Cultural Studies (Liberal Studies)

Cultural Studies (Liberal Studies) 

Rose State College Humanities Division is excited to present a new degree option in Cultural Studies which began the Fall 2014 semester.

Cultural Studies is an interdisciplinary approach to increasing knowledge and understanding of modern global society and events. The goal of the Cultural Studies emphasis of the Liberal Studies Associate in Arts program is to prepare students to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a baccalaureate degree in applied liberal arts, humanities, international/global studies, letters, literary and cultural studies, or public policy.

What is the Cultural Studies option?

Cultural Studies is an interdisciplinary approach to increasing knowledge and understanding of modern global society and events. An understanding of the world's social and political systems, along with an appreciation of the diversity of human culture, will supply the student with a strong background for working in a global economy, for living in a multicultural society and for making intelligent decisions as global citizens.

Within this program there have also been two new courses developed: Global Cultural Experience and American Cultural Experience. Global Cultural Experience will be offered each fall, and American Cultural Experience will be offered each spring.  

The most unique thing about these two courses is that they will take cultural learning out of the textbook by providing hands-on experiences. These classes will attend dramatic and musical performances, museums, religious sites, etc. Students will also attend cultural events on the Rose State College campus.

Degree requirements

Global and Cultural Learning Program and upcoming study tours.

Program Objectives

·         Comprehend diverse/global perspectives and values
·         Acknowledge that different groups have different perspectives on the same issues and occurrences
·         Function more effectively as members of an increasingly multicultural society
·         See the world through multiple perspectives of diverse people
·         Recognize the commonalities all humans share
·         Develop an appreciation of the diversity of human culture
·         Appreciate values, customs, and social systems of various cultures

Cultural Studies graduates will be well-prepared for bachelor’s degrees in:

 

v  Applied Liberal Arts

v  Humanities

v  International / Global Studies

v  Letters

v  Literary and Cultural Studies

v  Public Policy



Potential Careers for culturally literate students with additional education:

 

·         Administrator

·         Anthropologist

·         Community Organizer

·         Counselor

·         Diplomat

·         Educator

·         Environmentalist

·         Human Resources Officer

·         Librarian

·         Tour Guide

Global Cultural Experience

COURSE RATIONALE

We live in a world that is increasingly made smaller by media, travel, and technology. This shrinking of the world brings together different cultures, beliefs, and value systems on a daily basis. Employers today are seeking employees who possess an ability to view the world as a global community. This course, designed around numerous experiential learning opportunities, will expose students to a wide variety of global cultures, methods of artistic expression, belief systems, and perspectives in order to promote awareness and appreciation of cultural diversity. By taking this course, students will be better prepared to analyze the interdependence among people, societies, and nations to encourage the progress towards finding solutions to global problems.

EXPECTED OUTCOMES

·         Discuss the value of having an awareness of and appreciation for the customs of cultures outside of the United States

·         Compare different cultures’ perspectives on the same issue

·         Evaluate the world through the multiple perspectives of diverse peoples

·         Analyze major works of art, literature, music, theater, and other forms of creative expression of a particular culture

·         Identify and explore samples of art, literature, architecture, history, geography, religion music, and other representative elements of cultures studied

·         Prepare research projects on a particular aspect of a culture

·         Appraise the worth of becoming more active participants in the global community

·         Compare and contrast American cultural values to the global cultures studied

American Cultural Experience

COURSE RATIONALE

Due to the strikingly diverse nature of its citizenry, America is in the process of becoming a universal nation. Therefore, it is important that students have at least a basic knowledge of the various cultures and belief systems that interact within the United States.  This course, designed around numerous experiential learning opportunities, will expose students to a wide variety of American cultures, methods of artistic expression, belief systems, and perspectives in order to promote awareness and appreciation of our nation’s unique cultural diversity. By taking this course, students will be better prepared to analyze the interdependence among people from various backgrounds and to encourage tolerance and understanding. 

EXPECTED OUTCOMES

·         Discuss the value of having an awareness of and appreciation for the customs of cultures within the United States

·         Compare different cultures’ perspectives on the same issue

·         Analyze major works of art, literature, music, theater, and other forms of creative expression of a particular culture within the United States 

·         Identify and explore samples of art, literature, architecture, history, geography, religion music, and other representative elements of cultures studied

·         Prepare research projects on a particular aspect of a culture

·         Compare and contrast  differing values, religions, and customs of cultures within the United States

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