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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.

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Robert Sitton Publishes Biography

Dr. Robert Sitton's biography, Lady in the Dark: Iris Barry and the Art of Film was published by Columbia University Press in April 2014.

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July 26, 2014 – August 11, 2014

HI: Europa 2014 Study Tour - Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Umea (Sweden), Amsterdam

Short-term study: exploring the cultural, environmental and creative contributions of five impressive European cities to our global society. Focus:...

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August 02, 2014 – August 03, 2014

ArtBurst NorthWest at Marylhurst University

ArtBurst NorthWest, formerly the West Linn Fine Arts Festival, has evolved into a high-quality juried art show and festival, a thriving community e...

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August 23, 2014

Undergraduate Information Session

Learn about bachelor's degree programs, financing your education, earning college credit for life learning, and your career options. Take a campus ...

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