Comparative Cultural Studies Requirements

 Advising Sheet for CCS [pdf]

All major areas of concentration in Comparative Studies require a total of 37 semester hours (60 quarter hours), including at least one “concentration course” in the area of concentration; remaining courses fulfill electives and research course. All Comparative Studies students should work with their advisers to develop a strong, coherent, individualized program.Sai Baba devotees

The concentration in Comparative Cultural Studies requires the following:

Required courses (10 Credit Hours):  

  • CS 2099 The Question of Comparative Studies
  • CS 2360 Introduction to Comparative Cultural Studies
  • CS 3990 Approaches to Comparative Studies
  • CS 4990 Senior Seminar in Comparative Studies

Concentration core (15 Credits Hours):

This core requirement will be fulfilled by the development of an individualized Major Focus determined by each student in consultation with her or his advisor. It will consist of a set of five courses (at least four of which must be Comparative Studies or Religious Studies courses, and no more than two at the 2000 level) that is centered on a particular set of discourses, objects, cultural practices, or problems. See the list of available classes below.:

  • CS 2101 Literature and Society
  • CS 2104 Literature, Science and Technology
  • CS 2105 Literature and Ethnicity
  • CS 2214 Intro to Sexuality Studies
  • CS 2220 Intro to South Asian Studies
  • CS 2264 Intro to Popular Culture Studies
  • CS 2281 American Icons
  • CS 2321 Intro to Asian American Studies
  • CS 2322 Intro to Latino Studies
  • CS 2323 Intro to American Indian Studies
  • CS 2340 Intro to Cultures of Science and Technology
  • CS 2350 Intro to Folklore
  • CS 3360 Intro to Globalization and Culture
  • CS 3645 Cultures of Medicine
  • CS 3646 Cultures, Natures, Technologies
  • CS 3686 Cultural Studies of American Popular Musics
  • CS 3689 Transnationalism and Culture in the Americas
  • CS 4597.01 Global Studies of Science and Technology
  • CS 4597.02 Global Culture
  • CS 4597.03 Global Folklore
  • CS 4655 Studies in Ethnography
  • CS 4658 (3658) Folklore of the Americas
  • CS 4661 (3661) The City and Culture
  • CS 4803 Studies in Asian American Literature and Culture
  • CS 4804 Studies in Latino Literature and Culture
  • CS 4805 Literatures of the Americas
  • CS 4808 (3808) Utopia and Anti-Utopia (Utopia and Dystopia)
  • CS 4822 Native American Identity
  • CS 4921 Intersections: Approaches to Race, Gender, Class and Sexuality
  • RS 4871 Religion and American Politics (Religion and Politics)
  • RS 4873 Contemporary Religious Movements in Global Context
  • RS 4874 (3874) New Age and New Religious Movements
  • RS 4875 Gender, Sexuality, and Religion

Electives (15 credits):

Students choose a field of focus from the following topics or others as approved by the faculty adviser: politics of culture, cultural theory, global studies, performance studies, media and visual culture. The topics listed here are examples of ways in which a focus area in comparative cultural studies can be developed in keeping with students’ particular interests. Courses from other Comparative Studies tracks as well as courses in other departments may be used to satisfy part of this requirement. No more than three credits at the 2000-level may count toward fulfillment of the Electives Requirement.

Every student is encouraged to meet with the faculty adviser often to discuss his or her course of study and to explore the precise combination of courses that speaks directly to the student’s developing scholarly interests.

For each semester's course schedule: Comparative Studies Courses, click "concentration course schedule." Be sure to choose correct semester.

Elective Courses in Comparative Cultural Studies

Comparative Studies electives (department list)

