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Sociocultural Studies in Education Minor

Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development
College of Education and Human Development
Link to a list of faculty for this program.
Contact Information
Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development, 330 Wulling Hall, 86 Pleasant Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-624-1006; fax: 612-624-3377)
Email: olpd@umn.edu
  • Program Type: Graduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits (master's): 9
  • Length of program in credits (doctoral): 12
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
The sociocultural studies in education (SCSE) minor (previously known as the social and philosophic studies of education minor) provides a multidisciplinary foundation for the study of social and cultural phenomena that shape educational ideologies and practices. The minor enables students to take courses from a variety of social science, humanities, and interdisciplinary fields in order to generate a particular perspective, lens, or optic that can illuminate problems or processes of interest to them. The SCSE minor program is shaped to suit the particular needs and interests of the student at either the master's or doctoral level. Courses at either the 5xxx or 8xxx level are selected in consultation with an SCSE faculty member and approved by the SCSE director of graduate studies (DGS). Courses are generally of two types: those that explicitly draw upon a disciplinary or interdisciplinary perspective to examine educational processes (e.g. economics of education); and those that provide an in-depth exploration of a disciplinary or interdisciplinary perspective itself (e.g. contemporary political thought).
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
Admission to the SCSE minor is contingent upon prior admission to a University masterís or doctoral degree-granting program. Interested students should consult with a SCSE faculty member to develop a proposed course of study, then formally declare the minor when they file their degree plan. Students who declare the minor are required to include a member of the SCSE faculty on their masterís or doctoral committee. Students may apply to this minor throughout the year.
Special Application Requirements:
The director of graduate studies (DGS) of the SCSE minor must approve the applicant's proposed course of study by signing the student's degree program form in addition to the student's major DGS.
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Masters
Minor Requirements
Master's students complete at least 9 graduate credits from the list of approved courses below. These must include a minimum of 3 OLPD course credits and 3 credits from courses outside of OLPD (these courses may be within CEHD). Additional courses may be approved by SCSE faculty in consultation with the SCSE minor DGS.
OLPD Courses
Must take at least 3 credits from the list below.
Take 1 - 2 course(s) from the following:
· OLPD 5041 - Sociology of Education (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5044 - Introduction to the Economics of Education (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5103 - Comparative Education (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5107 - Gender, Education, and International Development (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5323 - Women in Leadership (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5128 - Anthropology of Education (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5132 - Intercultural Education and Training: Theory and Application (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5346 - Politics of Education (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5721 - Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 8022 - Education and Globalization: Anthropological Perspectives (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 8103 - Comparative Education (3.0 cr)
· Non-OLPD Courses
Must take at least 3 credits from the list below.
Take 1 - 2 course(s) from the following:
· AFRO 5103 - World History and Africa (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 5120 - Social and Intellectual Movements in the African Diaspora (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 5551 - Methods: Use of Oral Traditions as Resources for History (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 8554 - Seminar: Gender, Race, Nation, and Policy--Perspectives from Within the African Diaspora (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 5890 - Readings in American Indian and Indigenous History (3.0 cr)
· AMST 8288 - Working in the Global Economy: Readings (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 8001 - Ethnography, Theory, History (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 8002 - Ethnography: Contemporary Theory and Practice (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 8207 - Political and Social Anthropology (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 8215 - Anthropology of Gender (3.0 cr)
· CI 5136 - History of the American Curriculum (3.0 cr)
· CI 5137 - Multicultural Gender-Fair Curriculum (3.0 cr)
· CI 5156 - Popular Culture, Teaching, and Learning (3.0 cr)
· CI 5641 - Language, Culture, and Education (3.0 cr)
· CI 8111 - Representations of Knowledge in Curriculum and Culture (1.0-3.0 cr)
· CI 8461 - Sociocultural Theory, Education, and Literacy (3.0 cr)
· CL 8362 - Modernity and Its Others (4.0 cr)
· COMM 5451W - Intercultural Communication Processes [WI] (3.0 cr)
· CPSY 5251W - Social and Philosophical Foundations of Early Childhood Education [WI] (3.0 cr)
· CSCL 5555 - Introduction to Semiotics (3.0 cr)
· CSCL 5833 - Marx, Freud, Nietzsche: Intellectual Foundations (3.0 cr)
· CSDS 8001 - Basic Research Seminar: Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society I (3.0 cr)
· CSDS 8002 - Basic Research Seminar in Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society II (3.0 cr)
· CSDS 8910 - Advanced Topics in Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society (3.0 cr)
· CSDS 8920 - Advanced Topics in Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society (3.0 cr)
· DSSC 8111 - Approaches to Knowledge and Truth: Ways of Knowing in Development Studies and Social Change (3.0 cr)
· DSSC 8310 - Topics in Development Studies and Social Change (1.0-3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5157 - Social Psychology of Education (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 5403 - Human Rights Advocacy (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 5602 - Other Worlds: Globality and Culture (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 5190 - Topics: Theory, Knowledge, and Power (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 8101 - Intellectual History of Feminism (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 8103 - Feminist Theories of Knowledge (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 8107 - Feminist Pedagogies (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 8108 - Genealogies of Feminist Theory (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 8109 - Feminist Knowledge Production (3.0 cr)
· HIST 5871 - Readings in U.S. Intellectual History: 19th-20th Centuries (3.0 cr)
· HIST 5932 - The Production of Knowledge, Negotiating the Past, and the Writing of African Histories (3.0 cr)
· HIST 8239 - Readings in Gender, Race, Class, and/or Ethnicity in the United States (3.0 cr)
· HIST 8630 - Seminar in World History (3.0 cr)
· HIST 8961 - Research Seminar: Intellectual History (3.0 cr)
· KIN 5371 - Sport and Society (3.0 cr)
· PA 5001 - Intellectual Foundations of Public Action (1.5 cr)
· PA 5414 - Child Human Rights: Work and Education (3.0 cr)
· PHIL 5601 - History of the Philosophy of Science (3.0 cr)
· PHIL 8130 - Seminar: Epistemology (3.0 cr)
· PHIL 8131 - Epistemology Survey (3.0 cr)
· PHIL 8133 - Feminist Theories of Knowledge (3.0 cr)
· POL 8101 - Introduction to Political Science (3.0 cr)
· POL 8215 - Philosophy of Political Inquiry (3.0 cr)
· POL 8225 - American Political Thought (3.0 cr)
· POL 8235 - Democratic Theory (3.0 cr)
· POL 8253 - Late Modern Political Thought (3.0 cr)
· POL 8275 - Contemporary Political Thought (3.0 cr)
· POL 8305 - Interest Groups and Social Movements (3.0 cr)
· SOC 8211 - The Sociology of Race & Racialization (3.0 cr)
· SOC 8731 - Sociology of Knowledge (3.0 cr)
· SOC 8735 - Sociology of Culture (3.0 cr)
· SW 5101 - Historical Origins and Contemporary Policies and Programs in Social Welfare (3.0-4.0 cr)
Doctoral
Minor Requirements
Doctoral students complete at least 12 graduate credits from the list of approved courses below. These must include a minimum of 6 OLPD course credits and 3 credits from courses outside of OLPD (these courses may be within CEHD).
