The interdisciplinary major in Humanities is one of the many options available to a student who wants to select a major in the School of Humanities. As such, the major in Humanities is on a par with the major in Spanish, the major in Classics, the major in Philosophy, and other majors in the School. The major in Humanities accommodates students who want to organize their undergraduate education around a humanistic perspective on a topic, a field, or a problem which is interdisciplinary in scope (e.g., Literature and Politics in Twentieth-Century America; The Problem of Community; Social and Religious Thought in the Age of the Reformation; Italian Society and Culture). The student enters the program at the end of the sophomore year and, in consultation with the Humanities Major Committee, devises an individually tailored set of "major requirements," not all of which need be offered in the School of Humanities. The Committee will assign an advisor on the basis of the student's own preference, if possible. At the end of the senior year the student will prepare, under the advisor's supervision, a long paper (40-50 pages) in the area of the special major. This requirement is satisfied by taking Humanities 199. A student majoring in Humanities must also meet the regular School, UCI, and University requirements for graduation. Inquiries by third-quarter sophomores should be addressed to the Senior Academic Counselor in the School's Office of Undergraduate Study.
Residence Requirement: At least five upper-division courses in Humanities required for the major must be completed successfully at UCI.
168 Humanities Instructional Building; (949) 824-8119
Jeffrey Barrett, Associate Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science
Ermanno Bencivenga, Professor of Philosophy
Yong Chen, Associate Professor of History and Asian American Studies
Lara Denis, Assistant Professor of Philosophy
James B. Given, Professor of History
Gail Hart, Director of the Center for International Education and Professor of German
Lamar M. Hill, Professor of History
Marcia Klotz, Assistant Professor of German and Film Studies
Richard W. F. Kroll, Associate Professor of English
Steven Mailloux, UCI Chancellor's Professor of Rhetoric
Alejandro Morales, Professor of Spanish
Robert Newsom, Associate Dean of the Division of Undergraduate Education and Professor of English
Victoria Silver, Associate Professor of English
Preston Kyle Stanford, Assistant Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science
Brook Thomas, Professor of English
The minor in Humanities and Law is based on courses in the humanities that UCI graduates have found to be useful in developing skills that prepare them for law-related careers. One set of courses develops skills in critical reading, writing, and analysis that are necessary in dealing with legal issues. Another set presents theoretical and analytical perspectives on ethical, political, and social issues relevant to the law. A final set focuses on specific legal issues from a humanistic perspective. Lower-division requirements primarily develop foundational skills in the first set, whereas upper-division requirements build on these skills by addressing the concerns from the other sets. The minor does not include how-to courses on particular legal practices.
Requirements for the Minor
Lower-Division: Philosophy 29 (Critical Reasoning) or Classics 75 (Classical Rhetoric); Humanities 1A-B-C (Humanities Core Course) or Philosophy 1 (Introduction to Philosophy), 4 (Introduction to Ethics), and either 5 (Contemporary Moral Problems) or 9 (Feminist Moral and Political Philosophy).
Upper-Division: Six courses from among a list of quarterly approved courses. Each year the list will include courses from classics, history, literature/writing, and philosophy. Consult the School of Humanities Web site (http://www.humanities.uci.edu) or an academic counselor for currently approved courses.
Students considering a career in law are strongly encouraged to take advantage of other law-related courses offered across the campus and of extracurricular activities such as the Pre-Law Society.
Residence Requirement for the Minor: Four upper-division courses required for the minor must be successfully completed at UCI. Two of the four may be taken through the UC Education Abroad Program, provided course content is approved in advance by the appropriate department chair.
