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What will you learn?

In the BA in Cultural Studies program, you will:

  • Interpret cultural artifacts or events as meaningful within a much broader context of social processes and power relations
  • Analyze how the phenomenon of globalization is the most recent chapter in a long historical narrative that dates back to the 16th century and the opening of the world's markets
  • Gain an appreciation of how media, from the silent movie to YouTube and from the telephone to the iPhone, is always situated in a larger context — one that involves social, political and economic factors
  • Examine how representations of gender and sexuality most often assume a natural identity, which has the effect of normalizing or containing desire
  • Gain a deeper understanding of just how profound the American "experience" is shaped and altered by historical context, socio-political influence, and class
  • Become a critical thinker and participant in a rapidly changing and information-saturated contemporary global and media landscape
  • Become a skilled writer, proficient in the craft of argument and research methods
  • Consider how ideology functions as an everyday social practice, shaping our perception of reality in ways that exceed one's own self knowledge
  • Study the major theoretical systems that led to the interdisciplinary analysis of established disciplines in the post World War II era, and which precipitated the fields of cultural studies, media studies and film studies

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May 27, 2015

The Art Gym: 2015 BFA Thesis Preview Reception

Meet our BFA in Art students as they present their thesis exhibition in The Art Gym. Each year The Art Gym presents an exhibition of the work of ...

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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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