OLPD Courses
Must take at least 6 credits from the list below.
Take 2 - 3 course(s) from the following:
· OLPD 5041 - Sociology of Education (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5044 - Introduction to the Economics of Education (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5103 - Comparative Education (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5107 - Gender, Education, and International Development (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5128 - Anthropology of Education (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5132 - Intercultural Education and Training: Theory and Application (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5323 - Women in Leadership (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5346 - Politics of Education (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5721 - Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 8022 - Education and Globalization: Anthropological Perspectives (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 8103 - Comparative Education (3.0 cr)
Non-OLPD Courses
Must take at least 3 credits from the list below.
Take 1 - 2 course(s) from the following:
· AFRO 5103 - World History and Africa (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 5120 - Social and Intellectual Movements in the African Diaspora (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 5551 - Methods: Use of Oral Traditions as Resources for History (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 8554 - Seminar: Gender, Race, Nation, and Policy--Perspectives from Within the African Diaspora (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 5890 - Readings in American Indian and Indigenous History (3.0 cr)
· AMST 8288 - Working in the Global Economy: Readings (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 8001 - Ethnography, Theory, History (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 8002 - Ethnography: Contemporary Theory and Practice (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 8207 - Political and Social Anthropology (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 8215 - Anthropology of Gender (3.0 cr)
· CI 5136 - History of the American Curriculum (3.0 cr)
· CI 5137 - Multicultural Gender-Fair Curriculum (3.0 cr)
· CI 5156 - Popular Culture, Teaching, and Learning (3.0 cr)
· CI 5641 - Language, Culture, and Education (3.0 cr)
· CI 8111 - Representations of Knowledge in Curriculum and Culture (1.0-3.0 cr)
· CI 8461 - Sociocultural Theory, Education, and Literacy (3.0 cr)
· CL 8362 - Modernity and Its Others (4.0 cr)
· COMM 5451W - Intercultural Communication Processes [WI] (3.0 cr)
· CPSY 5251W - Social and Philosophical Foundations of Early Childhood Education [WI] (3.0 cr)
· CSCL 5555 - Introduction to Semiotics (3.0 cr)
· CSCL 5833 - Marx, Freud, Nietzsche: Intellectual Foundations (3.0 cr)
· CSDS 8001 - Basic Research Seminar: Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society I (3.0 cr)
· CSDS 8002 - Basic Research Seminar in Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society II (3.0 cr)
· CSDS 8910 - Advanced Topics in Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society (3.0 cr)
· CSDS 8920 - Advanced Topics in Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society (3.0 cr)
· DSSC 8111 - Approaches to Knowledge and Truth: Ways of Knowing in Development Studies and Social Change (3.0 cr)
· DSSC 8310 - Topics in Development Studies and Social Change (1.0-3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5157 - Social Psychology of Education (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 5403 - Human Rights Advocacy (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 5602 - Other Worlds: Globality and Culture (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 5190 - Topics: Theory, Knowledge, and Power (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 8101 - Intellectual History of Feminism (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 8103 - Feminist Theories of Knowledge (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 8107 - Feminist Pedagogies (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 8108 - Genealogies of Feminist Theory (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 8109 - Feminist Knowledge Production (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 8201 - Feminist Theory and Methods in the Social Sciences (3.0 cr)
· HIST 5871 - Readings in U.S. Intellectual History: 19th-20th Centuries (3.0 cr)
· HIST 5932 - The Production of Knowledge, Negotiating the Past, and the Writing of African Histories (3.0 cr)
· HIST 8239 - Readings in Gender, Race, Class, and/or Ethnicity in the United States (3.0 cr)
· HIST 8630 - Seminar in World History (3.0 cr)
· HIST 8961 - Research Seminar: Intellectual History (3.0 cr)
· KIN 5371 - Sport and Society (3.0 cr)
· PA 5001 - Intellectual Foundations of Public Action (1.5 cr)
· PA 5414 - Child Human Rights: Work and Education (3.0 cr)
· PHIL 5601 - History of the Philosophy of Science (3.0 cr)
· PHIL 8130 - Seminar: Epistemology (3.0 cr)
· PHIL 8131 - Epistemology Survey (3.0 cr)
· PHIL 8133 - Feminist Theories of Knowledge (3.0 cr)
· POL 8101 - Introduction to Political Science (3.0 cr)
· POL 8215 - Philosophy of Political Inquiry (3.0 cr)
· POL 8225 - American Political Thought (3.0 cr)
· POL 8235 - Democratic Theory (3.0 cr)
· POL 8253 - Late Modern Political Thought (3.0 cr)
· POL 8275 - Contemporary Political Thought (3.0 cr)
· POL 8305 - Interest Groups and Social Movements (3.0 cr)
· SOC 8211 - The Sociology of Race & Racialization (3.0 cr)
· SOC 8731 - Sociology of Knowledge (3.0 cr)
· SOC 8735 - Sociology of Culture (3.0 cr)
· SW 5101 - Historical Origins and Contemporary Policies and Programs in Social Welfare (3.0-4.0 cr)
 
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OLPD 5041 - Sociology of Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EdPA 5041/Soc 5455
Typically offered: Every Spring
Structures and processes within educational institutions; linkages between educational organizations and their social contexts, particularly related to educational change.
