The Doctoral Minor in Visual Cultures is research-driven. Selection of courses should contribute to the development of your primary area of specialization. The minor is awarded upon successful completion of 9 graduate-level credits in a combination of required and elective coursework, with a GPA of 3.0 (4.0 basis). Required coursework consists of ART HIST/AFROAMER 801 Historiography, Theory and Methods in Visual Culture; ART HIST/AFROAMER 802 Visual Cultures: Topics in Visual Cultures, or equivalent. Elective coursework consists of one 3-credit course to be selected, in consultation with a program faculty advisor, from a wide range of crosslisted and “meets with” courses offered by program faculty in numerous programs and departments. A list of possible course options are available on the CVC website, although it is not exhaustive. Please, note that even if a course is listed on the website it is not a guarantee that it will receive program credit. Please, consult with the Director of the CVC to ensure that your selected courses meet the criteria for credit.
LEARNING GOALS FOR THE CENTER FOR VISUAL CULTURES
REVISED FALL 2019
- Show comprehension of the history, theories, and methods of Visual Culture as a field of study as they are practiced in the field of Visual Cultures.
- Demonstrate critical ability to work with and develop Visual Culture theories and methods.
- Develop capacity to conduct original research in Visual Culture.
- Show ability to work with Visual Culture theories and methods in the analysis and presentation of original research which may take oral, written, and visual forms.
- Develop the critical analytic, rhetorical, and technical skills necessary to effectively communicate original research in Visual Culture.