Major Requirements

The major in Critical Theory and Social Justice requires eleven courses (44 units).

COURSEWORK

Students must complete the six required courses listed below.

Required Courses

CTSJ 100Introduction to Critical Theory

4 units

CTSJ 102Justice Bootcamp

4 units

CTSJ 300Research Methods and Critical Inquiry

4 units

CTSJ 390CTSJ Junior Seminar: Interventions

4 units

CTSJ 398Social Justice Practicum

4 units

CTSJ 490Senior Seminar in Critical Theory - Social Justice

4 units

The Junior Seminar will be offered during the spring semester. Students planning to travel abroad during their junior year should do so in the fall semester and may seek approval of the department chair to have one study abroad class count as a CTSJ elective. All requests must include the following: the course syllabus, all assignments completed for the particular class, and the proper completed form from either IPO or the Registrar's Office.

Additional Electives

Students must complete five additional CTSJ electives: one course at the 100-level, one course at the 200-level, and at least two courses at the 300-level. Two of these electives must be methods courses selected from the list below.

Methods

CTSJ 104The New Queer Politics of the Middle East

4 units

CTSJ 108Climate, Refugees and Global Reactionary Authoritarianism

4 units

CTSJ 202The Promise and Failure of Postmodern Politics: Foucault in the Iranian Revolution

4 units

CTSJ 215/WRD 215Language and Power

4 units

CTSJ 285Foucault

4 units

CTSJ 310Qualitative Interview Methods

4 units

CTSJ 340Critical Ethnography

4 units

CTSJ 357Law and Empire

4 units

CTSJ 360Feminist Methodologies

4 units

CTSJ 384Bataille

4 units

Students may also apply CTSJ 295 to the Methods requirement only if they have enrolled in the following sections of the course:

  • Black Popular Culture // The Black Digital Age
  • Blackness, Gender, and Sexuality
  • Critical Theory and Psychopathology

CTSJ 395 may apply to the Methods requirement only if students enrolled in the following sections of the course:

  • White Queer Theory
  • Indigenous Literature as Decolonial Praxis
  • Chattel Slavery and It's Afterlives