OLPD 5044 - Introduction to the Economics of Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Costs and economic benefits of education, with a focus on K-12; educational markets, prices, and production relationships; investment and cost-benefit analysis.
OLPD 5103 - Comparative Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Examination of systems and philosophies of education globally with emphasis upon African, Asian, European, and North American nations. Foundations of comparative study with selected case studies.
OLPD 5107 - Gender, Education, and International Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Role of gender/gender relations in international development/education. Interdisciplinary body of literature from development studies, political science, economics, anthropology, cultural studies, gender/women's studies.
OLPD 5323 - Women in Leadership
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Women in leadership, in context of larger systems and their own lives. Supporting equity/equality across areas of difference. prereq: Technology access
OLPD 5128 - Anthropology of Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Anth/EdPA 5128
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Insights from educational anthropology for educators to address issues of culture, ethnicity, and power in schools.
OLPD 5132 - Intercultural Education and Training: Theory and Application
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Examination of intercultural education; formal and nonformal education programs intended to teach about cultural diversity, promote intercultural communication and interaction skills, and teach students from diverse background more effectively.
OLPD 5346 - Politics of Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Political dimensions of policy formulation/implementation in education. Use of power/influence in shaping educational policies and in resolving conflicts over educational issues. Analysis of consequences/cross-impacts. prereq: postbac, MEd, or grad student
OLPD 5721 - Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Review of research. Theoretical frameworks, methodological perspectives, and research strategies used to study students, staff, and faculty. Historical perspectives.
OLPD 8022 - Education and Globalization: Anthropological Perspectives
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Anthropological/comparative perspectives used to understand educational processes in a globalized world. What can be gained by adopting translocal view of educational phenomena.
OLPD 8103 - Comparative Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Doctoral-level course. History, methodologies, and major debates in the field of comparative education. Major research paper or extensive literature review.
AFRO 5103 - World History and Africa
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02054
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Contributions of African American thinkers to making of African history/strategies to rework theoretical/analytical foundations of world history. Writings/intellectual networks of major thinkers whose historical/ethnographic works on Africa spanning nineteenth to twentieth century. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
AFRO 5120 - Social and Intellectual Movements in the African Diaspora
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00788 - Afro 3120/Afro 5120/Hist 3456
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Political, cultural, historical linkages between Africans, African-Americans, African-Caribbean. Black socio-political movements/radical intellectual trends in late 19th/20th centuries. Colonialism/racism. Protest organizations, radical movements in United States/Europe. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
AFRO 5551 - Methods: Use of Oral Traditions as Resources for History
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Use of spoken information through time as a source for writing history. Use of canons of history to analyze and critique oral traditions and integrate them into written history.
AFRO 8554 - Seminar: Gender, Race, Nation, and Policy--Perspectives from Within the African Diaspora
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Interdisciplinary analysis of U.S. domestic and foreign policies as they affect Africans and peoples of African descent in the diaspora. Intersections of gender, race, nation, and class. prereq: instr consent
AMIN 5890 - Readings in American Indian and Indigenous History
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00952 - AmIn 5890/Hist 5890
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Students in this course will read recently published scholarship in American Indian and Indigenous history that takes up pressing research questions, promises to push inquiry in new directions, and that theorizes important interventions in our thinking to understand where the field is situated and moving. Reflecting the instinctively interdisciplinary nature of American Indian and Indigenous history, readings will be drawn not just from the discipline of history but across other disciplines such as Anthropology, American Studies, Geography, Literature, Political Science, and Legal Studies. As well, readings will include scholarship that reaches out to embrace the Global Indigenous studies turn. prereq: Advanced undergrad with instr consent or grad student
AMST 8288 - Working in the Global Economy: Readings
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Debates about global economy's consequences for American culture/character. Effects of global capitalism on factory work, service sector, pink-collar, and factory work in multinational corporations and professional/managerial positions inside/outside U.S. borders. How work is lived through race, class, gender, and nation.
ANTH 8001 - Ethnography, Theory, History
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to foundational concepts, methods, and ethnographic work. Emphasizes theories that have shaped 20th-century thinking in cultural anthropology. Connection of these theories to fieldwork and contemporary issues.
ANTH 8002 - Ethnography: Contemporary Theory and Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Concepts/perspectives in anthropology. Emphasizes American cultural anthropology. Rrecent work in semiotic, psychological, and feminist anthropology.
ANTH 8207 - Political and Social Anthropology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Western concepts of politics, power, authority, society, state, and law. Cross-cultural approaches to these concepts in historical perspective. Major theoretical frameworks and current problems and positions in social and political anthropology. Ethnographic classics and new directions.
ANTH 8215 - Anthropology of Gender
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Comparative, cross-cultural approach to gender. Focuses on various theories (e.g., feminist, postmodernist, psychoanalytic) of power, gender, authority, and femininity and masculinity. Gender ambiguity and issues of sexuality. prereq: Grad anth major or instr consent
CI 5136 - History of the American Curriculum
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Survey of formation of public school subjects and curriculum theory in United States. Social, political, and economic implications of curriculum theory.
CI 5137 - Multicultural Gender-Fair Curriculum
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Critical examination of diversity/culture in K-12 contexts. Rationale for multicultural/gender-fair curriculum. Impact of curricular change/conflicts between culture/curriculum. Gender/expression, sexual identities, social class, language, race, ethnicity.
CI 5156 - Popular Culture, Teaching, and Learning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Approaches to the study of popular culture and education. Intersection between everyday life and broader historical contexts. Sporting events, toys, clothing, shopping malls, vampire mania, music festivals, video, and comics are the kinds of popular forms of culture we will engage as we develop teaching/learning strategies. prereq: Grad student or sr in a program that values teaching as a component of the discipline
CI 5641 - Language, Culture, and Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring & Summer
Applies current sociolinguistic and discourse theory/research to study of relationships between language and culture in educational settings: language curriculum and instruction; classroom language use; borders between school and home/community language use; and educational policies on literacy/second-language instruction.
