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2022-2023 Westminster College Catalog 
2022-2023 Westminster College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Studies, Cultural Studies Concentration, B.A.

Cultural Studies Concentration

The student chooses an emphasis in history or modern languages. 36 semester hours, comprising:

Cultural Studies Concentration Electives

Eight semester hours of Cultural Studies Concentration electives from ONE of the following options:

  1. Two CLC  (Studies in World Literature and Culture) courses;
  2. MUS 101  and MUS 102 ;
  3. IFS 170 , IFS 171 , IFS 172 , IFS 173 , IFS 176 ;
  4. Or, substitute eight semester hours from one additional discipline in the humanities, with included courses approved by the International Studies Committee.

Plus, one additional elective from any of the Cultural Studies Concentration electives listed above.

Plus, a semester of Study Abroad or an approved off-campus study program.

Plus, either the History or Modern Languages Emphasis:


History emphasis faculty adviser, Dr. Patricia Clark. Modern languages emphasis faculty adviser, Dr. Ann Murphy Dammron.

Foreign language requirements in the International Studies program may be met through advanced language coursework, taken as part of the approved Study Abroad or off-campus experience, in languages other than those offered by Westminster College.

The main discipline(s) in a particular concentration cannot be combined with those majors that comprise that concentration. The following combinations are not allowed:

  1. International politics concentration cannot be combined with a political science major;
  2. Global development concentration cannot be combined with history or sociology majors;
  3. Cultural studies concentration cannot be combined with history or modern language majors.

International studies majors may minor in the main discipline(s) which comprise(s) that concentration, but no more than two courses may count towards both the international studies major and disciplinary minor.

EXAMPLE: An international studies major with an international politics concentration may also minor in political science. However, he or she may not use more than two international studies courses towards the political science minor.

There are no restrictions on double counting courses for double majors beyond the College-wide requirement of taking two capstones.