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Courses Approved for Critical Theory Minor

Pre-Approved Courses for critical theory minor 2022-2023 Academic Year

Courses subject to change - see CAESAR for additional course information.

FALL 2022

AF_AM_ST 215-0-20  Intro to Black Social and Political Life (Carruthers)  FQ

AF_AM_ST 350-0-20 Theorizing Blackness (Bey) FQ

AF_AM_ST 380-0-21 Topics: Black Political Thought (Hesse) FQ

AMER_ST 301-1-20 Seminar for Majors (Boyle) FQ

AMER_ST 310-0-20 The Jazz Age: Love and Art in the 1920s (Savage) FQ

AMER_ST 310-0-21 Viruses and Viral Media (Thrasher) FQ

ANTHRO 382-0-20 Political Ecology (also ENVR_POL 384-0) (Rosenzweig) FQ

ART HIST 389 / CLT 302 / MENA 390 Modernism in the Age of Decolonization (Feldman) FQ

ASIAN_AM 303-0-23 Asian American Disability Politics (Magat) FQ

ASIAN_AM 360-0-21 Trans Surgeries in Thailand (Enteen) FQ

​​ASIAN_AM 303-0-21 Race, Ethnicity, and Communication (Cho) FQ

ASIAN_AM 251 Mixed Race Experience (Sharma) FQ

COMM_ST 274-0-20 Power in Entertainment (Jean) FQ

COMM_ST 315-0-20 Rhetoric of Social Movements  (Gaonkar) FQ

COMP_LIT 202-0-20 / GERMAN 232-0-1 Interpreting Culture: The Theme of Faust Through the Ages (Fenves) FQ

COMP_LIT 202-0-22 / SPAN 232-0-1 Interpreting Culture: Discovering Jewish Latin America (Kerr) FQ

COMP_LIT 301-0-20 Studies in World Literature (Mwangi) FQ

CLT 302 / ART HIST 389 / MENA 390 Modernism in the Age of Decolonization (Feldman) FQ

COMP_LIT 305-0-20 Studies in Film, Media, and Visual Culture (Kutik) FQ

COMP_LIT 307-0-20  Studies in Gender, Sexuality & Representation: Romantic Comedies, Old & New (Wolff) FQ

COMP_LIT 390-0 Special Topics in Comparative: Images of the Shtetl (Moseley) FQ

ENGLISH 368 Studies in 20th Century Literature: Graphic Novels: Picturing History (Post-1830) (Larkin) FQ

ENGLISH 369 Studies in African Literature: African Cities (Post-1830/Transnationalism and Textual Circulation/Race and Ethnicity/Postcolonial and Comparative Literatures) (Mwangi) FQ

ENVR_POL 384-0 / ANTHRO 382-0-20 Political Ecology (Rosenzweig) FQ

ENVR_POL 390-0 Special Topics in Environmental Policy and Culture Land, Identity and the Sacred (Suzukovich III) FQ

ENVR_POL 309-0-20 / HISTORY 309-0-20 American Environmental History (Woodhouse) FQ

ENVR_POL 390-0 Special Topics in Environmental Policy and Culture  Nature and Empire  (Barnett) FQ

GERMAN 230-0-1 Berlin & Culture of Democracy (von Holt) FQ

GERMAN 232-0 The Theme of Faust Through the Ages (Fenves) FQ

GNDR_ST 220 Sexual Subjects Introduction to Sexuality Studies (Fenrich) FQ

GNDR_ST 231 / LATIN_AM 391 Race & Gender in the Americas: Latin American & Caribbean Cultures FQ

GNDR_ST 235 Beyond the Binary (Kean) FQ

GNDR_ST 332 / SOCIOL 376 / HUM 370-5 Race/Gender/Sex & Science: Making Identities and Differences (Epstein) FQ

GNDR_ST 340 / LEGAL_ST 340 Gender, Sexuality, & the Law (Barefoot) FQ

GNDR_ST 341 / ASIAN_AM 360 Trans-Related Medical Surgeries in Thailand (Enteen) FQ

HISTORY 309-0-20 American Environmental History (Woodhouse) FQ

HISTORY 292-0-22 The Black Atlantic: Slavery and Diaspora in the Modern World ( Leitão de Almeida) FQ

HISTORY 395-0-22  Nature and Empire  (Barnett) FQ

HUM 370-5 / GNDR_ST 332 / SOCIOL 376 Race/Gender/Sex & Science: Making Identities and Differences (Epstein) FQ

LATINO 392-0 Violence, the Body, and Resistance (Mendoza) FQ

LATINO 393 Memory, Mourning, and Protest (Mendoza) FQ

LATINO 393 Queer Latinx Cultures: Aesthetics, Archives, and Performance (Silvestre) FQ

