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WORLD LANGUAGES AND CULTURES REQUIREMENT (6-9 semester hours)

WORLD LANGUAGES REQUIREMENT (3-6 semester hours)

At a time when Montclair State University is committed to internationalizing the curriculum and when the public schools of New Jersey are under a state mandate to start world language study in the elementary schools, it is important to encourage students to pursue study of world languages.

The World Languages requirement thus consists of a three to six semester-hour sequence in a foreign language, with emphasis on reading, speaking, and writing skills. The skills, valuable in themselves, will enhance an understanding of the ways in which language reflects cultural values and traditions.

Students wishing to continue a language already studied in high school or elsewhere must demonstrate proficiency equivalent to completion of the third semester. Students who do not place at this level must take up to 6 s.h. of further study dependent upon their scores in the placement test (i.e., those who score at the second semester level must take 6 s.h., those who score at the third semester level must take 3 s.h.). Students who demonstrate proficiency equivalent to completion of the third semester of world language study must take one additional 3 s.h. course at a higher level in that language or a course in English about a foreign culture or civilization. Students wishing to begin a new language with which they have no experience must take two semesters (6 s.h.) of that language.

Note: The entrance requirement for Montclair State University includes 2 years of a world language. As is the case with the current foreign language requirement, only elective credit is given for the first semester level of a language already studied in high school regardless of the placement score.

WORLD LANGUAGES REQUIREMENT COURSES

  • Classics and General Humanities
    • GREK 101 Beginning Greek I
    • GREK 112 Beginning Greek II
    • GREK 121 Intermediate Greek I
    • LATN 101 Beginning Latin I
    • LATN 112 Beginning Latin II
    • LATN 121 Intermediate Latin I
    • LATN 132 Intermediate Latin II
  • Linguistics (*For students whose first language is not English.)
    • AMSL 101 Beginning American Sign Language I
    • AMSL 102 Beginning American Sign Language II
    • ARBC 101 Beginning Arabic I
    • ARBC 112 Beginning Arabic II
    • ARBC 121 Intermediate Arabic I
    • ARBC 132 Intermediate Arabic II
    • CHIN 101 Beginning Chinese I
    • CHIN 102 Beginning Chinese II
    • CHIN 201 Intermediate Chinese I
    • CHIN 202 Intermediate Chinese II
    • ESOL 172 Academic Reading*
    • ESOL 173 Academic Writing*
    • JAPN 101 Beginning Japanese I
    • JAPN 102 Beginning Japanese II
    • JAPN 201 Intermediate Japanese I
    • JAPN 202 Intermediate Japanese II
  • Modern Languages and Literatures
    • ARAB 101 Beginning Arabic I
    • ARAB 112 Beginning Arabic II
    • ARAB 121 Intermediate Arabic I
    • ARAB 132 Intermediate Arabic II
    • FREN 101 Beginning French I
    • FREN 112 Beginning French II
    • FREN 121 Intermediate French I
    • FREN 132 Intermediate French II
    • GERM 101 Beginning German I
    • GERM 112 Beginning German II
    • GERM 121 Intermediate German I
    • GERM 132 Intermediate German II
    • HEBR 101 Beginning Hebrew I
    • HEBR 112 Beginning Hebrew II
    • RUSS 101 Beginning Russian I
    • RUSS 112 Beginning Russian II
    • RUSS 121 Intermediate Russian I
    • RUSS 132 Intermediate Russian II
  • Spanish/Italian
    • ITAL 101 Italian I
    • ITAL 102 Italian II
    • ITAL 103 Italian III
    • ITAL 104 Italian IV
    • SPAN 101 Spanish I
    • SPAN 102 Spanish II
    • SPAN 103 Spanish III
    • SPAN 104 Spanish I
    • PORT 101 Elementary Portuguese I
    • PORT 102 Elementary Portuguese II

WORLD CULTURES REQUIREMENT (3 s.h.)

The purpose of the World Cultures Requirement is to ensure that all graduates are acquainted with the life, history, and contributions of Africans, African-Americans, Asian/Pacific Islanders, Latinos, Women and Native Americans. With the completion of this requirement, all graduates will have a fuller appreciation of our nation’s heritage and future directions.

The following is a listing of the courses that meet this requirement. Certain of the courses listed below may simultaneously be used to meet the General Education Requirements and/or the Human and Intercultural Relations Requirement for Teacher Education, if they are included on the approved list of these courses.

