| 1. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the basic focus, goals,
and approaches of the Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, and the
Humanities, including Cultural Studies and American studies.
| 2. Students will demonstrate the ability to do detailed
descriptions of cultural sites, cultural performances, practices,
and arts in the multi-cultural and multi/inter-ethnic landscape of
Los Angeles through descriptive qualitative methods.
| 3. Students will demonstrate their ability to read, critically
analyze, and apply advanced theories of culture to disciplinary
knowledge production in the natural sciences, the social sciences,
and the humanities.
| 4. Students will demonstrate mastery of the modes of critical
analysis proper to the humanities and fine arts as applied to a
variety of different texts such as films, television shows,
historical essays, novels, news reports, and archival materials.
| 5. Students will demonstrate understanding of difficult critical
arguments as they are constructed through diverse disciplinary
| 6. Students will construct and demonstrate the nature of critical
arguments, how they are structured and what position they take in
relation to the subject matter.
| 7. All students will complete a senior thesis: an extended well
researched, critically written, coherent, and well developed piece
of original scholarship.