Note: Courses that are considered electives will be offered on the basis of student needs and contingent upon the availability of staff resources.
Culture and Society 601
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Culture and Society
An introduction to ways of studying culture and society from a variety of perspectives, including approaches rooted in traditional disciplines and those that have arisen in a more interdisciplinary climate such as cultural studies and critical discourse analysis. Specific problems in culture and society will provide the basis for course work. Course Hours:H(3S-0)
An examination of a wide range of critical social theories, including feminist theory, critical race theory and postcolonial theory will provide students with the analytical sophistication and critical thinking skills necessary to unpack complex cultural and social dynamics and to develop innovative a approaches to vexing issues. Students will study a particular problem in culture from one specific point of view appropriate to their intended concentration, including aspects of law, cultural identity, personal identity, gender identity, and literary/artistic culture. Course Hours:H(3S-0)