Studies in Global Cultures

Developing an understanding of diverse cultures, knowledges, and ways of being is crucial for contemporary artistic development and meaningful civic participation, especially considering profound transformations occurring through processes of globalization. The Studies in Global Cultures requirement ensures that students learn about human experiences beyond a dominant Western perspective, and includes courses that focus on diverse cultures, ethnicities, and religions, as well as gender and sexual orientation. Importantly, this liberal arts requirement may be fulfilled through a wide range of courses in the studio fields, as well as in art history, the social sciences, and humanities.