Humanities Building, Room 301
Why Macalester for Media and Cultural Studies?
Media and Cultural Studies analyzes the poetics, politics and production of media texts, in alignment with the college’s commitment to internationalism, multiculturalism and community service, using theories and methods drawn from the humanities and the social sciences. The department offers an innovative 10-course major that includes opportunities for students to combine analysis, criticism and production.
Fall 2014 Courses
- 110-01: Texts and Power
- 114-01: News Reporting/Writing
- 126-01: Local News Media Institutions
- 128-01: Film Analysis And VisualCulture
- 294 Photography: Histories and Practices of an International Medium
- 334: Cultural Studies and the Media
- 394: Cultures of Neoliberalism
Media & Cultural Studies Toast & Jam Series
Throughout the school year, the Media and Cultural Studies Department presents films, lectures, and discussions in a series we call Toast & Jam. Past Toast & Jam presentations include:
- Documentary filmmaker, Alain LeTourneau presented OPEN ROAD, a film about urban spaces.
- Mac Alum, Sara Kiener, co-owner of Film Presence, Brooklyn, NY-based marketing and outreach for independent films, gave a presentation with film clips to MCST students.
- Documentary filmmaker and noted director Sam Green ("The Weather Underground") presented his documentary film on R. Buckminster Fuller.
- Dave Zirin, Mac Alum and host of XM Satellite's Edge of Sports Radio presented A People's History of Sports in the U.S.
Toast & Jam is always served!