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Undergraduate students looking for Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature or Studies in Cinema and Media Culture courses have a wealth of options that can satisfy multiple catalog requirements, including diversity credits and writing-enhanced curriculums. Whether you appreciate the anonymity of a large lecture hall or the intimacy of a smaller, discussion-based seminar, the department offers classes in multiple formats to meet your learning style.

Below is a list of courses offered by the Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature department in the present and upcoming semesters. Course descriptions in our ClassInfo database provide more in-depth information about courses, expectations, and workload to give you a realistic understanding about what you will experience in the course.

Spring 2019

Course NumberCourse TitleSections
CSCL 1001Introduction to Cultural Studies: Rhetoric, Power, DesireSections [1]
CSCL 1101LiteratureSections [1]
CSCL 1201WCinemaSections [6]
CSCL 1202WMedia: Word, Image, SoundSections [5]
CSCL 1301WReading Culture: Theory and PracticeSections [3]
CSCL 1401WReading Literature: Theory and PracticeSections [5]
CSCL 1501WReading History: Theory and PracticeSections [2]
CSCL 3120Poetry as Cultural CritiqueSections [1]
CSCL 3122Reading Literary MovementsSections [1]
CSCL 3130WColonial and Postcolonial Literatures and Theory: 1700 to the PresentSections [1]
CSCL 3175Comedy: Text and TheorySections [1]
CSCL 3220WScreen CulturesSections [1]
CSCL 3221On TelevisionSections [1]
CSCL 3250Music as DiscourseSections [1]
CSCL 3310WThe Rhetoric of Everyday LifeSections [1]
CSCL 3334Monsters, Robots, CyborgsSections [1]
CSCL 3335Aliens: Science Fiction to Social TheorySections [1]
CSCL 3350WSexuality and CultureSections [1]
CSCL 3351WThe Body and the Politics of RepresentationSections [1]
CSCL 3352WQueer Aesthetics & Queer CritiqueSections [1]
CSCL 3405Marx for TodaySections [1]
CSCL 3993Directed StudySections [1]
CSCL 4993Directed StudySections [1]
CSCL 5401Origins of Cultural StudiesSections [1]
CSCL 5555Introduction to SemioticsSections [1]
CSCL 5666Film Music: Theory, History, PracticeSections [1]
CSCL 5944HHonors ThesisSections [1]
CSCL 5993Directed StudySections [1]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
SCMC 1201WCinemaSections [6]
SCMC 1202WMedia: Word, Image, SoundSections [5]
SCMC 3202Intermediate Digital FilmmakingSections [2]
SCMC 3220WScreen CulturesSections [1]
SCMC 3993Directed StudySections [1]
SCMC 4993Directed StudySections [1]
SCMC 5002Advanced Film AnalysisSections [1]
SCMC 5993Directed StudySections [1]

Fall 2019

There are no CSCL courses available for Fall 2019.
Please see classinfo.umn.edu for more info.

There are no SCMC courses available for Fall 2019.
Please see classinfo.umn.edu for more info.