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SSWI-228T Introduction to Theory and Critique

3 Credits

This course is an introduction to core concepts in critical theory from the critical traditions of Marxism, psychoanalysis, feminism, queer theory, postcolonial studies, and critical race studies. Students learn the theoretical foundations of concepts such as critique, ideology, power, subjectivity, freedom, and resistance and discuss their political relevance for understanding gender, class, race, and ethnicity, and the histories of capitalism, colonialism, and migration across geographies and social contexts.