Media and Cultural Studies analyzes the poetics, politics and production of media texts, in alignment with the College’s commitment to internationalism, multiculturalism and community service, using theories and methods drawn from the humanities and the social sciences. The department offers an innovative ten-course major that includes opportunities for students to combine analysis, criticism and production.

The major provides a working knowledge of the methods of historians and critics of culture and the media; an ability to explicate a specific body of culture or type of media in depth; and opportunities to appreciate different kinds of media and to produce original work.


Browse the Media and Cultural Studies Collections:

Award Winning Media and Cultural Studies Papers

Faculty Publications

Media and Cultural Studies Honors Projects

Media and Cultural Studies Oral Histories