Chatham University

Cultural Studies Curriculum

Cultural Studies is an interdisciplinary major that examines issues of race, ethnicity, class, and culture. Drawing on social, cultural, and literary theories, this major introduces methods of interpretation for the analysis of cultural objects in their social contexts. Students learn to apply contemporary theory in their critical analysis of literature, film, and other cultural narratives. A required core of courses provides students with the tools necessary to analyze representations of culture. The electives allow students the opportunity to focus on aspects of the field that meet their particular interests. Students may elect a concentration in African American Studies. Students pursuing this concentration will study the history, culture, politics, religion and literature of the African Diaspora – the communities created by the dispersion of peoples from the African continent.

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