CI 8111 - Representations of Knowledge in Curriculum and Culture
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Overview of research and theory on sociology of knowledge and education. Conceptions of knowledge in curriculum; connections between cultural conditions and curriculum design and implementation; influence of national political agendas, population, the mass media, and textbooks on curriculum in diverse educational settings. prereq: CI grad student or instr consent
CI 8461 - Sociocultural Theory, Education, and Literacy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Sociocultural theories, from 1960s to present. Vygotskian/neo-Vygotskian. Genre/activity dialogic. New literacy studies. Critical sociocultural. Multimodality. Empirical studies informed by theoretical perspectives.
CL 8362 - Modernity and Its Others
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Dialectical interrogation of Western and non-Western theories of modernity. Reckoning with differences and variations in its history, providing an account of the normative category of modernity (designated as European), and alternative articulations around the globe.
COMM 5451W - Intercultural Communication Processes (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Theory and research on cultural differences in values, norms, behaviors, and perceptions that affect communication across cultures internationally and domestically.
CPSY 5251W - Social and Philosophical Foundations of Early Childhood Education (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course traces the history of early childhood education from Plato to the present, as well as explores various program models and the standards movement, including the Minnesota Early Learning Indicators. The course includes lecture, discussion, videos and vignettes, assignments, and requires students to begin developing a personal teaching philosophy. It is also a writing intensive course which incorporates writing instruction and professional writing expectations throughout all course assignments and activities.
CSCL 5555 - Introduction to Semiotics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01045 - CL 5555/CSCL 5555/CSDS 5555
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Problems of the nature of the sign; sign function; sign production; signifying systems as articulated in philosophy, linguistics, anthropology, psychoanalysis, and art theory. Application of semiotics to various signifying practices (literature, cinema, daily life).
CSCL 5833 - Marx, Freud, Nietzsche: Intellectual Foundations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Three thinkers who defined modernity: Marx, Freud, and Nietzsche. Central tenets of their thought/terms associated with their theories. Their careers portrayed against the background of their times; their place in intellectual history.
CSDS 8001 - Basic Research Seminar: Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01224 - CL 8001/CSDS 8001
Typically offered: Every Fall
Key texts, positions, problematics in field of comparative critical theory. Historical precursors, influential contemporary debates, disciplinary genealogies.
CSDS 8002 - Basic Research Seminar in Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02064 - CL 8002/CSDS 8002
Typically offered: Every Spring
Key texts, positions, problematics in field of comparative critical theory. Special attention to historical precursors, influential contemporary debates, disciplinary genealogies.
CSDS 8910 - Advanced Topics in Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society
Credits: 3.0 [max 24.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Themes in comparative, sociohistorical analysis of discursive practices. Individually or team taught. Topics vary by instructor and semester.
CSDS 8920 - Advanced Topics in Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society
Credits: 3.0 [max 15.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Practical applications of specific methodologies and theories to a determined area. Topics vary by instructor and semester.
DSSC 8111 - Approaches to Knowledge and Truth: Ways of Knowing in Development Studies and Social Change
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Grad DSSC minor or #
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Approaches practiced by physical, biological, social science, and humanities scholars. "Ways of knowing" in different cultures/groups. Issues/methodological challenges facing interdisciplinary/international studies. Taught by faculty from biological, social sciences, and humanities. prereq: Grad DSSC minor or instr consent
DSSC 8310 - Topics in Development Studies and Social Change
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Seven-week to full semester seminar. Topical issues in development and social change.
EPSY 5157 - Social Psychology of Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Overview of social psychology and its application to education. Participants study the major theories, research, and major figures in field. Class sessions include lectures, discussions, simulations, role-plays, and experiential exercises.
GLOS 5403 - Human Rights Advocacy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01513
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theoretical basis of human rights movement. Organizations, strategies, tactics, programs. Advocacy: fact-finding, documentation, campaigns, trial observations. Forensic science. Human rights education, medical/psychological treatment. Research project or background for case study. prereq: Grad student
GLOS 5602 - Other Worlds: Globality and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Interconnectedness of world. Considering not one world, but many. Colonialism, consumption, diasporic conditions, global media, nationalism, supra-national governance. How globality is experienced/contested locally/specifically. prereq: [3101, 3144, grad student] or instr consent
GWSS 5190 - Topics: Theory, Knowledge, and Power
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Topics specified in Class Schedule.
GWSS 8101 - Intellectual History of Feminism
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Major trends in feminist intellectual history from 14th century to the present, especially in the United States and Europe.
GWSS 8103 - Feminist Theories of Knowledge
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Interdisciplinary seminar. Feminist approaches to knowledge and to criticism of paradigms of knowledge operative in the disciplines. Feminist use of concepts of subjectivity, objectivity, and intersubjectivity. Feminist empiricism, standpoint theory, and contextualism. Postmodern and postcolonial theorizing.
GWSS 8107 - Feminist Pedagogies
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Explore feminist theories/critical approaches to pedagogy. Develop teaching philosophy statement, design syllabus, practice teach/learn problem-solving strategies for classroom. prereq: Feminist Studies grad student [Maj or Minor] or instr consent
GWSS 8108 - Genealogies of Feminist Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Two-semester seminar. First term: debates in gender theory; intersections of gender theory with critical race theory, post-colonial theory, sexuality theory, social class analysis. Second term: inter-/multi-disciplinary feminist research methodologies from humanities/social sciences. prereq: Feminist studies PhD or grad minor student or instr consent
GWSS 8109 - Feminist Knowledge Production
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Two-semester interdisciplinary seminar. First term: debates in gender theory; gender theory, critical race theory, post-colonial theory, sexuality theory, social class analysis. Second term: inter-/multi-disciplinary feminist research methods from humanities/social sciences. prereq: Feminist studies PhD or grad minor student or instr consent
HIST 5871 - Readings in U.S. Intellectual History: 19th-20th Centuries
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Definitions of American national identity from 1789 to the present as expressed in politics, religion, literature, painting, music, architecture, and history. prereq: instr consent
HIST 5932 - The Production of Knowledge, Negotiating the Past, and the Writing of African Histories
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02043 - Afro 5932/Hist 5932
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Recent scholarship on social history of Africa. Focuses on new literature on daily lives of ordinary people in their workplaces, communities, households.
