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 Associated With This Field
Title Expertise
Blewett, Lori communication
Bowcutt, Frederica botany, ecology, environmental history
Buchman, Andrew music composition
Diamant, Hirsh visual arts, Chinese studies, human development
Eloheimo, Marja ethnobotany, environmental and cultural ecology, Indigenous and heritage studies plant studies
Fischel, Anne communication, media and community studies
Hardy, Tara
Huerta, Grace educational policy studies, qualitative research methods
Krafcik, Patricia Russian language and literature
Morales, Maria Isabel latinx studies, cultural studies, education
Ocampo, Catalina Spanish language, Latin American literature
Russo, Julie media studies, gender & women's studies, sexuality and queer studies
Simons, Suzanne poetry and literary arts, community studies/Middle East studies, journalism
Vavrus, Michael education, history, political economy
Williams, Sarah Feminist Theory, Cultural Studies
Williams, Sean ethnomusicology
Williamson, Elizabeth English literature, theater studies

Choosing What to Take at Evergreen

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
American Frontiers: Southwest Field Studies
  • Junior
  • Senior
16
Ampersand: Hybridity in Visual and Narrative Art
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
12, 16
Arts, Culture, and Ecology
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
8
Botany: Plants and People
  • Junior
  • Senior
16
Carrying Home: Latinx Worlds, Culture, and Public Health
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
16
Climate Justice in the Arctic: Indigenous Perspectives
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
8, 12
Cultivating Justice: Food, Feminism, and Community Psychology
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
12, 16
Culture as History: From the Great Depression to the Great Society
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
8
Dangerous Skills
  • Freshman
8, 14