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BA in Cultural Studies

At the Department of Culture & Media at Marylhurst University, we are dedicated to interdisciplinary inquiry, combining methods and insights from anthropology, literary theory, media studies, history, sociology, psychoanalysis, film studies, semiotics and philosophy.

Our principal focus is historical and contemporary social life, the political nature of popular contemporary culture, and the way meaning is produced through various social practices (media), beliefs (religious and political), and economic structures within a given culture.

Cultural studies examines how a cultural artifact or event (for example, a film like Brokeback Mountain or Slumdog Millionaire, a natural catastrophe like Hurricane Katrina, or "the war on terror") relates to matters of social class, nationality, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, ideology, or identity.

 Degree breakdown

To graduate with a bachelor's degree, you must complete a total of 180 credits:

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  Quarter Credits
Major requirements 60
Marylhurst Core requirements 54
General electives 66
Total 180*

*More than 90 percent of Marylhurst students are transfer students.
Learn if you have prior college credit that can transfer into the BA in Cultural Studies program with a free transfer evaluation.

 

 

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