Minor Concentration English - Cultural Studies (18 credits)

Offered by: English     Degree: Bachelor of Arts and Science

Program Requirements

Revision, May 2019. Start of revision.

The Minor Concentration English - Cultural Studies may be expanded to the Major Concentration English - Cultural Studies.

For the most up-to-date information on Department requirements and detailed course descriptions, please see the English Department Handbook at http://www.mcgill.ca/english/.

Required Courses (6 credits)

  • ENGL 275 Introduction to Cultural Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A survey of cultural studies, its history and subject matter, presenting key interpretive and analytic concepts, the aesthetic and political issues involved in the construction of sign systems, definitions of culture and cultural values conceptualized both as a way of life and as a set of actual practices and products.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: So, Richard (Fall)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

    • Required of all U1 Cultural Studies students

  • ENGL 277 Introduction to Film Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : An introduction to key concepts in film studies. Exemplary works from the history of film will be studied to introduce students to such topics as the aesthetics of film; sound's production of meaning; film as narrative; film and genre; period and national cinemas; film's role in culture.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Nystrom, Derek (Fall)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

    • Restriction: Cultural Studies Major and Honours program students.

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

12 credits selected as described below.

Note on Topics Courses: The Department of English offers courses which change topic from academic year to academic year. Depending on the topic in a specific year, these courses may count toward different program requirements. At the time they register for a topics course, students should confirm with their program adviser the program requirement it fulfils for that academic year.

Major Figures

3 credits from a list of courses on Major Figures in Cultural Studies:

  • ENGL 315 Shakespeare (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of the major works of Shakespeare.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Folkerth, Theodore W (Winter)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

  • ENGL 381 A Film-Maker 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Studies in the history of film: the works of a major director. Topic varies each year.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Greenwood, Steven (Winter)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

    • Restriction: Limited to students in English Major programs

  • ENGL 418 A Major Modernist Writer (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Intensive study of a writer important for Modernism, such as James Joyce, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

  • ENGL 481 A Film-Maker 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Studies in the history of film.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Osterweil, Ara (Fall)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

    • Restriction: Permission of instructor required

Historical Dimension

3 credits from a list of courses in Cultural Studies with an historical dimension:

  • ENGL 350 Studies in the History of Film 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Developments in proto-cinema and early cinema through the silent era.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

  • ENGL 351 Studies in the History of Film 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Developments in the Hollywood Studio Era, including rivals, imitators, and alternatives.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

  • ENGL 363 Studies in the History of Film 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Developments in post-1958 cinema, from the European New Waves to contemporary global and independent cinemas.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

  • ENGL 374 Film Movement or Period (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Study of a significant movement or period in film history.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Schantz, Edward (Fall)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

  • ENGL 451 A Period in Cinema (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : In-depth examination of a significant historical period in cinema's development, early silent era to present.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

  • ENGL 480 Studies in History of Film 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Studies in the history of film.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

Additional Cultural Studies

6 additional credits from the option's offerings which includes all the courses specifically listed in the Cultural Studies categories above and the courses listed below. Any ENGL course not on these Cultural Studies lists, such as courses in Literature, may not count toward the Minor Concentration English - Cultural Studies.

  • ENGL 280 Introduction to Film as Mass Medium (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : An introduction to film's social, historical, and technological contexts, including its relationships to other mass media.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Osterweil, Ara (Winter)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Students will be required to pay a screening fee.

  • ENGL 354 Sexuality and Representation (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Topics on representations of sexuality with reference to its cultural contexts.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

    • Priority will be given to English Major/Honours students in second year of program

  • ENGL 366 Film Genre (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A discussion of an individual genre of cinema; concept of genre.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

  • ENGL 378 Media and Culture (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : An introduction to the study of television and its distinctive aesthetic, generic, and discursive features.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Stenbaek, Marianne A (Fall)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

    • Prerequisite: ENGL 275

  • ENGL 379 Film Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Topics in film studies. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

  • ENGL 380 Non-Fiction Media: Cinema, Television, Radio (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Historical, formal, and thematic analysis of non-fictional and documentary works within cinema, television, and radio.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Ponech, Trevor (Winter)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

  • ENGL 382 International Cinema 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Studies in the history of film by period or nation. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Saglier, Viviane (Winter)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

  • ENGL 383 Studies in Communications 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Studies in the relationships between the media and culture.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Kaite, Berkeley (Fall)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

    • Restriction: Permission of instructor required

  • ENGL 385 Topics in Literature and Film (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A topic in literature and film. Topics vary by year.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Kaite, Berkeley (Winter)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

  • ENGL 386 Fans, Celebrities, Audiences (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of celebrity, audience behaviour, and fan culture, including the symbolic function of the celebrity, the celebrity as 'text', and the interaction of fandom with the production of conventions and meaning in popular cultural forms.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

  • ENGL 388 Studies in Popular Culture (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : History and development of important forms of popular culture. Topics may include traditional ballads; fairs; carnivals and popular festivity; material culture; popular fiction; mainstream television.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Schantz, Edward (Winter)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

  • ENGL 389 Studies in Popular Culture (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : History and development of important forms of popular culture.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Stunden, Sarah (Winter)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

  • ENGL 390 Political and Cultural Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : The intersection between theories of culture and theories of society.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Yachnin, Paul Edward (Fall)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

  • ENGL 391 Special Topics: Cultural Studies 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Current issues in cultural studies. Topics will include contemporary debates on high culture and the literary canon, and the question of aesthetic value and aesthetic judgment.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Thain, Alanna Michael (Fall)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

  • ENGL 395 Cultural and Theatre Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : The relationships between theatre and forms of popular culture, including but not limited to cinematic and televisual adaptations of theatrical works.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Prerequisite: ENGL 275

  • ENGL 398 Psychoanalytic Approaches to Cultural Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Various psychoanalytic approaches to cultural production and reception.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

  • ENGL 440 First Nations and Inuit Literature and Media (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : An introduction to Inuit and First Nations literature and media in Canada, including oral literature and the development of aboriginal television and film.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Stenbaek, Marianne A (Fall)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken ENGL 415 or ENGL 419 as "Native Canadian Literature" or as "Inuit Literature".

  • ENGL 476 Alternative Approaches to Media 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Study of alternative uses of contemporary media with particular emphasis on the forms of independent video and community television and their relationship to mainstream television and film.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

    • Workshop course. Departmental permission required

  • ENGL 482 International Cinema 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Intensive study of a particular tradition or movement in international cinema.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

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