Step 3: Choose Your Courses
Bloomington General Education
World Languages and Cultures (WLC) Spring 2014
World Languages and Cultures General Education: Studying Human Diversity
World Languages and Cultures (WLC) courses give you the opportunity to expand your knowledge of the tremendous variety of ways that people express themselves through their cultures in a globally connected world. You will learn about world affairs and the values held by peoples of different cultures. Carefully chosen courses to fulfill this requirement may help you prepare for study abroad programs.
What you will do in World Languages and Cultures Gen Ed courses:
--Understanding the features that distinguish one culture from another
--Thinking comparatively about cultural perspectives
--Developing the linguistic skills necessary for communication in another language at the intermediate level
--Practicing analytical skills necessary to understand how nations and cultures interact
--Seeing yourself and your own culture more clearly in relation to cultures around the world
The General Education website explains more about what World Languages and Cultures courses can help you do.
- Language Study: The study of a single world language through the second semester of the second-year level. Proficiency can be demonstrated through language placement testing at orientation.
- World Culture Courses: Two World Cultures courses, for at least 6 credit hours.
- International Experience: An approved study abroad program or internship of at least 6 credit hours and at least six weeks abroad in duration (or a combination of programs totaling 6 credit hours). For information about opportunities for studying abroad, see the Web site of IU Overseas Study Program.
NOTE: The list of World Languages and Cultures (WLC) Gen Ed courses below includes only the courses offered in the coming term. For the complete list of WLC Gen Ed course options, see the Bloomington General Education web site.
World Culture Classes
- AAAD-A 156 Jim Crow and Apartheid ^
- AFRI-L 232 Contemporary Africa ^
- AMST-A 100 What is America?
- CEUS-R 270 The Civilization OF Tibet ^
- CLAS-C 101 Ancient Greek Culture #
- CLAS-C 102 Roman Culture #
- CLAS-C 205 Classical Mythology #
- CLAS-C 206 Classical Art & Archaeology #
- EALC-E 100 East Asia: An Introduction #
- EALC-E 110 Popular Culture in East Asia #
- ENG-L 224 Intro to World Literature in English #
- FINA-A 101 Ancient and Medieval Art ^
- FINA-A 102 Renaissance through Modern Art ^
- FINA-A 206 Classical Art & Archaeology #
- FINA-A 262 Intro to Japanese Art & Culture
- FOLK-F 111 World Music and Culture #
- FOLK-F 121 World Arts and Cultures ^
- FRIT-M 222 Topics in Italian Culture #
- HIST-C 200 Issues in Ancient History^
- HIST-C 205 Intro to Islamic Civilization ^
- HIST-C 210 Making of Modern Middle East ^
- HIST-D 103 Icon & Axe: Russia 1861-Present ^
- HIST-H 102 The World in the 20th Century II ^
- HIST-H 104 Europe: Napoleon to the Present ^
- HIST-H 206 Medieval Civilization ^
- HIST-H 210 Britain's Road to Modernity ^
- HIST-H 212 Latin American Culture & Civilization 2 ^
- HIST-H 252 Jewish History: Spanish Expulsion-Present ^
- HON-H 234 Literature of Time and Place #
- HPSC-X 102 Science Revolutions: Plato to NATO ^
- HPSC-X 207 Occult in Western Civilization
- INTL-I 100 Intro to International Studies ^
- INTL-I 202 Global Health and Environment ^
- INTL-I 203 Global Development ^
- INTL-I 204 Human Rights and International Law ^
- INTL-I 205 International Communication & Arts ^
- INTL-I 206 Identity and Conflict ^
- JSTU-C 240 Contemporary Israeli Culture
- JSTU-J 220 Sacred Books of the Jews
- JSTU-J 252 Jewish History: Spanish Expulsion-Present ^
- LTAM-L 211 Contemporary Problems Latin America ^
- NELC-N 204 Topics in Middle East Culture & Society ^
- NELC-N 212 Contemporary Literature of the Middle East #
- REL-A 210 Intro Old Testament/Hebrew Bible #
- REL-A 230 Introduction to Judaism #
- REL-A 235 Sacred Books of the Jews #
- REL-B 210 Introduction to Buddhism #
- REL-R 152 Jews, Christians, Muslims #
- REL-R 153 Religions of Asia #
- SLAV-P 223 Introduction to Polish Culture #
- SLAV-R 264 Russian Literature: Tolstoy to Solzhenitsyn #
# Also Bloomington General Education Arts and Humanities (A&H)
^ Also Bloomington General Education Social and Historical Studies (S&H)
Only languages that IU Bloomington offers through the second year and will fulfill the IUB General Education World Languages and Cultures requirement are listed below.
