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Program Requirements

Visual Studies Emphasis

  1. At least one foreign language up to the eighth semester (122)
  2. National and ethnic literatures (3 courses)
    The student must take three literature courses, two courses in the primary cultural area and one in the secondary cultural area.
  3. 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 primary culture and one in the secondary culture. The student may substitute, for one of the five courses, a course in film, chosen from section II-B of the course list, or a studio course offered at SMFA or on the Medford campus. See Courses Acceptable for the Major.
  4. 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.
  5. Visual and cultural theory (2 courses)
    The student must take one course in visual theory, chosen from section IV-C of the course list, and one course in cultural theory, chosen from section IV-D.
  6. Honors Thesis or Senior Project

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