George Mason's program in cultural studies is distinctive in several respects. Similar programs in other universities are usually departmentally based (in English, history, sociology, or communications), emphasizing either the humanities or the social sciences. By contrast, the cultural studies program at George Mason explicitly seeks to link the social sciences and the humanities, combining methods of interpretation and explanation to explore the production, distribution, and consumption of cultural objects in their social contexts. With particular focus on theory and method in crafting this linkage, the program engages contemporary issues of nationality, class, race, and gender, while opening its scope to all forms of culture, past and present.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges