2017-2018 Academic Year

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CULS 1101

Cultural Studies: An Introduction0.5 unit
An introduction to the critical study of modern culture. Topics may include visual art, film, music, and literature as well as television and other popular media.
 

CULS 1105
Art in Halifax Now

0.5 unit
An introduction to major dynamics, theories and tendencies in contemporary art using the vibrant Halifax Art scene as its primary focus.  

CULS 2201

Critical Debates in Cultural Studies0.5 unit
An intensive study of a specific theme which highlights the theories and methods of cultural studies.
 

CULS 2202

Music and Culture0.5 unit
The relationship between music and culture. Issues such as social agency, protest, identity, and cultural legitimation will be examined. Topics may include the history of rock and roll; protest music; music and film; gender and the music industry; race and music.
 

CULS 2206

Drama0.5 unit
A course designed to cover theatre production through discussion and practical experience, with particular emphasis on acting, techniques, characterization and public performance. The purpose is not to produce actors, but to show how actors create their roles, and thus gain an insight into the process of creativity. Note: Students who have received credit for FINE 2206 may not take this course for credit.
 

CULS 2293

Understanding Movies 0.5 unit
An introduction to and analysis of the codes, conventions and contexts of fiction films, including a brief history of their development from the silent era to the present day. Note: Students who have received credit for FINE 2293 may not take this course for credit.
 

CULS 2294

Film Genres0.5 unit
An exploration and analysis of film genres and the cultural contexts which inform their appeal, for example: westerns; action films; documentaries; science fiction and horror; romantic comedy; cinema noir; avant garde. Both Hollywood and “foreign” films may be studied; genres studied may change from year to year.
 

CULS 3301

Senior Seminar 0.5 unit
Prerequisites: CULS 2201 or permission of the instructor and of the Coordinator of the program.
An advanced seminar on a selected cultural studies topic designed for cultural studies majors. Topics will vary from year to year.
 

CULS 3302

Censorship and Art 

0.5 unit
Prerequisites: CULS 1101 or permission of the instructor
An exploration of the relationship between censorship and contemporary art. (Also listed under Women's Studies)

CULS 3305
Subcultures

0.5 unit
A critical analysis of subcultures and their cultural forms and practices, in historical context. 

CULS 3310

Special Topics0.5 unit

CULS 3311

Special Topics
0.5 unit

CULS 3312

Special Topics

1.0 unit
Prerequisites: completion of 5.0 units of university credit
A combined lecture-seminar course on a selected topic related to the field of cultural studies.
 

CULS 3330/WOMS 3330/GWGS 6330

Canadian Women Film Directors

0.5 unit
Prerequisite: WOMS 1102 and 0.5 unit in another Women’s Studies or departmental women-emphasis course at the 2000 level or above or permission of the instructor
A study of Canadian Women Film Directors’ contribution to narrative, documentary, experimental filmmaking and animation. Diverse directional styles and subject matter will be discussed in the context of sociohistorical changes that they reflect or resist. Readings will challenge dominant mainstream representation from various feminist perspectives and suggest alternate reception strategies. Note: Students who have received credit for FINE 3330 may not take this course for credit. (Also listed under Canadian Studies)
 

CULS 4401

Cultural Studies: Directed Study0.5 unit

CULS 4402

Cultural Studies: Directed Study0.5 unit

CULS 4403 

Cultural Studies: Directed Study1.0 unit
Prerequisites: written permission
An open course, permitting senior cultural studies majors to pursue study in a specific area not accommodated in the regular course program. The student designs the syllabus in consultation with the supervising professor. Students intending to take this course must obtain approval from the program Coordinator before registration.


Academic Note: This web-based calendar information is applicable for the current 2017-2018 academic year which runs from September 01, 2017 to August 31, 2018.  

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