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.

Video Equipment

Media and Cultural Studies offers video production equipment to students enrolled in production courses or for honors projects and other academic projects with faculty approval.

Before checking out any production equipment, students must read and sign an Equipment Use Contract.

Contact Brooke Schmolke, Manager, Digital Resource Center, with any equipment questions.

In the News

As coronavirus epidemic spreads, Trump administration’s new travel ban hits China and beyond, prompting worries | Yahoo News | February 4, 2020
The White House has issued sweeping travel restrictions prompted by the threat of the coronavirus epidemic that began last month in China. Macalester geography and global health professor Eric Carter is quoted.

Where Are They Now? | The New Yorker | January 29, 2020
Megan Schwartz '14 wrote this humor article, subtitled "Your Favorite Childhood Cartoon Characters in Today's Workforce."