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Being a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.
CAST elective courses examine the complex forces involved in the shaping of cultural processes, forms of subjectivity and modes of social inclusion and exclusion. You will explore:
How power and politics are embedded in cultural systems.
How socio-economic forces and popular culture are intermeshed.
How categories such as gender, race, class, sexuality, and (dis)ability are socially constructed.
How language, bodies, affect, and memory are culturally constituted and contested.
Over the course of your studies, you deepen your appreciation for how political and ethical agency is possible – and why it is vitally important – in our globalized world.
Elective course offerings vary from year to year. They include:
CQ610: Race, Gender and Imperialism
CQ613: Nostalgia and Exile: Memory, History and Identity
CQ615: Theories of Multiculturalism and Intercultural Dialogue
CQ617: Past Violence and Public Actions: Art, Literature, Politics
CQ618: Biopolitical Theory
CQ621: The Social Body
CQ623: Technologies of Gender: Female Bodies and Feminist Communities in Cyberspace
CQ624: Rethinking the Body via Deleuze and Guattari
CQ625: Ethics, Affect and Embodiment
CQ626: Pornographic Bodies and North American Cultural Discourse
CQ630: Risk, Media and the Politics of Anxiety
CQ631: Cultural Studies in Theory and Practice
CQ632: Hybrid Discourses, Discourses of Hybridity
CQ633: Power, Hegemony and Resistance
CQ634: Visuality and Cultural Analysis
CQ635: Social Theory and Contemporary Film
CQ640: Special Topics in Globalization, Identity and Social Movements
CQ641: Special Topics in Body Politics
CQ642: Special Topics in Culture and Representation
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