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Jaime E. Rodríguez, Director
Frank D. Bean, Ph.D. Duke University, Professor of Sociology
Carolyn P. Boyd, Ph.D. University of Washington, Professor of History
Juan Bruce-Novoa, Ph.D. University of Colorado, Professor of Spanish
Alison Brysk, Ph.D. Stanford University, Associate Professor of Political Science
Teresa Caldeira, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, Associate Professor of Anthropology
Frank Cancian, Ph.D. Harvard University, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology
Leo R. Chávez, Ph.D. Stanford University, Director of Chicano/Latino Studies and Professor of Anthropology
Raúl Fernández, Ph.D. Claremont Graduate School, Professor of Social Sciences
Ana Paula Ferreira, Ph.D. New York University, Associate Professor of Portuguese
Laura García-Moreno, Ph.D. Cornell University, Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature
Jeff Garcilazo, Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara, Assistant Professor of Chicano/Latino Studies and History
Robert Garfias, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, Professor of Anthropology
Lucía Guerra-Cunningham, Ph.D. University of Kansas, Professor of Spanish
Ivette N. Hernández-Torres, Ph.D. Brown University, Assistant Professor of Spanish
Helen Ingram, Ph.D. Columbia University, Professor of Social Ecology and Political Science, and Drew, Chace, and Erin Warmington Chair in the Social Ecology of Peace and International Cooperation
William M. Maurer, Ph.D. Stanford University, Associate Professor of Anthropology
Seymour Menton, Ph.D. New York University, Research Professor of Spanish and Portuguese
Alejandro Morales, Ph.D. Rutgers University, Professor of Spanish and Chicano/Latino Studies
Jaime E. Rodríguez, Ph.D. University of Texas, Director of Latin American Studies and Professor of History
John Carlos Rowe, Ph.D. State University of New York, Buffalo, Professor of English
Arthur Rubel, Ph.D. University of North Carolina, Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine
Armin Schwegler, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, Professor of Spanish
Jacobo Sefamí, Ph.D. University of Texas, Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Associate Professor of Spanish
Caesar D. Sereseres, Ph.D. University of California, Riverside, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, School of Social Sciences, and Associate Professor of Political Science
Etel Solingen, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, Professor of Political Science
Luis Suárez-Villa, Ph.D. Cornell University, Professor of Social Ecology
Heidi Tinsman, Ph.D. Yale University, Assistant Professor of History
Steven Topik, Ph.D. University of Texas, Professor of History
Roberto Villaverde, Ph.D. University of Illinois, Urbana, Professor of Civil Engineering
Juan Villegas, Ph.D. Universidad de Chile, Research Professor of Spanish
Douglas R. White, Ph.D. University of Minnesota, Professor of Anthropology
The minor in Latin American Studies is an interdisciplinary curriculum designed to provide for an awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of Latin American issues in the areas of language, history, culture, literary studies, sociology, anthropology, political science, social ecology, health, folk medicine, and creative (art, dance, drama, music) accomplishments. The minor is open to all UCI students.
Requirements for the Minor
Spanish 2A-B-C (Intermediate Spanish) or Portuguese 120A-B-C (may not overlap with other minor requirements), or demonstrated equivalent knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese.
Humanities 100 (Latin America and the Caribbean).
One course in Latin American literature (Spanish-American or Luso-Brazilian) selected from: Comparative Literature CL 103 (when topic is on Latin American literature and history); Spanish 100C (Introduction to Latin American Literature: Pre-Hispanic to Nineteenth Century), 100D (Introduction to Latin American Literature: Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries), 130A (Latin-American Narrative: Nineteenth Century to 1920), 130B (Latin-American Narrative: 1920 to 1960), 130C (Latin-American Narrative: 1960 to Present), 131A (Latin-American Poetry), 131B (Latin-American National Literature), 131C (Latin-American Theatre), 150 (Latin-American Literature in Translation), 160 (Topics in Hispanic Film Studies, when topic is on Latin America), 186 (Selected Topics in Latin-American Literature); Portuguese 120A-B-C (Introduction to Portuguese and Brazilian Literature), 121 (Topics in Luso-Brazilian Literature), 190 (Individual Studies).
One course in Latin American history selected from: History 161A (Indian and Colonial Societies in Mexico), 161B (Nineteenth-Century Mexico), 161C (Twentieth-Century Mexico), 162 (Brazil), 166 (United States-Latin America Relations), 168A (Precolumbian Civilizations and European Colonialism), 168B (Nineteenth-Century Iberian America), 168C (History of Modern Latin America), 169 (Topics in Latin American History), 190 (Colloquium, when topic is on Latin America); Spanish 100E (Introduction to Chicano and U.S. Latino Literature).
One course in Latin American social sciences selected from: Anthropology 125A (Economic Anthropology), 125X (Immigration in Comparative Perspective), 162A (Peoples and Cultures of Latin America); Political Science 145A (Central America and U.S. Policy); Social Science 172F (Latin American Culture I).
One course in Chicano studies selected from: Chicano/Latino Studies 111A (Chicano Culture); Environmental Analysis and Design E143U (Social Ecology of the Borderlands); Political Science 126A (Mexican-Americans and Politics); Spanish 110C (Chicano History), 140A, B (Chicano Literature), 142 (Chicano Culture), 186 (Selected Topics in Latin American Literature, when topic is on Chicano literature).
