The Intercultural Studies and Languages major aims to be innovative in its design and responsive to today’s rapidly changing world while remaining faithful to the ideals of the liberal arts tradition.
With an emphasis on global citizenship, the ICIC program fosters cultural appreciation, critical thinking skills, ethical leadership, and creative problem solving.
This major brings together diverse aspects of a humanities/liberal arts education. A broad range of methods, perspectives, and challenges are explored in the areas of language, culture, and thought:
The human language
English and globalization
Stories and histories
Dominant groups and minorities
Literature, film, art, and entertainment
Ethics and values
Beliefs and ideologies
Constructs, models, and systems
All students in the Intercultural Studies major are required to take a set of common core courses designed to introduce them to key concepts and practices in the field of Intercultural Studies.
They are then provided with the flexibility to decide on one of the following: