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13.28 Social/Cultural Studies

Social/Cultural Studies courses are designated by SCCU.


Introduction to Social/Cultural Studies

introduces students to the theory and the intellectual and historical contexts of anthropology, folklore and sociology as the central academic foci of Social/Cultural Studies. Readings and lecture materials, drawn from each of the three disciplines, introduce students to core concepts, ideas and debates found within each cognate and the ways in which all three disciplines contribute to Social/Cultural Studies as an interdisciplinary field of study.


The Graphic Novel - Historical, Cultural and Literary Contexts

(same as English 2244) examines the historical, cultural and literary impact of the Graphic Novel; investigates its continuing development; and introduces students to significant works within the genre.

CR: English 3843, English 2244

PR: 6 credit hours in English at the 1000 level; one of Folklore 1000, Anthropology 1031, or Sociology 1000


Interdisciplinary Seminar in Social/Cultural Studies

is conducted through faculty presentations, assigned readings and group discussions and students will learn how to engage and evaluate the broad debates within Anthropology, Folklore and Sociology. Rather than focus on narrow substantive material from the disciplines, this seminar will emphasize the larger shifts and challenges which have led to new topics and methods of analysis within the social sciences.

PR: completion of 90 credit hours or more and admission to Social/Cultural Studies


Issues in Cultural Studies

represents an examination of the concept of culture, as it is presently used within Anthropology, Folklore and Sociology. Particular attention will be paid to the area of Cultural Studies, and the ways in which that approach has re-energized an interest in the role of culture in modern society.

PR: completion of 90 credit hours or more and admission to Social/Cultural Studies


Independent Project in Social/Cultural Studies

is under the supervision of a faculty member and students will independently carry out approved projects of direct relevance to social and cultural phenomena, and prepare reports of their findings.

PR: SCCU 4000

AR = Attendance requirement; CH = Credit hours are 3 unless otherwise noted; CO = Co-requisite(s); CR = Credit can be retained for only one course from the set(s) consisting of the course being described and the course(s) listed; LC = Lecture hours per week are 3 unless otherwise noted; LH = Laboratory hours per week; OR = Other requirements of the course such as tutorials, practical sessions, or seminars; PR = Prerequisite(s); UL = Usage limitation(s).