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2017-18 Cultural Studies Course Offerings

Cultural Studies


Students in the M.A. in Cultural Studies specialize in one of two areas: Texts and Cultures and Curatorial Practices.

Students in both specializations will have an opportunity to take courses drawn from six related topic areas: Cultural Theory; Cultures of Childhood; Genders, Sexualities and Cultures; Local, National and Global Cultures; Manuscript, Print and Digital Cultures; and Visual Cultures. The courses offered for each topic area will vary year by year, and will focus on a specific aspect of culture in relation to that topic. Generic course descriptions are available here.

Course Offerings 2017-2018 (NOTE: These listings are subject to change):


Winter 2017

GENG-7820-002 Topics in Visual Cultures: Diverse Spaces: The Collection of Multicultural and Indigenous Art and Artifacts in Canadian Museums and Contemporary Galleries
Professor J. Nagam
Fridays 2:30-5:15 PM
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GENG-7901-001 Topics in Genders, Sexualities, and Culture: Queer Theory
Professor H. Milne
Wednesdays 2:30-5:15 PM
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GENG-7901-051 Topics in Genders, Sexualities, and Culture: Thinking Through the Skin
Professor A. Failler
Tuesdays 6:00-9:00 PM
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GENG-7820-052 Topics in Visual Cultures: Graphic Biography
Professor C. Rifkind
Wednesdays 6:00-9:00 PM
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Spring 2017

Both courses during this term are compressed, meaning that they are 3-credit hour courses that are to be completed in half of the time it normally takes to complete courses of this type. Instead of one class per week, there are two, and the courses run from May 1 to June 12.


GENG-7740-001 Topics in Local, National, and Global Cultures: Heritage, Tourism, and Conservation
Professor M. Dyce
Mondays and Wednesdays 1:00-4:00 PM in 3C14
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GENG-7820-050 Topics in Visual Cultures: The Essay Film
Professor A. Burke
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00-12:30 in 3C27
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Fall/Winter 2017-18 (Full-Year Courses)

GENG-7131-001  Special Studies in Cultural Theories and Practices: Practicum in Curatorial Studies, offered simultaneously with
GHIST-7831-001 Practicum in Curatorial Studies
K. McFadden

Tuesdays 8:30-11:15 AM in 3C29
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GENG-7741-052 Topics in Local, National, and Global Cultures: Queer Studies in the Global Postmodern
Professor A. Failler

Wednesdays 6:00-9:00 PM in 3M56
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GENG-7821-001 Topics in Visual Cultures, offered simultaneously with
GHIST-7830-001 History of Museums and Collecting: The Idea of the Museum
Professor S. Borys

Thursdays 2:30-5:15 PM at the WAG
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Fall 2017

GENG-7103-001 Research Methods and Practice (required)
Professor H. Snell

Fridays 2:30-5:15 PM in 3M52
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GENG-7112-001 Topics in Cultural Theory: Concepts in Cultural Theory (highly recommended for students in Texts and Cultures)
Professor B. Cornellier
Thursdays 8:30-11:15 AM in 3M56
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GENG-7112-050 Topics in Cultural Theory: Animals
Professor A. Walker-Jones
Wednesdays 6:00-9:00 PM in 1MS25
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Winter 2018

GENG-7160-001 Topics in Cultures of Childhood: Folk Narratives
Professor C. Tosenberger
Mondays 2:30-5:15 PM in 3M56
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GENG-7740-001 Topics in Local, National, and Global Cultures: Contemporary Canadian Indigenous Representation
Professor P. DePasquale
Thursdays 11:30-2:30 PM in 3M58
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GENG-7820-001 Topics in Visual Cultures: Occulture: Magnetic Modernism and Scientific Spiritualism in Modern Art 
Professor S. Keshavjee 
Mondays 2:30-5:15 PM in 3M54
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GENG-7901-001 Topics in Genders, Sexualities, and Cultures: Gender, Sex, and Culture: Queer Theory
Professor H. Milne
Wednesdays 2:30-5:15 PM 
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Spring 2018

GENG-7112-001 Topics in Cultural Theory: Popular Asian/America
Professor J. Wills
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Special Studies Forms

Directed Study Application Form
Advisor's Form
Course Outline Template for Winter 2018
Course Outline Template for Spring/Summer 2018*

*Please note that there are multiple time formats for Spring/Summer courses; your outline should indicate which one you are adhering to. See academic dates here.

The deadline for submitting final grades for Spring/Summer courses vary in accordance with time format, another fact to keep in mind as you design a special studies course. Faculty members are typically given two weeks after the end of the course to submit final grades, but they should consult the Coordinator for specific dates.