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Fall 2023 and Forward Language and Culture Options

Students following a Fall 2023 and forward plan of study will chose from the following options to fulfill the language and culture requirement.

This nine-credit core requirement is satisfied by the completion of one of the following options:

  1. Two (2) approved foreign language courses, and one (1) JEDI course from the Culture and Diversity course list
  2. One (1) approved foreign language course, one (1) JEDI course, and an approved short-term study abroad program (minimum eight (8) days containing a minimum 3-credit course and significant immersion in the local culture). See your Academic Advisor for more information.
  3. Three (3) approved culture or diversity courses containing at least one (1) JEDI course. See Requirements.
  4. An approved study abroad experience and one (1) JEDI course. Once approved, a non-credit waiver applies to a student's degree audit, and six (6) credits are available for elective coursework to meet the minimum 120-credit hour degree requirement. See your Academic Advisor for more information.

 An approved program must satisfy the following criteria:

    • Take place outside the United States and meet one of the following program requirements: 
      • Approved semester or year-long Study Abroad program
      • Summer program of at least seven and a half weeks duration
      • Approved short-term study abroad program (minimum eight (8) days containing a minimum 3-credit course and significant immersion in the local culture)
      • Purdue Summer Internship Program
      • College of Education Maymester in Tanzania Study Abroad Program
    • Include a minimum three (3) credits of coursework or research
    • Include significant immersion in the local culture and language independent of any US-based program in which the student may be participating
    • Students wishing to use an approved study abroad program to meet the Foreign Language and Culture requirement must complete the Experiential Learning Contract process.
International Students. International students meet the intent of the Foreign Language and Culture requirement through their international experience at Purdue University and completion of one (1) JEDI  course. A non-credit waiver applies to a student's degree audit, and six (6) credits are added to elective coursework to meet the minimum 120-credit hour degree requirement. See your academic Advisor for guidelines and approval.

 

Curriculum Notice: courses taken to meet the Foreign Language and Culture requirement may not also be used to meet the General Education or Great Issues requirements.

 

Study Abroad scholarship opportunities are available.

 

Earning Core Curricular Requirements through Experience

Students may meet selected core curriculum requirements through approved experiential learning opportunities. For more information on earning requirements through experience, please click here.

 

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