  • 2214 Introduction to Sexuality Studies,
  • 2264 Reading Popular Culture
  • 2265 Intro to Visual Representation
  • 2281 American Icons
  • 2301 Intro to World Literature
  • 2321 Intro to Asian American Studies
  • 2322 Intro to Latino Studies
  • 2340 Intro to Cultures of Science and Technology or 2341Technology, Science, and Society
  • 2343 Slavery, Gender, and Race in the Atlantic World
  • 2350 Intro to Folklore
  • 2360 Intro to Comparative Cultural Studies
  • 2370 Intro to Comparative Religion
  • 2670 Science and Religion
  • 2677 Religion and Environmentalism
  • 2684 Wilderness in American Culture
  • 2689 City and Culture in the U.S.
  • 2864H Modernity and Postmodernity: Issues and Ideas
  • 3302 Translating Literatures and Cultures
  • 3360 Intr to Globalizationand Culture
  • 3604 Women in East Asian and Asian American Literature
  • 3607 Film and Literature as Narrative Art
  • 3657 Contemporary Folklore in the Arab World
  • 3672 Native American Religions
  • 3675 Religions of Mesoamerica
  • 3677 South Asian Amer Religion & Culture
  • 3678 Religion and American Culture
  • 3686 Cultural Studies of American Popular Musics
  • 3689 Transnationalism and the Americas 
  • 3990 Approaches to Comparative Studies
  • 4560 Wexner Center Seminar
  • 4564 Intro to the Study of Literacy
  • 4565 History of Literacy
  • 4655 Studies in Ethnography
  • 4658 Folklore of the Americas
  • 4661 The City and Culture
  • 4685 Comparative Ethnic and American Studies
  • 4692 Comparative Social Movements
  • 4693 Art of Hosting Community Partnerships
  • 4803 Asian American Literature and Culture
  • 4804 Latino/a Literature and Culture
  • 4805 Literature of the Americas
  • 4808 Utopia and Anti-Utopia
  • 4809 The 20th-century Novel: Transnational Contexts
  • 4822 Native American Identity
  • 4845 Gender, Sexuality, and Science
  • 4846 Social Studies of Objects and Networks
  • 4871 Religion and American Politics
  • 4872H Varieties of Christianity
  • 4873 Religious Movements in Global Context
  • 4874 New Age and New Religious Movements
  • 4875 Gender, Sexuality, and Religion
  • 4877 Myth and Ritual
  • 4878 Rites, Ritual, and Ceremony
  • 4903 World Literature: Theory and Practice
  • 4921 Intersections: Approaches to Race, Gender, Class, and Sexuality
  • 4972 Theory and Method in the Study of Religion
  • 4990 Senior Seminar
  • 5602 Poetry and Politics in the 20th-Century  Mediterranean
  • 5668 Studies in Orality and Literacy
  • 5691 Topics in Comparative Studies
  • 5864 Modernity and Postmodernity: Concepts and Theories
  • 5871 Japanese Religious Tradition
  • 5957.01 Comparative Folklore
  • 5957.02 Folklore in Circulation
  • 5970 Approaches to the Study of Religion
  • 5971 Approaches to the Study of Religion

African American and African Studies Electives (department list)

  • 2085 Exploring Race and Ethnicity in Ohio" Black Ohio in the 19th Century
  • 2201 Major Readings in African American and African Studies
  • 2218 Black Urban Experience
  • 2253 Intro to Caribbean Literature
  • 2261 Black-White Behavior
  • 2270 Intro to Black Popular Culture
  • 2288 Bebop to Doowop to Hiphop: The Rhythm and Blues Tradition
  • 2290 Black Youth
  • 2343 Slavery, Gender, and Race in the Atlantic World
  • 3080 Slavery in the U.S.
  • 3081 Free Blacks in Antebellum America
  • 3083 Civil Rights and Black Power Movements
  • 3086 Black Women in Slavery and Freedom
  • 3089 Studies in African American History
  • 3230 The Black Woman: Her Role in the Liberation Struggle
  • 3310 Global Perspectives on the African Diaspora
  • 3320 History of African Cinema
  • 3342H Magic, Religion, and Ritual in Africa
  • 3376 African American Art
  • 3440 Theorizing Race
  • 3451 Themes in Francophone and Caribbean Literature
  • 4378 History of Jazz
  • 4460 Theories in Africana Literature 
  • 4504 Black Politics
  • 4535 Topics in Black Masculinity
  • 4565 Topics in African Diaspora Studies
  • 4570 Theorizing Colonialism in the Post-Colonial
  • 4571 Black Visual Culture and Popular Media
  • 4582 Studies in African American Literature
  • 4584H Literature and Modern Experience in Africa
  • 4921 Intersections: Approaches to Race, Gender, Class, and Sexuality

Anthropology Electives (department list)

  • 2202 Peoples & Cultures: Intro to Cultural Anthropology
  • 2241 The Middle East Close Up: People, Cultures, Socieities
  • 3334 Zombies: The Anthropology of the Undead
  • 3400 Contemporary Views of the Ancient Near East: Orientalism, Archeology, and Nationalism
  • 3419 Latin American Cultures and Migration in Global Perspective
  • 3525 History of Anthropological Theory
  • 5601 Sociocultural Aspects of Health
  • 5621 Special Topics in Cultural Anthropology: The Anthropology of Women
  • 5622 Special Topics in Cultural Anthropology: Peasant Society and Culture
  • 5623 Special Topics in Cultural Anthropology: Cultural Ecology
  • 5624 Special Topics in Cultural Anthropology: The Anthropology of Food: Culture, Society, and Eating
  • 5625 Special Topics in Cultural Anthropology: The Anthropology of Religion
  • 5626 Special Topics in Cultural Anthropology: Economic Anthropology