Four courses in Latin American studies selected from: any of the courses listed above in the literature, history, and social sciences requirements; Spanish 110A (Peninsular Civilization, when topic is on Latin America), 110B (Latin American Civilization); Portuguese 122 (Topics in Luso-Afro-Brazilian Culture); Anthropology 121J (Urban Anthropology, when the topic is on Latin American countries); Biological Sciences 199A-B-C (Independent Study in Biological Sciences Research, when topic is medicinal biology and herbs in Mexico).
With the approval of the director, other relevant courses also may satisfy the requirements for the minor.
Residence Requirement for the Minor: Four upper-division courses must be completed successfully at UCI. By petition, two of the four may be taken through the UC Education Abroad Program, providing course content is approved in advance by the appropriate department chair.
Interdisciplinary minors in African-American Studies, Asian American Studies, Latin American Studies, and Women's Studies are available through the School of Humanities. For information about the minors noted below, see the Interdisciplinary Studies section of the Catalogue.
The minor in Asian Studies creates opportunities for students to explore Asian topics in a variety of fields, to develop advanced language skills, and to acquire broader perspectives.
The minor in Chicano/Latino Studies is designed to provide an awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of the language, history, culture, literature, sociology, anthropology, politics, social ecology, health, medicine, and creative (art, dance, film, drama, music) accomplishments in the Chicano/Latino communities.
The minor in Conflict Resolution provides skills in conflict analysis and resolution and a useful understanding of integrative institutions at the local, regional, and international levels.
The minor in Global Sustainability trains students to understand the changes that need to be made in order for the human population to live in a sustainable relationship with the resources available on this planet.
The minor in the History and Philosophy of Science explores how science is actually done and how it has influenced history, and is concerned with determining what science and mathematics are, accounting for their apparent successes, and resolving problems of philosophical interest that arise in the sciences.
The minor in Native American Studies focuses on history, culture, religion, and the environment. The three core courses serve as an introduction to the Native American experience from the perspective of different historical periods and frameworks of analysis.
The minor in Religious Studies focuses on the comparative study of religions in various cultural settings around the world and seeks to provide a wide-ranging academic understanding and knowledge of the religious experience in society.
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Linda M. Georgianna, Coordinator
The concentration in Medieval Studies allows undergraduate students in the Schools of Humanities and the Arts to augment their major by completing a coherent program of courses in the area of medieval studies. The concentration is available to students in any major offered by the Schools and is particularly well-suited to majors in English and Comparative Literature, History, Philosophy, and the Arts.
Students in the concentration must complete at least two quarters of Humanities 110, the Core Course in Medieval Studies. These courses are interdisciplinary, team-taught examinations of such topics as Medieval Cities, The Dark Ages, Medieval Liturgy and Theater, Medieval Women, and The Plague. In addition, students must complete at least four additional courses in medieval studies selected from an approved quarterly list. One of these four courses may be satisfied by completing a senior essay in some area of medieval studies.
Outstanding students who are interested in a career in management may wish to apply for entry into the Graduate School of Management's 3-2 Program. Students normally apply for this program early in their junior year. See the Graduate School of Management section for additional information.
200 Humanities Instructional Building; (949) 824-6781
Robin Scarcella, Ph.D. University of Southern California, Director of the English as a Second Language Program and Associate Professor of Humanities (linguistics, bilingual emphasis)
Humanities 20A-B-C-D through 29 are for students who have been admitted to UCI and whose scores on the ESL Placement Test indicate the need for additional work in English as a second language. Students may receive up to 12 baccalaureate credits for English-as-a-second-language course work. Students may receive workload credit for courses taken beyond this 12-unit limit but will not receive additional credits applicable to the bachelor's degree.
Humanities 20A-B-C-D Writing for Students for Whom English Is a Second Language (4-4-4-4). Grammar, sentence structure, paragraph and essay organization of formal written English. Pass/Not Pass only. Corequisite: Humanities 22A, if indicated by results of the ESL Placement Test. Prerequisite: ESL placement examination.
Humanities 21A ESL Speaking and Listening (2). Basic listening and speaking skills in five fundamental areas: pronunciation, lecture comprehension and discussion, academic oral reporting, informal interviewing, and nonverbal communication. Pass/Not Pass only. Prerequisite: ESL placement examination. Primarily for graduate students.
