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Course ID:HONS(CMLT) 2010H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Honors Humanities
Course
Description:
Concepts integrating literature and the fine arts through lectures, seminars, individual research or projects, and writing.
Athena Title:HONORS HUMANITIES
Nontraditional Format:Discussion sections will include writing and critiquing papers, and student presentations. May be offered daily during May session, or as part of a Study Abroad program.
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT(CHNS) 2060. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to the Chinese Civilization
Course
Description:
An introduction to the literature, culture, and thought of premodern China, from the beginnings of the written record to the turn of the twentieth century.
Athena Title:Intro to Chinese Civilization
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AFST(ANTH)(CMLT)(GEOG)(SOCI)(RELI) 2100. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Africa
Course
Description:
The history, physical environment (landforms, vegetation, and climate), and sociocultural environment (artistic, political, and social development) of Africa.
Athena Title:Introduction to Africa
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in AFST 2100E
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 2210. 3 hours.
Course Title:Western World Literature from Antiquity to the Seventeenth Century
Course
Description:
Western World Literature from Homer to the seventeenth century.
Athena Title:Western World Lit to 17th Cent
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 2220. 3 hours.
Course Title:Western World Literature from the Seventeenth Century to the Present
Course
Description:
Western World Literature from the seventeenth to twentieth century.
Athena Title:Western World Lit 17th to Pres
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 2250H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Western World Literature from Antiquity to the Seventeenth Century (Honors)
Course
Description:
Western World Literature from Homer to the twentieth century.
Athena Title:Western World Lit to 17C Hon
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in CMLT 2210
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 2260H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Western World Literature from the Seventeenth Century to the Present (Honors)
Course
Description:
Western world literature from the seventeenth century to the twenty-first century.
Athena Title:West World Lit 17 to Pres Hon
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in CMLT 2220
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 2270H. 3 hours.
Course Title:World Literature from Antiquity to the Seventeenth Century (Honors)
Course
Description:
World literature from antiquity to the seventeenth century.
Athena Title:World Lit to 17th Cent Hon
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 2280H. 3 hours.
Course Title:World Literature from the Seventeenth Century to the Present (Honors)
Course
Description:
World literature from the seventeenth century to present.
Athena Title:World Lit 17 Cent to Pres Hon
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 2400. 3 hours.
Course Title:Asian-American Literature
Course
Description:
Works of literature by Asian-American writers, including works written in English and translations of works originally written in Asian languages.
Athena Title:ASIAN-AMERICAN LIT
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 2410H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Asian-American Literature (Honors)
Course
Description:
Works of literature by Asian-American writers, including works written in English and translation of works originally written in Asian languages.
Athena Title:ASIAN-AMERICAN LIT
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 2500. 3 hours.
Course Title:Comparative Ethnic American Literatures
Course
Description:
A comparative study of ethnic literatures in the United States, including African-American, Arabic-American, Asian-American, Hispanic-American, Jewish-American, and Native-American literatures.
Athena Title:COMP ETHNIC AM LIT
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 2510H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Comparative Ethnic American Literatures (Honors)
Course
Description:
A comparative study of ethnic literatures in the United States, including African-American, Arabic-American, Asian-American, Hispanic-American, Jewish-American, and Native-American literatures.
Athena Title:COMP ETHNIC AM LIT
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in CMLT 2500
Nontraditional Format:Students will cover the same material as the non-Honors counterpart course, with the difference that Honors students will read more material, discuss the material in greater depth, and write more papers.
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT(AFAM) 2600. 3 hours.
Course Title:Multicultural Black Diaspora Literature
Course
Description:
Multicultural literature of the world-wide dispersion of Africans and people of African descent based on select representative works of African-American, African-Caribbean, and African literature.
Athena Title:BLACK DIASPORA LIT
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 2610H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Multicultural Black Diaspora Literature (Honors)
Course
Description:
The literature of the world-wide dispersion of Africans and people of African descent based on selected representative works of African-American, African-Caribbean, and African literature.
Athena Title:BLACK DIASPORA LIT
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 2800. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 3 hours credit.
