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B.A. in Cultural Studies

Earn your bachelor's in Cultural Studies from Marylhurst

Now accepting students for spring 2015. Classes start March 30.

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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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