Chinese Electives (department list)

  • 4405 China in Chinese Film
  • 4406 China Pop: Contemporary Popular Culture and Media in Greater China
  • 5400 Performance Traditions of China

Communication Electives (department list)

  • 2242 Violence in Society and Violence in the Media
  • 2511 Visual Communication Design
  • 2540 Intro to Communication Technology
  • 3413 Media Entertainment
  • 3440 Mass Communication and Society
  • 3443 Global Media
  • 3444 Advertising and Society
  • 3466 Communication and Popular Culture
  • 3513 Video Games and the Individual
  • 3545 Human-Computer Interaction
  • 3554 Social Implications of Communication Technology
  • 3629 Language and Social Interaction
  • 3662 Communication and Gender
  • 3668 Intercultural Communication
  • 4401 Mass Communication and Youth
  • 4406 Development of the Mass Media in America
  • 4445 Stereotypes in Media
  • 4555 Computer Interfaces and Human Identity
  • 4665 Communication and Community
  • 4668 Issues in Intercultural Communication
  • 4814 Political Communication
  • 4853.01 New Media and Democracy
  • 4853.02 Media and Social Movements

East Asian Electives (department list)

  • 3241 Thought in China, Japan, and Korea
  • H3299 East Asian Thought in the Western Imagination
  • 3446 Asian American Film
  • 4407 Early Asian Cinema
  • 5475 Women Writers, Culture, and Society in East Asia
  • 5477 Performance Traditions in Contemporary East Asia

English Electives (department list)

  • 2264 Intro to Popular Culture Studies
  • 2270 Intro to Folklore
  • 2277 Intro to Disability Studies
  • 3364 Special Topics in Reading Popular Culture
  • 3378 Special Topics in Film and Literature
  • 4562 Studies in Literature and the Other Arts
  • 4569 Digital Media and English Studies
  • 4571 Studies in the English Language
  • 4573.01 Rhetorical Theory and Criticism
  • 4573.02 Rhetoric and Social Action
  • 4574 History and Theories of Writing
  • 4575 Special Topics in Literary Forms and Themes
  • 4576.01 Critical Theory I: Plato to Aestheticism
  • 4576.02 Critical Theory II: 1900 to Present
  • 4576.03 Critical Theory III: Issues and Movements in Critical Theory
  • 4577.01 Folk Groups and Communities
  • 4577.02 Folklore Genres: Form, Meaning and Use
  • 4577.03 Issues and Methods in the Study of Folklore
  • 4578H Special Topics in Film
  • 4579 Special Topics in Nonfiction
  • 4580 Special Topics in LGBTQ Literatures and Cultures
  • 4581 Special Topics in U.S. Ethnic Literatures
  • 4582 Studies in African American Literature
  • 4583 Special Topics in World Literature in English
  • 4584 Special Topics in Literacy Studies
  • 4585 History of Literacy
  • 4586 Studies in American Indian Literature and Culture
  • 4587 Studies in Asian American Literature and Culture
  • 4588 Studies in Latino Literature and Culture
  • 4592 Special Topics in Women’s Literature
  • 4595 Literature and Law
  • 4601 Language and the Black Experience

French Electives (department list)

  • 2801 Classics of French Cinema
  • 3201 French Literary and Visual Texts
  • 3202 Literary and Visual Texts of the Francophone World
  • 3402 Introduction to Francophone Cultures
  • 3403 Topics in French-Speaking Cultures
  • 3701 Introduction to French Cinema
  • 3801 French-American Culture Wars
  • 4053 French and Italian Cinema to 1952
  • 5701 Topics in French and Francophone Cinema
  • 5702 Studies in Contemporary French Cinema

Geography Electives  (department list)

  • 2500 Cities and Their Global Spaces
  • 2750 World Regional Geography
  • 3600 Space, Power, and Political Geography
  • 3601 Global Politics and the Modern Geopolitical Imagination
  • 3701 The Making of the Modern World
  • 3800 Geographical Perspectives on Environment and Society

German Electives (department list)

  • 2251 German Literature and Popular Culture
  • 3252 The Holocaust in Literature and Film
  • 3351 Democracy, Fascism, and German Culture
  • 4670H Cinema and the Historical Avant Garde

Hebrew Electives  (department list)

  • 2705 The Holocaust in Literature and Film

History Electives (department list)