Course Title:Literature and Medicine
Course
Description:
Issues that medical professionals encounter in their daily practice: empathy, illness, suffering, death, dialogue, relationships, and the power of the human story. Through the reading and interpretation of literary texts--skills akin to diagnosis--students learn the value of humanistic understanding in a field traditionally defined as exclusively scientific.
Athena Title:LIT AND MEDICINE
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 3000. 3 hours.
Course Title:Masterpieces of the Indian Tradition
Course
Description:
The major literary works of ancient India up to the medieval period.
Athena Title:Masterpieces Indian Tradition
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT(SWAH)(AFST)(ANTH) 3001. 3 hours.
Course Title:Culture and Identity Linkages of the Swahili with the Outside World I
Course
Description:
Exploration of the multi-textured identity of the Swahili people and how they came to occupy a prominent position in the world from a historical, geographical, anthropological, political, scientific, linguistic, religious, as well as cultural point of view. Their relationship to African Americans and other cultures is emphasized.
Athena Title:The Swahili and the World I
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:HONS(CMLT) 3010H. 1-3 hours.
Course Title:Honors Research Methods
Course
Description:
Research methods in the Arts and Humanities to enhance directed study participation and Honors thesis/project preparation.
Athena Title:HONORS RES METHODS
Nontraditional Format:Weekly seminars focus on individual student research designs. May be held during May session as daily seminars.
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT(SWAH)(AFST)(ANTH) 3020. 3 hours.
Course Title:Culture and Identity Linkages of the Swahili with the Outside World II
Course
Description:
Development and detainment of the Swahili culture. Topics on religion, politics, literacy, language, clothing, food, and music as outside influences from Arab nations, Asia, Europe, and America on the indigenous Swahili culture will be explored. Attention will be given to African American political, religious, and other social issues.
Athena Title:The Swahili and the World II
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT(AFST)(ANTH) 3030. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to African Languages and Cultures
Course
Description:
Overview of African languages and cultures, their diversity and similarities. Critical approach to discourses on Africa.
Athena Title:AFR LANG AND CULT
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SWAH(YORB)(AFAM) 3030
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 3040. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 15 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Topics in Comparative Literature
Course
Description:
Selected topics in comparative studies, to be determined by the course instructor.
Athena Title:Special Topics in CMLT
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 3100. 3 hours.
Course Title:Speculative Fiction
Course
Description:
Historical and thematic treatment of fictional speculation about scientific matters from the dialogues of Plato to the contemporary science fiction of Vonnegut.
Athena Title:Speculative Fiction
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 3110. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Literature of the Self
Course
Description:
Comparative study of the self as presented in literature of the first person (such as lyric poetry and autobiography) with particular emphasis on questions of genre, rhetoric, and poetics.
Athena Title:Literature of the Self
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 3130. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Korean Culture through Film
Course
Description:
A survey of fiction films on distinct characteristics of Korean culture. A wide range of works on spiritual traditions and material culture in Korea will be examined, but the main emphasis will be on films inspired by literature, visual arts, music, and performing arts in the modern and pre-modern periods.
Athena Title:KOREAN CULTURE
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 3140. 3 hours.
Course Title:Women Writers from Murasaki Shikibu to Toni Morrison
Course
Description:
World literature represented by women writers from antiquity to the present.
Athena Title:Women Writers
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT(AFST) 3150. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Modern African Literature
Course
Description:
The literature of twentieth-century Africa in translation with emphasis on the African novel.
Athena Title:Intro to Modern African Lit
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 3160. 3 hours.
Course Title:Myth and Oral Tradition
Course
Description:
A discussion of twentieth-century literary works (emphasis on narrative and drama) dealing with the reinterpretation of ancient classical myths, inclusive of English, American, Italian, French, German, and Russian Literatures.
Athena Title:Myth and Oral Tradition
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 3170. 3 hours.
Course Title:Detective Fiction
Course
Description:
The evolution of the mystery story in the United States, England, and Europe, based on readings from such masters of the genre as Poe, Doyle, Christie, Simenon, Hammett, Chandler, et al. All readings in English.
