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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
December 20, 2014

Canadian Excellence

Course Offerings 2014-2015



Course Offerings 2014-2015


Please note: This is a tentative schedule.

Core Courses


CQ600 Colloquium [0.5 credit]
Offered: Fall 2014 and Winter 2015 (bi-weekly, two-term course)
Instructor: Dr. Kofi Campbell (CAST Director)

All students are required to attendthis bi-weekly colloquium during fall and winter semesters. The colloquium includes such activities as talks by visiting scholars and CAST faculty, workshops to develop scholarly skills and student research presentations. Credit will be established on a pass/fail basis.

CQ601 Cultural Analysis and Social Theory [0.5 credit]
Offered: Fall 2014
Instructor: Milo Sweedler

This course reviews important issues in cultural analysis and social theory, such as the politics and practices of representation, the relationship between knowledge and power (both within and between cultures), the relationship between race, class and gender, discourse and the production of alterity and difference, ethnographic authority, instrumental reason and modernity, relativism versus universalism, hegemonic and counter-hegemonic forces in both the mass media and everyday life.

CQ602 Approaches to Cultural Analysis [0.5 credit]
Offered: Fall 2014
Instructor: Dr. Pat Elliot

This course examines various concepts and methods of qualitative research and analysis. These include but are not limited to discourse analysis, narrative analysis, semiotic analysis, visual analysis, and ethnographic practice and representation. It explores issues arising from questions of positionality, reflexivity, ethics and responsibility, and writing. The course begins from the assumption that theory and method are inextricably tied and that doing cultural analysis fully engages the researcher in (self)reflection on the symbolic-expressive dimensions of social life.

Elective Courses

The elective courses in each field are listed below as is their availability.


Field One: Globalization, Identity and Social Movements


CQ640A: Diaspora in the 21st Century [0.5 credit]
Offered: Winter 2015
Instructor: Dr. Edward Shizha

Field Two: Body Politics: Gender, Sexuality and Embodiment


CQ625: Ethics, Affect and Embodiment [0.5 credit]
Offered: Winter 2015
Instructor: Dr. Margaret Toye

CQ626: Pornographic Bodies in N. America [0.5 credit]
Offered: Winter 2015
Instructor: Dr. Kofi Campbell

Field Three: Cultural Representation and Social Theory

CQ642: Topic in Culture and Representation [0.5]
Offered: Fall 2014
Instructor: Dr. Kenneth Paradis