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Program Requirements

Visual Studies Emphasis

  1. National and ethnic literatures (3 courses)
    The student must take three literature courses, two in the cultural area of the primary language and one in that of the secondary language. At least one of the courses should be a literature course in a language not native to the student, with readings in the original language, whatever the language of instruction or written assignments.
     
  2. Visual arts (5 courses)
    The student must take five courses in visual arts, chosen from section II-A of the course list that follows, normally including one in the cultural area of the primary language and another in that of the secondary language. The student may substitute, for one of the five courses, a course in film, chosen from section II-B of the course list that follows. (See Courses Acceptable for the Major.) , or a studio course in a visual art (drawing, painting, sculpture, filmmaking, etc.)
     
  3. Cross-cultural and/or gender-oriented literary or visual studies (2 courses)
    The student must take two courses of a cross-cultural or gender-oriented nature in a literary or visual art, chosen from the literature courses in section III-A of the course list or from the courses in visual arts and film in sections III-B and III-C.
     
  4. Visual and cultural theory (2 courses)
    The student must take one course in visual theory, chosen from section IV-B of the course list, and one course in cultural theory, chosen from section IV-C.

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