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University Graduate
School 2002-2004
Academic Bulletin

University Graduate School  
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Indiana University 
Bloomington, IN 47405 
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Cultural Studies

College of Arts and Sciences Bloomington

Thomas Foster

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Graduate Faculty
Ph.D. Minor in Cultural Studies

Graduate Faculty

Distinguished Professors
Richard Bauman (Folklore and Communication and Culture), Patrick Brantlinger (English)

Chancellors' Professor
James Naremore (English, Communication and Culture)

John Bodnar (History), Gilbert D. Chaitin (Comparative Literature, French and Italian), Donna Eder (Sociology), Thomas F. Gieryn (Sociology), Paula Girshick (Anthropology), Jeffrey Gould (History), Carol Greenhouse (Anthropology and Communication and Culture), Robert Ivie (Communication and Culture), Oscar S. Kenshur (Comparative Literature), Christine Ogan (Journalism), Robert Orsi (Religious Studies), David P. Thelen (History), Dror Wahrman (History), Stephen Watt (English), Marc A. Weiner (Germanic Studies), Richard Wilk (Anthropology), David R. Zaret (Sociology)

Associate Professors
Christopher Anderson (Communication and Culture), JoŽlle Bahloul (Anthropology and Jewish Studies), Purnima Bose* (English), Linda Charnes (English), Eva Cherniavsky (English), Nicholas Cullather* (History), Jonathan Elmer (English), Mary Favret (English), Thomas Foster (English), Gloria Gibson (Afro-American Studies), Margaret Gray (French and Italian), Joan Hawkins* (Communication and Culture), Stephanie Kane (Criminal Justice), Barbara G. Klinger (Communication and Culture), John Lucaites (Communication and Culture), Andrew Miller (English), Carolyn Mitchell (English), Richard Nash* (English), David Pace (History), Philip Parnell (Criminal Justice), Angela Pao* (Comparative Literature), William Rasch (Germanic Studies), Michael Robinson (East Asian Languages and Cultures), Katrin Sieg* (Germanic Studies), Janet Sorensen* (English), Beverly J. Stoeltje (Folklore and Communication and Culture), Jeffrey Wasserstrom (History), Timothy J. Wiles (English), Yingjin Zhang (East Asian Languages and Cultures)

Assistant Professors
Maria Bucur-Deckard* (History), Nicola Evans (Communication and Culture), Jane E. Goodman (Communication and Culture), Helen Gremillion* (Peg Zeglin Brand Chair in Gender Studies), Candida Jaquez* (Folklore and Ethnomusicology), Roopali Mukherjee* (Communication and Culture), Radhika Parameswaran* (Journalism), Sue Tuohy* (Folklore)

Academic Advisor
Thomas Foster, 419 Ballantine Hall, (812) 855-5546

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Ph.D. Minor in Cultural Studies

Cultural Studies is a multidisciplinary program primarily applicable to the humanities and social sciences. Drawing upon recent developments in cultural, social, and literary theory, this program emphasizes the investigation of cultural production and the social construction of values, ideas, and belief systems. Focusing on both contemporary and historical phenomena, courses in this area pay particular attention to the relationship between cultural forms and power relations in society. Issues of class, race, and gender receive prominent critical attention, as do conventional divisions between "high culture" and more "popular" forms of expression. Students in this program are encouraged to fashion a course of study which meets their particular interests and needs. Cultural Studies is especially useful for those seeking to complement studies in an area of disciplinary specialization with a more interdisciplinary minor.

Course Requirements
Four courses for a minimum of 13 hours of credit in courses approved for the Cultural Studies Program, including C601 and either C701 or C790. The remaining hours are mostly satisfied by taking classes which are cross-listed with the home department of the designated instructor. Students must officially declare the minor during the early phase of their Ph.D. studies by consulting with the director of the Cultural Studies Program.

Satisfactory performance on the qualifying examinations in the student's major department required.

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C601 Introduction to Cultural Studies (4 cr.) Survey of main issues, theories, and methods in cultural studies. Topics may include communications and mass culture; gender, race, and the social construction of identity; historiographic and ethnographic approaches to modern cultures and societies.

C701 Special Topics in Cultural Studies (3-4 cr.) P: C601 or consent of instructor. Advanced exploration of a specific issue in cultural studies (for example, "avant-garde" movements in politics and the arts in relation to social and cultural modernity).

C790 Independent Readings in Cultural Studies (1-6 cr.) P: consent of the instructor. Open only to students completing minors in cultural studies.

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