NOTE: The prefix for all of Northern’s German classes has changed to GLAN (Global Language). When searching for German classes on the Northern State University website or in Banner
, please use the GLAN prefix.
In Northern's global language and culture program, you'll be provided with skills and experiences to communicate effectively in global contexts across various cultural settings, becoming an effective participant in a global community.
This program, offered in person or online, explores research across the curriculum - including sociology, business, history, government, cultural and communication studies, and modern language - to offer a vibrant and accessible curriculum that stays current with global trends and market needs.
This is not a language program, but rather a global cultural studies program that incorporates the practical use of language in a global context. If you major in this program, you will choose one language as your concentration: Chinese, German or Spanish.
A B.A. in global language and culture supplements minors including international business, international studies, sociology, English, communication studies, government, public relations and public history.
Many courses offered in this program double count between majors, which opens the opportunity for you to add a B.A. in global language and culture as a second major. Labs are only required for majors within the program, which opens the opportunity for non-majors to enroll in any non-lab GLC prefix course and have it count toward the 300 level and above credit requirements that must be fulfilled by majors in all programs.