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Fall 2021 Courses

CST 200A () - R. Jaleel History of Cultural Studies: Genealogies of Cultural Studies: Histories and traditions of cultural studies internationally; multiple legacies of cultural studies as a field of inquiry in various geographical contexts; foregrounds important critical perspectives resulting from social and intellectual movements worldwide. 

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CST 290 () -  - Colloquium: CST Speaker Series. Designed to provide cohort identity and faculty student exchange. Opportunity to present papers, hear guest lecturers, and see faculty presentations, gather for organizational and administrative news, exchange information, and make announcements. 

Thur: 4:10pm - 6:00pm


CST 298 () - S. Zepeda -Workshop

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CST 298 () - K. Caplan -Workshop

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Winter 2022 Courses

CST 200B () - J. Sze - Theories of Cultural Studies

Definitions of "critical" scholarship and examination of various contexts in which cultural studies theory has emerged worldwide. Both mainstream and alternative theoretical traditions, such as those developed by people of color and by other minoritized groups.

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CST 250 (18490) - C. Whithaus -  Research Seminar

Designed to facilitate student interaction and promote student research by guiding students through the production of a publishable essay. Essays submitted, distributed, and discussed by seminar participants.

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CST 298 () - S. de la Mora -  

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CST 290 () -  - Colloquium: CST Speaker Series.  

Designed to provide cohort identity and faculty student exchange. Opportunity to present papers, hear guest lecturers, and see faculty presentations, gather for organizational and administrative news, exchange information, and make announcements.

Thur 4:10-6:00 PM - Remote


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Spring 2021 Courses

CST 200C (37364) - S. Min - Practices of Cultural Studies

Methodological and practical applications of cultural studies research. Critical analyses of ethnography, textual analysis, social change, community development, and identity formation. Emphasis given to students' unique versions of cultural studies practices. 

Thur: 12:10pm - 3:00pm


CST 290 (18511) -  - Colloquium: CST Speaker Series.  

Designed to provide cohort identity and faculty-student exchange. Opportunity to present papers, hear guest lecturers, and see faculty presentations, gather for organizational and administrative news, exchange information, and make announcements.

Thur 4:10-6:00 PM 


CST 295 () Special Topics course Prof. Kathleen Frederickson

Queer Evolutions. This course charts the fate of evolutionary theory in the history of sexuality from the nineteenth century to the present. We will read some of the core texts in early evolutionary theory (Darwin, Lamarck) and examine how they have been taken up by sexologists, homophiles, and queer theorists. In doing so, we will attend to how evolution has participated in eugenic practices and in the racialization of sexuality, looking at work by Sylvia Wynter and others who have analyzed how imperial geopolitics shape the development of the sciences. At the same time, we will look at queer and trans studies scholarship that sees in evolution the promise of more and better options for gender and sexuality. The course will seek to assess how that promise interacts (or doesn’t) with the material economic conditions that structure queer and trans lives.

Tue: 3:10PM-6:00PM


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200A. Histories of Cultural Studies (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor. Undergraduate coursework in the humanities or social sciences recommended. Histories and traditions of cultural studies internationally; multiple legacies of cultural studies as a field of inquiry in various geographical contexts; foregrounds important critical perspectives resulting from social and intellectual movements worldwide.—F. (F.) 

200B. Theories of Cultural Studies (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 200A or consent of instructor. Definitions of "critical" scholarship and examination of various contexts in which cultural studies theory has emerged worldwide. Both mainstream and alternative theoretical traditions, such as those developed by people of color and by other minoritized groups.—W. (W.) 

200C. Practices of Cultural Studies (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: courses 200A and 200B or consent of instructor. Methodological and practical applications of cultural studies research. Critical analyses of ethnography, textual analysis, social change, community development, and identity formation. Emphasis given to students' unique versions of cultural studies practices.—S. (S.)

