School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
School of Graduate Studies

Cultural Studies

CUST-800*     Cultural Studies Theory     
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. Three term-hours. Fall. D. Naaman

CUST-801*     Critical Methodologies in Cultural Studies     
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. Three term-hours. Winter. D. Robinson.

CUST-802     Cultural Studies Colloquium     
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 and Winter terms. L. Murray.

CUST-803*     Cultural Studies Historiography     
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. Three term-hours. Fall. S. Rutherford.

CUST-804*     Community-Based Research     
As cultural producers, activists, and/or researchers, 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. Three term-hours. Winter. R. Day.

CUST-890*     Directed Studies I     
Directed study under the guidance of a faculty member in an area of the instructor’s expertise.

CUST-891*     Directed Studies II     
Directed study under the guidance of a faculty member in any area of the instructor’s expertise.

CUST-892*     Special Topics I: Indigenous & Settler Affect: Unsettling~Writing~Feeling     
This course will overview of theories of affect from Indigenous, settler, and arrivant perspectives. In particular, we will examine how forms of affect, feeling and experience are articulated and translated through different forms of writing. We will cover a range of writing styles (manifesto, 'anecdotal theory', lyric and poetic forms, event scores), and other performative and arts-based forms (performative lecture, oration, sensory interventions from the kinetic, sonic, visual). Offered jointly with DEVS-895* and GNDS-821*. Winter. D. Robinson.
EXCLUSIONS: DEVS-895* and GNDS-821*

CUST-893*     Special Topics II     
Special topics under the guidance of a faculty member in an area of the instructor's expertise.

CUST-894*     Directed Community-Based Practicum     
This course is intended to support a student's MA or PhD research through organizational and social experience gained from involvement with relevant off-campus institutions, organizations, and community groups. A CS faculty member will oversee each placement in collaboration with a member of the relevant organization or group. (Equal to other one-term course offerings, the internships are expected to be the equivalent of 1.5 – 2.0 days of work per week for 12 weeks.)

CUST-895*     Agnes Etherington Art Centre Practicum     
Internship in a professional art museum environment offering insights into collection research and development and an understanding of curatorial projects from conception through research and public presentation phases.

CUST-898     Master's Essay/Minor Project

CUST-899     Master's Thesis/Project     

CUST-902 Cultural Studies Colloquium
This course is designed to acquaint PhD 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. (6.0 credit units.)

CUST-990* Directed Studies I 
Directed study under the guidance of a faculty member in an area of the instructor's expertise.

CUST-991* Directed Studies II
Directed study under the guidance of a faculty member in an area of the instructor's expertise.

CUST-999     Ph.D. Thesis or Project