  • 2002 Making America Modern
  • '2045 History of American Religion to the Civil War
  • 2065 Colonialism at the Movies: American History in Film
  • 2070  Intro to Native American History
  • 2075 Intro to U.S. Latino/a History
  • 2079 Asian American History
  • 2080 African American History to 1877
  • 2081 African American History from 1877
  • 2100 Intro to the Spanish Atlantic World
  • 2105 Latin America and the World
  • 2111 Native Amer Peoples of the Andes
  • 2115 Women and Gender in Latin America
  • 2120 Revolutions and Social Movements in Modern Latin America
  • 2125 The History of Latin America through Film
  • 2252 People on the Move: Migration in Modern Europe
  • 2260 European Thought and Culture, 19th Cent
  • 2261 European Thought and Culture, 20th Cent
  • 2270 Love in the Modern World
  • 2454 History of Anti-Semitism
  • 2455 Jews in American Film
  • 2475 History of the Holocaust
  • 2610 Intro to Women and Gender in the U.S.
  • 2620 Women Changing the World: Histories of Activism and Struggle
  • 2630 History of Modern Sexualities
  • 2750 Natives and Newcomers: Immigration and Migration in U.S. History
  • 2800 Intro to the Discipline of History
  • 3017 The Sixties
  • 3020 19th Century American Ideas
  • 3021 20th Century American Ideas
  • 3040 The American City
  • 3041 American Labor History
  • 3045 American Religious History
  • 3070  Native Amer History from European Contact to Removal, 1560-1820
  • 3071  Native American History from Removal to the Present
  • 3075 Mexican American Chicano/a History
  • 3080 Slavery in the U.S.
  • 3081 Free Blacks in Antebellum America
  • 3082 Black Americans during the Progressive Era
  • 3083 Civil Rights and Black Power Movements
  • 3085 African American History through Contemporary Film
  • 3090 Comparative Slavery
  • 3110 The Jewish Experience in Latin America
  • 3310 History of African Cinema
  • 3352 Mar/ginal Groups in the Non-Western World
  • 3411 Gender and Sexuality in China
  • 3600 Studies in Women’s and Gender History
  • 3612 Asian American Women: Race, Sex, and Representation
  • 3630 Same-Sex Sexuality in a Global Context
  • 3640 Medieval Women: Power, Piety, and Production
  • 3641 Medieval Women: Power, Piety, and Production
  • 3642 Women in the Modern Europe: from the 18th Century to the Present
  • 3650 Families in Historical Perspective

History of Art Electives (department list)

  • 2901 Introduction to World Cinema 
  • 3001 Global Architecture
  • 3635 American Cartoons from Krazy Kat to Jimmy Corrigan
  • 3605 History of Photography
  • 3901 World Cinema Today
  • 4015 Wexner Center Seminar
  • 4030 Museum Studies Seminar
  • 4605 Aspects of Modernity
  • 4640 Contemporary Art since 1945
  • 4901 Classic Film Theories
  • 5535 Representations of Power and the Power of Representation in 17th-C European Art
  • 5640 Introduction to Contemporary Art Historical Theory
  • 5641 Postmodernism
  • 5643 New Media Art and Theory
  • 5645 Video Art
  • 5901 Silent Cinema:  1895-1927
  • 5902 Classical Sound Cinema: 1927-1948
  • 5903 Recent Cinema: 1948-Present
  • 5905 Avant-Garde Cinema
  • 5910 History of Documentary Cinema
  • 6001 Historical Conceptual Bases of Art History

International Studies Electives  (department list)

  • 3850 Introduction to Globalization
  • 4873 Contemporary Religious Movements in Global Perspective
  • 4661 The City and Culture

Italian Electives (department list)

  • 2053 Intro to Italian Cinema
  • 2055 Mafia Movies
  • 3222 Modern Italian Media
  • 4223 Italian Cinema
  • 4225 Italian Identities

Japanese Electives (department list)

  • 4400 Japanese Film and Visual Media
  • 5400 Performance Traditions of Japan

Korean (department list)

  • 5400 Performance Traditions of Korea
  • 6445 Studies in Korean American Literature
  • 5455 Interdisciplinary Course in Korean Art, Music, Film, and Literature

Modern Greek (department list)

  • 2000 Athens: The Modern City
  • 2100 Greece and Beyond: The Crossing of Borders through Film
  • 2240H Travels to Greece: The Search for a Cultural Ideal
  • H2500 Greek Identities: Ancient and Modern

Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (department list)

