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Cultural Studies Concentration

English Major Advisement Audit for Cultural Studies Concentration

The Cultural Studies concentration o­ffers an opportunity to examine texts using an approach focused on the study of cultural formations and their e­ffects. The theory and praxis of Cultural Studies will link the courses in this concentration, so that a connecting thread will be a close examination of power, agency, subjectivity and how gender, race, and class produce and reflect our exploration of di­fferent texts.

Writing Intensive Gateway

  • Choose two courses:
    • ENG 203^ Introduction to Writing Literary Criticism - 3 credits
    • ENG 204^ Introduction to Writing Studies - 3 credits
    • ENG 205***^ Introduction to Creative Writing - 3 credits

Subtotal: 6 credits

Cultural Studies Concentration Requirements

  • ENG 242 Literature and Cultural Studies - 3 credits
  • ENG 371 Rhetoric and Cultural Studies - 3 credits
  • Choose four (4) courses (at least three of which must be at the 300-level):
    • ENG 216** Scottish Literature and Culture - 3 credits
    • ENG 218** 18th Century Britain in Global Context - 3 credits
    • ENG 255 African American Literature - 3 credits
    • ENG 256 Native American Literature - 3 credits
    • ENG 258 Asian American Literature - 3 credits
    • ENG 259** Chicano/Chicana Literature and Culture - 3 credits
    • ENG 260 Introduction to Women's Studies - 3 credits
    • ENG 292 Aesop to Apps: Critical Approaches to Kiddie Literature and Culture - 3 credits
    • ENG 293 Children and Childhood in the 19th Century - 3 credits
    • ENG 310 Contemporary African American Poetry - 3 credits
    • ENG 313 Native American Novel - 3 credits
    • ENG 314 Indigenous Studies - 3 credits
    • ENG 350 Southwestern Literature - 3 credits
    • ENG 351 Feminist Theories - 3 credits
    • ENG 352 Lesbian Literature - 3 credits
    • ENG 360 Digital Game Studies - 3 credits
    • ENG 365 Topics in Literature or Language (when appropriate) - 3 credits
    • ENG 369*** Cultural Studies and Creative Writing - 3 credits
    • ENG 373 Studies in Rhetoric and Composition (when appropriate) - 3 credits
    • ENG 393 Chicanx and Latinx Rhetorics - 3 credits
    • ENG 480 Independent Study (when topically appropriate) - 1-6 credits

Subtotal: 18 credits
Concentration total: 24 credits

Certain sections of ENG 365 Topics in Literature or Language and of ENG 373 Studies in Rhetoric and Composition may be designated as meeting course requirements in this concentration. Students should see the department chair or website for more information.

Students in the cultural Studies concentration are strongly encouraged to include courses in Rhetoric and Composition among their electives.

*approved substitution to meet Liberal Arts Core Tier I Social Sciences

**approved reuse to meet Liberal Arts Core Tier II Cultural Perspectives

***approved reuse to meet the Liberal Arts Core Tier II Creative Expression

^meets Stage 2 University Writing Requirement

^^meets Stage 3 University Writing Requirement