World Literature and Cultures Minor | Kent State University

World Literature and Cultures Minor

World Literature and Cultures

The World Literature and Cultures minor is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of historical and contemporary literature which is representative of a diversity of the world's cultures. Students will explore world literature and cultures with the aid of a variety of disciplinary methods of analysis and interpretation in the study of cultural texts and artifacts, as well as the interactions of the political, economic, cultural and social complexities with literature. The study of world literature and cultures is devoted to promoting a central trend among major research universities in the United States to engage in the critical integration of knowledge that cuts across the different disciplines, with sustained focus on the global study of cultures and literature, past and present.

Attribute Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversitywriting-intensive and the experiential learning requirements

WORLD LITERATURE AND CULTURES MINOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (18 credits)
Attribute Course Title Credits Min Grade
  Choose from the following: 18  
DG/KSS ANTH 18210 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)    
DG ANTH 38240 Culture and Personality (3)    
  ANTH 38250 Religion: A Search for Meaning (3)    
DG ANTH 48212 Kinship and Social Organization (3)    
  ANTH 48230 Socio-Cultural Change (3)    
  ARAB 41301 Arabic Culture (3)    
KFA ARTH 12001 Art as a World Phenomenon (3)    
KFA ARTH 22006 Art History: Ancient and Medieval Art (3)    
KFA ARTH 22007 Art History: Renaissance to Modern Art (3)    
DG/KFA ARTH 22020 Art of Africa, Oceania and the Americas (3)    
  ARTH 42023 The Arts of Japan (3)    
  ARTH 42031 Greek Archaeology and Art (3)    
  ARTH 42032 Roman Archaeology and Art (3)    
  ARTH 42041 Italian Renaissance Art (3)    
  ARTH 42042 Northern Renaissance Art (3)    
  ARTH 42051 European Art and Ideas: 1750-1900 (3)    
  AS 22001 Introduction to Jewish Studies (3)    
DG CACM 21010 Cross-Cultural Conflict Management (3)    
DG CACM 22020 International Conflict Resolution (3)    
  CACM 31003 Nonviolence: Theory and Practice (3)    
DG/WIC CACM 41010 Reconciliation Versus Revenge: Transitional Justice (3)    
  CHIN 45301 Chinese Culture (3)    
DG/KHU CLAS 21404 The Greek Achievement (3)    
DG/KHU CLAS 21405 The Roman Achievement (3)    
  CLAS 41301 Classical Mythology (3)    
ELR/WIC CLAS 41304 Latin Literature in Translation (3)    
  CLAS 41305 Classical Literary Studies (3)    
  CLAS 41404 Ancient Christianities (3)    
ELR/WIC CLAS 41503 Greek Literature in Translation (3)    
DG COMM 35852 Intercultural Communication (3)    
  COMM 42000 Media, War and Propaganda (3)    
  COMM 45766 Communication in a Global Society (3)    
DG/KFA DAN 27076 Dance as an Art Form (3)    
  DAN 47063 Dance History I (3)    
DG ENG 34011 World Literature in English (3)    
  ENG 34041 Fairy Tales (3)    
DG/KSS GEOG 17063 World Geography (3)    
DG/KSS GEOG 22061 Human Geography (3)    
DG GEOG 32080 Politics and Place (3)    
  GEOG 42053 Geographies of Memory and Heritage (3)    
DG/KHU HIST 11050 World History: Ancient and Medieval (3)    
DG/KHU HIST 11051 World History: Modern (3)    
  HIST 31053 Modern Europe, 1815 to Present (3)    
  HIST 31112 Chinese Civilization (3)    
  HIST 31130 History of African Civilization (3)    
DG HIST 31140 Modern Latin America (3)    
  HIST 31141 Early Latin America (3)    
  JAPN 45421 Japanese Culture (3)    
DD/KSS JMC 20001 Media, Power and Culture (3)    
  MCLS 20000 Global Literacy and Cultural Awareness (3)    
DG MCLS 21417 Multiculturalism in Today's Germany (3)    
  MLCS 28404 The Latin American Experience (3)    
  MCLS 30420 Foreign Languages and Culture Studies (3)    
KFA MUS 22111 The Understanding of Music (3)    
DG/KFA MUS 22121 Music as a World Phenomenon (3)    
  MUS 42111 African Music and Cultures (3)    
  MUS 42141 Folk and Traditional Music of Western Continents (3)    
  MUS 42151 Asian Musics (3)    
DG MUS 42181 Popular World Music (3)    
  PAS 20300 Black Images (3)    
  PAS 22200 Introduction to the African Arts (3)    
  PAS 23310 Native American Culture (3)    
  PAS 24000 Black Short Story (3)    
DG PAS 24407 Caribbean Studies (3)    
DD PAS 30010 African and African-American Philosophies (3)    
DG PAS 32050 African Literatures (3)    
  PAS 33200 Ancient African Civilizations (3)    
DG PAS 34000 Introduction to African World View (3)    
  PAS 35100 Black Social and Political Thought (3)    
ELR PAS 37020 The Model African Union (3)    
DG PAS 37100 Pan-African Women's Literature (3)    
WIC PHIL 31001 Ancient Greek Philosophy (3)    
WIC PHIL 31002 Medieval Philosophy (3)    
WIC PHIL 31006 Nineteenth-Century Philosophy (3)    
  PHIL 31060 Aesthetics (3)    
DD PHIL 31072 American Indian Philosophies (3)    
DG PHIL 31075 Philosophy and Multiculturalism (3)    
  PHIL 41086 Philosophy of Expression (3)    
DD/KSS PSYC 22221 Multicultural Psychology (3)    
  PSYC 31532 Social Psychology (3)    
  PSYC 40461 Psychology of Language (3)    
DG/KHU/ELR REL 11020 Introduction to World Religions (3)    
DG/KHU/ELR REL 21021 Comparative Religion (3)    
  REL 31065 Comparative Religious Experience (3)    
  RUSS 32501 Russian Literature in English (3)    
  SOC 42559 Culture and Society (3)    
  SOC 42561 Sociology of Religion (3)    
  WMST 30001 Feminist Theory (3)    
  MINIMUM TOTAL 18  

Notes:

  1. Students may not select more than two (2) courses from one subject area.
  2. Students must complete any prerequisites required for courses in this list.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum cumulative 2.000 GPA
  • Students must complete at least two upper-division courses in the minor at Kent State on a graded basis (A-F).