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Cultural Entrepreneurship B.A.

Foreign Languages & Literatures
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2015
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 70 to 71
  • This program requires summer terms.
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Cultural entrepreneurship is an emerging academic discipline that examines how cultural products traditionally associated with the fine and liberal arts, such as art, theater, poetry, and literature, but also cultural activities such as sports, music, food, and film events, are having an increasingly important impact on the growth of local, national, and global economies. Cultural entrepreneurship scholars thus study the impact of culture on economies, and develop new strategies for enhancing local livelihoods by creative, new, sustainable, socially responsible ways of producing income through cultural activity. The B.A. program in cultural entrepreneurship stresses the centrality of culture in the success of entrepreneurial endeavors. Building on the concept of cognitive ambidexterity, it combines training in quantitative skills and predictive logic that is common in business schools with extensive work in creative logic and thinking, as it is most often cultivated in the liberal arts. Predictive logic refers to the ability to generate models, forecasts, and estimates, while creative logic addresses the ability to self-examine, understand social contexts, and to shape the future by identifying courses of action and negotiating complexities of human decision-making. Students in this program will complete an extensive core of business and entrepreneurship courses, including economics, finance, accounting, operations management, organizational management, financial management, marketing, human resources, statistics, and entrepreneurship. Students will also receive a Certificate in Business Administration from the Labovitz School of Business and Economics (LSBE). They will receive instruction in at least two languages, and choose classes from six skill areas intended to foster their creative thinking skills and intercultural competency: Creativity and Design; Empathy, Ethics and Respect; Meaning; Picture and Story; Play and Discipline; Symphony and Synthesis. The program includes courses from all five collegiate units. Majors are encouraged to incorporate a study abroad experience into their programs. The UMD Study in England program at the University of Worcester is particularly well-suited to accommodate the need of transferable courses for students in the cultural entrepreneurship program.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Introductory Requirement (1 cr)
Transfer students with 24 or more credits and current UMD students who change colleges to CLA are exempt from this requirement. New first-year students with 24 or more PSEO credits may request to be waived from this requirement.
UST 1000 - UMD Seminar (1.0-2.0 cr)
General Requirements
The Board of Regents, on recommendation of the faculty, grants degrees from the University of Minnesota. Requirements for an undergraduate degree from University of Minnesota Duluth include the following:
  1. Students must meet all course and credit requirements of the departments and colleges or schools in which they are enrolled including an advanced writing course. Students seeking two degrees must fulfill the requirements of both degrees. However, two degrees cannot be awarded for the same major.
  2. Students must complete all requirements of the Liberal Education Program.
  3. Students must complete a minimum of 120 semester credits.
  4. At least 30 of the last 60 degree credits earned immediately before graduation must be awarded by UMD.
  5. Students must complete at least half of their courses at the 3xxx-level and higher at UMD. Study-abroad credits earned through courses taught by UM faculty and at institutions with which UMD has international exchange programs may be used to fulfill this requirement.
  6. If a minor is required, students must take at least three upper division credits in their minor field from UMD.
  7. The minimum cumulative UM GPA required for graduation will be 2.00 and will include only University of Minnesota coursework. A minimum UM GPA of 2.00 is required in each UMD undergraduate major and minor. No academic unit may impose higher grade point standards to graduate.
  8. Diploma, transcripts, and certification will be withheld until all financial obligations to the University have been met.
Program Requirements
1. Written application to the CUE program director, explaining why the student wants to be admitted to the program and their career goals. 2. The CUE program will also support and strengthen optional study abroad sites currently available such as: Montpellier, Salamanca, St. Petersburg, Worcester, Potsdam and various sites in China. Students are advised to visit with the CUE program director about how courses abroad may be incorporated into this program. 3. Students must complete through the advanced level course of a foreign or indigenous language offered at UMD or equivalent (LANG designator for alternative). In addition, students complete a different second language through the beginning sequence. Students take an Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) to determine placement. This exam is administered through the UMD Foreign Languages and Literatures Department. The OPI determines the amount of courses required to complete the language requirement or waiver.
Certificate Core (16 credits)
After the successful completion of this required core, students will receive a Certificate of Business Administration from LSBE. These courses are provided in an on-line format in any order.
BUS 2100 - Fundamentals of Accounting (2.0 cr)
BUS 2200 - Fundamentals of Economics (2.0 cr)
BUS 2300 - Fundamentals of Operations Management (2.0 cr)
BUS 2400 - Fundamentals of Organizational Management (2.0 cr)
BUS 2500 - Fundamentals of Applied Statistics (2.0 cr)
BUS 2600 - Fundamentals of Financial Management (2.0 cr)
BUS 2700 - Fundamentals of Marketing (2.0 cr)
BUS 2800 - Fundamentals of Human Resource Management (2.0 cr)
Core Courses (11 - 12 cr)
CUE 1001 - Culture Industry and Creative Economy [GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
CUE 3001 - Foundations of Cultural Entrepreneurship and Culture Management I (3.0 cr)
CUE 3002 - Foundations of Cultural Entrepreneurship and Culture Management II (3.0 cr)
Take one additional CUE course:
If additional CUE courses are taken, they may apply to the Electives area with CUE advisor approval.
