Open your mind to cultures from all around the world and feel empowered to jumpstart the conversations we should all be having about the importance of representation in everyday narratives, everywhere.
Villanova’s Cultural Studies Program encourages undergraduates to understand, critique and take a lead in transforming the ideas behind cultural phenomena around the world. By emphasizing a hybrid of academic disciplines such as social sciences and the humanities, we learn to scrutinize questions of identity, race, gender, class, and community as well as examine how these questions manifest themselves in different cultural practices. For students driven by a strong desire to understand other cultures, we offer exposure to diverse, multicultural and multiracial narratives and provide an environment for discovering the theoretical and cultural knowledge needed to do your part for social equality at home and abroad.
WHY CULTURAL STUDIES?
Representation in the form of identity, race, gender, class, and community is the catalyst to helping us understand, respect and embrace cultures other than our own.
Cultural Studies integrates monolithic, ethnocentric, and gendered approaches to knowledge, exposing students to diverse, multicultural and multiracial narratives and world views.
Rather than just focusing on a specific geographical area, Cultural Studies empowers you with a set of theoretical tools to properly study and understand global cultural phenomena.