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Cultural Studies

Cultural Studies


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Q: What do Ellis Island, the sexual revolution, and reality television all have in common?

A: They are all ways in which our society creates and shares meaning.

That may sound like a joke, but it’s not—because you can’t think globally without understanding locally, right? The arts, politics, religion, education, entertainment, even food and clothing— these are the things that define and culture, both in our communities and in society. As a Cultural Studies major, you will explore the production, distribution, and consumption of these and other cultural phenomena in their social context, and then examine them within the larger context of our world.

Cultural Studies fosters awareness of the world while studying various constellations of power in our society. Upon graduation, you will be well prepared for dozens of graduate programs, including advanced study in Public Policy, Library Science, Media Studies, and Communication (to name a few), and for careers in community arts, museums, education, policy and research institutions, cultural tourism, and nonprofit organizations.

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