204. History and Theory of Sexualities (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 200A (may be taken concurrently) or consent of instructor. Studies of sexuality in feminist, literary, historical, and cultural studies research, specifically examining the emergence of "sexuality" as a field of research and the relationship of sexuality studies to cultural forms, subjectivity, and social relations generally. May be repeated two times for credit. Offered irregularly.—F. (F.) 

206. Studies in Race Theory (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 200A (may be taken concurrently) or consent of instructor. Theoretical framework for the critical study of race, drawing on contemporary cultural studies and postcolonial scholarship in order to understand the social production of "race" as a category for organizing social groups and determining group processes. Offered irregularly.—W. (W.) 

208. Studies in Nationalism, Transnationalism, and Late Capitalism (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 200A (may be taken concurrently) or consent of instructor. Contemporary theories of nation, nationalism, postcolonialism, and transnationalism. Specific attention to the relationship between cultural production and the formation of ideas about nation and nationalism, including examination of both "legitimizing" and resistant discourses. Offered irregularly.—S. (S.) 

210. Memory, Culture, and Human Rights (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor. Restricted to graduate students. Explores the multiple convergences among memory, culture, and human rights. Discusses diverse approaches to how societal actors in different historical, cultural, and national settings, construct meanings of past political violence, inter-group conflicts, and human rights struggles. (Same course as Human Rights 200B.) Offered in alternate years.—F. Lazzara

212. Studies in the Rhetorics of Culture (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 200A (may be taken concurrently) or consent of instructor. Survey of critical and analytical approaches to the study of texts. Examination of multi-mediated objects to understand their cultural import by focusing on discursive production, dispersal, and reception processes, and related shifts in power relations. Offered irregularly.—F. (F.) 

214. Studies in Political and Cultural Representations (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 200A (may be taken concurrently) and consent of graduate adviser. Framework for the analysis of political and popular cultural representations. Emphasis on concepts, theories, and methodologies illuminating dominant and vernacular cultural representation, appropriation, and innovation in transnational contexts. May be repeated for credit up to 4 times when topic differs. Offered irregularly.—W. (W.)

250. Research Seminar (4)

Seminar—4 hours. Prerequisite: courses 200A, 200B, 200C or consent of instructor. Designed to facilitate student interaction and promote student research by guiding students through the production of a publishable essay. Essays submitted, distributed, and discussed by seminar participants. May be repeated up to 12 units of credit.—W. (W.)

270A. Individually Guided Research in Cultural Studies (4)

Discussion—1 hour; independent study—2 hours; extensive writing. Prerequisite: course 200C, 250, consent of instructor. Individually guided research, under the supervision of a faculty member, on a Cultural Studies topic related to the student's proposed dissertation project to produce a dissertation prospectus.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

270B. Individually Guided Research in Cultural Studies (4)

Discussion—1 hour; independent study—2 hours; extensive writing. Prerequisite: course 200C, 250, consent of instructor. Individually guided research, under the supervision of a faculty member, on a Cultural Studies topic related to the student's proposed dissertation project to produce a dissertation prospectus.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

270C. Individually Guided Research in Cultural Studies (4)

Discussion—1 hour; independent study—2 hours; extensive writing. Prerequisite: course 200C, 250, consent of instructor. Individually guided research, under the supervision of a faculty member, on a Cultural Studies topic related to the student's proposed dissertation project to produce a dissertation prospectus.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

290. Colloquium (1)

Lecture—1 hour. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor. Designed to provide cohort identity and faculty student exchange. Opportunity to present papers, hear guest lecturers, and see faculty presentations, gather for organizational and administrative news, exchange information, and make announcements. May be repeated up to 12 units of credit. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

295. Special Topics (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor. Special topics courses offered according to faculty and student interests and demands. May be repeated for credit with consent of adviser.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

298. Group Research (1-5)

(S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

299. Directed Research (1-5)

(S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

299D. Dissertation Research (1-12)

Independent study—3-36 hours. Prerequisite: advancement to doctoral candidacy. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

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396. Teaching Assistant Training Practicum (1-4)

Prerequisite: graduate standing. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)