Humanities 21B ESL Speaking and Listening (2). Further development of listening and speaking skills: oral reporting, panel presentation, functional/ situational dialogue, and public argumentation and debate. Primarily for graduate students. Pass/Not Pass only. Prerequisite: ESL placement examination.
Humanities 22A ESL Reading and Vocabulary (2). Intensive reading exercises with occasional practice in extensive reading, focusing on comprehension, development of vocabulary, syntax, rhetorical features, reading strategies, and study skills. Pass/Not Pass only. Corequisite: concurrent enrollment with Humanities 20A-B. Prerequisite: ESL placement examination.
Humanities 22B ESL Reading and Vocabulary (2). Extensive reading with emphasis on long magazine and journal articles, short stories, textbook chapters, notetaking, and the interpretation of charts, diagrams, tables, and figures. Pass/Not Pass only. Prerequisite: ESL placement examination.
Humanities 29 Special Topics in ESL (1 to 2). Directed and individualized work in English as a second language not covered in the Humanities 20, 21, 22 sequence. Pass/Not Pass only. Prerequisite: consent of ESL Director.
The following set of courses has no necessary relation to the undergraduate interdisciplinary major in Humanities. Most of the courses are open to any UCI student. Humanities 1A-B-C is required for the major in Humanities, as it is a requirement of any student majoring in the School of Humanities. Also, Humanities 199 is required of any undergraduate in the School who is approved to complete an interdisciplinary major in Humanities.
1A-B-C The Humanities Core Course (8-8-8) F, W, S. This course is restricted to students who are beginning their first year of college-level work. Each year it deals with problems of concern to the humanistic disciplines including interdisciplinary perspectives on major themes in history, literature, and philosophy. Focuses on major texts and works of art from a range of different cultural traditions. A writing program is integral to the course and counts for half the grade each quarter. Students are taught to think, speak, and write clearly about the issues raised in the texts and addressed in lectures. Students held for Subject A will earn an additional two units of workload credit, and must take the course for a letter grade. 1A is prerequisite to 1B, and 1B is prerequisite to 1C. (1A-B-C: I, IV; 1C: VII-A)
3A, B, C Humanities Interdisciplinary Course. Designed for non-Humanities majors who wish to learn about the nature of humanistic inquiry from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Offered in year-long series united by a theme (e.g., "Inventing the Americas," "Truth and Skepticism"). Each quarter of each series takes a different disciplinary approach (listed below) to the theme. The order of the disciplinary rubrics (A, B, and C) may vary according to the specific theme. Students must take one each of A, B, and C to complete the series. Additionally, they are strongly encouraged to complete the series within one thematic offering, and ideally in the order in which the rubrics are offered for that theme.
3A Representation, Verbal and Visual (4). Explores the various devices that texts and images employ manipulating their own internal structures and making reference to things outside themselves to form or reshape meaning in the world. (IV)
3B Confronting the Past (4). Concerns itself with the various techniques that scholars have developed to retrieve events and ways of life from the past, as well as the problems encountered evaluating those reconstructions and their implications for the present. (IV)
3C Philosophy, Rhetoric, Belief (4). Examines the social and cultural processes, such as rhetorical persuasion and religious faith, through which ideas transmogrify from mere thought to firm conviction. It asks the question: what is required to make something "true" or at least to make it appear as such? (IV)
5A World Religions I (4). An introduction to the history, doctrine, culture, and writing of the three "religions of Abraham": Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. (IV, VII-B)
5B World Religions II (4). An introduction to various religious traditions in selected areas of the world--including India, East Asia, Africa, the Americas, or elsewhere. Attention to the expressions, teachings, culture, and history of selected religious groups. (IV, VII-B)
5C World Religions III (4). An examination of various aspects of religious expression, including symbolization of the sacred, collective religious behavior, and religious dissent. (IV, VII-B)
75 Library Research Methods (2) F, W, S. Search strategy techniques relevant for library research at UCI and other academic institutions, with emphasis on application of these techniques to individual research interests. Recommended for, but not limited to, students with assigned papers for other classes. Not offered 2001-02.
100 Latin America and the Caribbean (4). This foundational course in Latin American and Caribbean studies begins with discussions of the social, cultural, economic, and political process tracing the events from Pre-Conquest to present which have circumscribed the insertion of this region into the world economy. (VII-B)
101A-B European Studies Core I, II (4-4). Introduces students to multidisciplinary approaches to important themes in European society, culture, literature, art, and politics, encouraging students to see points of intersection among disciplines. Possible themes: Subjects, Citizens, and Representation; Europe in the World; European Revolutions in Art and Society. 101A: Early modern Europe (about 1500-1750); 101B: Modern Europe (1750-present). Prerequisite: satisfactory completion of the lower-division writing requirement.
