2017-2018 Academic Year

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Coordinator

Randi Warne, BA (Winnipeg), MA, PhD (Toronto), Professor

Cultural Studies offers study in the nature and criticism of culture and the arts, chiefly literature, film, visual art and popular culture, in light of guided interdisciplinary inquiry into the socio-political conditions in which thought and expression take place. Forms of cultural expression are thus analysed both as texts (including films, literature, paintings, and so on) and as practices in context.

Admission Requirements

Review sections 2.1.4 Admission Requirements and 2.1.6 Additional Admission Requirements.

Major
Combined Major
Concentration
Minor

 

Major

The degree with a major is intended for those students with a clearly focused interest who wish to gain knowledge in depth of a single discipline.

Students intending to complete the major degree must declare their intention to do so before registering for their sixth unit of coursework. Students who do not make this declaration within this time frame will not be permitted to register for further coursework.

The Mount also offers a limited enrollment internship option.

Students must successfully complete 20.0 units with the following requirements: 
a minimum of 8.0 and a maximum of 10.0 units in the major as follows 
 CULS 1101, 2201, and 3301
 1.5 units selected from CULS 1105, 2202, 2206, 2293, 2294, 3302, 3305
 5.0 units in at least two disciplines normally selected from:
CANA 4000
COMM 2013, 3013
CULS 3302, 3305, 3330*
ENGL 2213, 2263, 3363, 4407, 4408, 4427, 4446, 4475
FREN 3312, 3317, 3321, 3322, 3398
HIST 2251, 2255, 2265, 3314, 3337
PBRL 2013, 3013
PHIL 3380
POLS 3351
RELS 2201, 2203, 2208, 3306, 3308, 3311, 3313, 3380
WOMS 3313, 3351, 4407
*Note: Additional electives, such as Special Topics courses (CULS 3310, 3311, 3312), are approved by the Cultural Studies committee on a year by year basis and are included in this category. Please contact the program Coordinator for further information.
 3.0 of the 8.0 units must be at the 3000 level or above
 a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 in the required 8.0 units
a minor consisting of 3.0 units as specified by the department offering the minor. Students must
achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the required 3.0 units
students may choose a second 3.0 unit minor in any area that offers a minor
1.0 unit from each core group A, B, and C listed under the Bachelor of Arts (General Studies)
(exclusive of the major):
 Core A - Sciences & Mathematics (1.0 unit)
 Core B - Social Sciences (1.0 unit)
 Core C - Humanities (1.0 unit)
at least 9.0 units must be at the 2000 level or above
Note: No more than 4.0 units from professional areas may be counted toward the degree. Courses
included in the
Applied Human Nutrition science minor will not be counted as professional electives.


Special Studies
Students may count a maximum of 4.0 units of directed/independent/research studies courses towards the degree, with no more than 2.0 units in any single discipline.

 

Combined Major
The combined major degree is intended for those students who wish to gain in-depth knowledge of two disciplines. Students must declare a major or combined major before registering for their sixth unit of coursework. Students who do not make this declaration within this time frame will not be permitted to register for further coursework.

The Mount also offers a limited enrollment internship option.

Students must successfully complete 20.0 units.  In order to complete a combined major in Cultural Studies, the following requirements must be met:
a minimum of 6.0 units and a maximum of 8.0 units in the Cultural Studies combined major as follows:
 CULS 1101, 2201, and 3301
 1.5 units selected from CULS 1105, 2202, 2206, 2293, 2294, 3302, 3305
 3.0 units in at least two disciplines normally selected from:
CANA 4000
COMM 2013, 3013
CULS 3302, 3305, 3310, 3311, 3312, 3330, 4401, 4402, 4403*
ENGL 2213, 2263, 3363, 4407, 4408, 4427, 4446, 4475
FREN 3312, 3317, 3321, 3322, 3398
HIST 2251, 2255, 2265, 3314, 3337
PBRL 2013, 3013
PHIL 3380
POLS 3351
RELS 2201, 2203, 2208, 3306, 3308, 3311, 3313, 3380
WOMS 3313, 3351, 4407
*Note: Additional electives, such as Special Topics courses (CULS 3310, 3311, 3312), are approved by the Cultural Studies committee on a year by year basis and are included in this category. Please contact the program Coordinator for further information. 
 2.0 of the 6.0 units must be at the 3000 level or above
a second combined major specified by another program
(Biology, Canadian Studies, Chemistry, Economics, English, Family Studies, French, Gerontology, History, Mathematics, Political Studies, Psychology, Sociology/Anthropology, Women’s Studies)
a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 in the required 6.0 units of each combined major 
1.0 unit from each core group A, B, and C listed under the Bachelor of Arts (General Studies) (inclusive of the majors):
 Core A - Sciences & Mathematics (1.0 unit)
 Core B - Social Sciences (1.0 unit)
 Core C - Humanities (1.0 unit)
at least 5.0 units of the 12.0 units overall required for the combined majors must be at the 3000 level or above
at least 9.0 units of the total 20.0 units must be at the 2000 level or above
❏ Note: No more than 4.0 units from professional areas may be counted toward the degree. Courses included in the Applied Human Nutrition science minor will not be counted as professional electives. 

 

Students wishing to combine an arts major and a science major (e.g. Chemistry and English or Biology and Political Studies):
  ❏  must meet all of the requirements listed above
and  
 ♦ to complete a BSc (Combined Major) primary science discipline plus secondary arts discipline
      ❏ must complete a minimum 12.0 units of the total 20.0 units in science disciplines
 ♦ to complete a BA (Combined Major) primary arts discipline plus secondary science discipline 
      ❏ must complete a minimum 12 units.0 of the total 20.0 units in arts disciplines

 

Concentration

To obtain a concentration in Cultural Studies, students must fulfill the following requirements:
CULS 1101 and 2201
1.0 unit from CULS 1105, 2202, 2206, 2293, 2294, 3302, 3305
2.0 units in at least two disciplines selected from:
CANA 4000
COMM 2013, 3013
CULS 3302, 3305, 3330*
ENGL 2213, 2263, 3363, 4407, 4408, 4427, 4446, 4475
FREN 3312, 3317, 3321, 3322, 3398
HIST 2251, 2255, 2265, 3314, 3337
PBRL 2013, 3013
PHIL 3380
POLS 3351
RELS 2201, 2203, 2208, 3306, 3308, 3311, 3313, 3380
WOMS 3313, 3351, 4407
*Note: Additional electives, such as Special Topics courses (CULS 3310, 3311, 3312), are approved by the Cultural Studies committee on a year by year basis and are included in this category. Please contact the program Coordinator for further information.
1.0 unit must be at the 3000 level or above

 

Minor

To obtain a minor in Cultural Studies, students must fulfill the following requirements: 
CULS 1101 and 2201

2.0 units in at least two disciplines selected from:
CANA 4000
COMM 2013, 3013
CULS 1105, 2202, 2206, 2293, 2294, 3302, 3305, 3330*
ENGL 2213, 2263, 3363, 4407, 4408, 4427, 4446, 4475
FREN 3312, 3317, 3321, 3322, 3398   
HIST 2251, 2255, 2265, 3314, 3337
PBRL 2013, 3013
PHIL 3380
POLS 3351
RELS 2201, 2203, 2208, 3306, 3308, 3311, 3313, 3380
WOMS 3313, 3351, 4407
*Note: Additional electives, such as Special Topics courses (CULS 3310, 3311, 3312), are approved by the Cultural Studies committee on a year by year basis and are included in this category. Please contact the program Coordinator for further information.

1.0 unit must be at the 3000 level or above

 


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