Cultural Studies is the exploration of the links between the arts and other human activities in complex societies. It includes both high art and popular culture, both ancient texts and new hypertexts. Cultural Studies is interdisciplinary in its methodologies and in its goals of finding integrated and contextualized views of human cultural activities. It is centrally concerned with issues of identity and power, particularly relating to gender, ethnicity, class and other sites of contestation.
Cultural Studies courses will be of interest to all those wishing to understand the myriad ways in which cultural texts and practices construct and reproduce representations of ourselves and our societies.
Foundational Courses for Cultural Studies
Recommended Courses within Cultural Studies
- ANTH 591 - Ethnobiology: Traditional Knowledge of Plants, Animals, and Land in Contemporary Global Context
- HIST 632 - Gender, Race, Racism, and the History of Classical Scholarship
- LTST 551 - World Literature
- LTST 637 - Black Atlantic Literature and Culture
- MAIS 616 - Writing the Self: The Experience and Potential of Writing for Personal Development
- MAIS 617 - Creative Non-Fiction
- MAIS 621 - Narrative Possibilities: The Transformative Power of Writing, Story, and Poetry in Personal and Professional Development
- MAIS 625 - Critical Perspectives in Cultural Studies
- MAIS 628 - Gender and Sexuality
- MAIS 638 - What I tell You May Not Be True: Autobiography, Discourse Analysis, and Post-Colonialism
- MAIS 640 - Grounded Theory, Exploration, and Beyond
- MAIS 662 - Mourning and Trauma: Theoretical and Historical Debates
- MAIS 663 - Critical Race Theory in Global Context
- MHST 620 - Culture and Health: Critical Perspectives
- POLI 550 - Women, Equality, and Representation
- PSYC 630 - Talking Cures: The Evolution of Psychotherapy
- SOCI 537 - Deciphering Our Social Worlds
- SOCI 539 - Sociology of War and Organized Violence
- WRNM 605 - Creating Life Histories
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Previous Reading Course Topics
- Women and Psychology
- History of Anthropological Theory
- Sociology of Health & Environment
Permanently Closed Courses within Cultural Studies.