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Course Offerings for 2017/18

Course offerings for 2017/18:

Fall 2017

  • CQ600: Colloquium
  • CQ601: Cultural Analysis Social Theory
  • CQ602: Approaches to Cultural Analysis
  • CQ625: Ethics, Affect, & Embodiment

Winter 2018

  • CQ600: Colloquium
  • CQ617: Past Violences & Public Action
  • CQ618: Biopolitical Theory


Globalization, Identity and Social Movements Courses

Globalization, Identity and Social Movements fosters critical understanding of contemporary global economic, social and political processes and the struggle for human, cultural and social rights at the local, national, and supranational levels. Social activism, identity formation and rights discourses are key concerns in this field.

  • CQ610: Race, Gender and Imperialism
  • CQ611: Religion and Social Change
  • CQ612: [Trans] National Identities, New Media/tions and the Place of the Public
  • CQ613: Nostalgia and Exile: Memory, History, Identity
  • CQ614: Language Policies and the Politics of Language Identity
  • CQ615: Theories of Multiculturalism and Intercultural Dialogue
  • CQ616: The Idea of Progress and its Critics

Body Politics: Gender, Sexuality and Embodiment Courses

Body Politics: Gender, Sexuality and Embodiment focuses on sexuality and embodiment, and the specific ways in which human bodies are inhabited and represented, historically and culturally. Feminist and queer theories inform this analysis. The political nature of the intimate processes of identity formation, and the effects of technologies on our notions of gender appropriateness and physical normalcy are explored in this field.

  • CQ620: Transforming Bodies
  • CQ621: The Social Body
  • CQ622: Bodies, Bioethics, and Boundaries (under construction)
  • CQ623: Technologies of Gender: Female Bodies and Feminist Communities in Cyberspace
  • CQ624: Rethinking the body via Deleuze and Guattari
  • CQ625: Ethics, Affect and Embodiment

Cultural Representation and Social Theory Courses

Cultural Representation and Social Theory engages a variety of thematic concerns related to the politics of knowledge production, whether in the context of academia and intellectual discourse, as a feature of media technologies, or a practice in everyday life. Visual culture, political practices, and new forms of social agency and representational practices are central issues explored in this field.

  • CQ630: Risk, Media and the Politics of Anxiety
  • CQ631: Cultural Studies in Theory and Practice
  • CQ632: Hybrid Discourses, Discourses of Hybridity
  • CQ633: Power, Hegemony and Resistance
  • CQ634: Visuality and Cultural Analysis
  • CQ635: Social Theory and Contemporary Film