To provide context for the area of study guidelines for area of study Cultural Studies for for students matriculated on and after Sept. 3, 2014.
Area of Study Guidelines: This set of guidelines helps students plan their degree plans by spelling out what the academic world and many employers understand a particular concentration to mean. The guidelines are found in many academic publications.
Disciplinary — A program of study guided by the existing framework of a discipline.
Interdisciplinary — The simultaneous and interrelated study of two or more disciplines.
Problem Oriented — A program of study organized around a problem.
Professional/Vocational — A study which focuses on acquiring knowledge and skills needed for specific career performance and applications. It also entails inquiry into the conceptual foundations of the profession, the role of the professional in that career, and the relations between the profession and society at large.
Thematic — A program of study focusing on a particular theme or set of ideas.
Cultural studies explores how human beings understand, articulate and produce cultural work to influence, shape and reflect their worlds. Cultural studies may include concentrations in communications and media, writing, languages, literature, philosophy, religious studies and other areas.
Students designing programs in the area of cultural studies are expected to develop the following knowledge and skills, as appropriate to their particular concentration or focus.
Introduction to the Area of Study Guidelines
AOS Cultural Studies Before 2014 Sept 3