U.S. Cultural Studies (Interdisciplinary Minor)
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 U.S. 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 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...
- to study the foundations and interactions of diverse groups living in the U.S. from an interdisciplinary framework.
- to develop intercultural competencies for other coursework, graduate or professional schools, and eventual vocations.
- 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 120||Introduction to U.S. Cultural Studies||3|
|USCS 220/SO 220||Race and Ethnicity||3|
|USCS 410/SO 410||Intergroup Dialogue||3|
|Genealogy in Cultural Context|
|U.S. Latino/a Film|
|Native American Film|
|African American Film|
|U.S. Tribal Identities|
|U.S. Cultural Studies: Community-Based Research|
|U.S. Cultural Studies: Campus-Based Research|
|Identity Formation in US Cultural Context|
|History of Art of the United States|
|Intercultural Immersion Experience|
|Diversity, Equity and Inclusion|
|American Studies for International Students|
|African American Literature|
|African American Women Writers|
|Multicultural American Literature|
|Native American Literature|
|American Immigrant Literature|
|Asian American Literature|
|American Popular Culture|
|Identity, Race, and Power in American Life|
|African American History|
|African American History to 1877|
|African American History Since 1865|
|US Civil Rights Struggle|
|Pacific Northwest History|
|Jazz in America|
|Poverty and Community Development|
|Latinos in the US|
|Introduction to Cultural Anthropology|
|U.S. Civil Rights Movements|
|Social Stratification: Power, Prestige And Wealth|
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.
|USCS 201||Genealogy in Cultural Context||2|
|USCS 230||Asian American Film (Cross-listed as FVNS 230)||2|
|USCS 231||U.S. Latino/a Film (Cross-listed as FVNS 231)||2|
|USCS 232||Native American Film (Cross-listed as FVNS 232)||2|
|USCS 233||African American Film (Cross-listed as FVNS 233)||2|
|USCS 276||Applied Anthropology||3|
|USCS 313||Identity Formation in US Cultural Context||2|
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
Visiting Professor of History and Ethnic Studies
Dean of Arts and Sciences