Introduction to Critical Theory

LIT 314

This course is an introduction to fundamental texts and concepts in the history of critical theory. We will be expanding the scope of our examination well beyond the remit of the Frankfurt School, to which the term 'critical theory' is often linked and look at key texts in the history of political philosophy, social theory, linguistics and language philosophy, gender studies, critical race theory, and postcolonialism. All our readings will be primary literature from what might be dubbed a 'critical theory cannon' and is intended to introduce students in the humanities and qualitative social sciences to essential and foundational materials.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • EI
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • AMES 316
  • CULANTH 314
  • GSF 314
  • ROMST 314
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring