Year by Year Modules

CPS Modules Year by Year (click to expand)
CPS Modules Year by Year (click to expand)

First Year: Overview

Divided into 6 modules

  • 3 interdisciplinary thematic clusters
  • 2 skills-based > methods of expression and interpretation (visual, data, textual,)
  • 1 experiential, project-oriented, linking theory and practice

Term

Course

Module

Credits

Fall Human Nature Culture and Self I 2
Worlds of Our Making: Representations and Interpretations Culture and Self I 2
Environmental Complexities Past and Present Society and Culture I 2
Communities, Societies, States: Key Issues in Sociology and Anthropology Society and Culture I 2
Nationalism and Transnationalism: Identities, Institutions, and Ideologies Politics and Society I 2
Deep Reading Modes of Interpretation I 2
Genres of Writing Modes of Expression I 2
Winter Knowledge and Reality  Culture and Self I 2
Global History: Rethinking Geographical and Temporal Scales Politics and Society I 2
Governance Within and Beyond the State Politics and Society I 2
Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality Society and Culture I 2
Digital Tools for the Social Sciences & Humanities Modes of Interpretation I 2
Sound and Vision: Communicating Through Image and Audio Modes of Expression I 2
Spring Layers of the City CPS In Context 2
Visiting Layers of the City CPS In Context 2
Credits offered 30

Second Year: Overview

6 modules, continued

Term

Course

Module

Credits

Fall Robots, Artificial Intelligence, and Genres of the Human Culture and Self II 2
Modernisms: Artistic, Literary, and Philosophical Cultures in Context Culture and Self II 2
History and Gender: Interdisciplinary Perspectives Society and Culture II 2
Philosophy of Social Sciences Society and Culture II 2
Economic History Society and Culture II 2
Political Ecology: Governmental and Non-Governmental Agency Politics and Society II 2
Constructing a World Politics: Theory and History of International Orders Politics and Society II 2
Social Justice and Human Rights: A Multidisciplinary Take Politics and Society II 2
Understanding Research Methods Modes of Interpretation II 2
The Image and the Self Modes of Interpretation II 2
Fundamentals of Documentary Filmmaking Modes of Expression II 2
Coding for Social Sciences and Humanities Modes of Expression II 2
Winter History of Film Culture and Self II 2
Disciplines and Interdisciplinarity: Social and Epistemological Frameworks of Research Culture and Self II 2
Economy and Society: Theories and Methods Society and Culture II 2
Empires and Their Aftermath Politics and Society II 2
Political Sociology and Anthropology Politics and Society II 2
Ideologies and Utopias Politics and Society II 2
Image Theory: Debates in Visual Culture Modes of Interpretation II 2
Stories and Their Tellers Modes of Interpretation II 2
Introduction to Screenwriting Modes of Expression II 2
Audio Production Modes of Expression II 2
Spring Experiential Learning Project Experiential Learning 3
Experiential Learning Seminar Experiential Learning 1
Credits offered 30

Third Year: Overview

6 modules, continued

Term

Course

Module

Credits

Fall Postcolonialism: Theory and Practice Culture and Self III 2
Rituals and Change Culture and Self III 2
Human Rights as Legal Rights: Critical Reading Politics and Society III 2
Performance and Politics: Symbols, Structures, Agency Politics and Society III 2
Introduction to Social Networks and their Analysis Society and Culture III 2
Knowledge and Society Society and Culture III 2
Resilience and Adaptation of Socio-Economic Systems Society and Culture III 2
Understanding Research Design Modes of Interpretation III 2
Texts and Contexts Modes of Interpretation III 2
Principles of Visual Design Modes of Expression III 2
Creative Writing Workshop Modes of Expression III 2
Winter Studying Landscapes: Environmental and Historical Perspectives Culture and Self III 2
Persuasion and Argument in Ancient Philosophy Culture and Self III 2
Environmental Justice and Advocacy Society and Culture III 2
Sociology of Interventions: Understanding Social Engagement Society and Culture III 2
Digital Inequalities

Politics and Society III 2
The Politics of Social Justice Politics and Society III 2
Sex, History, Power Politics and Society III 2
Sovereignty and Humanity: Military Intervention in a World of States Politics and Society III 2
Totalitarianism and Counter-movements Politics and Society III 2
Reading Transnationally

Modes of Interpretation III 2
The Modern Cultures of Seeing

Modes of Interpretation III 2
Advanced Production Workshop Modes of Expression III 2
Performance Techniques Modes of Expression III 2
Spring Capstone Project Development Seminar Capstone Project 2
Capstone Project Completion Capstone Project 2
Credits offered 30

Fourth Year

Capstone & Major

Module

Courses (no. of credits)

Requirements

Capstone Module

Capstone Writing Seminar (2)

Capstone Workshop (6)

For students taking a major

Students who take a major must
complete all 8 credits in the
Capstone Module.

