Cinema, television and other media are arguably the most ubiquitous and globalized cultural forms in our world today. Yet they are often not well understood and frequently understudied. Gettysburg College offers a program and Cinema and Media Studies that will provide a broad liberal arts perspective on a powerful part of students’ lives today. This program offers both a major and minor in Cinema and Media Studies that include approaches from both Cinema Studies and paradigms for studying popular culture commonly known as Cultural Studies. Students will understand these media as not merely artistic forms, but also as cultural, economic and socio-political entities.