Global economic, political, and cultural processes are bound up with complex questions of culture and identity at the individual, familial, and community levels. Examining how differences in language, ideology, religion, race, gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation among others impact our sense of self and other, this CULTURE and IDENTITY option considers: foundational expressions of social and cultural values; the formation and contestation of identity over time; the impacts of modernization on individual, family, and community identity; genetic manipulation and modification; and questions of colonization and colonialism on political and cultural structures.
Courses for Fall 2023
Approved Courses in the Culture and Identity Pathway
Courses Outside the Liberal Arts
400 Level Courses With No Prerequisites
Majors should select 21 credits in the Option courses.
- 15 credits of these 21 will be in a single Option concentration (no more than 6 credits towards the Option completion are to be from courses in a single department).
- 6 credits of these 21 are from other Options.
- At least 12 credits must be taken at the 400 level or higher.