHNSE 254 Folklore and Identity (4)
  • CHNSE 258 Gender and Mass Communication in Asia (4)
  • CHNSE 269 Chinese Society and Media (4)
  • CHNSE 352 Rites of Passage in Chinese Societies (4)
  • FREN 275 African Cinema (4)
  • FREN 285W  Gender and Sexuality in African Literature and Cinema (4)
  • FREN 331W French Composition and Discussion (4)
  • FREN 336 France and the Other (4)
  • FREN 337 French and Francophone Studies II (4)
  • FREN 340 Readings in French Literature (4)
  • FREN 341 Oral Tradition and Performance in African Literature (4)
  • FREN 430 Civilization and Its Critics (4)
  • FREN 432 Language in Society (4)
  • FREN 439 Advanced Topics in French Literature (4)
  • GERM 241 German Cinema and Visual Culture (4)
  • GERM 333 Contemporary German Culture (4)
  • GERM 432 Media in Context: Literature, Film and Art (4)
  • HIST 233 Asian Empires on the Silk Road (4)
  • HIST 256 Colonial Latin America (4)
  • HIST 270 Cinema in the Middle East (4)
  • IDS 205 Chemawa Indian School Partnership Program (2)
  • IDS 250W Narratives of Migration: From Islamic Spain to the US/Mexico Border (4)
  • IDS 396 Chemawa Indian School Partnership Program Internship (2 or 4)
  • JAPN 201W Modern Japanese Society and Culture (4)
  • JAPN 314W Japanese Literature in Translation (4)
  • JAPN 340 The Japanese Cinema (4)
  • PHEAL 120 Global Health through Film (4)
  • PHIL 112/113W Philosophy and Religion (4)
  • PHIL 370W Philosophy of Language (4)
  • RUSS 233W Russian Culture: Russian Ways and Views of Russia (4)
  • RUSS 235 Russian and Soviet Cinema (4)
  • RUSS 320W The Nineteenth-Century Russian Novel (4)
  • RUSS 325 Topics in Russian Literature (4)
  • RUSS 333 Russian Civilization and Culture (4)
  • SPAN 331W Spanish Composition and Discussion (4)
  • SPAN 332 Spanish Conversation and Culture (4)
  • SPAN 333 Hispanic Civilization (4)
  • SPAN 335 Cultural Institutions of Spain (4)
  • SPAN 352 Peninsular Literature I: Medieval, Early Modern, and American Colonial (4)
  • SPAN 353 Peninsular Literature II: Modern and Contemporary (4)
  • SPAN 355 Latin American Literature I: Conquest to Independence (4)
  • SPAN 356 Latin American Literature II: Modernismo to the Present (4)
  • SPAN 365 Spanish Translation (4)
  • SPAN 380 Latin American Cinema (4)
  • SPAN 399 Topics in Spanish (1-4)
  • SPAN 427 Topics in Latin American Literature (4)
  • SPAN 428 Contemporary Mexican Literature (4)
  • SPAN 430 History of Hispanic Thought (4)
  • SPAN 431 Contemporary Novel and Short Story of Latin America (4)
  • SPAN 435 Contemporary Latin American Women Writers (4)
  • SPAN 438 Contemporary Spanish Women Writers (4)
  • SPAN 445 Topics in Medieval and Early Modern Spanish Literature (4)
  • SPAN 446 Topics in Modern and Contemporary Peninsular Literature (4)
  • THTR 212 Global Fashion History (4)

Cultural Electives, Part B (8 semester hours)

Take two classes (8 semester hours) that meet the following conditions: .

  1. Most importantly, these two classes can be chosen from Cultural Electives, Part A, but they must have a prefix of CHNSE, FREN, GERM, JAPN, RUSS, or SPAN.
  2. These two classes can be at any level and from any one or two of the non-English language programs just mentioned. For instance, a student may choose one class at the 100-level with a GERM prefix and another at the 200-level with a SPAN prefix, or they may choose two classes with the same prefix at any level.
  3. These two classes can focus on any topic, such as language instruction, cinema, literature, or other cultural forms.
  4. These two classes can be taught in English.
  5. Note, however, that the two classes that fulfill this Global Cultural Studies requirement cannot be the same classes that a student uses to meet Willamette’s non-English General Education requirement; they must be different, additional classes. These two classes can count for any other General Education requirement, just not the non-English General Education requirement.
  6. Also, this requirement in Global Cultural Studies cannot be fulfilled through a language proficiency exam or AP/IB credit.

Stipulations

Students majoring in Global Cultural studies cannot count for GCS major credit more than four classes from any single course prefix, unless the courses have an ANTH or GCS prefix, in which case there is no limit.

The GCS major values training in areas of transregional and global connection. Thus, students are required to take one course from at least three of the following world region categories: 1) North America or Europe, 2) Central or South America, 3) Africa, 4) Asia, 5) Middle East, or 6) Global (students are allowed to take 2 of these 3 courses from the Global category). Students can choose these three regional classes from any category in the major (Core, Anthropology, Cultural Electives). No classes can count in more than one category in the major. Classes, supervised research, or internship work done during study abroad may qualify for GCS credit, but must be approved by the GCS chair. With GCS chair approval, "Special Topics" and other courses at Willamette may also count for GCS credit and will at that time be assigned to the proper regional category.

Students must take two credits at the 300-level or above. These 300/400-level classes can be from Anthropology or Cultural Electives A or B, but not Senior Capstone.

 

Requirements for the Global Cultural Studies Minor (20 Semester Hours)

Core courses

  • GCS 105 Introduction to Global Cultural Studies (4)
  • One course from the Anthropology Category (see major above) (4)
  • Three additional courses from any category in the GCS major: Core, Anthropology, Cultural Electives A or B (see major above) (12)

Stipulations

Students minoring in Global Cultural Studies are required to take one course from at least two of the following world region categories: 1) North America or Europe, 2) Central or South America, 3) Africa, 4) Asia, 5) Middle East, or 6) Global (students are allowed to take both courses from the Global category). Students can choose these two regional classes from any category in the minor. Classes, supervised research, or internship work done during study abroad may qualify for GCS credit, but must be approved by the GCS chair. With GCS chair approval, "Special Topics" and other courses at Willamette may also count for GCS credit and will at that time be assigned to the proper regional category.

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