For students not taking a major

The module is not available for students who are not taking a major.

Major Module - Major in Visual Theory and Practice Foundations of Visual Practice [mandatory elective] (2)

For students taking a major

Students taking the Visual Theory and Practice major must take 4 credits from mandatory elective courses and 8 other credits from the major for a total of 12 credits.

Students in the major take 10 credits as electives from any other major course offering.

For students not taking a major

Students not taking a major can take elective courses from this module to complete a total of 30 credits in the General Studies Module.

Historical Narratives and the Moving Image: Theory and Practice [mandatory elective] (4)
Icono/Graphy: Interactions of Image and Text [mandatory elective] (2)
Documentary for Social Change (4)
Understanding Memory Media: Image, Material Culture, and Space (2)
Media, Communication and Communism in International Context (4)
Art in the service of the Nation: 1750-2000 (2)
Introduction to Geospatial Data Visualization (2)
Practice-based research (1)
Major Module - Major in Gender Studies Reimagining Social Movements (4)

For students taking a major

Students taking the Gender Studies major must take 12 credits from the major course offering.

Students in the major take 10 credits as electives from any other major course offering.

For students not taking a major

Students not taking a major can take elective courses from this module to complete a total of 30 credits in the General Studies Module.

Bodies Across Borders: Global Migrations in Historical Perspective (4)
Oral History (4)
Gendered Memories of the Holocaust (4)
Gender, Labor Markets, Neoliberalism (2)
Gender, Race, Class: Global Inequalities (4)
Major Module - Major in Cultural Heritage Film and the City (2)

For students taking a major

Students taking the Cultural Heritage major must take 12 credits from the major course offering.

Students in the major take 10 credits as electives from any other major course offering.

For students not taking a major

Students not taking a major can take elective courses from this module to complete a total of 30 credits in the General Studies Module.

Understanding Memory Media: Image, Material Culture, and Space (2)
Legal and Institutional Protection of Cultural Heritage (2)
Documenting Communities: Policies and Practices (2)
Crowdsourcing Projects and Social Media Management (2)
Religions and Cultural Heritage of South Asia (2)
Language, Identity, Heritage (2)
Film and the City (2)
Major Module - Major in Environmental Studies Introduction to Environmental Sciences [mandatory elective] (2)

For students taking a major

Students taking the Environmental Studies major must take 4 credits from mandatory elective courses and 8 other credits from the major for a total of 12 credits.

Students in the major take 10 credits as electives from any other major course offering.

For students not taking a major

Students not taking a major can take elective courses from this module to complete a total of 30 credits in the General Studies Module.

Introduction to Environmental Policy and Society [mandatory elective] (2)
Environmental and Resource  Governance [mandatory elective] (2)
Environment and Security (2)
Environmental Philosophy (2)
Environmental Arts and Humanities (2)
International Environmental Law (1)
Environmental Pollution and Biological Remediation Methods (2)
Major Module - Major in History TS I Gender History (2)

For students taking a major

Students taking the History major must take 12 credits from the major course offering.

Students in the major take 10 credits as electives from any other major course offering.

For students not taking a major

Students not taking a major can take elective courses from this module to complete a total of 30 credits in the General Studies Module.

TS II Urban History (2)
TS III Empires (2)
Historiography II: Grand Debates in Russian and Eurasian History (2)
Historiography II: Grand Debates in Central European History (2)
Historiography II: Grand Debates in Mediterranean History (2)
The Making of the Modern Medicine (2)
Art in the Service of the Nation: 1750-2000 (2)
Habsburg-Ottoman Borderlands (4)
Media, Communication, and Communism in International Context (4)
Major Module - Major in Human Rights Introduction to Law (2)

For students taking a major

Students taking the Human Rights major must take 12 credits from the major course offering.

Students in the major take 10 credits as electives from any other major course offering.

For students not taking a major

Students not taking a major can take elective courses from this module to complete a total of 30 credits in the General Studies Module.

International Human Rights Advocacy (2)
Human Rights and the Rule of Law in the Council of Europe (2)
Indigenous People's Rights under International Law (2)
Equality Policies in Comparative Approach (2)
Archives, Evidence and Human Rights (3)
The Law and Politics of Combating Violence against Women (2)
Morality of Criminal Justice (2)
Human Rights in Africa with Special Focus on Gender Issues (1)
International Rule of Law Assistance: Law and Development (2)
Critical Race Theory: Race and Law from the United States to Europe (2)
Theory of Fundamental Rights (1)
Theories of Human Rights: Intercultural Perspectives (2)
Major Module - Major in International Relations Borders and Bordering Practices in World Politics (4)

For students taking a major

Students taking the International Relations major must take 12 credits from the major course offering.

