Cultural Studies is an interdisciplinary practice of critical analysis that attempts to question and understand how cultural objects of all kinds-texts, technologies, and institutions, for example-are related to particular social and historical circumstances. Whether focused on recent or past forms of cultural life, work in Cultural Studies examines the interrelationships between large social and economic structures, and local and individual identities.
Degree Requirements (Catalog Year 2013-2014)
In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the BA in English, students receiving this concentration must complete 4 courses (12 credits) chosen from the following. Special topics courses may be used to fulfill the requirements for the concentration when so designated by the department.
The concentration in cultural studies includes many course options that also satisfy the department's core requirement in minority, folkloric or popular literary and cultural traditions. Students pursuing this concentration may need at least 6 hours of 300 and 400 level English electives to complete the minimum of 30 credits required for the major.
ENGH 308 - Introduction to Literary Theory Credits: 3
ENGH 310 - Topics: Women and Literature - Credits: 3
ENGH 315 - Folklore and Folklife - Credits: 3
ENGH 318 - Introduction to Cultural Studies Credits: 3
ENGH 319 - Popular Culture - Credits: 3
ENGH 348 - Beginnings of African American Literature Through 1865 - Credits: 3
ENGH 349 - African American Literature: Reconstruction to 1903 - Credits: 3
ENGH 350 - African American Literature Through 1946 - Credits: 3
ENGH 351 - Contemporary African American Literature - Credits: 3
ENGH 352 - Topics in Ethnic American Literature - Credits: 3
ENGH 362 - Global Voices - Credits: 3
ENGH 372 - Introduction to Film Credits: 3
ENGH 412 - Topics in Folklore Studies - Credits: 3
ENGH 414 - Folklore of the Spirit World - Credits: 3
ENGH 415 - Folk Arts and Folk Artists - Credits: 3
ENGH 416 - Ethnicity and Migration in Folklore - Credits: 3
ENGH 418 - Cultural Constructions of Sexualities Credits: 3
ENGH 419 - Topics in Popular Literature - Credits: 3
ENGH 452 - Critical Study of Children's Literature - Credits: 3
ENGH 474 - Topics in Film/Media Studies Credits: 3
May include one course (3 credits) from outside the English Department chosen from:
COMM 465 - Topics in Communication and Gender Credits: 3
CULT 320 - Globalization and Culture Credits: 3
PSYC 362 - Psychology of Women Credits: 3
SOCI 315 - Women and Men in Society Credits: 3
WMST 300 - Current Issues in Women and Gender Studies Credits: 3
WMST 330 - Theoretical Perspectives in Women and Gender Studies Credits: 3
Requirements may be different for earlier catalog years. See the University Catalog archives.