HIST 8239 - Readings in Gender, Race, Class, and/or Ethnicity in the United States
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Dynamics of gender, racial, class, and ethnic relations in U.S. history; intersections of these forces. prereq: instr consent
HIST 8630 - Seminar in World History
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Critical examination of historical literature dealing with theoretical approaches to world history and teaching of world history. prereq: instr consent
HIST 8961 - Research Seminar: Intellectual History
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Approaches/methods. Readings on or exemplifying intellectual history. Intellectual history as something broader than history of philosophical thought: a set of approaches of broad cross-disciplinary applicability. Each student prepares a research paper on a topic of intellectual history and present it to class for critique.
KIN 5371 - Sport and Society
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01469 - Kin 5371/Rec 5371
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Sport, sporting processes, social influences, systems. Structures that have effected and exist within/among societies, nations, and cultures. Contemporary issues such as social differentiation, violence, and honesty. prereq: [3126W, grad student] or instr consent
PA 5001 - Intellectual Foundations of Public Action
Credits: 1.5 [max 1.5]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Evolution of intellectual approaches that underlie public planning, management, and policy analysis in a democratic society. How decision making is shaped by knowledge/values. Role of rationality. Conceptual, descriptive/normative, and structure/process approaches.
PA 5414 - Child Human Rights: Work and Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
International child labor issues. Options for improving child well-being, including policies/programs that have potential to affect the lives of millions of children. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
PHIL 5601 - History of the Philosophy of Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
History of logical empiricism, from its European origins in first half of 20th century to its emergence as nearly universal account of science in post-war Anglo-American philosophy. prereq: instr consent
PHIL 8130 - Seminar: Epistemology
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Problems in the theory of knowledge. Topics specified in [Class Schedule]. prereq: 4105 or instr consent
PHIL 8131 - Epistemology Survey
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Survey, against background of traditional issues, of contemporary developments in theory of knowledge.
PHIL 8133 - Feminist Theories of Knowledge
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00877 - Phil 8133/WoSt 8103
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Interdisciplinary seminar; feminist approaches to knowledge and criticism of paradigms of knowledge operative in the disciplines. Feminists' use of concepts of subjectivity, objectivity, and intersubjectivity; feminist empiricism, standpoint theory, and contextualism, and postmodern and postcolonial theorizing.
POL 8101 - Introduction to Political Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
History, scope, and methods of political science as a discipline; current subfields; major research programs (including statism, pluralism, institutionalism, realism, behavioralism, rational choice, and critical theory); problems of theory, interpretation, concept-formation, comparison, measurement and experimentation; designs for research. prereq: Grad pol sci major or instr consent
POL 8215 - Philosophy of Political Inquiry
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Major schools in philosophy of science as applied to political inquiry: pragmatism, positivism, hermeneutics, critical rationalism, critical theory, realism. Themes of political inquiry: explanation, interpretation, theory, criticism. Political issues raised by philosophy of science: liberalism, democracy, control, multiculturalism. prereq: Grad pol sci major or instr consent
POL 8225 - American Political Thought
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Colonial era to present: Puritans, American Revolution, Constitution, rise of individualism, pro- and anti-slavery arguments, civil war and reconstruction, industrialism, westward expansion, Native Americans, immigration, populism, socialism, social Darwinism, growth of corporations and unions; Great Depression; growth of American power at home and abroad. prereq: Grad pol sci major or instr consent
POL 8235 - Democratic Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Competing models of democracy: classical, republican, liberal, radical, Marxist, neo-Marxist, pragmatist, populist, pluralist, postmodern, participatory. Domestic and international struggles over meaning of "democracy"; social science models of and findings on democracy. prereq: Grad pol sci major or instr consent
POL 8253 - Late Modern Political Thought
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Theoretical responses to and rival interpretations of Western economy, society, politics, and democratic culture in the modern age; theories of history; class struggle; the end of metaphysics and the death of God; technology and bureaucracy; psychology of culture, in Hegel, Marx, Tocqueville, Mill, Nietzsche, Weber, Freud. prereq: Grad pol sci major or instr consent
POL 8275 - Contemporary Political Thought
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
From approximately World War II to the present. Survey of range of texts or intensive focus on such authors as Adorno, Arendt, Derrida, Foucault, Habermas, Horkheimer, Rawls, Said. Sample topics: feminism, postmodernism, communitarianism, Frankfurt School, postcolonialism. prereq: Grad pol sci major or instr consent
POL 8305 - Interest Groups and Social Movements
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Theoretical/empirical work on role of interest groups and social/political movements in American politics and policy-making processes. Theories of interest group and social/political movement formation, maintenance, and decline. How interest groups and social/political movements attempt to influence public policy. Impact/effectiveness groups/movements as agents of democratic representation, particularly for marginalized groups. prereq: Grad pol sci major or instr consent
SOC 8211 - The Sociology of Race & Racialization
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Major theoretical debates. Classic and contemporary theoretical approaches to studying U.S. race relations; contemporary and historical experiences of specific racial and ethnic groups.
SOC 8731 - Sociology of Knowledge
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Knowledge and related terms (ideology, stereotype, prejudice, belief, truth). Variation of knowledge across social groups/categories (e.g., gender, race, class, generation, nationality); institutions (e.g., politics, law, science); and societies across time and space. Power, rituals, institution, networks, and knowledge. Genealogy of theories.
SOC 8735 - Sociology of Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Definition/importance of culture as dimension of social life. Structural/Durkheimian approaches, cultural Marxism, practice theory. Cultural creation/reception. Identities as cultural formations. Culture/social inequality. Culture and race. Cultural construction of social problems. Culture and globalization.
SW 5101 - Historical Origins and Contemporary Policies and Programs in Social Welfare
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Contemporary policies and programs in social welfare are examined in light of their historical origins and evolution. A framework is then developed for analysis of concepts and principles in contemporary social policy for social welfare programs and services. The emergence of the profession of social work also examined. prereq: Grad or 8 sem cr of social sciences
OLPD 5041 - Sociology of Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EdPA 5041/Soc 5455
Typically offered: Every Spring
Structures and processes within educational institutions; linkages between educational organizations and their social contexts, particularly related to educational change.
