Cultural Studies (Undergraduate)

Program objectives
Program outcomes
National qualifications matrix
Course and program outcomes matrix 
Graduation requirements 
Qualification awarded
Mode of study (full-time, part-time; e-learning…)
Program director 

Program objectives
Culture is a concept we are confronted with on a daily basis in the contemporary  world. Positioned in an interdisciplinary area within the context of fields such as anthropology, literature, media studies and  sociology, The Cultural Studies Program at Sabancı University focuses on the area of culture. The objectives of the Program are to combine theory and practice in order to instill in students a critical perspective, creative thinking and active participation. Graduates of the program can work in the following areas: NGO's, media, film, advertising, public relations, human resources, art, literature, cultural criticism and cultural management.

Program outcomes

  • 1. Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others.
  • 2. Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice.
  • 3. Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects.
  • 4. Communicate effectively in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical and technological means.
  • 5. Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team; and have the skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams.
  • 6. Develop a thorough knowledge of theories, concepts, and research methods in the field and apply them in research design and data analysis.
  • 7. Assess the impact of the economic, social, and political environment from a global, national and regional level.
  • 8. Know how to access written and visual, primary and secondary sources of information, interpret concepts and data from a variety of sources in developing disciplinary and interdisciplinary analyses.
  • 9. Demonstrate an understanding of the multiple methodologies and interpret different approaches, concepts, and theoretical legacies in the interdisciplinary field of Cultural Studies.
  • 10. Identify interconnections of knowledge within and across the disciplines of sociology, anthropology, literature, visual studies, philosophy, and psychology.
  • 11. Cultivate a critical approach to the study of culture, articulating the relations between culture, power, and history; exploring cultural diversity and socio-cultural change at the local, national and global level; and exploring the corresponding demands for rights and social justice.
  • 12. With the use of appropriate technologies, be able to present advanced oral and written evaluations of developments in the realm of cultural production, consumption, and representation.
 

National qualifications matrix 

Course and program outcomes matrix

Graduation requirements
It is required to complete 240 ECTS credits from program courses with a minimum passing grade D and a minimum CGPA of 2.00/4.00. 

Qualification awarded
Cultural Studies, Bachelor of Arts

Mode of study: Full time

Program Coordinator: Ahmet Faik Kurtulmış - afaikkurtulmus@sabanciuniv.edu