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Foreign Cultures Minor

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Department of History, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

25 credits*


The foreign cultures minor is designed to allow students who are studying French, Spanish, or Russian to deepen their knowledge of the histories of the places where these languages are spoken.

Why Consider a Foreign Cultures Minor?

If you are studying French, Spanish, or Russian, the foreign cultures minor will allow you to gain a deeper understanding of the histories of the parts of the world in which these languages are spoken. The minor will also allow you to develop your ability to analyze historical sources and your ability to communicate effectively in writing.

 Contact Information

History Department contact for information on Minor
Bond Hall 360

 Sample Careers

Foreign Service Officer | Attorney | Government Official | Journalist | Business Manager | FBI/CIA Agent

 Major/Career Resources


How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

There are no prerequisites for declaring the foreign cultures minor. Students who have earned Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate credit in history should not take the equivalent courses at Western. It is recommended that students contact a faculty advisor in the department as soon as they wish to declare the foreign cultures minor.

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.


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