At which campus can I study this program?
Applications to the minor must present a proposed plan of study that includes a clear geographic or thematic focus; this plan must be approved by the adviser for the minor.
|Requirements for the Minor||18-20|
Requirements for the Minor
At least 6 credits for the minor must be at the 400-level. 400-level courses may be completed either abroad or at Penn State, and may be either in English or in the target language.
A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10.
|Language Requirement: Requires a grade of C or better|
|Select at least 6 credits beyond the 12-credit proficiency level in a single foreign language||6|
|Study Abroad Requirement|
|Study Abroad Requirement: Requires a grade of C or better|
|Select one of the following options:||6|
a) At least 6 credits as participants in a single approved Penn State education abroad program, in a country in which the chosen language is one of the major languages spoken 1
b) At least 6 credits of a single accredited internship abroad, in a country in which the chosen language is one of the major languages spoken 1
|Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better|
|Select at least 6 credits, or as many as needed to complete the 18 credits for the minor after the above two requirements have been met 2||6|
Courses taken abroad may be taught either in English (for thematically related courses) or in the target language. When taken abroad, language courses below the 12-credit level may be used to fulfill the study abroad requirement, but will not count towards the 18 credits for the minor.
Students must select these courses to complete a geographic or thematic concentration. The rationale for the inclusion of these courses must be described in the student's proposed plan of study, and approved by the adviser for the minor. Courses may be chosen from, but are not limited to, the fields of anthropology, art, communications, history, international studies, international business, literature, political science, or a variety of other disciplines related to international culture.
The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.
Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.
Kathryn A. Mussett
Assistant Teaching Professor, Spanish
Hawthorn Building 126
3000 Ivyside Park
Altoona, PA 16601
In a world in which global competency and intercultural awareness are becoming increasingly important, the Global Language and Culture minor makes students in many fields attractive to employers and enhances any number of majors, from the humanities to the sciences, business, and engineering.
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