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Critical Theory Cluster/Certificate Courses

2023-24 Courses counting towards the Graduate Certificate in Critical Theory:

*Students may petition to count courses not listed below by contacting the Critical Theory Cluster administrator (philip.hoskins@northwestern.edu). Please provide the course number/title, description, syllabus (if available), and any other helpful information about the course as it relates to Critical Theory content.

*Additional courses may be added as department course information is finalized prior to each quarter. Please check CAESAR for all up to date course information. This course list is subject to change due to department and program course schedules changing throughout the year.


 

Fall 2023

African American Studies
AF_AM_ST 480-0-20 Black Conceptual Methodologies (Hesse)

Anthropology
ANTHRO 490-0-3 Queer Pleasure and Politics (Sullivan)

Communication Studies
COMM_ST 454-0-1 Making and Unmaking of Audiences and Publics (Gaonkar)

Comparative LIterary Studies
COMP_LIT 413-0-32 Orientalism and Its Discontents (Kinra)
COMP_LIT 481-0-1 Voice in Phenomenology, Psychoanalysis, and Deconstruction (Dohoney)
COMP_LIT 486-0-20 Hannah Arendt: Poetry, Politics, and Thought (Gottlieb)
COMP_LIT SPANPORT 487-0-1 Archive Poetics: Subaltern Knowledges and Irreverent Uses (Uslenghi)
COMP_LIT 488-0-1 Remnants of Marx (Kreienbrock)
COMP_LIT 488-0-21 Theories of Freedom and Liberation (Menke)

English
ENGLISH 461-0-20 Hannah Arendt: Poetry, Politics, and Thought (Gottlieb)

French and Italian
French 460-0-20 Global Avant-Garde (Bush)

German
GERMAN 402-0-1 Remnants of Marx (Kreienbrock)
GERMAN 441-0-1 Theories of Freedom and Liberation (Menke)

Gender and Sexuality Studies
GNDR_ST 490-0-23 Queer Pleasure and Politics (Sullivan)

History
HISTORY 405-0-32 Orientalism and Its Discontents (Kinra)

Musicology
MUSICOL 535-0-1 Voice in Phenomenology, Psychoanalysis, and Deconstruction (Dohoney)

Philosophy
PHIL 414-0-20 Seminar in German Philosophy: Marx (Brixel)
PHIL 410-0-20 Theories of Freedom and Liberation (Menke)

Sociology
SOCIOL 410-0-20 Race, Racism, and Resistance (Pattilo)
SOCIOL 476-0-21 Politics of Knowledge (Epstein)

Spanish/ Portuguese
SPANPORT 455-0-1 Archive Poetics: Subaltern Knowledges and Irreverent Uses (Uslenghi)

Winter 2024

The list will be updated as and when more information becomes available

African American Studies
AF_AM_ST 402 Theorizing Black Genders and Sexualities (Bey)

Comparative LIterary Studies
COMP_LIT 481 Topics in Literary Theory (Torlasco)

English
ENGLISH 481 Queer Theory and Queer Cinema (Davis)

French and Italian
FRENCH 493 Topics in Literary Theory (Torlasco)

Gender and Sexuality Studies
GNDR_ST 490 Theorizing Black Genders and Sexualities (Bey)
GNDR_ST 490 Queer Theory and Queer Cinema (Davis)

German
GERMAN 403: German Literature and Critical Thought, 1900-1945: Benjamin’s Altercation with Goethe (Fenves)

Philosophy
PHIL 414 Seminar in German Philosophy: Hegel (Alznauer)
PHIL 467 Seminar in Critical Race Theory (Barnes)

Political Science 
POLI_SCI 
490 Political Theories of Membership (Stevens)

Spanish/ Portuguese
SPANPORT 480 Topics in Latin American Literature and/or Iberian Literature and Culture (Pinto)

Spring 2024

The list will be updated as and when more information becomes available

African American Studies
AF_AM_ST 480 Theorizing Blackness and Diaspora (Márquez)

Comparative LIterary Studies
COMP_LIT 488 Necropolitics from Agamben to Mbembe (Ricciardi)

English
ENGLISH 431 Political Thought in Shakespearean Contexts (Shannon)

French and Italian
FRENCH 432 French, Francophone & Transnational Studies (Qader)
FRENCH 494 Necropolitics from Agamben to Mbembe (Ricciardi)

Gender and Sexuality Studies
GNDR_ST 480 Afrofeminists: Black Women Challenging Color-Blindness in Europe (Larcher)

German
GERMAN 407 Proseminar/ How to Read (Weitzman)

History
HISTORY 405 Sexual Knowledges: Science, Archives, Traces (Liu)

Political Science 
POLI_SCI 447 Critical Studies in World Politics (Loriaux)

Spanish/ Portuguese
SPANPORT 
450 Modern Iberian Thought (Caballero)
SPANPORT 480 Black Spain (Coleman)