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Washington State University
College of Education

Cultural Studies Overview

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Cultural Studies and Social Thought in Education addresses problems of culture and power as they play out in contemporary and historical contexts of education and schooling.
Theoretical Framework


Doctoral Handbook


Courses and Timelines


How to Apply to the Ph.D. in Cultural Studies and Social Thought in Education
Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates from the program will be able to:

    1. Locate, analyze, and synthesize research literature, and apply that synthesis to problems of practice
    2. Effectively communicate scholarly work through written, oral, and/or alternate formats
    3. Skillfully inquire into areas of program-related interest
    4. Demonstrate scholarly habits of curiosity, inquiry, skepticism, and data-based decision-making
    5. Demonstrate an understanding and valuing of diversity and social justice through his/her scholarly work
    6. Conduct and disseminate original scholarship that demonstrates acquisition and application of new knowledge and theory
    7. Demonstrate behavior that indicates he/she is becoming an emerging expert in his/her area of study