Cultural Studies (Liberal Studies)

Program Overview

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.

There are two very unique courses required within this program: Global Cultural Experience and American Cultural Experience. Global Cultural Experience is offered each fall, and American Cultural Experience is offered in the spring. The most interesting thing about these courses is that they take cultural learning out of the textbook by providing hands-on experiences. These classes visit dramatic and musical performances, museums, religious sites, etc. Students will also attend cultural events on the Rose State College campus.

Degree Requirements (PDF)

Program Objectives

Graduates of this degree emphasis will be able to do the following:

  • 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

Career Fields

Cultural Studies graduates will be well-prepared for bachelor’s degrees in Applied Liberal Arts, Humanities, International/Global Studies, Letters, Library and Cultural Studies, and Public Policy. Potential careers include the following:

  • Administrator
  • Anthropologist
  • Community Organizer
  • Counselor
  • Diplomat
  • Educator
  • Environmentalist
  • Human Resources Officer
  • Librarian
  • Tour Guide

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Sherri Mussatto
Sherri Mussatto
Professor Humanities Division
(405) 733-7503
Lori Morrow
Lori Morrow
Professor Humanities Division
(405) 733-7507
Jeff Conkin
Jeff Conkin
Academic Advisor Humanities Division
(405) 733-7999