Students in the major take 10 credits as electives from any other major course offering.

For students not taking a major

Students not taking a major can take elective courses from this module to complete a total of 30 credits in the General Studies Module.

Dark Legacies: Coming to Terms with Europe's Twentieth Century (4)
Economic Nationalism (4)
Europe in Crises: Integration under International and Internal Threat (4)
European Security Policy (4)
Foreign Policy Analysis (4)
International and European Refugee Law and Policy (4)
International Intervention and Statebuilding (4)
International Law in a Turbulent World (4)
International Political Economy (4)
International Relations Concepts and Theories (4)
Knowing, Narrating, (re)Writing International Relations (4)
Nationalism, Populism and Ethnic Conflict Management in Eastern Europe (4)
Hierarchies of World Politics: The Role of Materialities, Knowledges, Subjectivities (4)
The Political Economy of Development (4)
The Political Economy of the European Union (4)
Who rules the world? International Order(s) in Theory and in Practice (4)
Major Module - Major in Medieval Studies Historiography [mandatory] (4)

For students taking a major

Students taking the Medieval Studies major must complete 6 credits of mandatory courses, at least 2 core classes and 1 topical survey course, and collect a total of 12 credits from the major course offering.

Students in the major take 10 credits as electives from any other major course offering.

For students not taking a major

Students not taking a major can take elective courses from this module to complete a total of 30 credits in the General Studies Module.

Source Language Course I [mandatory] (2 or 3)
Source Language Course II [mandatory] (2 or 3)
The Connected Histories of State- and Confession-building in a Eurasian Perspective [core class] (2)
Commercial Goods and Trading Networks in the Medieval World [core class] (2)
The Roman Empire and the Barbarians [core class] (2)
History of Material Culture, 14th-17th centuries [core class] (2)
Empires [topical survey course] (2)
Late Antique and Medieval Political Theology [topical survey course] (2)
Visual Culture, Theories and Methods [topical survey course] (2)
Major Module - Major in Nationalism Studies Nationalism and Democracy (4)

For students taking a major

Students taking the Nationalism Studies major must take 12 credits from the major course offering.

Students in the major take 10 credits as electives from any other major course offering.

For students not taking a major

Students not taking a major can take elective courses from this module to complete a total of 30 credits in the General Studies Module.

Nationalism, national identity, national feeling (4)
Institutional and legal approaches to religious diversity (2)
Introduction to the Study of Nationalism (4)
Legal and Institutional Approaches to Minority Protection (4)
The Power of Language in Media and Politics (1)
Major Module - Major in Philosophy Contemporary Metaethics (4)

For students taking a major

Students taking the Philosophy major must take 12 credits from the major course offering.

Students in the major take 10 credits as electives from any other major course offering.

For students not taking a major

Students not taking a major can take elective courses from this module to complete a total of 30 credits in the General Studies Module.

Continental Philosophy (2)
Ethics (2)
Philosophy Around the World (2)
Philosophy of Mind (2)
Philosophy of Perception (2)
Spinoza and Leibniz (4)
The Divine Attributes (2)
The Ethos of Science: Objectivity, Disintrestedness and the Autonomy of Scientific Research (2)
Theory of Justice (2)
Major Module - Major in Political Science Automated text Analysis in Political Science (2)

For students taking a major

Students taking the Political Science major must take 12 credits from the major course offering.

Students in the major take 10 credits as electives from any other major course offering.

For students not taking a major

Students not taking a major can take elective courses from this module to complete a total of 30 credits in the General Studies Module.

Constitutionalism and Democracy (2)
Cosmopolitanism and Global Justice (2)
Decentralization, Devolution, Federalism (2)
Experimental Political Science (2)
Hybrid Regimes in Modern Times (2)
Killing (2)
Nationalism and Democracy (2)
Parties and Party Systems (2)
Politics and Society in Central and Eastern Europe (2)
Religion and Party Politics in the West (2)
Terrorism: A Comparative Politics Perspective (2)
Voting Behavior (2)
Welfare States in the Current Era (2)
Automated text Analysis in Political Science (2)
Major Module - Major in Sociology and Social Anthropology Environment and climate change (2)

For students taking a major

Students taking the Sociology and Social Anthropology major must take 12 credits from the major course offering.

Students in the major take 10 credits as electives from any other major course offering.

For students not taking a major

Students not taking a major can take elective courses from this module to complete a total of 30 credits in the General Studies Module.

Ethnicity and the State (4)
Art and Society (4)
Social movements (2)
Religion: Current Debates (4)
Colonialism and Postcolonialism (4)
Economic Anthropology
Sociology of Gender and Sexuality
Common marginalisations (2)
Power and resistance
Urban Change and the Right to the City (4)

Year 4 Credit Total: 30