Cultural Studies Program

Required Components

  • 3 Interdisciplinary Courses, 2 of which must be team taught
  • 3 courses in any of the Cultural Studies field areas. (Note: CS courses may be taken from among Dartmouth College* course offerings with prior approval.)
    • Gender Studies
    • Ethnic Studies
    • Class Studies
    • Media/Performance Studies
    • Post-Colonial Studies
  • 1 Elective course from MALS or Dartmouth College*
  • 1 Independent Study in Cultural Studies (MALS 127)
  • 1 Research Methods module (MALS 130, MALS 131 or MALS 132)
  • 1 Summer Symposium (MALS 120) — no tuition charged
  • 3 MALS Ethics Workshops (Professionalism, Academic Integrity & Mentorship - 1.5 hour workshops) — no tuition charged
  • Cultural Studies Thesis — no tuition charged
  • Thesis Presentation (MALS 411) — no tuition charged

*Dartmouth College undergraduate courses may be taken for MALS elective, concentration, or interdisciplinary credit. These courses, no more than two, must be upper division, and will require additional readings and/or written assignments to equal graduate level coursework. The specifics of the requirements are by agreement between the student and instructor (see the Non-MALS Course Contract <link>). Prior approval from the MALS administration is required.