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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 [6]
CSCL 1301WReading Culture: Theory and PracticeSections [3]
CSCL 1401WReading Literature: Theory and PracticeSections [7]
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 3220WScreen CulturesSections [1]
CSCL 3221On TelevisionSections [1]
CSCL 3231Comedy: Text and TheorySections [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 3353Contemporary Sub-Saharan African Popular Art FormsSections [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 [6]
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

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 [7]
CSCL 1501WReading History: Theory and PracticeSections [2]
CSCL 3005Seminar in Critical ThoughtSections [1]
CSCL 3110Basic Concepts of Literary StudySections [1]
CSCL 3210Cinema and IdeologySections [1]
CSCL 3211Oppositional CinemasSections [1]
CSCL 3212WDocumentary Cinema: History and PoliticsSections [1]
CSCL 3221On TelevisionSections [2]
CSCL 3250Music as DiscourseSections [1]
CSCL 3310WThe Rhetoric of Everyday LifeSections [1]
CSCL 3322Visions of Nature: The Natural World and Political ThoughtSections [1]
CSCL 3323Science and CultureSections [1]
CSCL 3334Monsters, Robots, CyborgsSections [1]
CSCL 3335Aliens: Science Fiction to Social TheorySections [1]
CSCL 3350WSexuality and CultureSections [2]
CSCL 3351WThe Body and the Politics of RepresentationSections [2]
CSCL 3353Contemporary Sub-Saharan African Popular Art FormsSections [1]
CSCL 3425WTheories of CultureSections [1]
CSCL 3993Directed StudySections [6]
CSCL 4993Directed StudySections [5]
CSCL 5944HHonors ThesisSections [3]
CSCL 5993Directed StudySections [3]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
SCMC 1201WCinemaSections [6]
SCMC 1202WMedia: Word, Image, SoundSections [5]
SCMC 3001WHistory of Cinema and Media CultureSections [1]
SCMC 3201Fundamentals of Digital FilmmakingSections [2]
SCMC 3993Directed StudySections [1]
SCMC 4993Directed StudySections [1]
SCMC 5001Critical Debates in the Study of Cinema and Media CultureSections [1]
SCMC 5993Directed StudySections [2]