U.S. Cultural Studies (Interdisciplinary Minor)

http://www.whitworth.edu/Academic/Department/USCulturalStudies/Index.htm

uscs@whitworth.edu

The Whitworth United States Cultural Studies Program acknowledges that many factors, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, socio-economics, gender, sexual orientation, and type of disability, influence our lives and experiences in the United States. In one way or another, others’ perceptions of us, or even our self-perceptions, have been formed by these personal characteristics and by the groups that are identified by these characteristics. Our goal is to study these groups so that we can better understand their lives and our own in the contemporary United States. Students of all identities and backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to pursue this minor.

Through this program of study, our goals are as follows:

  1. to study the foundations and interactions of diverse groups living in the U.S. from an interdisciplinary framework
  2. to develop intercultural competencies for other coursework, graduate or professional schools, and eventual vocations
  3. to increase willingness and capacity to serve campus and communities by advancing social justice and reconciliation

Requirements for a US Cultural Studies Minor (18)

USCS 120Introduction to U.S. Cultural Studies3
USCS 220/SO 220Race and Ethnicity3
USCS 410Intergroup Dialogue3
Electives *9
Genealogy in Cultural Context
U.S. Latino/a Film
Native American Film
African American Film
U.S. Tribal Identities
U.S. Tribal Identities
U.S. Cultural Studies: Community-Based Research
U.S. Cultural Studies: Campus-Based Research
Identity Formation in US Cultural Context
Intercultural Communication
*

 Students may also select up to 9 credits of elective courses from the current list of AD designated courses. Additional elective courses may count toward the minor, with the submission of a course syllabus, and pre-approval from the program director.

Courses

USCS 201Genealogy in Cultural Context2
USCS 230Asian American Film (Cross-listed as FVNS 230)2
USCS 231U.S. Latino/a Film (Cross-listed as FVNS 231)2
USCS 232Native American Film (Cross-listed as FVNS 232)2
USCS 233African American Film (Cross-listed as FVNS 233)2
USCS 276Applied Anthropology3
USCS 313Identity Formation in US Cultural Context2

Students must select 9 credits of electives courses from the list above AND/OR the current list of AD designated courses. Additional elective courses may count toward the minor, with the submission of a course syllabus, and pre-approval from the program director.

Program Contact - Director

STACY GEORGE

Visiting Professor of History and Ethnic Studies

MARC ROBINSON

Dean of Arts and Sciences

NOELLE WIERSMA