Cultural Studies

Cultural studies is both its own unique field and an approach that works across the humanities and social sciences.

You’ll find programs and courses with an emphasis in African American studies, international studies, maritime studies, queer studies, and women’s and gender studies.

Faculty

See faculty who teach in Cultural Studies.

How to Choose Your Path

You’ll choose what you study to earn a Bachelor’s degree that’s meaningful to you. Some students decide their programs as they go, while others chart their course in advance.

Aim for both breadth and depth; explore fields that may be related or that may seem very distant. You'll be surprised at what you discover.

If you're new to college, look for programs where you can gain a foundation, build key skills, and broaden your knowledge (FR only, FR-SO, or FR-SR).

If you already have a foundation in this field, look for programs with intermediate or advanced material (SO-SR, JR-SR, or FR-SR). These programs may include community-based learning and in-depth research. Some of these programs have specific prerequisites; check the description for details.

Talk to an academic advisor to get help figuring out what coursework is best for you.

Selected Programs 2021-22
Title Class Standing Credits
Advanced Studies in Music and Humanities
  • Junior
  • Senior
16
Public Arts: Writing and Visual Arts in the Service of Community
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
8, 16
Ampersand: Hybridity in Visual and Narrative Art
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
12, 16
Latin American Women Writers
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
16
Carrying Home & Latinx Worlds: Health and Political Economy
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
16
Monsters: A Literary and Cultural Exploration
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
8
Taste: What We Hunger For
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
16
Dangerous Skills
  • Freshman
8, 16
Botany: Plants and People
  • Junior
  • Senior
16
Diversity and Dissent in Education and the Media
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
16