Guidelines for World Studies
Table of Contents1. Purpose
2. General Collection Guidelines
D. Publication Date
E. Treatment of Subject
F. Types of Materials and Formats
3. Area Resources
4. Subjects and Collecting Levels
Collections in World Studies support teaching and research consistent with the curriculum at a Carnegie Research Intensive (Very High Research) institution with a bachelor’s degree program in the field.
The primary goal of the program is to prepare the student for graduate study in a language, for careers where the language would be an asset, or for the teaching of the language. The department offers the Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Languages, with tracks in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish and Comparative Literature.
The Department of Foreign Languages offers courses in Foreign Literature in English Translation and European Culture, as well as classes in Hindi, Latin, Portuguese and Swahili. In addition, the Department of Foreign Languages offers courses in the Latin American Studies minor. Translation Studies – along with the minor in Russian Studies and the emerging Cinema Studies international program – are main areas of focus.
2. General Collection Guidelines.
Language, literature, and critical works are acquired in most of the major European languages (English, French, German, Italian and Spanish). English-language translations of literary works are acquired on a regular basis to support the courses on literature in translation and comparative literature.
D. Publication Date.
Both current and retrospective material is purchased, with the intention of creating a representative collection of major literary and critical works. Multiple editions of seminal works are acquired when new explanatory or critical material is introduced, as are editions of those titles held only in "Complete Works."
E. Treatment of Subject.
Literary biography, criticism, and history are acquired, as are studies of literary technique.
F. Types of Materials and Formats.
Books and periodicals are collected from a broad range of perspectives and approaches to comparative literary studies and linguistic schools of thought. In addition to monographs and serial publications, this includes dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other reference works, as well as reports or proceedings of literary associations, conferences, or congresses.
Films about individual authors, literary movements, cultural history and context, and adaptations of works of literature are collected extensively.
Digital resources (CD-ROMs, online resources, etc.) are acquired to support the international and interdisciplinary nature of these programs.
3. Area Resources.
4. Subjects and Collecting Levels.Resources for World Studies are collected at an instructional support level (3).