Critical Social Thought (CST)

CST 300 Introduction to Critical Social Thought (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.

The tradition and development of critical social thought in interaction with social-economic, political conditions from Kant, Hegel, and Marx in the 19th century to 20th century Marxism, phenomenology, and feminism.
(This course is offered as CST 300 and PLSI 386. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

Course Attributes:

  • UD-D: Social Sciences
  • Social Justice

CST 320 Racism: Cross-Cultural Analysis (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.

Cultural history of racism as related to colonialism and imperialism. Racism as on-going intellectual, political movement. Anti-racism and educational-anthropological methods to defeat racism.
(This course is offered as ANTH 320 and CST 320. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

CST 585 Globalization and World Cultures (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ANTH 120 or consent of instructor.

Effects of globalization and multinational corporations on cultures. Examination of contemporary globalization from a combined political-economic and cultural anthropological perspective.
(This course is offered as ANTH 585 and CST 585. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

CST 590 Anthropology of Women (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 114 or equivalent.

Ethnographic, physical, anthropological, and pre-historical materials on women. Theories on origins of the family, social structuring of sexuality, and changing sex and gender in modern societies.
(This course is offered as ANTH 590, CST 590, and WGS 595. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)