LEGAL_ST 340-0-20 / GNDR_ST 340  Gender, Sexuality and the Law (Barefoot) FQ

PERF_ST 305 Critical Race Theory (Chambers-Letson)  FQ

PHIL 224  Philosophy, Race, and Racism (Medina) FQ

PHIL 361 Topics in Social & Political Philosophy (Martin/Lackey) FQ/WQ

POLI SCI 301 Classical Political Theory (Monoson) FQ

REL 312-20 / ASIAN_LC 390-0-20 Buddhism and Gender (RSG) (Jacoby) FQ

REL 379-20 / AF_AM 381-21 / LACS 391-20 Religion, Culture, and Resistance in the Caribbean (RLP) (Meade) FQ

REL 395 Theories of Religion (Taylor) FQ

RTVF 298-0-22 Studies in Media Topics: Power in Entertainment (Jean/Cooley) FQ

SOCIOL 376 / HUM 370-5 / GNDR_ST 332 Race/Gender/Sex & Science: Making Identities and Differences (Epstein) FQ

SOCIOL 276-0 Masculinities (Ewert) FQ

SOCIOL 306-0-1 Sociological Theory (Espeland) FQ

SOCIOL 324-0-1 Global Capitalism (Prasad) FQ

SPAN 232-0-1 / COMP_LIT 202-0-22  Discovering Jewish Latin America (Kerr) FQ

 

WINTER 2023

AF_AM_ST 211-0-20 Literatures of the Black World (Spigner) WQ

AF_AM_ST 212-2-20 Intro to African American History 2 (Biondi) WQ

AF_AM_ST 345-0-20 Politics of Afro-Latin America (Bryant) WQ

AF_AM_ST 380-0-20 African and African Americans: Cultural Entanglements  (Ayobade) WQ

ANTHRO 390-0-21 Topics in Anthropology (Hoffman/Yildiz/Bazan) WQ

ART HIST 255 Introduction to Modernism (Kiaer) WQ

ART HIST 390 Undergraduate Seminar: Art, Ecology, and Politics (Zorach) WQ

ASIAN_AM 360 Queer and Trans of Color Worldmaking (Magat) WQ

COMP_LIT 202 / FRENCH 277 French Existentialism Durham WQ

ENGLISH 312 Studies in Drama: Decolonizing the Repertoire (Post 1830/Transnationalism and Textual Circulation/Postcolonial and Comparative Literatures) (Davis) WQ

ENGLISH 368 Studies in 20th Century Literature: Global Fictions of Terror and Insurgency (Post 1830/Transnationalism and Textual Circulation/Postcolonial and Comparative Literatures) (Nadiminti) WQ

ENGLISH 381-0-20 Literature & Medicine: Intro to Disability Studies in Literature ( Chaskin) WQ

ENGLISH 383 Studies in Theory & Criticism: Black Feminist Theory (Post 1830/Identities)

FRENCH 277 / CLS 202 French Existentialism Durham WQ

GERMAN 234-2-1 Jews and Germans: An Intercultural History (Fenves) WQ

GERMAN 334-0 Writers and their Critics (Fenves) WQ

GERMAN 335-0 Minority Voices in Germany (von Holt) WQ

GNDR_ST 381 Queer Theory (Enteen) WQ

GNDR_ST 321-0 Gender, Sexuality, and History: Pleasure in the Archives (Partridge) WQ

GNDR_ST 321-0-21 / HISTORY 303-2 US Women's History 1865-Present (Masur) WQ

GNDR_ST 341 / ASIAN_LC 340 Feminist, Queer, Crip: South Korea & Its Discontents (We) WQ

GNDR_ST 3XX  / LEGAL_ST 376 Gender, Sexuality, and the Carceral System (Barefoot) WQ

HISTORY 303-2 / GNDR_ST 321-0-21 US Women's History 1865-Present (Masur) WQ

HISTORY 212-2-20 Intro to African-American History (Biondi) WQ

HUM 370 “Shame! Histories and Cultures of an Emotion.” (Parkinson) WQ

LATINO 392-0 Topics Social Political Issues: Latinx Studies and the Global South (Rua) WQ

