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Critical Theory Minor

The Critical Theory Minor is an interdisciplinary 12-credit hour program focusing on reflective and critical engagement with contemporary culture and society drawing on methodologies in literary theory, history, political philosophy, and the social sciences.

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required for all courses in the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must verify that the minor is displayed on their Graduation Application.

Specific Information

Complete one of the following (3 hours):

  • COM 3343 Rhetorical Criticism (3)
  • LIT 3144 Modern European Novel (3)
  • LIT 4213 Literary Theory (3)
  • LIT 4353 Ethnic Studies (3)
  • LIT 4853 Topics in Cultural Critique (3)
  • LIT 4934 Advanced Topics in Crit Theory (3)

Complete one of the following (3 hours):

  • COM 3540 Persuasion and Propaganda (3)
  • POT 3003 Political Theorists (3)
  • POT 3075 Culture and Politics (3)
  • POT 3303 Ideology & Propaganda (3)
  • POT 4932 Sp Topics Politics/Humanities (3)
  • SPC 3230 History of Rhetorical Theory (3)
  • SPC 3721 Interracial/Intercultural Comm (3)

Complete two of the following (6 hours):

  • PHH 3931 ST History of Philosophy (3)
  • PHI 3223 Philosophy Human Communication (3)
  • PHI 3930 Special Topics in Philosophy (3)
  • PHP 3786 Existentialism (3)
  • PHM 4123 Feminist Philosophy (3)
  • PHM 3101 Philosophy of Liberation (3)

Complete two additional electives (6 hours) from any of the above listed courses.

Catalog Year: 2020-2021

Total Semester Hours Required: 18 Hours


Transfer Notes

Transfer credits will ordinarily be accepted from regionally accredited institutions and evaluated for appropriate credit towards requirements in the student’s degree program.