Cultural Studies-option

Liberal Arts, Associate in Arts

A degree in Cultural Studies provides a well-rounded liberal arts background by providing training in how to think, especially in diverse cultural environments. It is a gateway to many other disciplines, professions, and careers such as teaching, research, business, and much more. It provides methodologies for success in continuing academic studies beyond the program as well as in careers.

Students seeking a baccalaureate degree in Cultural Studies from a college or university should obtain an A.A. degree in liberal arts. It is recommended that not more than 15 credits be earned at Atlantic Cape to avoid any possible transfer problems. Most grantors of baccalaureate degrees prefer that the upper level courses be taken at their institution. A student who successfully completes the requirements of the A.A. degree in cultural studies should be able to think critically about issues, create arguments that show sound reasoning, demonstrate diverse understanding of Eastern and/or Western cultures, evaluate the influence of culture on society and create culturally acceptable solutions to social problems.

For further information, contact the department chair, Cheryl Knowles-Harrigan at (609) 343-4993 or e-mail cknowles@atlantic.edu.

Courses Credits
   
General Education Courses  
When a general education course is not specified, refer to the list of courses approved for this degree.
Composition I ENGL101
3
Composition II ENGL102
3
Literature course: Choose ENGL104 or ENGL201
3
History course: Choose two--Heritage of the Western World I HIST101, Heritage of the Western World II HIST102, U.S. History I HIST103, or U.S. History II

6

 

Arts course--Choose one: Art Appreciation ARTS103, Art History from Ancient Times to the Gothic Period ARTS108, or Art History from the Renaissance to the Modern Era ARTS109
3
General Psychology PSYC101
3
Principles of Sociology SOCL101
3

Social Science course: Choose one--Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 103, Introduction to Cultural Geography GEOG102 or Introduction to Government and Politics GOVT101

3
Mathematics course (MATH119 or higher)
3-5
Laboratory science course
4
Mathematics or Laboratory Science course
3-5
Concepts of Physical Fitness HPED150
1
Humanities course: World Religions RELG110
3
Liberal Arts courses: Introduction to Philosophy PHIL102,
World Myths and Legends PHIL105
6
TOTAL
47-51
 
Program Courses
Introduction to Cultural Studies CULT101
3
Practicum in Cultural Studies CULT210
3
Choose four from the following: ANTH103, ARTS108, ARTS109, COMM110, COMM120, DANC170, ENGL201, ENGL213, ENGL214, GOVT101, HIST109, HIST110, HIST111, HIST117, HIST135, PHIL106, PHIL111, SPAN111, SPAN112, SPAN201, SPAN202, MUSC100, FREN111, FREN112, SOCL110
12
TOTAL
18
 
Computer literacy:
(May be fulfilled with CISM125; testing out; or reviewed departmental portfolio)
0
   
TOTAL REQUIRED FOR DEGREE:
65-69
Effective Fall 2006 (CULT)