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B.A. in Cultural Studies

Earn your bachelor's in Cultural Studies from Marylhurst

Now accepting admission applications for fall 2015.

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Marylhurst University offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Culture and Media. This is a diverse program that combines methods and insights from anthropology, literary theory, media studies, history, sociology, psychoanalysis, film studies, semiotics and philosophy.

Cultural studies curriculum

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:

Events list for the current academic year.
  Quarter Credits
Major requirements 60
Marylhurst Core requirements 54
General electives 66
Total 180*

Marylhurst accepts transfer credits

More than 90 percent of Marylhurst students transfer in credits to help complete the 180-credit requirement. Learn if you have prior college credit that can transfer into the B.A. in Cultural Studies program with a free transfer evaluation.

 

 

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Ger Killeen, culture & media faculty, was interviewed by The Oregonian in February 2015 talking about his passions: poetry, Ireland and the natural world.

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May 28, 2015 – June 15, 2015

The Art Gym: 2015 BFA Thesis Exhibition

Each year The Art Gym presents an exhibition of the work of our Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis candidates. The exhibition is the culmination of a yea...

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May 29, 2015

Student Digital Video and Animation Festival Screening

Screening of videos by 16 finalists from Marylhurst's third annual student video competition. Students represent Mt. Hood Community College, Clacka...

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June 02, 2015

The Art Gym: 2015 BFA Thesis Artists Talk

Meet our BFA in Art students as they give a talk about their thesis exhibition in The Art Gym. Each year The Art Gym presents an exhibition of th...

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