WORLD CULTURES REQUIREMENT COURSES

  • Anthropology
    • ANTH 100 Cultural Anthropology
    • ANTH 110 Anthropology of Multicultural America
    • ANTH 115 Cultures of the Middle East
    • ANTH 120 Native North Americans
    • ANTH 130 Cultures of Southeast Asia
    • ANTH 140 Nonwestern Contributions to the Western World
    • ANTH 150 Native Latin Americans
    • ANTH 170 Peoples of Africa
    • ANTH 210 Urban Anthropology
    • ANTH 240 Human Variation
    • ANTH 380 Anthropology of Women
  • Art and Design
    • ARHS 220 Art in Non-Western Societies
    • ARHS 275 Afro-American Art
    • ARHS 458 African Art: Sub-Saharan
    • ARTX 122 Clothing and Culture: A Multidisciplinary Study
  • Classics and General Humanities
    • GNHU 186 Myths and Images of Women in French Literature
    • GNHU 217 Reading Asian Cultures
    • GNHU 289 Francophone Film
    • GNHU 381 Africa in Classical Antiquity
    • GNHU 383 Women in Antiquity
    • GNHU 399 Development of Black Thought
  • Counseling and Educational Leadership
    • COUN 481 The Legal Rights of Women
  • Curriculum and Teaching
    • CURR 412 Field Work in Urban Education
    • CURR 423 Teaching in Urban Schools
  • Earth and Environmental Studies
    • EUGS 206 Introduction to American Urban Studies
    • EUGS 208 Land and Life in Latin America
    • EUGS 213 Urban Geography
    • EUGS 301 Urban Field Studies
    • GELA 100 The Many Worlds of Latin America: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
  • Economics and Finance
    • ECON 215 The Economics of Social Problems
    • ECON 405 Economic Development of Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Educational Foundations
    • EDFD 264 Gender Issues in Education
    • EDFD 445 Puerto Rican Children in Mainland Schools
  • English
    • ENGL 238 Black Writers in the United States: A Survey
    • ENGL 294 Women Poets
    • ENLT 274 Twentieth Century Literature of Immigration
    • ENLT 366 African Myth and Literature
    • ENLT 367 Contemporary African Literature
  • Family and Child Studies
    • FCST 205 Women in Contemporary Society
    • FCST 445 Poverty and Families
  • Health and Nutrition Sciences
    • NUFD 153 Dynamics of Food and Society
  • History
    • HIST 108 Introduction to African Civilization
    • HIST 109 Introduction to Islamic Civilization
    • HIST 114 Early Latin American Civilization
    • HIST 115 History of Puerto Rico
    • HIST 131 Introduction to Indian Civilization
    • HIST 132 Introduction to Chinese Civilization
    • HIST 133 Modern Chinese Civilization
    • HIST 205 Minorities in American History
    • HIST 215 Women in American History
    • HIST 217 History of Black Americans
  • Latin American and Latino Studies
    • LALS 201 Perspectives on Latin America
    • LALS 205 Image and Identity: Representation of Latin American Women in Film and Fiction
  • Linguistics
    • LNGN 255 Language and Gender
  • Management and Information Systems
    • HOSP 435 Managing Diversity in the Hospitality Industry
    • MGMT 332 Minorities in Business
  • Modern Languages and Literatures
    • FREN 283 Introduction to Women Authors of French Speaking Africa
    • FREN 289 Francophone Film
    • FRIN 283 Introduction to Women Authors of French Speaking Africa
    • FRIN 289 Francophone Film
    • GRIN 297 Women in Russian Literature
  • Music, John J. Cali School of Music
    • MUGN 150 Influence of Afro-American Culture on Music
    • MUGN 209 Introduction to Jazz
    • MUGN 250 Rap and Rock as Cultural Phenomena
    • MUGN 309 The Art of Jazz
  • Philosophy and Religion
    • PHIL 237 Asian Philosophy
    • RELG 106 African Religious Traditions
    • RELG 108 African-American Religious Experience
    • RELG 210 Native American Religions
    • RELG 212 Asian Religions
    • RELG 213 Buddhism
    • RELG 267 Women and Religion
  • Political Science and Law
    • LSLW 220 Conflict and Its Resolution
    • POLS 204 Government and Politics of Africa
    • POLS 206 Government and Politics of China and Japan
    • POLS 214 Women in Politics
    • POLS 215 Ethnic Politics in America
    • POLS 312 Black Politics in America
    • POLS 340 Government and Politics of India and South Asia
    • POLS 341 Government and Politics of Latin America
  • Psychology
    • PSYC 231 Psychology of Aggression
    • PSYC 245 Hispanic/Latino Psychology
    • PSYC 246 Psychology of the Black Experience
    • PSYC 265 Psychology of Women
  • Sociology
    • SOCI 202 Racial and Ethnic Relations
    • SOCI 205 Black Family
    • SOCI 311 Urban Sociology
    • SOCI 315 Social Stratification
    • SOCI 430 Sociology of Gender
  • Spanish/Italian (*Taught in Spanish)
    • SPAN 280 Cuban Cultural History*
    • SPAN 376 Cultural Studies: Latin America and the Caribbean*
    • SPAN 472 Puerto Rican Literature and Thought*
    • SPAN 475 Seminar on Hispanic Culture in the United States*
    • SPIN 161 Magic Realism in Spanish American Literature
  • Theatre and Dance
    • DNCE 245 Dance Technique: Ethnic
    • THTR 265 The Contemporary Theatre of Cultural Diversity
    • THTR 280 The Power of Masks
  • Women’s Studies
    • WMST 102 Women’s Worlds