Sonoma State University Catalog 2002-2004 SSU home Front Catalog Page Contact Us Search How to use this catalog
Admissions Housing Services University Degree Degree Requirements The Schools Fees Centers, Institutes, Projects University Library Student Services Regulations & Policies The Arts at SSU Information Technology University Support Services University Curricula Calendar

California Cultural Studies

Program Office
Nichols 340
707 664-2903
Fax: 707 664-4400
email: Robert.Coleman-Senghor@sonoma.eduProgram Director

Faculty Robert Coleman-Senghor / EnglishFacultyMarilyn Cannon/Biology, Raymond Castro/Chicano and Latino Studies, Edward Castillo/Native American Studies, William Crowley/Geography, Dorothy Freidel/Geography, Richard Gale/Hutchins School, Anne M. Goldman/English, William Guynn/Film Studies, William Johnson/Music, Jeff Langley/Director, Performing Arts, Andrew Merrifield/Political Science, Susan Moulton/Art History, Leilane Nishime/American Multicultural Studies, Adrian Praetzellis/ Anthropology, Margaret Purser/Anthropology, R. Thomas Rosin/Anthropology, Arturo Ramirez/Chicano and Latino Studies, Michael Schwager/Director, University Gallery, Larry Shinagawa/American Multicultural Studies, *Clarice Stasz/History, Terry Wright /Geology

*Faculty Early Retirement Program

Course Plan / Sample Four-Year Program for B.A. in ITDS Special Major in California Cultural Studies / Minor in California Cultural Studies

Special Major (B.A.) and Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies in California Cultural Studies

The special major in Interdisciplinary Studies in California Cultural Studies has been established in order to bring together writers, scholars, artists, and students from various fields, organizations, and disciplines interested in the study of California. California Cultural Studies aims to attract a diverse group of students, representing a number of different ethnic and cultural groups as well as regions of California, into a learning community devoted to the study, preservation, and enrichment of Californiaís cultural life. The program is designed so that students, scholars, and artists can work together on projects in an intellectually simulating atmosphere.

California Cultural Studies is an interdisciplinary program that incorporates a range of critical perspectives, pedagogies, and resources, and is supported by a faculty with extensive backgrounds and scholarly work in history, literature, philosophy, art history, music, economics, political science, anthropology, environmental studies, natural history, geology, geography, and ethnic and cultural studies. With the exception of select CCS core courses, all course offerings are based in traditional disciplines and are cross-listed by the departments of Art History, American Multicultural Studies, Native American Studies, Chicano and Latino Studies, Anthropology, History, Music, Film Studies, Geography, Geology, Biology, and Political Science.

The CCS major consists of 26-27 core course units and 15-20 units in an areas of concentration. In close collaboration with program faculty, majors complete their course of study through a capstone project or senior thesis grounded in original research and scholarship. Both the studentís course of study and thesis or project must be approved by two CCS advisors and the program director. Students are encouraged to complete a minor in a discipline represented in the CCS program (i.e., History, Biology, English, Anthropology, Geography, Geology, AMCS, NAMS, CALS, or Film Studies, etc.).

The CCS Program also offers on and off campus internships in museum collection and exhibition, library special and regional collection, stream and river restoration, historical preservation, tourism, and agricultural and forest information services. Internships can be taken only credit/no credit and may not be used to fulfill major requirements. Students taking the internship course may receive financial assistance, if the host institution makes it available. Consult an advisor for further details and restrictions.

Prerequisites to the Major

  1. Admission to the major.
  2. Sophomore standing (though academic advising may begin earlier due to associated minors and supporting GE courses and programs).
  3. Completion of GE categories:
    A1 (California Cultural Analysis 200)
    A2 (English 101)
    A3 (Critical Thinking)

Total units required for a B.A. in: Special Major in California Cultural Studies Degree Requirements units

General education 51
California Cultural Studies major 41-47
General electives 22-28
Total units needed for graduation 120

Major Core Requirements

ITDS 280 Introduction to Studies in California Culture 3
ITDS 300 Faculty Forum 1
ITDS 302 Topics and Themes in California Cultural Studies 3
GEOG 390 Geography of California 2
ANTH 344 Material Cultural Studies 3
ANTH 444 Methods in Material Cultural Studies 1
 or
ITDS 444 Theory, Methods and Research 3
ITDS 496 Senior Seminar in California Cultural Studies 3
HIST 472 California History I 4
   
 Choose one of the following: California Ethnic Groups
AMCS 331 Ethnicity and History in California 3
AMCS 360 Asian American Experience 3
ANTH 361 Indians in California 4
CALS 339 Chicanos/Latinos in U.S. Society: California emphasis 3
NAMS 412 Native California History and Culture 3
   
 Choose one of the following: California Arts
ArtH 480 Special Topics in Art: California Arts 3
ENGL 315* California Ethnic Literature 3
ENGL 480 Studies in California Literature 3
ENGL 485 California Writers 3
MUS 255 California Music 3
Total units in the core 26-27

* California Ethnic Literature fulfills GE C2 and the ethnic studies requirement.