OLPD 5044 - Introduction to the Economics of Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Costs and economic benefits of education, with a focus on K-12; educational markets, prices, and production relationships; investment and cost-benefit analysis.
OLPD 5103 - Comparative Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Examination of systems and philosophies of education globally with emphasis upon African, Asian, European, and North American nations. Foundations of comparative study with selected case studies.
OLPD 5107 - Gender, Education, and International Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Role of gender/gender relations in international development/education. Interdisciplinary body of literature from development studies, political science, economics, anthropology, cultural studies, gender/women's studies.
OLPD 5128 - Anthropology of Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Anth/EdPA 5128
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Insights from educational anthropology for educators to address issues of culture, ethnicity, and power in schools.
OLPD 5132 - Intercultural Education and Training: Theory and Application
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Examination of intercultural education; formal and nonformal education programs intended to teach about cultural diversity, promote intercultural communication and interaction skills, and teach students from diverse background more effectively.
OLPD 5323 - Women in Leadership
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Women in leadership, in context of larger systems and their own lives. Supporting equity/equality across areas of difference. prereq: Technology access
OLPD 5346 - Politics of Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Political dimensions of policy formulation/implementation in education. Use of power/influence in shaping educational policies and in resolving conflicts over educational issues. Analysis of consequences/cross-impacts. prereq: postbac, MEd, or grad student
OLPD 5721 - Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Review of research. Theoretical frameworks, methodological perspectives, and research strategies used to study students, staff, and faculty. Historical perspectives.
OLPD 8022 - Education and Globalization: Anthropological Perspectives
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Anthropological/comparative perspectives used to understand educational processes in a globalized world. What can be gained by adopting translocal view of educational phenomena.
OLPD 8103 - Comparative Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Doctoral-level course. History, methodologies, and major debates in the field of comparative education. Major research paper or extensive literature review.
AFRO 5103 - World History and Africa
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02054
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Contributions of African American thinkers to making of African history/strategies to rework theoretical/analytical foundations of world history. Writings/intellectual networks of major thinkers whose historical/ethnographic works on Africa spanning nineteenth to twentieth century. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
AFRO 5120 - Social and Intellectual Movements in the African Diaspora
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00788 - Afro 3120/Afro 5120/Hist 3456
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Political, cultural, historical linkages between Africans, African-Americans, African-Caribbean. Black socio-political movements/radical intellectual trends in late 19th/20th centuries. Colonialism/racism. Protest organizations, radical movements in United States/Europe. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
AFRO 5551 - Methods: Use of Oral Traditions as Resources for History
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Use of spoken information through time as a source for writing history. Use of canons of history to analyze and critique oral traditions and integrate them into written history.
AFRO 8554 - Seminar: Gender, Race, Nation, and Policy--Perspectives from Within the African Diaspora
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Interdisciplinary analysis of U.S. domestic and foreign policies as they affect Africans and peoples of African descent in the diaspora. Intersections of gender, race, nation, and class. prereq: instr consent
AMIN 5890 - Readings in American Indian and Indigenous History
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00952 - AmIn 5890/Hist 5890
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Students in this course will read recently published scholarship in American Indian and Indigenous history that takes up pressing research questions, promises to push inquiry in new directions, and that theorizes important interventions in our thinking to understand where the field is situated and moving. Reflecting the instinctively interdisciplinary nature of American Indian and Indigenous history, readings will be drawn not just from the discipline of history but across other disciplines such as Anthropology, American Studies, Geography, Literature, Political Science, and Legal Studies. As well, readings will include scholarship that reaches out to embrace the Global Indigenous studies turn. prereq: Advanced undergrad with instr consent or grad student
AMST 8288 - Working in the Global Economy: Readings
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Debates about global economy's consequences for American culture/character. Effects of global capitalism on factory work, service sector, pink-collar, and factory work in multinational corporations and professional/managerial positions inside/outside U.S. borders. How work is lived through race, class, gender, and nation.
ANTH 8001 - Ethnography, Theory, History
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to foundational concepts, methods, and ethnographic work. Emphasizes theories that have shaped 20th-century thinking in cultural anthropology. Connection of these theories to fieldwork and contemporary issues.
ANTH 8002 - Ethnography: Contemporary Theory and Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Concepts/perspectives in anthropology. Emphasizes American cultural anthropology. Rrecent work in semiotic, psychological, and feminist anthropology.
ANTH 8207 - Political and Social Anthropology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Western concepts of politics, power, authority, society, state, and law. Cross-cultural approaches to these concepts in historical perspective. Major theoretical frameworks and current problems and positions in social and political anthropology. Ethnographic classics and new directions.
ANTH 8215 - Anthropology of Gender
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Comparative, cross-cultural approach to gender. Focuses on various theories (e.g., feminist, postmodernist, psychoanalytic) of power, gender, authority, and femininity and masculinity. Gender ambiguity and issues of sexuality. prereq: Grad anth major or instr consent
CI 5136 - History of the American Curriculum
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Survey of formation of public school subjects and curriculum theory in United States. Social, political, and economic implications of curriculum theory.
CI 5137 - Multicultural Gender-Fair Curriculum
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Critical examination of diversity/culture in K-12 contexts. Rationale for multicultural/gender-fair curriculum. Impact of curricular change/conflicts between culture/curriculum. Gender/expression, sexual identities, social class, language, race, ethnicity.
CI 5156 - Popular Culture, Teaching, and Learning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Approaches to the study of popular culture and education. Intersection between everyday life and broader historical contexts. Sporting events, toys, clothing, shopping malls, vampire mania, music festivals, video, and comics are the kinds of popular forms of culture we will engage as we develop teaching/learning strategies. prereq: Grad student or sr in a program that values teaching as a component of the discipline
CI 5641 - Language, Culture, and Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring & Summer
Applies current sociolinguistic and discourse theory/research to study of relationships between language and culture in educational settings: language curriculum and instruction; classroom language use; borders between school and home/community language use; and educational policies on literacy/second-language instruction.
