Social and Cultural Analysis (2022 - 2024)
Social and Cultural Analysis 101
SCA-UA 101 Offered every year. 4 points.
Introduces theories, methods, and political trajectories central to the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis (SCA). SCA addresses how individuals and populations structure their worlds and navigate the resulting social, cultural, and political terrain. It privileges scholarly work with an intersectional approach, drawing on theoretical insights from such fields as social geography, feminism and queer studies, ethnic studies, urban and metropolitan studies, critical race theory, labor studies, and cultural studies.
For the second introductory course required of SCA majors, consult the list under "program of study" (or the SCA website).
Advanced Research Seminar
SCA-UA 90 Prerequisite: Social and Cultural Analysis 101 (SCA-UA 101) or one of the following: CORE-UA 529, CORE-UA 534, CORE-UA 539, SCA-UA 230, SCA-UA 401, SCA-UA 601. Offered every semester. 4 points.
Students write a 20-25 page research paper with a focus on a specific research method. Topics vary by semester; see Albert for details.
Senior Honors Seminar
SCA-UA 92 Prerequisites: 3.65 GPA or higher (both overall and in the major); Social and Cultural Analysis 101 (SCA-UA 101); one of the following: CORE-UA 529, CORE-UA 534, CORE-UA 539, SCA-UA 230, SCA-UA 401, SCA-UA 601; and permission of the department. Offered every fall. 4 points.
Senior Honors Thesis
SCA-UA 93 Prerequisites: Senior Honors Seminar (SCA-UA 92), 3.65 GPA or higher (both overall and in the major), and permission of the department. Offered every spring. 4 points.
SCA Theory and Practice: The Internship Program
The 4-point internship program complements and enhances the formal course work of the SCA major. Students intern at agencies dealing with a range of issues pertaining to their major and take a corequisite seminar that enables them to focus the work experience in meaningful academic terms. The goals of the internship are threefold: (1) to allow students to apply the theory they have gained through course work, (2) to provide students with analytic tools, and (3) to assist students in exploring professional career paths. The internship is open to juniors and seniors and requires an application, an interview, and permission of the director of internships.
SCA Theory and Practice: The Internship Program
SCA-UA 42 Requires ten hours a week of fieldwork. 4 points.
SCA-UA 197, 198 Prerequisite: permission of the program director. Offered every semester. 1 to 4 points per term.
The following courses count as faculty electives for SCA majors and minors. See the program sections in this Bulletin for course descriptions and prerequisites.
Race, Football, and American Culture
SCA-UA 153 4 points.
The Black Body and the Lens
SCA-UA 155 4 points.
Hip Hop and Politics
SCA-UA 157 4 points.
Race and Reproduction
SCA-UA 158 4 points.
Topics in Africana Studies
SCA-UA 180 4 points.
SCA-UA 19 2 points.
Work, Labor, and Power
SCA-UA 221 4 points.
Comparative U.S. Ethnic Studies
SCA-UA 224 4 points.
Intersections: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in U.S. History
SCA-UA 230 4 points.
Ethnicity and the Media
SCA-UA 232 Identical to ANTH-UA 232. 4 points.
Cultures and Economies
SCA-UA 234 4 points.
The Criminal Justice State
SCA-UA 235 4 points.
Race and the American Right
SCA-UA 236 4 points.
Social Movements and Alternative Futures
SCA-UA 237 4 points.
Disability and Sexuality in American Culture
SCA-UA 238 4 points.
Couture/Culture: Fashion and Globalization
SCA-UA 253 4 points.
Topics in American Studies
SCA-UA 280 Offered every year. 4 points.
Asian American Literature
SCA-UA 306 4 points.
History and Literatures of the South Asian Diaspora
SCA-UA 313 Identical to ENGL-UA 721, HIST-UA 326. Offered every year. 4 points.
Filming Asian America: Documenting Community
SCA-UA 361 4 points.
The Constitution and People of Color
SCA-UA 366 Offered every year. 4 points.
Reading Race and Representation
SCA-UA 368 4 points.
Critical Indigenous Theory and Settler Colonialism
SCA-UA 372 4 points.
Food, Land, and Power
SCA-UA 375 4 points.
Topics in A/P/A Studies
SCA-UA 380 Offered every semester. 4 points.
Introduction to Native American and Indigenous Studies: The Politics of Indigeneity
SCA-UA 747 Identical to ANTH-UA 747, HIST-UA 747. 4 points.
GENDER AND SEXUALITY STUDIES
SCA-UA 421 4 points.
SCA-UA 450 4 points.
Gender and Performance
SCA-UA 455 4 points.
Theories of Gender and Sexuality
SCA-UA 472 4 points.
SCA-UA 475 4 points.
Gender, Globalization, and Politics of KPOP
SCA-UA 476 4 points.
SCA-UA 481 4 points.
SCA-UA 482 4 points.
SCA-UA 488 Prerequisite: one English course, one gender and sexuality studies course, or permission of the instructor. 4 points.
Topics in Gender and Sexuality Studies
SCA-UA 493 Offered every semester. 4 points.
Latinx Art and Visual Culture
SCA-UA 533 4 points.
Latino/a Popular Culture
SCA-UA 534 4 points.
The Latinized City: Latinas and Latinos in New York City
SCA-540 4 points.
Topics in Latino Studies
SCA-UA 541 Offered every semester. 4 points.
SCA-UA 542 Offered every fall. 4 points.
Latina Feminist Studies
SCA-UA 548 4 points.
Afro-Latino Culture and History
SCA-UA 565 4 points.
Caribbean Women Writers
SCA-UA 570 4 points.
Postmodern Travel Fictions
SCA-UA 572 4 points.
Urban Cultural Life
SCA-UA 608 4 points.
SCA-UA 613 4 points.
Race and the Neoliberal Metropolis
SCA-UA 614 4 points.
SCA-UA 615 4 points.
New York City in Film
SCA-UA 623 4 points.
Landscapes of Consumption
SCA-UA 625 4 points.
Cinema and Urbanism
SCA-UA 626 4 points.
SCA-UA 631 4 points.
Climate Change and Environmental Justice
SCA-UA 632 4 points.
Urban and Suburban
SCA-UA 633 4 points.
Governing New York City
SCA-UA 636 4 points.
Topics in Metropolitan Studies
SCA-UA 680 Offered every year. 4 points.
One Africana studies or Asian/Pacific/American studies language course can count as an elective toward the major if taught by SCA faculty.
Elementary Swahili I, II
SCA-UA 121, 122 4 points per term.
Intermediate Swahili I, II
SCA-UA 123, 124 4 points per term.
Elementary Yoruba I, II
SCA-UA 182, 183 4 points per term.
Elementary Filipino I, II
SCA-UA 321, 322 Offered every year. 4 points per term.
Intermediate Filipino I, II
SCA-UA 323, 324 Offered every year. 4 points per term.
Elementary Cantonese I, II
SCA-UA 331, 332 Offered every year. 4 points per term.
Intermediate Cantonese I, II
SCA-UA 333, 334 Offered every year. 4 points per term.