Collection Development Policy for Cultural Studies

Objective: The collection supports teaching and research in cultural studies at Claremont Graduate University. Because the curriculum in this program is highly interdisciplinary and includes courses in both the humanities and the social sciences, the collection development policies for the following fields of study should also be consulted: art, history, psychology, sociology, literature, languages, anthropology, women studies, government/politics.

Programs offered: Claremont Graduate University offers an M.A and Ph.D. in cultural studies.

Subjects and collecting levels: The cultural studies curriculum includes, but may not be limited to, course offerings in the following broad areas: critical theory, cultural and political analysis, performance studies, history and historical theory, experiential and ethnographic studies, women's studies and gender studies, and literary and aesthetic analysis. The collection should be maintained at the level needed to support graduate teaching and research. It responds to new and emerging areas of scholarly inquiry.

Type and format of material collected: Emphasis is on scholarly monographs and journals. Reference works such as encyclopedias, bibliographies, dictionaries, indexes, chronologies, and others are also acquired. Electronic resources, such as bibliographic databases and electronic journals are also important and are considered when available. Videocassettes for instructional use may be acquired when funds permit. Textbooks, sound recordings, and dissertations not completed at Claremont Graduate University are generally excluded.

Languages: Materials are acquired primarily in the English language, although major works in other languages are also considered.

Geographical emphasis: No area is specifically excluded.

Chronological limits: None.

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