Areas of Concentration

One course is to be selected from each of the following areas, plus one additional course from any area. Courses taken in the areas of concentration may not be used to satisfy the core requirements.
  1. Arts and Literature Concentration
    AMCS 360 Ethnic Literature: California emphasis 3
    ArtH 480 California Arts 3
    ENGL 215 Introduction to California Literature 3
    ENGL 315 California Ethnic Literature 3
    ENGL 480 Studies in California Literature 3
    ENGL 485 California Authors 3
    HIST 350 California Environmental History 4
    MUS 255 Music of California 3
  2. California Ethnic Groups Concentration
    AMCS 331 Ethnicity and History in California 3
    ANTH 361 Indians in California 4
    ANTH 362 Transnational California 4
    CALS 338 Ethnic Minorities and Social Policy in California 3
    NAMS 412 Native California History and Culture 4
  3. Culture, History, and Politics Concentration
    ANTH 420 Archaeological Methods 4
    ANTH 444 Material Culture 1
    ANTH 490 Topics in California Pre-History 4
    CALS 338 Ethnic Minorities and Social Policy in California 3
    HIST 471 The American West 4
    HIST 473 California History II 4
    NAMS 412 Native California History and Culture 4
    NAMS 418 Regional Historical Studies 3
    NAMS 442 Contemporary Affairs of Native Americans of California 4
    POLS 320 State, City and County Government 4
    POLS 428* Seminar in California Politics and Government 4
  4. Natural History and Geography Concentration
    BIOL 314 Field Biology 3
    GEOL 111** Field Geology of Yosemite National Park 1
    GEOL 120 Regional Field Geology: Death Valley 3
    GEOG 311 Geography of Wine 4
    GEOG 314 Field Experience : Northern California 4
    GEOG 314B Field Geography of Sonoma County Wine 4
    GEOG 318 Field Experience: Baja California, Mexico 4

** GEOL 111 Field Geology of Yosemite National Park must be taken prior to or in conjunction with GEOL 102 Our Dynamic Earth.

Total units in the areas of concentration 15-20
Total units in the major 41-47

Minor

Each California Cultural Studies minor consists of seven courses for a total of 21-24 units.

Minor Core Requirements

ENGL 280 Introduction to California Cultural Studies (3) or
ENGL 315 California Ethnic Literature
3
ITDS 302 Topics and Themes in California Cultural Studies 3
GEOG 390 Geography of California 2
HIST 472 California History I 4
Total units in the minor core 12

Choose one of the following: California Ethnic Groups (3-4 units)
AMCS 331 Ethnicity and History in California 3
AMCS 377 Asian American Experience 3
ANTH 361 Indians in California 4
CALS 339 Chicanos/Latinos in U.S. Society: California emphasis 3
NAMS 412 Native California History and Culture 3
 Choose one of the following: California Arts (3 units)
AMCS 360 Ethnic Literature: California emphasis 3
ArtH 480 California Art 3
ENGL 315 California Ethnic Literature 3
ENGL 480 Studies in California Literature 3
ENGL 485 California Authors 3
MUS 255 Music of California 3
   
 Choose one of the following: Natural History and Geography (3-4 units)
BIOL 314 Field Biology 3
GEOL 111** Field Geology of Yosemite National Park 1
GEOL 120 Regional Field Geology: Death Valley 3
GEOG 311 Geography of Wine 4
GEOG 314 Field Experience : Northern California 4
GEOG 314B Field Geography of Sonoma County Wine 4
GEOG 318 Field Experience: Baja California, Mexico 4

Total units in the minor: 21-23

Independent Study 495

Up to 4 units of independent study can be used to fulfill requirements in any area of concentration. Course must be approved by the CCS coordinator and an advisor.

Sample Four-Year Program for B.A. in ITDS Special Major in California Cultural Studies

Freshman Year: 30 units

Fall Semester (15 units) Spring Semester (15units)
GE ENGL 101 (A2) (3) GE (C4) (3)
GE PHIL 101 (A3) (3) ITDS 200 (A1) (3)
GE GEOL 102 (3) GE Electives ( B4, D2, D3) (9)
GE Electives (C1, C2) (6)  

Sophomore Year 30 units

Fall Semester (15 units) Spring Semester (15 units)
GE (D4) (3) GE (D1) (3)
GE (B2) (3) GE (B3, E) (7)
GE (D5) (4) GE (C3) (3)
Electives (5) Elective (2)

Junior Year: 30 units

Fall Semester (15 units) Spring Semester (15 units)
HIST 472 (4) ANTH 344 (3)
ITDS 302 (3) ANTH 444 (1)
AMCS 377 (3) ENGL 480 (3)
GEOG 390 (2) CCS Concentration (4)
CCS Concentration (3) Elective (4)

Senior Year 30 units

Fall Semester (15 units) Spring Semester (15units)
ITDS 499 (3) CCS Concentration (8)
ITDS 300 (1) Electives (7)
POLS 428 (4)  
Electives (7)  


Questions or Comments:
Sonoma State University
1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
SSU Home - Catalog Home - Contact Us - Search - Catalog Help