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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
October 27, 2016
Canadian Excellence

Course Offerings 2016-2017

Course Offerings 2016-2017

Please note:  This is a tentative schedule.

Core Courses

CQ600 Colloquium [0.5 credit]
Offered: Fall 2016 and Winter 2017 (bi-weekly, two-term course)
Instructor: Dr. Kofi Campbell (CAST Director)

All students are required to attend this bi-weekly colloquium during fall and winter semesters. The colloquium includes such activities as talks by visiting scholars and CAST faculty, workshops to develop scholarly skills and student research presentations. Credit will be established on a pass/fail basis. 

CQ601 Cultural Analysis and Social Theory [0.5 credit]
Offered: Fall 2016
Instructor: Dr. Lev Marder    

This course reviews important issues in cultural analysis and social theory, such as the politics and practices of representation, the relationship between knowledge and power (both within and between cultures), the relationship between race, class and gender, discourse and the production of alterity and difference, ethnographic authority, instrumental reason and modernity, relativism versus universalism, hegemonic and counter-hegemonic forces in both the mass media and everyday life.

CQ602 Approaches to Cultural Analysis [0.5 credit]
Offered: Fall 2016 
Instructor: Dr. Alicia Sliwinski    

This course examines various concepts and methods of qualitative research and analysis. These include but are not limited to discourse analysis, narrative analysis, semiotic analysis, visual analysis, and ethnographic practice and representation. It explores issues arising from questions of positionality, reflexivity, ethics and responsibility, and writing. The course begins from the assumption  that theory and method are inextricably tied and that doing cultural analysis fully engages the researcher in (self)reflection on the symbolic-expressive dimensions of social life.

Elective Courses

The elective courses in each field are listed below as is their availability.

CQ641C: Theorizing Leisure [0.5 credit] 

Offered: Fall 2016

Instructor: Dr. Stephen Svenson

CQ640A : Diaspora in the 21st Century [0.5 credit]
Offered: Winter 2017
Instructor: Dr. Edward Shizha

CQ641B: Body Politics [0.5 credit]
Offered: Winter 2017 
Instructor:  Dr. Natasha Pravaz     

CQ642: Ecologies of Knowledge [0.5] 

Offered: Winter 2017

Instructor:  Dr. Ian MacRae