Cultural Studies

Department Affiliation: Language and Culture

Culture courses are primarily interdisciplinary and intended to complement language acquisition, as well as to inform about global cultural diversity. They are generally taught in English.

Cultural Studies Minor

Culture courses are interdisciplinary and intended to inform about global cultural diversity.



Student must complete a total of 18 units.




Required classes include:


CUL 107

Theory and Practice of Culture





CUL 110


CUL 119


PHIL 162

Culture through Films

Culture Through the Artist's Eyes


Philosophy and Native Cultures







CUL 114


RST 161

Faces of Spirituality

Introduction to World Religions






CUL 117


CUL 108


ENG 123

Women's Literature in Translation

World Literature in Translation


Women's Voices in Literature




CUL 94/194 Study Travel


BUS 123 Travel and Study Abroad


ART 173 Multiculturalism and the Visual Arts


any Art History Class








MUS 106


MUS 116

Varieties of Music


Music of World Cultures



Cultural Studies Courses

CUL 94/194 Study Travel (3)

Pre-travel lectures and readings, as well as guided tours in the country, serve as basis for a study/travel program, with each participant developing a project related to the travel experiences.

CUL 107 Theory and Practice of Culture (3)

The course addresses the growing domestic and global necessity for understanding and communication across cultural boundaries. This is a theoretical and practical approach to understanding cultural differences as well as similarities. GS-VI

CUL 108 World Literature in Translation (3)

Explores world cultures through short stories and novels from around the world in translation.

CUL 110 Culture through Films (3)

This course uses a thematic approach to analyze a selected number of cultures from different parts of the world through films.

CUL 114 Faces of Spirituality (3)

The focus of this course is to survey and gain an understanding of how different cultures approach spirituality.

CUL 117 Women’s Literature in Translation (3)

In search of similarities and differences in women's conditions, aspirations and accomplishments as seen through literature written by women from around the globe.

CUL 119 Culture Through the Artist's Eyes (3)

This course will develop understanding and appreciation for culture as expressed through art, and the creative process in different fields from painting, sculpture, dance, to film, music, literature, and poetry.