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School of Cultural & Critical Studies

The School of Cultural and Critical Studies includes four interdisciplinary units with distinct but complementary missions:  the American Culture Studies Program, the Department of Ethnic Studies, the Department of Popular Culture, and the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program.  These units share a multidisciplinary approach, eclectic methodologies, a commitment to critical thinking and engagement, and an emphasis on how differences -- cultural, national, economic, racial, sexual, etc. -- are constructed and expressed.
 
Our undergraduate students engage in a dynamic core curriculum that includes service-learning, training in qualitative research, and a senior capstone project.

Graduate students in the School of Cultural and Critical Studies participate in a lively intellectual community. We offer a PhD or MA in American Culture Studies, an MA in Popular Culture, and graduate certificates in Ethnic Studies, Public History, and Women’s Studies.

Alumni Spotlight

Alumni Spotlight

“My time in the WS and ETHN programs have equipped me with the tools necessary to think critically about the world around me, and that has been invaluable to my work in nonprofits.” Read More

Consructing Race in America

Consructing Race in America

Graduate students in Dr. Jolie Sheffer’s American Literary Realisms class last fall drew on a rich trove of information and images that deepened their understanding of the pivotal time period they were studying, 1880-1940. Read More

Public lecture by Matika Wilbur, Native American Photographer

Public lecture by Matika Wilbur, Native American Photographer

The Department of Ethnic Studies in the School of Cultural and Critical Studies is hosting photographer Matika Wilbur's visit to BGSU on Wednesday, November 5, 2014.
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