Each semester, The Program in Critical Theory offers a selection of courses from departments across the humanities and social sciences for Designated Emphasis students. The Program’s three core-course requirements are intended to establish an historical and normative framework for understanding critical theory in its current breadth. The Program also requires DE students to take two electives taught by Critical Theory faculty (or two courses that approach their materials from critical-theoretical perspectives in ways that would satisfy DE elective-course requirements). This Fall, courses will cover a wide array of subject matter, from the idea of “reason” in nineteenth century social theory, to contemporary critical pedagogy, to the emergence of avant-garde film and photography.
Enrollment is intended for UC Berkeley Ph.D. students in the Critical Theory DE program. Visit Critical Theory’s course page for course descriptions and schedules.