Cultural Sustainability Curriculum

Academic Requirements:

To earn the Master of Arts in Cultural Sustainability, students will complete a minimum of 42 credits of required, elective and professional management courses. The required courses make up roughly half (21 credits) of the degree and include a six-credit capstone project in the field. The additional 12 course credits are drawn from program electives (CSP) and a minimum of 9 course credits from the Professional Management (PMGT) curriculum.

Courses are conducted primarily online, reaching a national audience and allowing you to work and pursue the degree regardless of your location. In addition, a limited residency and workshop components will provide face-to-face interaction and fieldwork with faculty and other students in the program.

Cultural Sustainability Required Courses  (21 credits)

CSP 600: Cultural Sustainability (3)

CSP 605: Cultural Policy (3)

CSP 610: Introduction to Cultural Documentation (3)

CSP 610F: Introduction to Cultural Documentation-Field Lab (1.5)

CSP 615 Cultural Partnership (3)

CSP 670: Ethnographic Methodologies (A, B, or C) (1.5)

CSP 675: Capstone (6)

Electives (21 credits)

Cultural Sustainability Elective Courses (12 credits required)
For the 12 elective credits required, students may select from the Cultural Sustainability electives below, or may choose to take some courses from the Environmental Studies, Digital Arts, or Management electives.  Students will work with their advisors to determine electives that reflect their professional goals.

CSP 618: Cultural Sustainability Theory Seminar (3)

CSP 620: Food and Foodways (3)

CSP 625: Festivals, Events and Performances (3)

CSP 628: Principles of Cultural Mediation (3)

CSP 630: Community and Economic Development (3)

CSP 635: Interpretive Planning and Project Management (3)

CSP 638: Language Preservation (3)

CSP 640: Exhibits, Real and Virtual (3)

CSP 642: Culture and Calamity (3)

CSP 645: Advanced Cultural Documentation and Archives Management (3)

CSP 648: Museums and Communities (3)

CSP 650: Organizing Communities: Advocacy, Activism, and Social Justice (3)

CSP 653: Topics and Issues in Cultural Sustainability (3)

CSP 656: The Dynamics of Identity (3)

CSP 657: Culture, Spirituality & Sustainability (3)

CSP 660: Oral History (1.5)

CSP 665: Arts of Social Change (3)

Management Elective Courses (9 credits)
NOTE: Students will work with their advisors to select a set of courses that best meet their professional goals.

PMGT 601:  Leadership and Self-Development I: Leadership Styles (3 credits)

PMGT 605: Digital Ethics and Intellectual Property (3 credits)

PMGT 606: Managing an Organization (3 credits) 

PMGT 608: Principles of Project Management (3 credits)

PMGT 610: Strategic Management (3 credits)

PMGT 614: Integrated Marketing Communications (3 credits)

PMGT 616: Financial Skills and Managerial Accounting (3 credits)

PMGT 617: Principles of Marketing (3 credits)

PMGT 618: Economic Principles for Managers (3 credits)

PMGT 620: Leadership & Self-Development II: The Creative Professional (1.5 credits)

PMGT 621: Fundraising (1.5 credits)

PMGT 623: Grantwriting (1.5 credits)

PMGT 625: Organizational Law (3 credits)

PMGT 626: Nonprofit Leadership and Management (3 credits)

PMGT 630: Designing and Delivering a Learning Experience (1.5 credits)

PMGT 631: Public Administration (3 credits)

PMGT 638: Innovation in the Social Sector (3 credits)

PMGT 636: Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship (3 credits)

PMGT 641: Social Networks and New Media (1.5 credits)

PMGT 643: Writing for Different Audiences (3 credits)

PMGT 644: Strategies for Reaching the Media (3 credits)

PMGT 652: Performance Management and Organizational Development (3 credits)

PMGT 650: Models of Social Entrepreneurship (3 credits)