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World Cultures and Literatures

University of Houston

48 months
26096 USD/year
26096 USD/year
10856 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The World Cultures and Literatures program of the University of Houston allows students to explore global cultures with a focus on a specific world region, theme (such as gender or cinema studies), or language.


About the Program

The World Cultures and Literatures program of the University of Houston is an interdisciplinary, comparative cultural studies oriented program housed in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages. We offer courses on diverse aspects of world cultures with a strong emphasis on modernity and reactions to modernization, trans-national processes in the age of globalization, gender studies, urbanism, postmodernity, colonialism and post-colonialism, migration, exile, and diaspora. WCL courses provide unique windows on aspects of international development through courses in world or area literary and cultural studies.

A particular focus of our program is global cinema studies with courses on national cinemas (Chinese, Italian, German, French, etc.) and a wide range of topics such as gender and sexuality in world film, cities in film, fascism in German cinema, or francophone African film. Many of our courses satisfy Humanities, Visual and Performing Arts, or Writing in the Disciplines core curriculum requirements.

Our mission is

  • To foster understanding and communication through the study of world languages, literatures, and cultures in translation as well as in original languages.
  • To contribute to a comparative and critical understanding of local, regional, national and international cultural trends and conflicts in the age of globalization and transnationalism.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intermediate Latin
  • World Cultures Thru Literature & Arts
  • Women in the Ancient World
  • Latin Classics in Translation
  • Frames of Modernity III: Classics and Modernity
  • Goddesses and Other Divine Women

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

You'll apply as an international freshman student if you plan to attend the University of Houston:

  • with citizenship from a country outside the U.S.
  • have no college coursework (or have less than 15 credit hours from an accredited university).
  • have an equivalent GPA 3.0 or higher (4.0 scale).
  • meet English Language Requirements

Pay the $90 application fee.

Send official test scores directly from the testing agency. SAT/ACT scores are only required for special programs.

Send official secondary school or high school academic records (transcripts, mark sheets, graduation certificate, etc.), preferably submitted electronically through your school counselor via email or the Common Application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26096 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26096 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    26096 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26096 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    10856 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10856 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Houston

1067 - 1950 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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