CI 8111 - Representations of Knowledge in Curriculum and Culture
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Overview of research and theory on sociology of knowledge and education. Conceptions of knowledge in curriculum; connections between cultural conditions and curriculum design and implementation; influence of national political agendas, population, the mass media, and textbooks on curriculum in diverse educational settings. prereq: CI grad student or instr consent
CI 8461 - Sociocultural Theory, Education, and Literacy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Sociocultural theories, from 1960s to present. Vygotskian/neo-Vygotskian. Genre/activity dialogic. New literacy studies. Critical sociocultural. Multimodality. Empirical studies informed by theoretical perspectives.
CL 8362 - Modernity and Its Others
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Dialectical interrogation of Western and non-Western theories of modernity. Reckoning with differences and variations in its history, providing an account of the normative category of modernity (designated as European), and alternative articulations around the globe.
COMM 5451W - Intercultural Communication Processes (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Theory and research on cultural differences in values, norms, behaviors, and perceptions that affect communication across cultures internationally and domestically.
CPSY 5251W - Social and Philosophical Foundations of Early Childhood Education (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course traces the history of early childhood education from Plato to the present, as well as explores various program models and the standards movement, including the Minnesota Early Learning Indicators. The course includes lecture, discussion, videos and vignettes, assignments, and requires students to begin developing a personal teaching philosophy. It is also a writing intensive course which incorporates writing instruction and professional writing expectations throughout all course assignments and activities.
CSCL 5555 - Introduction to Semiotics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01045 - CL 5555/CSCL 5555/CSDS 5555
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Problems of the nature of the sign; sign function; sign production; signifying systems as articulated in philosophy, linguistics, anthropology, psychoanalysis, and art theory. Application of semiotics to various signifying practices (literature, cinema, daily life).
CSCL 5833 - Marx, Freud, Nietzsche: Intellectual Foundations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Three thinkers who defined modernity: Marx, Freud, and Nietzsche. Central tenets of their thought/terms associated with their theories. Their careers portrayed against the background of their times; their place in intellectual history.
CSDS 8001 - Basic Research Seminar: Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01224 - CL 8001/CSDS 8001
Typically offered: Every Fall
Key texts, positions, problematics in field of comparative critical theory. Historical precursors, influential contemporary debates, disciplinary genealogies.
CSDS 8002 - Basic Research Seminar in Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02064 - CL 8002/CSDS 8002
Typically offered: Every Spring
Key texts, positions, problematics in field of comparative critical theory. Special attention to historical precursors, influential contemporary debates, disciplinary genealogies.
CSDS 8910 - Advanced Topics in Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society
Credits: 3.0 [max 24.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Themes in comparative, sociohistorical analysis of discursive practices. Individually or team taught. Topics vary by instructor and semester.
CSDS 8920 - Advanced Topics in Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society
Credits: 3.0 [max 15.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Practical applications of specific methodologies and theories to a determined area. Topics vary by instructor and semester.
DSSC 8111 - Approaches to Knowledge and Truth: Ways of Knowing in Development Studies and Social Change
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Grad DSSC minor or #
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Approaches practiced by physical, biological, social science, and humanities scholars. "Ways of knowing" in different cultures/groups. Issues/methodological challenges facing interdisciplinary/international studies. Taught by faculty from biological, social sciences, and humanities. prereq: Grad DSSC minor or instr consent
DSSC 8310 - Topics in Development Studies and Social Change
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Seven-week to full semester seminar. Topical issues in development and social change.
EPSY 5157 - Social Psychology of Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Overview of social psychology and its application to education. Participants study the major theories, research, and major figures in field. Class sessions include lectures, discussions, simulations, role-plays, and experiential exercises.
GLOS 5403 - Human Rights Advocacy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01513
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theoretical basis of human rights movement. Organizations, strategies, tactics, programs. Advocacy: fact-finding, documentation, campaigns, trial observations. Forensic science. Human rights education, medical/psychological treatment. Research project or background for case study. prereq: Grad student
GLOS 5602 - Other Worlds: Globality and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Interconnectedness of world. Considering not one world, but many. Colonialism, consumption, diasporic conditions, global media, nationalism, supra-national governance. How globality is experienced/contested locally/specifically. prereq: [3101, 3144, grad student] or instr consent
GWSS 5190 - Topics: Theory, Knowledge, and Power
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Topics specified in Class Schedule.
GWSS 8101 - Intellectual History of Feminism
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Major trends in feminist intellectual history from 14th century to the present, especially in the United States and Europe.
GWSS 8103 - Feminist Theories of Knowledge
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Interdisciplinary seminar. Feminist approaches to knowledge and to criticism of paradigms of knowledge operative in the disciplines. Feminist use of concepts of subjectivity, objectivity, and intersubjectivity. Feminist empiricism, standpoint theory, and contextualism. Postmodern and postcolonial theorizing.
GWSS 8107 - Feminist Pedagogies
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Explore feminist theories/critical approaches to pedagogy. Develop teaching philosophy statement, design syllabus, practice teach/learn problem-solving strategies for classroom. prereq: Feminist Studies grad student [Maj or Minor] or instr consent
GWSS 8108 - Genealogies of Feminist Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Two-semester seminar. First term: debates in gender theory; intersections of gender theory with critical race theory, post-colonial theory, sexuality theory, social class analysis. Second term: inter-/multi-disciplinary feminist research methodologies from humanities/social sciences. prereq: Feminist studies PhD or grad minor student or instr consent
GWSS 8109 - Feminist Knowledge Production
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Two-semester interdisciplinary seminar. First term: debates in gender theory; gender theory, critical race theory, post-colonial theory, sexuality theory, social class analysis. Second term: inter-/multi-disciplinary feminist research methods from humanities/social sciences. prereq: Feminist studies PhD or grad minor student or instr consent
GWSS 8201 - Feminist Theory and Methods in the Social Sciences
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Seminar on recent theories, including feminist versions of positivist, interpretivist, critical theoretical, and postmodernist models of social science knowledge. Methodologies congenial to feminist practices of inquiry, including use of narrative in theory, feminist ethnography, discourse analysis, and comparative methods in history.
HIST 5871 - Readings in U.S. Intellectual History: 19th-20th Centuries
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Definitions of American national identity from 1789 to the present as expressed in politics, religion, literature, painting, music, architecture, and history. prereq: instr consent
HIST 5932 - The Production of Knowledge, Negotiating the Past, and the Writing of African Histories
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02043 - Afro 5932/Hist 5932
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Recent scholarship on social history of Africa. Focuses on new literature on daily lives of ordinary people in their workplaces, communities, households.
