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World Cultures: Values & Visions (Minor)

This interdisciplinary minor provides students with a platform necessary to approach global challenges and concerns through a consideration of varying cultural perspectives, values, and resources. This minor gives students a chance to take advantage of a broad range of courses on global issues and it promotes the development and application of skills in intercultural understanding necessary in today’s global marketplace. Students build their individual program by selecting courses that best complement their major field of study and future professions.

World Cultures: Values & Visions (Minor)


Description


What is World Cultures: Values & Visions at ODU like?

This interdisciplinary minor provides students with a platform necessary to approach global challenges and concerns through a consideration of varying cultural perspectives, values, and resources. This minor gives students a chance to take advantage of a broad range of courses on global issues and it promotes the development and application of skills in intercultural understanding necessary in today’s global marketplace. Students build their individual program by selecting courses that best complement their major field of study and future professions.

Program Highlights


What makes World Cultures: Values & Visions at ODU unique?

  • Customized program: students work with a faculty mentor to choose courses that build a specialized area of focus that corresponds to their individual interests and that will contribute to their future career paths

  • Students are introduced to local multicultural opportunities and experiences

  • Study abroad courses at the 300-400 level that offer three credits can fulfill at least one course requirement

  • Course selection is not limited to the sample list provided in the catalog, but rather approved on a course by course basis with the faculty program advisor

  • Students have access to the Language Learning Center as a resource

Courses


What are some courses offered in World Cultures: Values & Visions at ODU?

WCS 321:
Human Rights and World Literature and Cultures


Struggles for human rights and social justice often find their most evocative expression in literary works from around the world. In this course, students will work toward an understanding of different cultural perspectives that inform world concepts of human rights. We will focus on novels, short stories, and poetry. We will also consider the fundamental value of these artistic expressions as both spaces of empathy and agents of change in society. As we discover texts from around the world we will also delve into important socio-political contexts that inform each work. Lastly, this course will turn the lens toward the reader's own values and ideas, and inspire a reconsideration of our place in this world. Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in ENGL 110C.

PSYC 420:
Cross-Cultural Psychology


A wide variety of psychological research and theory relevant to human behavior in different cultures is examined and the impact of culture on human behavior is discussed. The course examines cross-cultural research conducted by scholars around the world. In addition to factual knowledge, emphasis is placed on critical thinking and problem solving. Prerequisites: Completion of PSYC 201S with a grade of C |2.0) or higher and junior standing or permission of the instructor.

WMST 390T:
Women and Technology Worldwide


An exploration of women as designers and users of technology and of the impact of technology on women's lives across the world. Variations in women's experiences by race, class, and culture will be stressed, along with particular focus on global developments that shape the context of women's and men's lives. Prerequisites: Three semester hours in human behavior or history.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for World Cultures: Values & Visions at ODU?

Students entering the Minor program in World Cultures: Values & Visions should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

  • For completion of the interdisciplinary minor, students must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in ALL courses specified as a requirementrequired for the minor exclusive of lower-level courses and prerequisite courses.

  • At least six hours of upper-level courses must be taken through courses offered by Old Dominion University. Three credit hours may be in the major, if a major course is listed as an option for the interdisciplinary minor. As such, it will be credited toward both the major and the interdisciplinary minor.

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 374

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,039

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

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Name:

Lee Slater PhD


Location:

4045 BATTEN ARTS & LETTERS, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-5183


Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

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Phone Office:

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Fax:

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Email:

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International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

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