Autumn 2017 Graduate Courses

Comparative Studies

Comparative Studies 6390  Approaches to Comparative Cultural Studies I

We 2:15PM - 5:00PM | Hagerty Hall 451 | Franco Barchiesi

A graduate introduction to social thought and critical theory, this course offers a survey of key interpretive theories that have guided social and cultural analysis of modernity in all its diverse colonial and postcolonial locations.  We will read core sociological, anthropological, and philosophical works including writings by Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, Roland Barthes, and Ruth Benedict, in order to explore the workings of culture, history, and difference in the present. In addition to introducing social thought and social-science methodologies of comparative cultural and civilizational analysis, we will study critical epistemologies including psychoanalysis, ethnography, and feminism. The course concludes with the post-structuralist turn to the cultural analysis of power. This is the first course in a two-semester introduction to critical and cultural theory, while also offering a stand-alone introduction to key concepts for formulating interdisciplinary and critical research projects, with a particular emphasis on anthropological approaches to culture. Primarily designed for graduate students in the Department of Comparative Studies, this course is also open to graduate students from across the university.

Introduces students to theoretical tools, methods of investigation, and key concepts integral to research in comparative studies.
Prereq: Grad standing or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 710.

Comparative Studies 7193 Individual Studies

Multiple Sections

Designed to give able students an opportunity to pursue special studies not otherwise offered. Prereq: Grad standing or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 cr hrs or 12 completions. This course is graded S/U.

*Other sections of 1100 can be found on buckeye link

Comparative Studies 7320 Theorizing Race and Ethnicity 

Th 2:15PM-5:00PM | Hagerty Hall 451 | Kwaku Korang

Advanced introduction to field of critical race theory; critical analysis of concepts of law in relation to race and ethnicity. Prereq: Grad standing or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 752.

Comparative Studies 7350.03 Theorizing Folklore III: Differentiation, Identification, and The Folk 

Th 9:10AM-12:10PM | Denney Hall 419 | Amy Shuman

Cultural form as social marker. "Folklore" and other metacultural concepts in the history of modernity. Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 792 or English 870. Cross-listed in English.

Comparative Studies 7360 Theorizing Culture

Fr 9:00AM-11:45AM | Hagerty Hall 451 | Morgan Liu

Cultural form as social marker. "Folklore" and other metacultural concepts in the history of modernity. Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 792 or English 870. Cross-listed in English.

Comparative Studies 7999 Research in Comparative Studies: Thesis 

Multiple Sections 

Research for Master's thesis. Repeatable to a maximum of 24 cr hrs. This course is graded S/U.

*Other sections of 1100 can be found on buckeye link

Comparative Studies 8193 Individual Studies

Multiple Sections 

 Designed to give able students an opportunity to pursue special studies not otherwise offered.
Prereq: Grad standing or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 cr hrs or 12 completions. This course is graded S/U.

*Other sections of 1100 can be found on buckeye link

Comparative Studies 8872 Seminar in Religious Studies 

Tu 2:15PM-5:00PM | Hagerty Hall 451 | Melissa Curley

Explores relationships between religious institutions and practices and other areas, including politics, gender and sexuality, technology, popular culture; topics vary.
Repeatable to a maximum of 15 cr hrs.

Comparative Studies 8890 Colloquia, Workshops, and Departmental Seminars  

We 12:00PM-2:00PM| Hagerty Hall 451 | Barry Shank 

Departmental workshop, colloquium, or seminar.  Topics vary.
Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs or 9 completions. This course is graded S/U.

Comparative Studies 8998 Research in Comparative Studies: Candidacy Examination 

Multiple Sections  

Research in preparation for Ph.D. exams.
Repeatable to a maximum of 27 cr hrs or 12 completions. This course is graded S/U.

*Other sections of 1100 can be found on buckeye link

Comparative Studies 8999  Research in Comparative Studies: Dissertation 

Multiple Sections   

Research for dissertation.
Repeatable. This course is graded S/U.

*Other sections of 1100 can be found on buckeye link

 

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