Although the department does not have an undergraduate major, it does offer a variety of undergraduate courses that introduce students to “big ideas” in the history of thought. Some examples include: Modernity and its Discontents; The History of Philosophy; Capitalism; The Foundations of Critical Theory; and The Emotions.
These courses provide undergraduates with critical intellectual tools for understanding interdisciplinary and historical knowledge in critical theory, philosophy, affect, politics and economics. These courses offer intellectually foundational critical knowledge that serves undergraduates in many other majors in the social sciences and humanities.
Graduate students offer independently designed courses in their fields of specialization that are also interdisciplinary and address issues of pressing political and social concern (e.g. AIDS, the Prison Industrial Complex, Queerness and Race, Marxist Philosophy, Social Movements).