Cultural Studies (CULS)

CULS 5300  Cultural Stds & Text Analysis  3 SCH  (3)  

Introduction to cultural studies and textual analysis.

CULS 5301  Methods Cultural Stds Theory  3 SCH  (3)  

The nature of research and cultural studies methods, application to problem areas in fields of cultural studies theory and practice. Research question development and data collection and evaluation; preparation of a scholarly presentation.

CULS 5302  Teaching Composition  3 SCH  (3)  

Study of history and methods of pedagogy in rhetoric and composition. Development of composition syllabuses. Required of all students who will teach ENGL 1301 or 1302, or Spanish for Heritage-Speakers.

CULS 5303  Cultural Histories of Rhetoric  3 SCH  (3)  

Study of world rhetorics including Western and Non-Western.

CULS 5306  Thesis Research  3 SCH  (3)  

Designed for thesis option students. The course requires completion of thesis research. Prerequisite: departmental approval. May be repeated for maximum of 6 semester hours.

CULS 5310  South Texas Cultural Studies  3 SCH  (3)  

Study of a specific topic in cultural studies related to the south Texas region. May be repeated when a different topic is scheduled.

CULS 5311  Southwest Cultural Studies  3 SCH  (3)  

Study of a specific topic in cultural studies related to the Southwest region. May be repeated when a different topic is scheduled.

CULS 5312  Feminism Theory & Writing  3 SCH  (3)  

Analysis of women's discourse as power struggle for the elaboration of feminist politics of reason, feminist politics of passion, feminist politics of action and political feminist consciousness. Critical analysis of women's writings as production and reproduction of cultural formations of historically situated and gender-specific discursive subjects.

CULS 5320  Comparative Studies  3 SCH  (3)  

Study of a specific topic in comparative studies. Two or more cultures will be considered in their interactions, imbrications, and interstices. May be repeated when a different topic is scheduled.

CULS 5330  Trans-Atlantic Film Studies  3 SCH  (3)  

Study of film and multimedia from throughout the Trans-Atlantic region as historical and cultural discoveries and rediscoveries of Trans-Atlantic peoples and their worlds. Readings and discussion on the articulation between history, film, multimedia and the production and consumption of image cultures in the Trans-Atlantic world.

CULS 5340  Pre, Colonial & Post Colonial  3 SCH  (3)  

Study of a specific topic in pre-colonial, colonial, and/or postcolonial studies. Interactions between and among Anglophone, Hispanic, and Francophone communities will receive particular attention. May be repeated when a different topic is scheduled.

CULS 5350  Sustainable Humanities  3 SCH  (3)  

Study of a specific topic in sustainability from a humanistic perspective. Particular humanistic perspectives on and contributions to sustainability will be explored and expanded. May be repeated when a different topic is scheduled.

CULS 5360  Spanish Peninsular Literature  3 SCH  (3)  

Study of an author, literary period or other specific topics in Spanish Peninsular literature, such as Poetry, El Quijote, Golden Age Drama, Galdos, Romanticism, Short Story, Masterpieces. May be repeated when the topic changes.

CULS 5365  Spanish American Literature  3 SCH  (3)  

Analysis of Andean Narrative, Mexican Novel, Southern Cone Narrative, Romanticism, Modernism, Regionalism, Existentialism, Structuralism, Magical Realism, Contemporary Literature, Essay, Poetry, Short Story and Theater. May be repeated when topic changes.

CULS 5370  British Literature  3 SCH  (3)  

Study of an author, literary period or other specific topic in British literature. May be repeated when a different topic is scheduled.

CULS 5375  U. S. American Literature  3 SCH  (3)  

Study of an author, literary period or other specific topic in American literature. May be repeated when a different topic is scheduled.