LATINO 393 Latinx Popular Culture (Aparicio) WQ

LEGAL_ST 376-0-21 Gender, Sexuality, and the Carceral State (Barefoot) WQ

PERF_ST 319 Queer and Trans of Color Critique (Chambers-Letson)  WQ

PHIL 361 Topics in Social & Political Philosophy (Martin/Lackey) FQ/WQ

PHIL 220 / Comp Lit 207 Introduction to Critical Theory (Alznauer) WQ

PHIL 210-1 History of Philosophy: Ancient (TBD) WQ

PHIL 254 Introduction to Philosophy of Natural Science (Mueller) WQ

PHIL 261 Intro to Political Philosophy (Barnes) WQ

PHIL 313 Kant’s “Critique of Pure Reason” (Mueller) WQ

PHIL 315 Studies in French Philosophy (Deutscher) WQ

POLI_SCI 307 Deportation Law and Politics (Stevens)  WQ

POLI_SCI 348-0 Globalization (Nelson) WQ

POLI_SCI 201-0 Introduction to Political Theory (Stevens) WQ

REL 318-0 Religion in People's Republic of China (Terrone) WQ

REL  319-0  Buddhist Cultures & the Rhetoric of Violence (Terrone) WQ

RELIGION 379 Topics in Comparative Religion: Science Fiction & Social Justice (King) WQ

 

SPRING 2023

AF_AM_ST 380–0-20 / GNDR_ST 397 Black Feminist Theory (Bey) SQ

AF_AM_ST 220-0-20 Civil Rights & Black Liberation (Hall) SQ

AF_AM_ST 334-0-20 Gender and Black Masculinity (Bey) SQ

AF_AM_ST 339-0-20 Unsettling Whiteness (Hesse) SQ

AF_AM_ST 342-0-20 Comparative Slavery (Bryant) SQ

AF_AM_ST 380–0-22 U.S. Foreign Policy Toward Africa (Hall) SQ

ASIAN_AM 360-0-1 / GNDR_ST 382  Asian American Sexualities (San Diego) SQ

GNDR_ST 324 / PHIL 221 / COMP_LIT 205 Gender, Politics, and Philosophy (Deutscher) SQ

ENGLISH 383 Studies in Theory & Criticism: Black Feminist Theory (Post 1830/Identities, Communities, and Social Practice/Gender, Sexuality & Embodiment/Race and Ethnicity) (Bey) SQ

ENGLISH 385 Topics in Combined Studies: Cute, Zany, #oddlysatisfying: Contemporary Aesthetics (Post 1830) (Hodge) SQ

ENGLISH 397 Research Seminar: Age of Imperialism: Theory, History, Literature (Gottlieb) SQ

FRENCH 386 Queer Autofictions: Writing Gender in Contemporary French Literature (Dupas) SQ

GERMAN 305-0 Writing as Discovery (Lys) SQ

GERMAN 321-3 Recoveries and Transitions: 1945-Present (von Holt) SQ

GERMAN 345-0 Topics in German Literature and Culture (Parkinson) SQ

GNDR_ST 397 Black Feminist Theory (Bey) SQ

GNDR_ST 332-0  Beyond Porn: Sexuality, Health, and Pleasure (Sullivan) SQ

GNDR_ST 324 / PHIL 221 / COMP_LIT 205 Gender, Politics, and Philosophy (Deutscher) SQ

GNDR_ST 321 / HISTORY 303-1 US Women’s History to 1865 (Pearson)

GNDR_ST 324 / HISTORY 324 US Gay & Lesbian History (Fenrich) SQ

GNDR_ST 374-0 Imagining the Internet (Enteen) SQ

GNDR_ST 382-0 Race, Gender, and Sexuality: Gender, Race, & the Holocaust (Cushman) SQ

GNDR_ST 382 / ASIAN_AM 360 Asian American Sexualities (San Diego) SQ

GNDR_ST 390 / REL 339 Gender and Sexuality in Judaism (Sufrin) SQ

GNDR_ST 353-0-20 Gender and Citizenship: Deportation Law and Politics (Stevens) SQ

HISTORY 303-1 / GNDR_ST 321  US Women’s History to 1865 (Pearson) SQ

HISTORY 324 / GNDR_ST 324 US Gay & Lesbian History (Fenrich) SQ

HISTORY 393-0-25 History of Protest (Engelstein) SQ

HISTORY 393-0-20 / GNDR_ST 382-0 Race, Gender, and Sexuality: Gender, Race, & the Holocaust (Cushman) SQ

NTL_ST 395-0  Integrating Project Seminar The Black Arts Movement (Watts) SQ

PHIL 221 / GNDR_ST 324 / COMP_LIT 205 Gender, Politics, and Philosophy (Deutscher) SQ

POLI_SCI 201-0 Introduction to Political Theory (El Amine) SQ

POLI_SCI 309 Political Theories of the Rule of Law (Stevens) SQ

POLI_SCI 395-0 Political Research Seminar: Integrity & the Politics of Corruption (Nili) SQ

REL 339  / GNDR_ST 390 Gender and Sexuality in Judaism (Sufrin) SQ

 


Please contact philip.hoskins@northwestern.edu or criticaltheory@northwestern.edu if you would like to petition for a course to count toward the Critical Theory Minor that is not listed. Please provide the course number, description, reading lists, and syllabus (if available).

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