CUE 4001 - Entrepreneurial Finance for Creative Industries (3.0 cr)
or CUE 4002 - Entrepreneurship, Opportunity and Feasibility (3.0 cr)
or CUE 4003 - Entrepreneurial Ethics and Values (3.0 cr)
or CUE 4097 - Internship (2.0 cr)
Cultural Literacy and Conceptual Competency Core (15 cr)
Students select five courses from at least two of the following six areas. Students may propose alternative courses with CUE advisor approval.
Creativity and Design
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· AMIN 2605 - Survey of American Indian Arts [LE CAT9, FINE ARTS, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 1604 - Cultural Anthropology [LE CAT6, LEIP CAT06, SOC SCI, GLOBAL PER] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 1612 - Introduction to Archaeology [LE CAT6, SOC SCI] (4.0 cr)
· ART 1001 - Art Today [LE CAT9, LEIP CAT09, FINE ARTS] (3.0 cr)
· ART 1010 - Drawing I (3.0 cr)
· ART 1013 - 2-D Digital Design (3.0 cr)
· ART 2801 - 2-D Animation Principles (3.0 cr)
· ART 2911 - Graphic Design I (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 1303 - History of World Art I [LE CAT9, HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 1304 - History of World Art II [LE CAT9, LEIP CAT09, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· CE 1000 - History of Structures [HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· COMM 1500 - Media and Society [LE CAT8, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· CS 1301 - Introduction to 3D Game Development: Learning to Program Computers by Creating Video Games [LE CAT3, LOGIC & QR] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 1801 - Freshman Seminar: American Gothic [LE CAT9, HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
· GEOG 2552 - Introduction to Maps and Geospatial Information [LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 2155 - Introduction to Research Methods and Analysis (4.0 cr)
· CUE 11xx
or Empathy, Ethics and Respect
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· AMIN 1020 - American Indian Experiences: 1900-present [LE CAT7, LECD CAT07, HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 2405 - American Indian Families and Society [LE CAT8, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· ART 1814 - Creating Across Cultures [LE CAT9, LECD CAT09, FINE ARTS, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 1080 - Understanding Global Cultures [LE CAT8, LEIP CAT08, SOC SCI, GLOBAL PER] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 1305 - Survey of Non-Western Art [HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 2300 - The City as a Work of Art [LE CAT9, LEIP CAT09, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 1202 - World Regional Geography [LE CAT8, LEIP CAT08, GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· MU 1005 - Jazz Studies [LE CAT9, LECD CAT09, FINE ARTS, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· PHIL 1003 - Ethics and Society [LE CAT8, LEIP CAT08, HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· POL 1610 - Introduction to Political Theory [LE CAT7, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· PSY 1003 - General Psychology [LE CAT6, SOC SCI] (4.0 cr)
· PSY 2021 - Developmental Psychology [LE CAT6, LECD CAT06, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 cr)
· PSY 2023 - Marriages and Families Worldwide [LE CAT8, LEIP CAT08, GLOBAL PER] (4.0 cr)
· SW 1000 - Introduction to Social Welfare [SOC SCI] (3.0 cr)
· SW 1210 - Global Issues [LE CAT8, LEIP CAT08, SOC SCI, GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· TH 1111 - Introduction to Acting [LE CAT10, FINE ARTS] (3.0 cr)
or Meaning
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· GEOG 2360 - Geography of Religion [LE CAT7, LEIP CAT07, GLOBAL PER] (4.0 cr)
· HIST 1027 - Introduction to Islam [LE CAT7, LEIP CAT07, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 1400 - Modern World History from 1500 to present [LE CAT7, LEIP CAT07, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· PHIL 1001 - Introduction to Philosophy [LE CAT7, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· PHIL 1007 - Philosophy and World Religions [LE CAT7, LEIP CAT07, HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· PHIL 1021 - Classical Mythology [LE CAT9, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· PHIL 2001 - Existential Literature [HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 1201 - Sociology of the Family [LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
or Picture and Story
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· ART 1605 - Fundamentals of Photography [LE CAT10, FINE ARTS] (3.0 cr)
· COMM 1000 - Human Communication Theory [LE CAT3, SOC SCI] (3.0 cr)
· COMM 1010 - Persuasion [LE CAT6, SOC SCI] (3.0 cr)
· COMM 1112 - Public Speaking [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3535 - Intercultural Communication [LE CAT6, LEIP CAT06, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 1582 - Introduction to World Literatures [LE CAT9, LEIP CAT09, HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER] (4.0 cr)
· JOUR 2001 - Reporting and Writing I (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 2300 - News Photography (3.0 cr)
· MU 1004 - Music in Film [FINE ARTS] (3.0 cr)
· TH 1053 - Film and Society [LE CAT9] (3.0 cr)
or Play and Discipline
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· DN 1001 - Introduction to the World of Dance [LE CAT9, LEIP CAT09, FINE ARTS] (3.0 cr)
