UC Irvine is one of the world’s leading centers of scholarship in critical theory.  Anchored by the activities of the internationally known Critical Theory Institute, the campus routinely ranks first or second in this field.  The Critical Theory Emphasis (CTE) taps these resources to enhance the work of graduate students across the campus.  It is an officially recognized, interdisciplinary concentration open to students in any PhD program on the UC Irvine campus.  Political Science students who are admitted to the Critical Theory Emphasis and complete all of its requirements may count it as one of their fields for the Political Science PhD.  Students seeking to do so should apply for admission to the Emphasis as soon as possible.  They may also seek the advice of Political Science faculty who participate in the program.

Participating Political Science faculty include:

Kevin Olson

Keith Topper

Please see the UC Irvine General Catalogue for current requirements: http://catalogue.uci.edu/schoolofhumanities/emphasisincriticaltheory/

Application instructions and annual course offerings can be found on the CTE website: http://www.hnet.uci.edu/cte/

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