Year by Year Modules

First Year: Overview

CPS Year by Year modules

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

FallKnowledge and Reality Culture and Self I2
Worlds of Our Making: Representations and InterpretationsCulture and Self I2
Environmental Complexities Past and PresentSociety and Culture I2
Communities, Societies, States: Key Issues in Sociology and AnthropologySociety and Culture I2
Nationalism and Transnationalism: Identities, Institutions, and IdeologiesPolitics and Society I2
Deep ReadingModes of Interpretation I2
Genres of WritingModes of Expression I2
WinterHuman Nature Culture and Self I2
Global History: Rethinking Geographical and Temporal ScalesPolitics and Society I2
Governance Within and Beyond the StatePolitics and Society I2
Gender, Race, Class, and SexualitySociety and Culture I2
Digital Tools for the Social Sciences & HumanitiesModes of Interpretation I2
Sound and Vision: Communicating Through Image and AudioModes of Expression I2
SpringLayers of the CityCPS In Context2
Visiting Layers of the CityCPS In Context2
Credits offered30

Second Year: Overview

6 modules, continued

Term

Course

Module

Credits

FallRobots, Artificial Intelligence, and Genres of the HumanCulture and Self II2
Modernisms: Artistic, Literary, and Philosophical Cultures in ContextCulture and Self II2
History and Gender: Interdisciplinary PerspectivesSociety and Culture II2
Philosophy of Social SciencesSociety and Culture II2
Economic HistorySociety and Culture II2
Political Ecology: Governmental and Non-Governmental AgencyPolitics and Society II2
Constructing a World Politics: Theory and History of International OrdersPolitics and Society II2
Social Justice and Human Rights: A Multidisciplinary TakePolitics and Society II2
Understanding Research MethodsModes of Interpretation II2
The Image and the SelfModes of Interpretation II2
Fundamentals of Documentary FilmmakingModes of Expression II2
Coding for Social Sciences and HumanitiesModes of Expression II2
WinterHistory of FilmCulture and Self II2
Disciplines and Interdisciplinarity: Social and Epistemological Frameworks of ResearchCulture and Self II2
Economy and Society: Theories and MethodsSociety and Culture II2
Empires and Their AftermathPolitics and Society II2
Political Sociology and AnthropologyPolitics and Society II2
Ideologies and UtopiasPolitics and Society II2
Image Theory: Debates in Visual CultureModes of Interpretation II2
Stories and Their TellersModes of Interpretation II2
Introduction to ScreenwritingModes of Expression II2
Audio ProductionModes of Expression II2
SpringExperiential Learning ProjectExperiential Learning3
Experiential Learning SeminarExperiential Learning1
Credits offered30

Third Year: Overview

6 modules, continued

Term

Course

Module

Credits

FallPostcolonialism: Theory and PracticeCulture and Self III2
Rituals and ChangeCulture and Self III2
Human Rights as Legal Rights: Critical ReadingPolitics and Society III2
Performance and Politics: Symbols, Structures, AgencyPolitics and Society III2
Introduction to Social Networks and their AnalysisSociety and Culture III2
Knowledge and SocietySociety and Culture III2
Resilience and Adaptation of Socio-Economic SystemsSociety and Culture III2
Understanding Research DesignModes of Interpretation III2
Texts and ContextsModes of Interpretation III2
Principles of Visual DesignModes of Expression III2
Creative Writing WorkshopModes of Expression III2
WinterStudying Landscapes: Environmental and Historical PerspectivesCulture and Self III2
Persuasion and Argument in Ancient PhilosophyCulture and Self III2
Environmental Justice and AdvocacySociety and Culture III2
Sociology of Interventions: Understanding Social EngagementSociety and Culture III2
Digital Inequalities

Politics and Society III2
The Politics of Social JusticePolitics and Society III2
Sex, History, PowerPolitics and Society III2
Sovereignty and Humanity: Military Intervention in a World of StatesPolitics and Society III2
Totalitarianism and Counter-movementsPolitics and Society III2
Reading Transnationally

Modes of Interpretation III2
The Modern Cultures of Seeing

Modes of Interpretation III2
Advanced Production WorkshopModes of Expression III2
Performance TechniquesModes of Expression III2
SpringCapstone Project Development SeminarCapstone Project2
Capstone Project CompletionCapstone Project2
Credits offered30

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 PracticeFoundations 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 StudiesReimagining 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 HeritageFilm 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 StudiesIntroduction 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 HistoryTS 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 RightsIntroduction 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 RelationsBorders 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 StudiesHistoriography [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 StudiesNationalism 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 PhilosophyContemporary 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 ScienceAutomated 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 AnthropologyEnvironment 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