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Cultural Studies is an interdisciplinary foundation for critical exploration of the relations between cultural practices, everyday life, and material production in economic, political, geographical, and historical contexts. The Minor develops critical thinking of the sociological imagination to grasp the intersection between personal biographies and history; grounds individual autonomy in the solid foundation of collective experiences and expressions; strengthens comprehending everyday power dynamics; and deepens ability to apply critical analysis in the arts, architecture, design, and the liberal arts.
How to Minor in Cultural Studies
The minor can be combined with any undergraduate major and requires the completion of 15 credits.
Required core (9 credits)
- SS-330 Cultural Studies (3 credits)
- SS-430 Methods of Cultural Analysis (3 credits)
- SS-510 Controversies in Cultural Theory (3 credits)
Electives (choose 6 credits)
- SS-350 Technology and the Future of Work (3 credits)
- SS-355 Mass Media and Society (3 credits)
- SS-460 Modern Political Thought (3 credits)
- SS-537 Globalization: Contemporary Economics (3 credits)
- SS-560 Spaces, Movements, Identities (3 credits)
You should speak with your academic advisor and the minor coordinator before filling a minor declaration form.
Cultural Studies Minor, 2017
- Minor Requirements 1
Complete the three required courses plus 9 credits from remaining elective list.SS-330 Cultural StudiesSS-430 Methods Of Cultural AnalysisSS-510 Controversies in Cultural TheoryComplete 9 credits from the following course list:PHIL-207 History of PhilosophyORPHIL-307 Philosophy/Contemporary Cultural TheoryORSS-200 SociologyORSS-202 EconomicsORSS-209 Introduction to AnthropologyORSS-210 General PsychologyORSS-318 Heretics, Bandits and RebelsORSS-340 Middle East Society & CultureORSS-343 Latin American SocietyORSS-350 Technology and Future of WorkORSS-355 Mass Media and SocietyORSS-369 Perception and CreativityORSS-460 Modern Political ThoughtORSS-463 Women in Modern SocietyORSS-480 Africa