Learning Outcomes | Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA

Chatham University

Cultural Studies (BA) Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the major in Cultural Studies, the student will be able to:

  • synthesize and apply theoretical concepts to cultural texts, including literature, film, media and public spaces.
  • generate a thesis and sustain an argument by using secondary sources and criticism relevant to a topic.
  • apply terms of cultural analysis in conjunction with cultural theory in the service of a coherent argument.
  • articulate the relationship between cultural representation and material practices.
  • locate and define one's own theoretical position in relation to scholarly sources.
  • present and defend one's own critical position in formal arenas.