Gain proficiency in several languages on your way to a post-graduate degree.
Often used as the first benchmark in the pursuit towards a graduate program, the multi-language major is designed for students wanting to gain a significant level of proficiency in several languages as they prepare for careers in international development, foreign affairs, service to society; or for graduate school in fields such as linguistics or comparative literature.
- Three courses at the 300/400 level, often beginning with 301, in the primary language
- At least three courses in the secondary language through a minimum level of 202
- Demonstrate proficiency through the 102 level in the third language
- ICS 270, WL 468 (.50 credit capstone internship) and WL 451 Senior Research Capstone
- Two electives chosen from the provided list of courses in one of four tracks below
Choose a Track
Students take two electives from one of the tracks listed below. Substitutions may be considered and granted through consultation with the department chair.
- Pre-graduate study is recommended for those interested in linguistics, comparative literature and similar fields.
- International development is perfect for those looking to work in business, nonprofit organizations, finance, economics or marketing.
- Foreign affairs is a great fit for those interested in foreign service, diplomacy and political science.
- Social service covers international or domestic social services, and can be faith or non-faith based.
Choose if interested in linguistics, comparative literature and similar fields.
- ENG 220 Principles of Literary Study
- ENG 415 Literary Theory (prerequisite: ENG 220 or consent of instructor)
- ENG 416 History and Structure of English
- WL 319 The Nature of Language
- WL 320 Non-Western Culture via Literature and Film
Choose if interested in business, nonprofit organizations, finance, economics or marketing.
- BUS 230 Principles of Marketing
- BUS 250 Management Theory and Practice
- BUS 271 Introduction to Global Business
- BUS 375 International Marketing and Management (if student has taken BUS 271, 230, or 250 as other course in track)
- COM 315 Intercultural Communications
- ICS 275 Introduction to International Studies
- PHL 310 Ethics and Business
Choose if interested in foreign service, diplomacy or political science.
- GEO 311 Regional Study of Europe
- GEO 317 Regional Study of Latin America
- GEO 375 Geography and International Relations
- HIS 303 U.S. Diplomatic History
- HIS 305 Imperialism and Colonialism
- HIS 364 History of the Far East
- HIS 370 Latin American History: Civilization and Culture
- POL 301 Comparative Politics: The New Europe
- POL 302 Politics of Developing Nations
- POL 307 American Foreign Policy
Choose if interested in international or domestic social services, faith or non-faith based.
Classes in Group A generally present issues and concepts of concern in social service. Those in Group B would then help students explore their own professional path.
It is recommended that students choose one from each group.
SOC 211 Society and the Individual: Introductory Sociology is a prerequisite for all sociology classes.
- PHL 306 Moral Philosophy
- REL 230 Christian Social Ethics
- REL 240 World Religions
- SOC 301 Social Problems
- SOC 310 Social Inequality
- REL 280 Ministry: Callings and Practice
- REL 281 Serving Society: Faith Perspectives
- SOC 303 Introduction to Social Work