· ENED 1000 - Introduction to Environmental and Outdoor Education (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 1805 - Freshman Seminar: Satire and Humor [LE CAT9, HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
· FR 2315 - French Cinema [LE CAT9, LEIP CAT09, HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
· POL 1800 - Mock Trial (3.0 cr)
· TH 1001 - Introduction to Theatre Arts [LE CAT9, FINE ARTS] (3.0 cr)
· TH 1051 - Introduction to Film [LE CAT9, FINE ARTS] (3.0 cr)
or Symphony and Synthesis (Relationships, Metaphors and Seeing the Big Picture)
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· AST 1040 - Introductory Astronomy [LE CAT5, NAT SCI] (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 1001 - Biology and Society [LE CAT4, NAT SCI, SUSTAIN] (4.0 cr)
· WS 2001 - Introduction to Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Studies [LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 1507 - Time and Place [LE CAT9] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 1666 - Tales of Terror [LE CAT9, HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
· GEOG 1304 - Human Geography [LE CAT6, LECD CAT06, SOC SCI] (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 1414 - Physical Geography [LE CAT4, NAT SCI, SUSTAIN] (4.0 cr)
· GEOG 2305 - Geography of Cultural Diversity [CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· GER 2402 - Germany Today [LE CAT8, LEIP CAT08, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 1208 - Europe in the Modern Age [LE CAT7, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 1304 - US History Part I: 1607-1877 [LE CAT7, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 1305 - US History Part II: 1865-Present [LE CAT7, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· LING 1811 - Introduction to Linguistics [LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR] (3.0 cr)
· PHIL 1008 - Critical Thinking [LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR] (4.0 cr)
· PHIL 1018 - Logic [LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR] (4.0 cr)
· PHYS 1011 - Conceptual Physics [LE CAT5, NAT SCI] (3.0 cr)
· PHYS 1033 - Cosmology, String Theory and the Death of the Universe [LE CAT5, NAT SCI] (3.0 cr)
· POL 1011 - American Government and Politics [LE CAT6, SOC SCI] (3.0 cr)
· POL 1050 - International Relations [LE CAT8, LEIP CAT08, GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· POL 1500 - Introduction to Comparative Politics [LE CAT6, LEIP CAT06, GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· WS 2101 - Women, Race, and Class [LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
First Foreign or Indigenous Language (3 cr)
Students must complete a language through the advanced or intermediate level (courses listed below). RUSS 1210 may be completed through inter-institutional cross-registration with the College of St. Scholastica or as a study abroad option through UMD.
Take no more than 1 course(s) from the following:
· AMIN 2104 - Intermediate Ojibwe II [LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN] (3.0 cr)
· FR 2301 - Advanced French [LE CAT3, LEIP CAT03, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
· GER 2301 - Advanced German [LE CAT3, LEIP CAT03, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
· RUSS 1210 - Intermediate Russian Language and Culture (Abroad) [COMM & LAN] (8.0 cr)
· SPAN 2301 - Advanced Spanish [LE CAT3, LEIP CAT03, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
Second Foreign or Indigenous Language (6 cr)
Students must complete a second language through the beginning sequence (two courses).
Take no more than 2 course(s) from the following:
AMIN 1103 - Beginning Ojibwe I [LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN] (3.0 cr)
AMIN 1104 - Beginning Ojibwe II [LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN] (3.0 cr)
or CHIN 1101 - Beginning Chinese I: A Practical Introduction to Everyday Mandarin Chinese [LE CAT3, LEIP CAT03, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
CHIN 1102 - Beginning Chinese II: A Practical Introduction to Everyday Mandarin Chinese [LE CAT3, LEIP CAT03, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
or FR 1101 - Beginning French I [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
FR 1102 - Beginning French II [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
or GER 1101 - Beginning German I [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
GER 1102 - Beginning German II [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
or RUSS 1101 - Beginning Russian I [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
RUSS 1102 - Beginning Russian II [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
or SPAN 1101 - Beginning Spanish I [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
SPAN 1102 - Beginning Spanish II [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
Electives (15 cr)
Students propose at least 5 courses above the 3xxx level for 15 credits; courses already taken may or may not be accepted. Since the major does not require a second field of study, only two proposed courses can be applicable to a second major or minor. Students must consult with their adviser before selecting their elective courses.
Take 5 or more course(s) totaling 15 or more credit(s) from the following:
The CUE program director will review and approve the proposed list of courses. Any changes to the list must be approved by the CUE program director.
· (Student proposes courses.)
Advanced Writing Requirement (3 cr)
WRIT 31xx Adv Writing (3 cr)
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