  • 2244 Films of the Middle East
  • 3101 Language Evolution and Language Change
  • 3204 The Middle East in the Media
  • 3205 Women in the Muslim Middle East
  • 3703 Middle Eastern Literature and Post Colonial Theory
  • 3704 The Novel in the Middle East
  • 3620 Everyday Life in South Asia
  • 4597 Islamic Revival and Social Justice: Utopian Ideals and Lived Realities
  • 5202 Representing the Middle East in Film
  • 5202 Representing the Middle East in Film
  • 5204 Culture and Politics in Central Asia
  • 5206 Colonial Cities in Postcolonial Memory: The Politics of Urban Development in the Near East
  • 5241 Interdisciplinary Approaches to South Asian Studies
  • 5568 Studies in Orality and Literacy
  • 5575 Intellectuals in the Middle East11Language Evolution and Language Change
  • 5672 Poetry and Politics in the 20th-Century Mediterranean

Philosophy (department list)

  • 2400 Political and Social Philosophy
  • 2450 Philosophical Problems in the Arts
  • 2470H Philosophy of Film
  • 3262 Contemporary Continental Thought
  • 3420 Philosophical Perspectives on Issues of Gender
  • 3440 Theorizing Race
  • 5420 Philosophical Topics in Feminist Theory

Russian (department list)

  • 3460 Modern Russian Experience through Film

Scandinavian (department list)

  • 4450 The Films of Ingmar Bergman

Sociology (department list)

  • 2340 Sex and Love in Modern Society
  • 2380 Racial and Ethnic Relations in America
  • 2382 Sociology of Asian American Life
  • 3210 Sociology of Culture and Popular Culture
  • Social Stratification: Race, Class, and Gender
  • Gender, Race, and Class in Mass Communications
  • Men and Women in Society

Spanish (department list)

  • 2242 Introduction to Latino Studies
  • 2389 Soanish in the U.S.: Language as Social Action
  • 2322 Spanish Society and the Arts
  • 2330 Reinventing America
  • 2331 Caribbean Cultures
  • 2332 Intro to Andean and Amazonian Cultures
  • 2380 Intro to Latin American Film
  • 4516 The 510 Mexican Studies
  • 2520 Latin American Literature in Translation: Fictions and Realities
  • 4555 Indigenous, Colonial and National Literatures and Cultures of Spanish America
  • 4557 Survey of Latino Literature in the U.S.
  • 4560 Introduction to Spanish American Culture
  • 4561 Introduction to the Culture of Spain
  • 4565H Latin American Indigenous Literatures and Cultures
  • 4580 Latin American Film
  • 4581 Spanish Film
  • 4590H Interdisciplinary Protocols: Identity and National Formation in Latin America: Perspectives form Literature
  • 5640 Globalization and Latin America: Multi-Disciplinary Approaches

Theatre Electives (department list)

  • 2341H Moving Image Art
  • 3731 Theatre Histories and Literatures
  • 5341 Studies in the Documentary
  • 5771.04 American Voices
  • 5771.05 All Singing, All Dancing: The History of Musical Theatre
  • 5771.06 International Theatre and Performance
  • 5771.07 Crones, Curmudgeons, and Living Treasures: Theatre and Aging

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (department list)

  • 2215 Reading Women Writers
  • 2230 Gender, Sexuality, and Race in Popular Culture
  • 2282 Intro to Queer Studies
  • 2296H Topics in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • 2300 Approaches to Feminist Inquiry
  • 2340 Latina Experience in the U.S.
  • 2305 Gender and Sexuality in Global Perspective
  • 2550 History of Western Feminist Thought
  • 3317 Hollywood, Women, and Film
  • 3320 Topics in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • 3370 Sexualities and Citizenship
  • 3505 Feminist Perspectives on Globalization
  • 4375 Women and Visual Culture
  • 4401 Asian American Women: Race, Sex, and Representations
  • 4402 Black Women: Representations, Politics, and Power
  • 4404 Regulating Bodies: Global Sexual Economies
  • 4405 Race and Sexuality
  • 4510 American Women’s Movements
  • 4520 Women of Color and Social Activism
  • 4524 Women and Work
  • 4527 Studies in Gender and Cinema
  • 4557.10 Intro to Latino Literature in the U.S.
  • 4557.20 Intro to Other Latino Literature in the U.S.
  • 4560 Chcana Feminism
  • 4576 Women and Visual Cultures of Latin America
  • 4597 Gender and Democracy in teh Contemporary World
  • 4845 Gender, Sexuality, and Science
  • 4921 Intersections: Approaches to Race, Gender, Class, and Sexuality
  • 2550 History of Western Feminist Thought
  • 5624 Women and Social Change in Latin America
  • 5657 Gender and Nationality in Russian Cinema

Yiddish (department list)

  • 3399 The Holocaust in Yiddish and Askenazaic Literature and Film

 

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