- Akan LING-K 101/102/201/201*
- American Sign Language SPHS-A 100/150/200/250 (These courses are not available to first-term freshmen)
- Arabic NELC-A 100/150/200/250*
- Bamana LING-B 101/102/201/202*
- Chinese EALC-C 101/102/201/202*
- Czech SLAV-C 101/102/201/202*
- Dutch GER-N 100/150/200/250*
- Estonian CEUS-T 103/104/203/204*
- Finnish CEUS-T 101/102/201/202*
- French FRIT-F 100/150//200/250
- French (Accelerated) FRIT-F 115/265** Click here to read about the French Head Start Program.
- German GER-G 100/150/200/250
- German (Accelerated) GER-G 105/106** Click here to read about the Accelerated German coursework.
- Greek CLAS-G 100/150/200/250*
- Greek (Modern) WEUR-E 100/150/200/250*
- Haitian Creole LTAM-C 101/102/201/202*
- Hebrew JSTU-H 100/150/200/250*
- Hebrew (Biblical) JSTU-H 100/150, JSTU-B 200/B250 Click here to read about the Biblical Hebrew track.
- Hindi INST-H 100/150/200/250*
- Hungarian CEUS-T 141/142/241/242 *
- Italian FRIT-M 100/150/200/250
- Italian (Accelerated) FRIT-M 115/215 Click here to read about the Italian Head Start Program.
- Japanese EALC-J 101/102/201/202*
- Kazakh CEUS-T 113/114/213/214*
- Korean EALC-K 101/102/201/202*
- Latin CLAS-L 100/150/200/250
- Mongolian CEUS-T 161/162/261/262*
- Norwegian GER-K 100/150/200/250* Click here to read more about the Norwegian Program
- Polish SLAV-P 101/102/201/202*
- Portuguese HISP-P 100/150/200/250*
- Portuguese HISP-P 135 (Intensive)/200/250* Click here to read more about the Portuguese Program
- Persian CEUS-T 151/152/251/252*
- Quechua LTAM-Q 101/102/201/202*
- Romanian SLAV-M 101/102/201/202*
- Russian SLAV-R 101/102/201/202*
- Serbian and Croatian SLAV-S 101/102/201/202*
- Spanish HISP-S 105 (First-Year) /200/250 Click here for Spanish language FAQ
- Spanish (for students with less than two years of high school Spanish) HISP-S 100/150/200/250 Click here for Spanish language FAQ
- Swahili LING-S 101/102/201/202*
- Tibetan CEUS-T 171/172/271/272*
- Turkish CEUS-T 181/182/281/282*
- Urdu INST-U 100/150/200/250*
- Uyghur CEUS-T 131/132/231/232*
- Uzbek CEUS-T 111/112/211/212*
- Wolof LING-X 101/102/201/202**
- Yiddish GER-Y 100/150/200/250*
- Yucatec Maya LTAM-M 101/102/201/202*
- Zulu LING-Z 101/102/201/202*
*First and third semester courses are offered in the Fall semester only. Second and fourth semester courses are offered in the Spring semester only.
** First semester course is offered in the Fall semester only. Second semester course is offered in the Spring semester only.
***This language is only offered in a two-year cycle.