CCMS 729. Seminar in Postmodernism and Critical Theory. 3 crs. This seminar will consider the philosophical underpinnings of critical theory and postmodernism. Specifically, this course will examine the major assumptions, choices, tensions, issues, and concerns that characterize critical theory and postmodernism. Students will be exposed to the ideas of philosophers such as Theodor Adorno, Max Horkheimer, Jurgen Habermas, jean Baudrillard, Frederic Jameson, and Jean-Francois Lyotard, among others.