International Studies

Bachelor of Arts, World and Classical Languages and Cultures

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Department Overview

The objective of the department is to provide students with cultural and linguistic competency in a foreign language. This includes conveying to students knowledge and understanding of a different language, people and culture, and to give them a method of viewing the world with a broader perspective. This objective is focused on students developing the ability to communicate on various levels in the target language and to gain an appreciation of cultural products and perspectives of speakers of other languages.

Degree Objectives

  • Learn fundamental skills of listening, speaking, writing, and reading of
    another language
  • Develop the ability to communicate on various levels in the target language
  • Gain an appreciation of the literature written in that language
  • Convey a knowledge and understanding of a different language, people and culture and to give them a method of viewing the world with a broader perspective

Career Opportunities

  • Education
  • Graduate Studies
  • Journalism
  • Travel
  • Social services
  • Health professions
  • Law school
  • Law enforcement
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Peace Corps
  • International non-government organizations

Contact

Daphne McConnell, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Contact by Email
913.360.7586

St. Benedict Hall

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  • Veronica Charbonnet
    Instructor
  • Filiberto Mares Hernández, Ph.D.
    Visiting Instructor
  • Daphne McConnell, Ph.D.
    Professor and Chair
  • Edward Mulholland, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
  • Francisco León Rivero, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
  • Julie Sellers, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor

Freshmen Year

GNST-1000BC Experience1
Foreign Language4
ENGL-1010English Composition3
Natural World Foundation with lab4
EXSC-1115Wellness for Life1
THEO-1100Introduction to Theology3
Total16
Foreign Language4
Aesthetic Foundation3
PHIL-1750Principles of Nature3
HIST-1101World Civ Since 15003
SOCI-2300World Regional Geography3
Total16

Sophomore Year

International Studies Course3
Foreign Language4
POLS-2010Compar World Govt/Politics3
Philosophical Inquiry Foundation3
Aesthetic Foundation3
Total16
Foreign Language3
Faith Foundation3
ECON-2090Prin of Macroeconomics3
Aesthetic Inquiry Foundation3
Math Reasoning foundation3-4
Total15-16

Junior Year

Concentration Area Course3
Foreign Language3
THEO-3820, Christianity & World Religions3
International Studies elective3
Oral Communication Course3
Total15
Concentration Area Course3
Foreign Language3
Western Perspectives course3
International Studies Elective3
Elective3
Fitness Activity Course1
Total16

Senior Year

Concentration Area Course3
Philosophical Inquiry Foundation3
Faith Foundation3
Electives4
Foreign Language3
Total16
Concentration Area Course3
Concentration Area elective3
Electives12
INST-COMPSenior Comprehensivecr
Total18

Other Department Offerings

  • Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Foreign Language, Spanish, Latin, and International Studies
  • Minors in French, Spanish, Foreign Language, Latin, and International Studies
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