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What will you learn?

In the B.A. 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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