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