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HUM 120: Cultural Studies

This research guide is intended for students in HUM 120. It contains links and suggestions on resources related to world cultures and cultural studies.

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Take it step by step... 

Icon of a lightbulb1. Choose your Pop Culture Item.

An icon of a magnifying glass2. Gather Background Information.

Search for movie, tv, or music reviews in Summonlink

  • Review: an evaluation of a piece of published or performed art or culture, such as a movie, music album, music performance, or tv episode. In addition to a critical evaluation, subjectively analyzing the merits or problems with a piece, an author may assign a rating to a work, indicating how good or bad it is when compared to other similar works.

An image of a face profile3. Engage Critically.

After learning more about your topic or item of choice, go back and watch or listen to it again, this time with a critical eye.  Ask and answer questions about the piece's cultural impact as you engage with it. 

Watching a Movie with a Critical Eye

This slide show from a teacher at the Columbus Academylink will open in a new window link will open in a new window will help explain how to watch a movie with a critical eye.