105A-B Senior Seminar in Religious Studies (2-2). A seminar for students completing the Religious Studies minor. 105A: Research techniques and preparation for the senior paper; discussion of topics. In-progress grading. 105B: Independent study with the advice of a faculty member and the instructor of Humanities 105A, leading to a research paper to be submitted to the Religious Studies Committee in the School of Humanities.
110 Core Course in Medieval Studies (4). A seminar in selected topics in medieval studies. Interdisciplinary, ordinarily team-taught. Open to all students, and designed especially for those electing the concentration in Medieval Studies. May be taken for credit four times as topic varies. Same as English and Comparative Literature CL 104 and Art History 114 when topic is appropriate.
H120 Honors Proseminar (4) F, W, S. Interdisciplinary Honors courses organized each year around a single topic or problem designed to compare and contrast modes of analysis in history, literary studies, and philosophy. Required of participants in the Humanities Honors Program. Prerequisites: consent of instructor and the Humanities Honors Program Committee. May be taken three times for credit as topics vary.
H140 Senior Honors Seminar (4) F. Directed by the Humanities Honors Thesis Advisor and required of students in the Humanities Honors program and Humanities majors in the Campuswide Honors Program. Designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas and research strategies among Honors students and to begin the process of writing the senior honors thesis. Prerequisites: senior standing and consent of the Honors Program Committee.
H141 Senior Honors Thesis (4) W. Directed independent research required of participants in the Humanities Honors Program and Humanities majors in the Campuswide Honors Program. Prerequisites: Humanities H140; consent of Honors Program Committee.
H142 Senior Honors Colloquium (4) S. Completion, presentation, and discussion of Senior Honors Theses. Satisfies upper-division writing requirement. Prerequisites: Humanities H141 and consent of Humanities Honors Program Committee.
183A Global Peace and Conflict Studies Forum (2). A faculty-student forum featuring lecturers from a variety of institutions with discussion issues related to global peace and conflict studies. Pass/Not Pass only. May be taken for credit four times. Same as Social Ecology 183A and Social Science 183A.
183B Senior Seminar in Conflict Resolution (4). Designed for seniors (juniors may also enroll) who are pursuing the minor in Conflict Resolution and/or International Studies major. Provides a forum in which students will refine skills and theory in the study of cooperation and conflict, from local to global arenas. Same as Social Ecology 183B and Social Science 183B. (VII-B)
183C Senior Seminar in Conflict Resolution (4). Continuation of Humanities 183B. Students write a senior research paper. Prerequisite: Humanities 183B and satisfaction of the lower-division writing requirement. Same as Social Ecology 183C and Social Science 183C.
190 Senior Seminar in European Studies (4). Capstone research seminar. Students engage in rigorous, in-depth, interdisciplinary exploration of specific topics, periods, or themes, investigating and analyzing the intersection of material and discursive culture in different historical periods and geographical locations. Topics vary. Prerequisites: Humanities 101A-B and consent of instructor.
195 Humanities Out There (H.O.T) Tutoring (0 to 2) F, W, S. H.O.T. sponsors five-week workshops on selected topics in the humanities. Each workshop sends out a team of undergraduates to a K-12 classroom to develop college skills for Santa Ana students. Requirements: five training sessions; five tutoring sessions; two electronic journals; short paper. Pass/Not Pass only. May be taken for credit for a total of eight units.
197 Individual Field Study (varying credit) F, W, S. Individually arranged field study. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
198 Directed Group Study (1 to 4) F, W, S. Directed group study on special topics. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.
199 Directed Research (1 to 4) F, W, S. Directed research for senior Humanities students. Prerequisite: senior standing and consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.
The School of Humanities offers no degree called the Ph.D. in Humanities. However, some Ph.D. students in regular programs in the School may elect an interdisciplinary modification of their degree with the permission of the departments or programs concerned. Such students will do about 60 percent of their graduate work in a major field and about 40 percent in one or more minor fields. Those interested in an interdisciplinary degree should contact the Associate Dean for Graduate Study or the graduate advisor in their major department.
