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Cultural Studies
College of Arts and Humanities

Cultural Studies (CST)
The cultural studies minor provides students with an opportunity to explore the diverse human experience.  The interdisciplinary nature of the program enhances students’ intellectual vision while intensive study in an area of concentration develops a greater appreciation and understanding of our multicultural world. The cultural studies minor enriches any major by honing critical thinking and analytical skills, and by preparing students to serve and lead in diverse local, national and global communities.  The minor in cultural studies allows students to select a particular area of concentration that they will study from an interdisciplinary perspective. Suggested areas of concentration include American Indian studies, European studies, global studies, and diversity policies and awareness studies.  Each area of concentration has its own relevant group of requisite courses. A list of possible electives is also provided for each area of concentration. In consultation with the director of the minor, courses listed as required in one area of concentration may be considered electives in other areas of concentration. Study abroad and service learning projects may also be designed for elective credit.

Minor
Cultural Studies


Areas of Concentration in Cultural Studies

American Indian Studies

EDU 335 American Indian Education
3
ENG 314 American Multiethnic Literature
3
HIS 339 American Indian History to 1890
3
HIS 340 American Indian History since 1890
3
SOC 317 Minority Groups
3
  Electives*
6
  Total
21

*Possible Electives:

ECO 336 Economics of Development
EDU 410 Human Relations/Multiculturalism
HIS 330 History of South Dakota
MUS 250 World Music
REL 315 American Religions

Diversity Policies and Awareness Studies

ENG 314 American Multiethnic Literature 3
3
HIS 202 U.S. History II 3
3
PSL 310 Public Service: Policy Communications 3
3
PSL 350 Public Service: Policy Formation and Analysis 3
3
SOC 227 Introduction to Women’s Studies 3
3
SOC 317 Minority Groups 3
3
  Electives*
3
  Total
21

*Possible Electives:

CRJ 360 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
ECO 336 Economics of Development
EDU 335 American Indian Education
EDU 410 Human Relations/Multiculturalism
PSL 350 Public Service: Policy Formation and Analysis
SOC 154 Marriage and Family

European Studies

ENG 227 Literature of European Civilization I
3
ENG 228 Literature of European Civilization II
3
HIS 311 Europe Since World War I
3
LAN At least three credits in one European foreign language
6
  Electives*
6
  Total
21

*Possible Electives:

CRJ 360 Global and Comparative Justice
DRM 161 History of Theatre and Drama: Greek to Renaissance
DRM 261 History of Theatre and Drama: Restoration to the "ism’s"
DRM 361 History of Theatre and Drama: Contemporary Theatre
DRM 488 Stage Combat: Armed
ENG 390 Seventeenth-Century British Literature
ENG 395 Victorian Literature
ENG 422 The British Novel
HIS 101 World History I
HIS 102 World History II
HIS 310 History of the British Empire
LAN Additional coursework in a European foreign language

MUS 120

Introduction to Western Music
POL 352 Political Thought
REL 380 Classics in Christian Thought

Global Studies

CRJ 360 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
3
HIS 102 World History II
3
LAN At least three credit hours of a foreign language
3
POL 354 World Politics
3
REL 314 World Religions
3
SOC 227 Introduction to Women’s Studies
3
  Electives*
3
  Total
21

*Possible Electives:

DRM 131 Introduction to Theatre
DRM 369 World Culture in Film
ECO 336 Economics of Development
EDU 410 Human Relations/Multiculturalism
GEO 205 World Geography
HIS 313 Latin American History
HIS 386 Asian History
LAN Additional Coursework in a foreign language
MUS 250 World Music

Nontraditional credit in the foreign language such as credit by exam, CLEP or advanced placement are not applicable toward the cultural studies minor unless approved by the program director.

Course Descriptions

260 Experiential Learning and Service in Tanzania, Africa 1-3 hours TBA
This is a faith-based mission experience to East Africa, with pre- and post-learning components on the DWU campus.  Several aspects of Tanzanian history, culture, religion and current conditions will be explored. Using lecture, research techniques, class discussion, travel to and in Tanzania, journaling, group reflection, service activities and media presentation, a service learning experience in a foreign country will be achieved.

275 Field Experience 1-2 hours TBA

299 Selected Topics – Basic 1-3 hours TBA

339 American Indian History to 1890 3 hours TBA
(refer to HIS 339)

340 American Indian History since 1890 3 hours TBA
(refer to HIS 340)

450 Internship 1-4 hours TBA

460 Independent Study 1-3 hours TBA
With the instructor, students may arrange for individual research on a variety of topics.  Students enrolling in the course must present an independent study proposal to the instructor before registration.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

499 Selected Topics – Advanced 1-3 hours TBA

 

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