HIST 8239 - Readings in Gender, Race, Class, and/or Ethnicity in the United States
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Dynamics of gender, racial, class, and ethnic relations in U.S. history; intersections of these forces. prereq: instr consent
HIST 8630 - Seminar in World History
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Critical examination of historical literature dealing with theoretical approaches to world history and teaching of world history. prereq: instr consent
HIST 8961 - Research Seminar: Intellectual History
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Approaches/methods. Readings on or exemplifying intellectual history. Intellectual history as something broader than history of philosophical thought: a set of approaches of broad cross-disciplinary applicability. Each student prepares a research paper on a topic of intellectual history and present it to class for critique.
KIN 5371 - Sport and Society
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01469 - Kin 5371/Rec 5371
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Sport, sporting processes, social influences, systems. Structures that have effected and exist within/among societies, nations, and cultures. Contemporary issues such as social differentiation, violence, and honesty. prereq: [3126W, grad student] or instr consent
PA 5001 - Intellectual Foundations of Public Action
Credits: 1.5 [max 1.5]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Evolution of intellectual approaches that underlie public planning, management, and policy analysis in a democratic society. How decision making is shaped by knowledge/values. Role of rationality. Conceptual, descriptive/normative, and structure/process approaches.
PA 5414 - Child Human Rights: Work and Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
International child labor issues. Options for improving child well-being, including policies/programs that have potential to affect the lives of millions of children. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
PHIL 5601 - History of the Philosophy of Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
History of logical empiricism, from its European origins in first half of 20th century to its emergence as nearly universal account of science in post-war Anglo-American philosophy. prereq: instr consent
PHIL 8130 - Seminar: Epistemology
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Problems in the theory of knowledge. Topics specified in [Class Schedule]. prereq: 4105 or instr consent
PHIL 8131 - Epistemology Survey
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Survey, against background of traditional issues, of contemporary developments in theory of knowledge.
PHIL 8133 - Feminist Theories of Knowledge
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00877 - Phil 8133/WoSt 8103
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Interdisciplinary seminar; feminist approaches to knowledge and criticism of paradigms of knowledge operative in the disciplines. Feminists' use of concepts of subjectivity, objectivity, and intersubjectivity; feminist empiricism, standpoint theory, and contextualism, and postmodern and postcolonial theorizing.
POL 8101 - Introduction to Political Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
History, scope, and methods of political science as a discipline; current subfields; major research programs (including statism, pluralism, institutionalism, realism, behavioralism, rational choice, and critical theory); problems of theory, interpretation, concept-formation, comparison, measurement and experimentation; designs for research. prereq: Grad pol sci major or instr consent
POL 8215 - Philosophy of Political Inquiry
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Major schools in philosophy of science as applied to political inquiry: pragmatism, positivism, hermeneutics, critical rationalism, critical theory, realism. Themes of political inquiry: explanation, interpretation, theory, criticism. Political issues raised by philosophy of science: liberalism, democracy, control, multiculturalism. prereq: Grad pol sci major or instr consent
POL 8225 - American Political Thought
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Colonial era to present: Puritans, American Revolution, Constitution, rise of individualism, pro- and anti-slavery arguments, civil war and reconstruction, industrialism, westward expansion, Native Americans, immigration, populism, socialism, social Darwinism, growth of corporations and unions; Great Depression; growth of American power at home and abroad. prereq: Grad pol sci major or instr consent
POL 8235 - Democratic Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Competing models of democracy: classical, republican, liberal, radical, Marxist, neo-Marxist, pragmatist, populist, pluralist, postmodern, participatory. Domestic and international struggles over meaning of "democracy"; social science models of and findings on democracy. prereq: Grad pol sci major or instr consent
POL 8253 - Late Modern Political Thought
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Theoretical responses to and rival interpretations of Western economy, society, politics, and democratic culture in the modern age; theories of history; class struggle; the end of metaphysics and the death of God; technology and bureaucracy; psychology of culture, in Hegel, Marx, Tocqueville, Mill, Nietzsche, Weber, Freud. prereq: Grad pol sci major or instr consent
POL 8275 - Contemporary Political Thought
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
From approximately World War II to the present. Survey of range of texts or intensive focus on such authors as Adorno, Arendt, Derrida, Foucault, Habermas, Horkheimer, Rawls, Said. Sample topics: feminism, postmodernism, communitarianism, Frankfurt School, postcolonialism. prereq: Grad pol sci major or instr consent
POL 8305 - Interest Groups and Social Movements
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Theoretical/empirical work on role of interest groups and social/political movements in American politics and policy-making processes. Theories of interest group and social/political movement formation, maintenance, and decline. How interest groups and social/political movements attempt to influence public policy. Impact/effectiveness groups/movements as agents of democratic representation, particularly for marginalized groups. prereq: Grad pol sci major or instr consent
SOC 8211 - The Sociology of Race & Racialization
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Major theoretical debates. Classic and contemporary theoretical approaches to studying U.S. race relations; contemporary and historical experiences of specific racial and ethnic groups.
SOC 8731 - Sociology of Knowledge
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Knowledge and related terms (ideology, stereotype, prejudice, belief, truth). Variation of knowledge across social groups/categories (e.g., gender, race, class, generation, nationality); institutions (e.g., politics, law, science); and societies across time and space. Power, rituals, institution, networks, and knowledge. Genealogy of theories.
SOC 8735 - Sociology of Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Definition/importance of culture as dimension of social life. Structural/Durkheimian approaches, cultural Marxism, practice theory. Cultural creation/reception. Identities as cultural formations. Culture/social inequality. Culture and race. Cultural construction of social problems. Culture and globalization.
SW 5101 - Historical Origins and Contemporary Policies and Programs in Social Welfare
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Contemporary policies and programs in social welfare are examined in light of their historical origins and evolution. A framework is then developed for analysis of concepts and principles in contemporary social policy for social welfare programs and services. The emergence of the profession of social work also examined. prereq: Grad or 8 sem cr of social sciences