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Chungmoo Choi, Director
Faculty in the Critical Theory Emphasis
Stephen Barker, Professor of Drama
Lindon W. Barrett, Associate Professor of English
Ermanno Bencivenga, Professor of Philosophy
Homer Obed Brown, Professor of English
Ellen Burt, Associate Professor of French
David Carroll, Director of European Studies, Department Chair of French and Italian, and Professor of French
Chungmoo Choi, Director of the Emphasis in Critical Theory and Associate Professor of Korean Culture
Michael Clark, Associate Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Planning and Professor of English
Jacques Derrida, Professor of French, Philosophy, and Comparative Literature
Anne Friedberg, Associate Professor of Film Studies
Suzanne Gearhart, Professor of French
Alexander Gelley, Professor of Comparative Literature
Lucia Guerra-Cunningham, Professor of Spanish
James D. Herbert, Professor of Art History
Wolfgang Iser, Professor of English
Richard W. Kroll, Associate Professor of English
Julia Reinhard Lupton, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature
Juliet Flower MacCannell, Professor Emerita of Comparative Literature
Steven Mailloux, UCI Chancellor's Professor of Rhetoric
Liisa Malkki, Associate Professor of Anthropology
J. Hillis Miller, UCI Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Gonzalo Navajas, Professor of Spanish
Jane O. Newman, Director of the Comparative Literature Program and Professor of Comparative Literature
Margot Norris, Department Chair and Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Mark Poster, Director of the Program in Film Studies and Professor of History, Film Studies, and Information and Computer Science
Leslie Rabine, Associate Dean of Humanities Graduate Study and Professor of French
John Carlos Rowe, Professor of English
Gabriele Schwab, Director of the Critical Theory Institute and UCI Chancellor's Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Martin Schwab, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Comparative Literature
Patrick J. Sinclair, Associate Professor of Classics
David W. Smith, Professor of Philosophy
John H. Smith, Director of the Humanities Center and Professor of German
James Steintrager, Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature
Brook Thomas, Professor of English
Andrzej Warminski, Professor of Comparative Literature
Robyn Wiegman, Associate Professor of Women's Studies and English
An emphasis in Critical Theory, under the supervision of the Committee on Critical Theory, is available for doctoral students in all departments of the School of Humanities. Ph.D. students may, with Committee approval, complete the emphasis in addition to the degree requirements of their graduate program. Although there is no change in the existing Ph.D. program requirements or procedures, if the student wishes to have a letter (signed by the Dean and by the Director of Critical Theory) testifying that the student has satisfactorily added this theoretical dimension to the graduate program, then additional requirements must be met. Critical theory at UCI is understood in the broad sense as the study of the shared assumptions, problems, and commitments of the various discourses in the humanities. The faculty regards critical theory not as an adjunct to the study of one of the traditional humanistic disciplines but as a necessary context for the study of any humanistic discipline.
Requirements for the emphasis are: a three-quarter Critical Theory Workshop, three Humanities 270 courses offered under the supervision of the Committee on Critical Theory, participation in two mini-seminars (six to eight hours) offered by visiting scholars and sponsored by the Committee, and a research paper (which may be part of the dissertation) written under the guidance of a three-member committee selected by each individual student in consultation with the Director.
Graduate courses in Humanities are under the direction of the School's Associate Dean for Graduate Study and are designed for all graduate students in the School of Humanities.
Humanities 200 and 220 introduce study in various disciplinary areas, either to students planning a degree in history or one of the literature departments or to those seeking familiarity with disciplines other than their own.
200A, B, C History and Theory (4, 4, 4) F, W, S. Introduction to role of theory in historical writing, focusing on several major theorists, their relation to their setting, the structure of their thought, and its application to significant historical issues. Same as History 200A, B, C.
220A, B, C Studies in Literary Theory and Its History (4, 4, 4) F, W, S. Introduction to criticism and aesthetics for beginning graduate students. Readings from continental, English, and American theorists. Restricted to graduate students only. Same as English and Comparative Literature CR 220A, B, C.
260A-B-C Critical Theory Workshop (4) F, W, S. A year-long Critical Theory Workshop, conducted by a team of instructors, conceived as a reading group, and developed with the input of all participants, where significant texts are discussed and analyzed in class.
270 Advanced Critical Theory (4) F, W, S. Seminars on various topics in critical theory. Students should have taken introductory courses before enrolling in these seminars.
399 University Teaching (4) F, W, S. Limited to Teaching Associates in the Humanities Core Course. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated for credit.