Interregional Major

The interregional track is designed to support students who wish to study more than one language or culture and to pursue cross- and inter-regional research.

Requirement: 10 Courses

Of the 10 courses (at least 10 credits), 8 must be at the 200 level or above. These courses should be distributed as follows:

Language Courses: 3 to 6 Courses

  • At least 2 of these must be at the 300 level or above in 1 AMES language
  • At least 1 must be at the 200 level or above in a language corresponding to another region covered by the department
  • Language courses at the 100 level will not count toward the major

NOTE: Students whose competence in a language exceeds the most advanced language course offered by the department may substitute these courses with literature/culture courses in their area of concentration. Please contact language coordinators to schedule a placement test.

Interregional Literature/Culture Courses: 4 to 7 Courses

  • Distribution of courses: at least one at the 100 level, at least one at the 200-300 level, and at least one at the 400 level and above  (each course must equal one credit)
  • Must be in the 2 regions of concentration (at least 1 course in each region)
  • Students may count 1-2 AMES courses dealing with other literature and cultures toward their majors. All courses have to be at the 100-level and above

Senior portfolio


Example of a Course Plan for Interregional Concentration:

Language of one region:
CHINESE 203—Intermediate Chinese
CHINESE 204—Intermediate Chinese
CHINESE 305—Advanced Intermediate Chinese
CHINESE 306—Advanced Chinese II

Language of a second region
ARABIC 203—Intermediate Arabic
ARABIC 204—Intermediate Arabic

Literature and Culture
AMES 333—Traffic in Women: Cultural Perspectives on Prostitution in Modern China
AMES 335—Chinatowns: A Cultural History
AMES 422S—Middle East Women Writers
AMES 431—Modern Chinese Cinema