- UC Santa Cruz
- Visual Studies PhD
This program is for students who wish to pursue the study of religion in conjunction with studies of visual culture. A student enters the concentration by proposing, in consultation with their faculty adviser, a sequence of upper-division courses to fulfill the religion and visual culture requirements. The declaration of major requirements for the religion and visual culture concentration are the same as those listed in the Declaration of Major section. The faculty adviser for the religion and visual culture concentration is Raoul Birnbaum.
RELIGION AND VISUAL CULTURE CONCENTRATION (Concentration Advising Sheet)
Fifteen courses, as follows:
SENIOR COMPREHENSIVE REQUIREMENT
All seniors must complete one seminar, 190–191, as their “senior exit” course to satisfy the senior comprehensive requirement. Seminars can be taken for senior exit credit only by permission of the instructor. Within the context of this advanced seminar, students will work under the close supervision of their professor to produce a written project that demonstrates a high level of achievement in research, writing, and critical thinking. Students whose performance is outstanding are eligible for honors in the senior comprehensive.
Fifteen courses are required:
Lower Divsion Requirements four courses, as follows:
Upper Division Requirements
seven 5-credit, upper-division courses from within the department