Cultural Studies

Cultural Studies

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program

Cultural Studies

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program

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Cultural Studies Core Courses 2017-2018

All MA and PhD students in year one take CUST 802/902 Cultural Studies Colloquium plus four other courses, at least two of which are chosen from this list of core courses, with the balance chosen from the list of elective courses in cultural studies or other departments.

Full Year

CUST 802/902 Cultural Studies Colloquium
Wednesdays 2:30-5:30, B125 Lecture Theatre located in the B176 Mackintosh-Corry Hall suite of offices
Jeff Brison
This course is designed to acquaint graduate students with both current work in the field and various professional issues, through a combination of research presentations and participatory workshops. Grading is on a Pass/Fail basis. Students are required to attend at least 50% of the sessions of this course during their first year in the program.


Fall 2017

CUST 803 Cultural Studies Historiography
Tuesdays 2:30-5:30, Mackintosh-Corry Hall A416
Scott Rutherford
This course introduces students to key debates, concerns, and texts that have shaped the field of Cultural Studies over time, tracing multiple genealogies of the field in its international and interdisciplinary origins.

CUST 804 Community-Based Research
Fridays 11:30-2:30, Watson Hall Rm 401
Richard Day
As cultural producers, activists, and/or researches, Cultural Studies students interact with various communities within, beyond, and on the margins of the academy. This course engages with the theoretical, political, practical, personal, and institutional challenges and opportunities of community-based research.


Winter 2018

CUST 800 Cultural Studies Theory 
Wednesdays, 8:30-11:30, Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, Rm 307
Dorit Naaman
This course introduces students to a range of major theoretical strains within Cultural Studies such as those associated with Marxism, feminism, postcolonialism, and visual, critical race, Indigenous, and queer studies. Students will learn to mobilize key conceptual vocabulary of foundational and emerging frameworks of the field.

CUST 801 Critical Methodologies in Cultural Studies  
Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m.,  B125 Lecture Theatre & adjacent B138 Board Room, located in the B176 Mackintosh-Corry Hall suite of offices
Sarita Srivastava
The field of Cultural Studies is characterized by a refusal to endorse a singular method or to conceive of and apply methodological tools as rigid, formal templates. This course explores how scholars choose, mobilize, and combine methods including field research, archival research, research-creation, and textual analysis.