Athena Title:Detective Fiction
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT(ANTH) 3180. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to East Asian Cultures
Course
Description:
Cultures of China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam, with emphasis on the formation of Chinese culture and its diffusion and variation within the other national groups.
Athena Title:INTRO E ASIAN CUL.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT(ANTH) 3190. 3 hours.
Course Title:Myth in Culture
Course
Description:
Literary and anthropological approaches to the study of myth in culture.
Athena Title:MYTH IN CULTURE
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 3200. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Contemporary World Literature
Course
Description:
Selected works of contemporary world literature, with emphasis on works from Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
Athena Title:Contemporary World Literature
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 3210. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Ecocriticism
Course
Description:
The exploration of a culture's conceptions of nature--and the social implications-- through examination of texts of literature and other discourses. Course may focus on either Western or non-Western societies.
Athena Title:Ecocriticism
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 3220. 3 hours.
Course Title:Women and Writing in East Asia
Course
Description:
This course addresses issues related to women in East Asia from comparative perspectives by examining how they are represented and how they choose to represent themselves in literary texts, film, and sociological material.
Athena Title:Women and Writing in East Asia
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT(ANTH) 3240. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Gypsies: Last Nomads of the Modern World
Course
Description:
The Roma tribes of Central and Eastern Europe, including their cultures, customs, languages, literature, and music.
Athena Title:GYPSY CULTURES
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 3250E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Children's Literature
Course
Description:
Selected works written for children from antiquity to the nineteenth century. Special emphasis on historical, cultural, religious, social, and linguistic contexts.
Athena Title:Children's Literature
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in CMLT 3250
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 3250. 3 hours.
Course Title:Children's Literature
Course
Description:
Selected works written for children from antiquity to the nineteenth century. Special emphasis on historical, cultural, religious, social, and linguistic contexts.
Athena Title:Children's Literature
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in CMLT 3250E
Prerequisite:None.
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 3280. 3 hours.
Course Title:East Asian Thought
Course
Description:
Study of major schools of East Asian philosophies. Students will read writings attributed to Confucius, Mencius, Sunzi, Zhuangzi, Laozi, Mozi, Xunzi, Zhu Xi, and Wang Yangming. Students will specifically study the reception of Confucianism in Japan and Korea, how women are perceived by these philosophers and in different East Asian countries, and definitions of religions in the East Asian context.
Athena Title:East Asian Thought
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 3400. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to East Asian Civilizations I
Course
Description:
Introduction to major religions, philosophies, literary masterpieces, and influential historical readings in East Asia from the very beginning to the 9th century.
Athena Title:Intro to East Asia Civil
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 3600. 3 hours.
Course Title:Gods, Ghosts, and Demons in East Asian Literature
Course
Description:
The study of the development of traditional East Asian fantasy fiction. Throughout the class, students will read mythological accounts, accounts of anomaly, Buddhist and Daoist treaties, popular religious tales, and masterpieces of fantasy fiction and explore how the structure of Chinese fiction is related to religious and mythological visions and the functions of gods, ghosts, and demons in fantasy fiction.
Athena Title:Gods in East Asian Literature
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 3650. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to East Asian Civilization II
Course
Description:
The second of the two survey courses on East Asian civilization. Focuses on philosophy, poetry, historiography, cosmography, fiction, and drama. With a focus on reading and analyzing primary texts, students will see how these texts developed interdependently and commented on Chinese culture and society. Offers students a comprehensive knowledge of Chinese civilization and prepares students for further studies in Chinese literature, history, and culture.
Athena Title:East Asian Civilization II
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 3680. 3 hours.
Course Title:East Asian Culture
Course
Description:
The culture of China and its development and interaction with other East Asian cultures.
Athena Title:East Asian Culture
Prerequisite:ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101E or ENGL 1101S
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 3680H. 3 hours.
Course Title:East Asian Culture (Honors)
Course
Description:
The culture of China and its development and interaction with other East Asian cultures.
Athena Title:East Asian Culture Honors
Prerequisite:(ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101E or ENGL 1101S) and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 3990. 3 hours.
