Begin Date: Summer Session 1999
End Date: Spring Semester 1999
PROFESSOR MICHAEL RILEY, Head, Division of Liberal Arts
Berks-Lehigh Valley College
This major will provide students an interdisciplinary understanding of "culture," one of the key concepts in the Liberal Arts. The major includes upper-level courses in literature and related Liberal Arts and an emphasis on the interrelations among literature and other cultural and social practices. In its core courses as well as in the upper-level courses, the major will emphasize critical thinking, critical reading, writing, an understanding of the role of information technology in the Liberal Arts, and the understanding of differing points of view. A unique interdisciplinary major, the program in Culture Studies will provide students with a foundation for work in the twenty-first century in a variety of fields, as well as preparation for the study of law or for graduate study in English, American Studies, or Culture Studies.
For the B.A. degree in Culture Studies, a minimum of 127 credits is required.
Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)
GENERAL EDUCATION: 45-46 credits including 1 credit of First-Year Seminar
(3 of these 46 credits are included in the Requirements for the Major.)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)
ELECTIVES: 18-19 credits
BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in front of Bulletin)
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 42 credits
(This includes 3 credits of General Education GH courses.)
PRESCRIBED COURSES (12 credits)
PHIL 010 GH(3) (Sem: 3-4)
ENGL 200(3) (Sem: 3-6)
L A 283(3), SOC 109(3) (Sem: 3-8)
ADDITIONAL COURSES (15 credits)
Select 3 credits from ENGL 135(3), 139(3), 182(3), or 194(3) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 3 credits from ENGL 221W(3), 222W(3), 231W(3), or 232W(3) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 3 credits from ENGL 402(3) or 403(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 6 credits from CMLIT 405, (3), 406(3), ENGL 400(3), 401(3), 483(3), or 495(1-12) (Sem: 5-8)
SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (15 credits)
Select 12 credits from 400-level courses in American studies, art, art history, foreign language, history, philosophy, psychology, political science, sociology, speech communications, or theatre arts from division list (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits in an internship or senior project from division-approved list (Sem: 7-8)
 A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.
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The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.
Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1999
Blue sheet Item #: 27-01-064
Review Date: 6/7/99 (General Education Update)