Oct 03, 2023  
Fitchburg State University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
Fitchburg State University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENGL 2850 - Introduction to Cultural Studies

3 cr. 3 hr

This course will give students the opportunity to concentrate on a variety of cultural texts and phenomena through the lens of cultural and critical theory. The study of culture is an inherently interdisciplinary investigation, but one that draws heavily on critical theory and Marxist literary theory in its study of complex ideas and experiences. Cultural Studies engages with the study of the meaning and practice of everyday life and systems. In this course, students will consider the history of critiques of culture and the rise of cultural studies as a discipline. In learning to read the signs and signifiers of cultural systems, students will be able to consider topics including resistance and assimilation, subcultural identity, gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, disability, globalization, national identity, and cultural geography. ART

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1100  and ENGL 1200 .

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