Cultural Studies Minor
College of Liberal Arts
The cultural studies minor is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on how culture and power intersect everyday life. Cultural studies work specializes in creating and practicing methods of critical thinking that can be applied to the study of popular culture. The program makes "theory" and scholarly research a participatory project. Students develop expertise in critical cultural analysis, especially in the workings of gender, race, social class, different abilities, and sexual orientation in everyday life.
This program is available:
Electives (21 cr)
Students propose 7 courses (21 credits). Following the completion of CST 1101, students propose 7 courses within the areas of identity politics; cultures of space and place; media cultures; and cultures of science, technology and medicine. Electives must be approved by the coordinator prior to the completion of the courses. Courses already completed may not be accepted. A sample listing of UMD courses is available through the coordinator, but the student is encouraged to find suitable courses.