World Literature and Cultures - Minor

College of Arts and Sciences
Center for Comparative and Integrative Programs
105 Bowman Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-2062
www.kent.edu/ccip


Description

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.
 

FULLY OFFERED AT:

  • Kent Campus

Admission Requirements

Admission to a minor is open to students enrolled in a bachelor’s degree, the A.A.B. or A.A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree (not Individualized Program major). Students enrolled only in the A.A. or A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree in Individualized Program may not declare a minor. Students may not pursue a minor and a major in the same discipline.

 

Minor Requirements

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Minor Requirements
Choose from the following:18
INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY (DIVG) (KSS)
CULTURE AND PERSONALITY (DIVG)
RELIGION: A SEARCH FOR A MEANING
KINSHIP AND SOCIAL ORGANIZATION (DIVG)
SOCIO-CULTURAL CHANGE
ARABIC CULTURE
ART AS A WORLD PHENOMENON (KFA)
ART HISTORY: ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL ART (KFA)
ART HISTORY: RENAISSANCE TO MODERN ART (KFA)
ART OF AFRICA, OCEANIA AND THE AMERICAS (DIVG) (KFA)
THE ARTS OF JAPAN
GREEK ARCHAEOLOGY AND ART
ROMAN ARCHAEOLOGY AND ART
ITALIAN RENAISSANCE ART
NORTHERN RENAISSANCE ART
EUROPEAN ART AND IDEAS:1750-1900
NONVIOLENCE:THEORY AND PRACTICE
INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION (DIVG)
CROSS-CULTURAL CONFLICT MANAGEMENT (DIVG)
RECONCILIATION VERSUS REVENGE:TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE (DIVG) (WIC)
CHINESE CULTURE
THE GREEK ACHIEVEMENT (DIVG) (KHUM)
THE ROMAN ACHIEVEMENT (DIVG) (KHUM)
CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY
LATIN LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION (ELR) (WIC)
CLASSICAL LITERARY STUDIES
ANCIENT CHRISTIANITIES
GREEK LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION (ELR) (WIC)
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION (DIVG)
MEDIA, WAR AND PROPAGANDA
COMMUNICATION IN A GLOBAL SOCIETY
DANCE AS AN ART FORM (DIVG) (KFA)
DANCE HISTORY I
WORLD LITERATURE IN ENGLISH (DIVG)
FAIRY TALES
WORLD GEOGRAPHY (DIVG) (KSS)
HUMAN GEOGRAPHY (DIVG) (KSS)
POLITICS AND PLACE (DIVG)
GEOGRAPHIES OF MEMORY AND HERITAGE
WORLD HISTORY: ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL (DIVG) (KHUM)
WORLD HISTORY: MODERN (DIVG) (KHUM)
MODERN EUROPE, 1815 TO PRESENT
CHINESE CIVILIZATION
HISTORY OF AFRICAN CIVILIZATION
MODERN LATIN AMERICA (DIVG)
EARLY LATIN AMERICA
JAPANESE CULTURE
INTRODUCTION TO JEWISH STUDIES
MEDIA, POWER AND CULTURE (DIVD) (KSS)
GLOBAL LITERACY AND CULTURAL AWARENESS
MULTICULTURALISM IN TODAY'S GERMANY (DIVG)
THE LATIN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE (DIVG)
FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND CULTURE STUDIES
THE UNDERSTANDING OF MUSIC (KFA)
MUSIC AS A WORLD PHENOMENON (DIVG) (KFA)
AFRICAN MUSIC AND CULTURES
FOLK AND TRADITIONAL MUSIC OF WESTERN CONTINENTS
ASIAN MUSICS
POPULAR WORLD MUSIC (DIVG)
BLACK IMAGES
INTRODUCTION TO THE AFRICAN ARTS
NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURE
CARIBBEAN STUDIES (DIVG)
AFRICAN AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN PHILOSOPHIES (DIVD)
AFRICAN LITERATURES (DIVG)
ANCIENT AFRICAN CIVILIZATIONS
INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN WORLD VIEW (DIVG)
BLACK SOCIAL AND POLITICAL THOUGHT
THE MODEL AFRICAN UNION (ELR)
PAN-AFRICAN WOMEN'S LITERATURE (DIVG)
ANCIENT GREEK PHILOSOPHY (WIC)
MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY (WIC)
NINETEENTH-CENTURY PHILOSOPHY (WIC)
PHILOSOPHY OF ART AND BEAUTY
AMERICAN INDIAN PHILOSOPHIES (DIVD)
PHILOSOPHY AND MULTICULTURALISM (DIVG)
MULTICULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS)
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
PSYCHOLOGY OF LANGUAGE
INTRODUCTION TO WORLD RELIGIONS (DIVG) (ELR) (KHUM)
MOSES, JESUS AND MOHAMMAD (DIVG) (ELR) (KHUM)
COMPARATIVE RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE
RUSSIAN LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
CULTURE AND SOCIETY
SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION
FEMINIST THEORY
Minimum Total Credit Hours:18

Graduation Requirements 

Minimum Minor GPA
2.000
  • Minimum 12 upper-division credits must be selected.
  • Students must complete at least two upper-division (30000 or 40000 level) courses in the minor at Kent State on a graded basis (A-F).

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