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.

Admission Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor/student success counselor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • A grade of C or higher is required in all courses for the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credits of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must:
    • Note the minor on the Application for Graduation.
    • Contact a college advisor/student success counselor to certify completion of all course requirements for the declared minor as listed below.

Program Requirements

Required Courses in the Minor

Complete one of the following (3 credits):
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 credits):
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 credits):
PHH 3931 ST: History of Philosophy (3)
PHH 3930 Special Topics in Philosophy (3)
PHI 3223 Philosophy Human Communication (3)
PHM 4123 Feminist Philosophy (3)
PHM 3101 Philosophies of Liberation (3)
PHP 3786 Existentialism (3)

Complete two additional electives from any of the above listed courses.

Catalog Year: 2024-2025

Total Semester Hours Required: 18 Hours