Master of Arts in Cultural Sustainability: Program Goals
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the Master of Arts in Cultural Sustainability program will develop the ability to do the following:
- Research, demonstrate and apply knowledge of cultural practices and contemporary issues pertaining to cultural sustainability which contribute to human and ecological well-being.
- Exhibit professional and ethical responsibility in managing partnerships that foster community self-determination and empower community efforts in cultural documentation, preservation, revitalization and social equity.
- Design, undertake and critique cultural documentation field projects applying diverse research methods such as observation, writing, photography, video, and/or sound recording to identify and nurture traditions of knowledge and practice that are meaningful and valued by communities.
- Devise, implement and evaluate actions that support cultural sustainability such as educational programs, exhibitions, performances, workshops, projects, media productions, websites, festivals and other initiatives that align with community practices.
- Identify and demonstrate a range of professional management skills that contribute to organizational sustainability such as financial skills, communications, and leadership through collaboration, teamwork, and consensus building.
- Identify strategies for cultivating a professional network of practitioners and organizations in support of a community of practice.
Revised: March 2014
Link to Curriculum Map (Courses mapped to Program Student Learning Outcomes)