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FMS 488 Honors Seminar: Introduction to Critical Theory

Units: 3

Same As: HONOR 350

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC

This course investigates questions of interpretation and representation in film, literature, media, and culture. Students examine contemporary critical and cultural theory, then apply these theories in analyzing a variety of texts from the Shakespearean play to the sciencefiction horror film. Theories introduced include, but are not limited to, semiotics, psychoanalysis, rhetorical criticism, gender theory, and postmodernism. Students intending to transfer into arts, film, literature, humanities, and cultural studies programs will find this course particularly useful in understanding the critical language of the university. Enrollment is limited to Honors Program students. Details
about the Honors Program can be found in the front of the Catalog and on the CRC website. This course is the same as HONOR 350, and only one may be taken for credit.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

EXPRESS IDEAS CLEARLY IN WELL-ORGANIZED WRITTEN MESSAGES (SLO #1, College Wide SLO – Area 1, and General Education SLO C5a – English Composition). This includes the ability to: