Cultural Studies Option

NB: Students in an English program who wish to take an introductory Shakespeare course must take ENGL 315 and not ENGL 215.  If you took ENGL 215 prior to declaring your English program on Minerva, however, that course may count retroactively towards your program requirements in one of:  Major Figure; Cultural Studies with an Historical Dimension.


Theory and Criticism

  • ENGL 317 Theory of English Studies 1  (Winter)
  • ENGL 319  Theory of English Studies 3  (Fall)
  • ENGL 346  Materiality and Sociology of the Text  (Fall)

Major Figure in Cultural Studies

  • *ENGL 315 Shakespeare (Fall) – may be counted toward CS students' major figure requirement. NB: May not be counted as a "Cultural Studies complementary course" for Honours Literature or Drama and Theatre Students.
  • *ENGL 345 Literature and Society: How Shakespeare Created Modern Society (Fall) – may be counted toward CS students' major figure requirement. NB: May not be counted as a "Cultural Studies complementary course" for Honours Literature or Drama and Theatre Students. 
  • ENGL 381  A Film-Maker 1:French Feminist Filmmakers: Varda, Denis, Breillat  (Fall)
  • ENGL 481  A Film-Maker 2: Hitchcock  (Winter)

Cultural Studies with a Canadian Component

  • ENGL 378 Media and Culture: Cultural Recovery in Canadian Literature and Media (Winter)
  • ENGL 388  Studies in Popular Culture  (Fall)
  • ENGL 413  Special Topics in Canadian Drama and Theatre  (Fall)
  • ENGL 440  First Nations and Inuit Literature and Media  (Winter)
  • CANS 501  Interdisciplinary & Canadian Studies  (Fall)

Cultural Studies with an Historical Dimension 

  • ENGL 351  Studies in the History of Film 2: US War Film  (Winter)
  • ENGL 363  Studies in the History of Film 3: The 1980s  (Winter)
  • ENGL 371  Theatre History: 19th to 21st Century: Staging the Other in 19th-Century US Popular Performance  (Winter)
  • ENGL 381   A Film-Maker 1: French Feminist Filmmakers: Varda, Denis, Breillat  (Fall)
  • ENGL 385  Topics in Literature and Film: Science Fiction  (Winter)
  • ENGL 419   Studies in 20th Century Literature: African Diasporic Literature and Cold War Culture  (Winter)
  • ENGL 529  Topics in American Studies: Hollywood’s Great Depression  (Fall)

Cultural Studies 400-level with Theoretical Component

  • ENGL 421  African Literature: The African City in Literature, Music, and Film (Fall)
  • ENGL 458  Theories of Text & Performance 1: Movement Theory  (Fall)
  • ENGL 460  Studies in Literary Theory: Theorizing the Comic (Fall)
  • ENGL 472  Special Topics in Cultural Studies: Race and American Film l  (Fall)
  • ENGL 479  Philosophy of Film  (Fall)
  • ENGL 481  A Film-Maker 2: Hitchcock  (Winter)

Additional Courses from the Cultural Studies Option’s Offerings

This category includes all the courses listed above except required courses, as well as the courses listed below.
Note that any English course not on this list—such as unlisted courses in Literature—may not count towards your Cultural Studies program.

  • ENGL 366  Film Genre: Horror  (Winter)
  • ENGL 378  Media and Culture  (Winter)
  • ENGL 391  Special Topics: Cultural Studies 1: Adaptation  (Winter)
  • ENGL 395  Culture and Theatre Studies: Performance Studies  (Fall)
  • ENGL 492  Image and Text  (Fall)
  • ENGL 587/PLAI500 Movement Practice: Thought and Technique in Motion to CS (Fall)