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World Cultures & Literatures

Our World Cultures and Literatures minor and major allow students to explore global cultures with a focus on a specific world region, theme (such as gender or cinema studies), or language.

World Cultures and Literatures B.A. offers the following areas of concentration:

Ancient Cultures Studies
(Faculty Advisor: Dr. Due Hackney)
Middle Eastern Studies
(Faculty Advisor: Dr. El-Badawi)
Global Cinema Studies
(Faculty Advisor: Dr. Hernández)
Global Modernity Studies
(Faculty Advisor: Dr. Hernández)
German Studies
(Faculty Advisor: Dr. Glass)
Francophone Cultures Studies
(Faculty Advisor: Dr. Giacchetti)
Italian Studies
(Faculty Advisor: Dr. Carrera)

Publications and Affiliated publishing


Each semester, the World Cultures and Literatures (WCL) Program awards several scholarships supporting students to do internships. As part of the scholarship, students will complete an internship with a local business and write a brief paper demonstrating “teamwork” and “cultural competency.” Learn More

Bringing Aztlán to Mexican Chicago

Bringing Aztlán to Mexican Chicago (edited by Prof. Marc Zimmerman) is the autobiography of José Gamaliel González, an impassioned artist willing to risk all for the empowerment of his marginalized and oppressed community.

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