Program Curriculum

Current Courses

Below are the proposed Cultural Studies graduate courses for 2020 - 2021. This schedule is subject to change.

Consult the time schedule for the most up-to-date information.

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2020 - 2021 Schedule

Autumn Quarter 

Required Courses

Year 1: BCULST 500 Formations in Cultural Studies (5 credits)
T 5:45 - 10 pm, Susan Harewood (SLN #11314)

Year 2: BCULST 510 Engaging Cultural Studies  (5 credits)
T 5:45 - 10 pm, Ben Gardner (SLN #11315)

Elective Courses

BCULST  570 Prisons, Politics, and Activism (5 credits)
W 5:45 - 10 pm, Dan Berger (SLN#11317) Meets on UW Seattle Campus, Simpson Center

This class examines the history, geography, and lived reality of incarceration as a constitutive form of governing inequality. This class will examine what scholars call “the carceral state” through an interdisciplinary set of readings and research. Our readings and discussion will be national in scope, but class research projects will focus on the history of incarceration and its discontents in Washington state. Students will complete projects about the history and lived reality of the carceral state in Washington, with the goal of contributing to public scholarship on the topic.

BCULST 584 Topics in Media and Culture: Media, Power, and Practice (5 credits)
Th 5:45 - 10 pm, Lauren Berliner (SLN #11318)

This course will introduce students to media theory as it pertains to the ways in which they and others utilize media in the construction of meaning in everyday life. Students will become familiar with textual analysis, core theories from communication and cultural studies, and forms of media praxis. There will be an element of practice/production in the course: no prior experience is necessary.

Winter Quarter 

Required Courses

Year 1: BCULST 502 Cultural Studies Research Practices (5 credits)
T 5:45-10:00 pm, Christian Anderson

Year 2: BCULST 511 Portfolio and Professional Development (1 credit)
T  5:45-10:00 pm, Dan Berger

Elective Courses 

BCULST 587 Topics in Cultural and Arts Practice (5 credits)
5:45-10:00 pm, Thea Quiray Tagle

Spring Quarter 

Required Courses

Year 1: BCULST 501 Cultural Studies as Collaboration (5 credits)
T 5:45-10:00 pm, Ron Krabill 

Year 2: BCULST 512 Cultural Studies and its Publics (10 credits)
5:45-10:00 pm, Naomi Macalalad Bragin

Elective Courses 

BCULST 584 Topics in Media and Culture  (5 credits) 
5:45-10:00 pm, Amoshaun Toft

Electives, by arrangement

Please see the appropriate petition forms for the following elective requests. 

Outside Courses: Students wishing to receive elective credit for courses taken in other departments (either at UW Bothell or UW Seattle) must submit for approval a Petition for Outside Coursework.

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