FDU 3381: Schedule

Week #1
10 May, Tue: Introduction to the Course
11 May, Thu: Introduction to Cultural Analysis (terms)

Week #2
17 May, Tue: Chapter 3 “Culturalism”
19 May, Thu: Inception (film)

Week #3
24 May, Tue: Chapter 4 “Marxisms”; Essay #1: Critical Summary Due
26 May, Thu: Thank You for Smoking (film)

Week #4
31 May, Tue: Chapter 5 “Psychoanalysis”
2 June, Thu: Franz Kafka, “The Metamorphosis”

Week #5
7 June, Tue: Chapter 6 “Structuralism and Post-Structuralism”
9 June, Thu: Joseph Campbell “The Monomyth” (from Hero with a Thousand Faces); Annotated Bibliography Due

Week #6
14 June, Tue: Chapter 7 “Gender and Sexuality”
16 June, Thu: excerpt from Seventeen Magazine (handout)

Week #7
21 June, Tue: Chapter 8 ” ‘Race,’ Racism, and Representation”
23 June, Thu: Cee Lo Green, “Fuck You,” Cab Calloway “Minnie the Moocher,” and Beyonc√© “All the Single Ladies

Week #8
28 June, Tue: Chapter 9 “Postmodernism”
30 June, Thu: to be announced; Essay #2: Critical Application Due

Week #9
5 July, Tue: Chapter 10 “The Politics of the Popular”
7 July, Thu: 300 (film)

Week #10
12 July, Tue: Presentations
14 July, Thu: Presentations

Week #11
19 July, Tue: Review for Final Exam

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