The Culture and Politics (CULP) major provides students with a complex understanding of the relationship between culture, knowledge, and power. It teaches students theoretical frameworks and analytical skills that enhance cross-cultural tolerance, social justice, and ethical leadership in order to improve a world marked by power hierarchies and cultural conflicts.
The requirements for the CULP major are as follows:
- CULP-045: Theorizing Culture and Politics
- 3 courses from Field I: Humanities (from current/past CULP lists)
- 3 courses from Field II: Social Sciences (from current/past CULP lists)
- 5 courses from relevant departments selected by students in consultation with the CULP Curricular Dean to reflect the student’s thematic interest
Beginning with the Class of 2015, all CULP majors must have completed one designated ‘Research Methods Course’ as part of the 12-course CULP major requirement.
In 2019, the CULP program decided to revise its curriculum. For students who declare CULP in 2019-2020, the major requirements are as follows:
- Introduction to Culture and Politics (CULP-045)
- Four classes tagged as “CULP Core”
- Five classes chosen in consultation with the curricular dean to reflect the student’s thematic interests
- Classes taken in the major must come from at least two different academic departments