Title of Resolution

BS Degree in Cultural Studies

Resolution Number

2005-2006_39

Abstract

This is a proposal to introduce a new academic major in Cultural Studies. Its curriculum is designed to enable students study culture from an interdisciplinary perspective by combining the methodologies used in the humanities and social sciences. The proposed degree program responds to the growing significance of interdisciplinary analyses of culture, comparative analysis of high and popular culture, and the relationship between American cultures and globalization. Through learning experiences in cultural theory, cultural history, international culture, mass culture, and globalization, the major teaches students to understand systems of culture as both part of and alternatives to systems of government and economics. Upon receiving approval from the College Senate, steps will be initiated through the Office of International Program (OIP) of the State University of New York to develop an articulation agreement with the University of Lower Silesia in Wroclaw, Poland to offer the program as a dual degree with a corresponding program that has been introduced by that university.

Originating Committee

Undergraduate Curriculum and Policies

Type of Resolution

Curriculum

Academic Year

2005-2006

Date passed by Senate

5-8-2006

Comments

Accepted by President Halstead and Effective 5/22/06

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