European Cultural Studies  

ECS 500 - Proseminar
Credits: 4.00
The Proseminar aims to expose students to a variety of approaches in the Cultural Studies field, drawing on different disciplines and focusing on representative themes within cultural studies.

ECS 550 - Critical Methods in Cultural Studies
Credits: 4.00
Critical analysis of works in Cultural Studies. Focus on major texts, evaluation of secondary texts, research writing, criticism. Required of all ECS majors. (Also listed as HUMA 500.) Special fee. Writing intensive.

ECS 798 - Thesis Research
Credits: 1.00
Part of a two-semester capstone experience for the ECS major. Students work with their advisors and peers to formulate their topic, consider appropriate approaches, locate relevant resources, and prepare a bibliography for a thesis paper on a topic related to European Cultural Studies. During the course of the semester, students meet regularly with their advisor to discuss research materials. If time permits, students also plan the outline of the thesis. Special fee.

ECS 799 - Senior Thesis
Credits: 3.00 to 4.00
Part of a two-course capstone experience for the ECS major. Students work with their advisors and peers to formulate their topic and write a major research paper, between 25 and 50 pages long, on a topic related to European Cultural Studies. During the course of the semester, students meet regularly with their advisor to discuss the outline and rough draft of the thesis, and to go over revisions to the paper. The course culminates in the defense of the thesis before a committee of three ECS faculty members. If student schedules permit it, we also hold meetings of all seniors who are currently writing an ECS thesis so that students may exchange ideas and offer peer feedback to each other. Pre - or Coreq: ECS 798. Special fee. Writing intensive.