CST: Cultural Studies

CST 501: Contemporary Views of Literary and Cultural Studies

This course will examine the special attention recent critical debates have paid to the cross-disciplinary interaction of literary and cultural studies.

Offered Fall/

Spring, 3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

CST 510: History of Cultural Studies

This course will examine the intellectual and disciplinary stakes of rasing the question, "what is Cultural Studies?" The intention is not so much to define Cultural Studies as to study the polemics and histories that sparked its delineations.

Offered Fall/

Spring, 3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

CST 597: Directed Readings for M.A. Students

A student and faculty member agree on a corpus of texts to read and discuss at weekly or biweekly meetings. The reading list must be filed with the program's form before the add/drop period ends. May be repeated for credit.

Fall and Spring, 1-3 credits, S/U grading

May be repeated for credit.

CST 599: Independent Study

A student and faculty member agree on a topic not offered in any seminars and a reading list to study at weekly or biweekly meetings. A final research paper or major annotated bibliography will be required. The syllabus must be filed with the program's form before the add/drop period ends. May be repeated for credit.

Only three credits of Independent Study can be counted toward the M.A. requirements, and a maximum of six toward the Ph.D

Fall and Spring, 1-3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

May be repeated for credit.

CST 609: Topics in Cultural Theory

Emphasis on diverse specialist areas in cultural theory. Course content will vary depending upon instruction.

Offered Fall/

Spring, 3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

May be repeated for credit.

CST 680: Cultural Studies Research Seminar

In addition to group readings in cultural studies theory and practice (continuing from CLT 609), students will develop individual or collaborative research projects.

3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

May be repeated 2 times FOR credit.

CST 690: Directed Readings for Doctoral Candidates

A student and faculty member agree on a corpus of texts to read and discuss at weekly or biweekly meetings. The reading list must be filed with the program's form before the add/drop period ends. May be repeated for credit.

Fall and Spring, 1-12 credits, S/U grading

May be repeated for credit.

CST 696: Self-Directed Readings

For doctoral students who have completed all course requirements and wish to dedicate themselves to full or part-time preparation for the Comprehensive Examination.

Fall and Spring, 3-9 credits, S/U grading

May be repeated 6 times FOR credit.

CST 698: Practicum in Teaching

The course is divided into two parts: one half is normally given in the fall, one in the spring. The first part deals primarily with matters of pedagogy. The second part is designed to help students plan their own undergraduate courses. The practicum is required of all students during their first year.

3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

May be repeated 2 times FOR credit.

CST 699: Dissertation Research on Campus

Prerequisite: Advancement to candidacy (G5).

A portion of dissertation research must take place on SBU campus.

Fall, 1-9 credits, S/U grading

May be repeated for credit.

CST 800: SUMMER RESEARCH

May be repeated for credit.

CST 850: SUMMER TEACHING

May be repeated for credit.