CST: Cultural Studies

CST 502: Theories in Cultural Studies

This course examines the role of theory in the practice of cultural studies. 3 credits.

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

CST 510: History of Cultural Studies

This course will examine the intellectual and disciplinary stakes of raising 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.)

May be repeated 2 times FOR credit.

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 Offered 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.

Summer, 1-9 credits, S/U grading

May be repeated for credit.

CST 700: Dissertation Research off Campus - Domestic

Prerequisite: Must be advanced to candidacy (G5). Major portion of research will take place off-campus, but in the United States and/or U.S. provinces. Please note, Brookhaven National Labs and the Cold Spring Harbor Lab are considered on-campus. All international students must enroll in one of the graduate student insurance plans and should be advised by an International Advisor.

Fall,

Spring, 1-9 credits, S/U grading

May be repeated for credit.

CST 701: Dissertation Research off Campus - International

Prerequisite: Must be advanced to candidacy (G5). Major portion of research will take place outside of the United States and/or U.S. provinces. Domestic students have the option of the health plan and may also enroll in MEDEX. International students who are in their home country are not covered by mandatory health plan and must contact the Insurance Office for the insurance charge to be removed. International students who are not in their home country are charged for the mandatory health insurance. If they are to be covered by another insurance plan they must file a waiver be second week of classes. The charge will only be removed if other plan is deemed comparable.

All international students must received clearance from an International Advisor.

Spring, 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.