Cultural Sustainability Curriculum
To earn the Master of Arts in Cultural Sustainability, students complete a minimum
of 42 credits of required, elective and professional management courses. The required courses comprise half (21 credits) of the degree and include a six-credit capstone project
in the field. The additional course credits are drawn from 12 program electives (CSP) and from 9 management credits in the Professional Management (PMGT) curriculum.
Courses are conducted online and during two one-week residenices, reaching a national
audience and allowing you to work and pursue the degree regardless of your location.
The low-residency components provide face-to-face interaction and fieldwork with faculty
and other students in the program.
For the 12 elective credits required, students may select from the Cultural Sustainability
electives below, or may choose to take some courses from the Arts Administration, Environmental Studies, Historic Preservation, or Management electives, with approval. Students will work with their advisors to determine electives
that reflect their professional goals.
CSP 610: Introduction to Cultural Documentation (3)
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 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 654: Cultural Representation at the Smithsonian Institution (3)
CSP 656: The Dynamics of Identity (3)
CSP 657: Culture, Spirituality & Sustainability (3)
CSP 660: Oral History (3)
CSP 665: Arts of Social Change (3)