Course Title:Directed Study in Comparative Literature
Course
Description:
Independent study and research under the direction of individual faculty members.
Athena Title:DIRECTED STUDY CML
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:YORB(AFST)(CMLT) 4001. 3 hours.
Course Title:Yoruba Culture and Civilization
Course
Description:
Introduction to the language, life, and culture of Yoruba- speaking people in West Africa and other parts of the World.
Athena Title:YORB CULT AND CIVI
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in or YORB 3002, AFST 3002, YORB 3010
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 4010. 3 hours.
Course Title:Approaches in Comparative Literature
Course
Description:
The methods and literary theories encompassed by the discipline of Comparative Literature.
Athena Title:APPROACHES IN CML
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:HONS(CMLT) 4010H. 3 hours. 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Special Problems Seminar in Humanities
Course
Description:
Selected problems in the Humanities which have special or current relevance to members of the University community. Topics will vary to meet interest and demand.
Athena Title:SP PROB SEM HUM
Nontraditional Format:Discussions include student presentations of material researched for the course. May be held daily during May session, or as part of a Study Abroad program.
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 4020. 3 hours.
Course Title:Senior Seminar in Comparative Literature
Course
Description:
The capstone course for the undergraduate major in comparative literature, focusing on a particular theme, methodology, theory or problem.
Athena Title:Senior Seminar in CMLT
Prerequisite:CMLT 4010
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 4050/6050. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Literature and Ideas of Nature
Course
Description:
Literary and philosophical texts of various historical periods that trace changes in how human beings understand their non-human environment.
Athena Title:LITERATURE & NATURE
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 4070/6070. 3 hours.
Course Title:Science and Literature in the Renaissance
Course
Description:
Literature of Western Europe, 1450-1600, with emphasis on the emergence of modern science through such figures as Copernicus, Galileo, and Kepler.
Athena Title:Science and Lit in Renaissance
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 4080/6080. 3 hours.
Course Title:Madness, Monsters, and Monks: Romantic European Literature
Course
Description:
A survey of European literature of the Romantic period, 1780- 1840, this course covers a wide range of nations and genres-from England to Russia, from poetry to opera-exploring the artistic, cultural, and historical significance of this movement in its own time and in ours.
Athena Title:Madness Monsters Monks
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 4081/6081. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:World Romanticism I
Course
Description:
Early Romanticism: 1750–1830, with readings of selected literature and criticism.
Athena Title:WORLD ROMANTICISM I
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 4082/6082. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:World Romanticism II
Course
Description:
Middle to late romanticism: 1820 -1900, with readings of selected literature and criticism.
Athena Title:WORLD ROMANTICS II
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 4090/6090. 3 hours.
Course Title:Rethinking Poetry in the Modern World
Course
Description:
Lyric poetry in a global context from the mid-nineteenth century to the present.
Athena Title:Rethinking World Poetry
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 4100/6100. 3 hours.
Course Title:Philosophy and Literature in the Seventeenth Century
Course
Description:
The interrelationships between literature and philosophy in seventeenth-century Europe.
Athena Title:Philosophy and Lit 17th Cent
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 4110/6110. 3 hours.
Course Title:From Epic to Courtly Love in the Middle Ages
Course
Description:
The literatures of medieval Europe, with emphasis on epic and chivalric romance.
Athena Title:Epic and Love in Middle Ages
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 4120/6120. 3 hours.
Course Title:Enlightenment and Revolution in European Literature
Course
Description:
The literature of England, France, and Germany in the eighteenth century, with emphasis on political and intellectual developments: the French Revolution and the Enlightenment.
Athena Title:Enlightenment and Revolution
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 4150/6150. 3 hours.
Course Title:Global Encounters through Fiction
Course
Description:
An introduction to the novel as a genre, with representative readings from around the world, from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries.
Athena Title:Global Encounters thru Fiction
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 4160/6160. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:The Bible in Western Literature and Art
Course
Description:
An investigation of Western literary and artistic interpretations of the Bible, its narratives, characters, and themes.
Athena Title:BIBLE IN LITERATURE
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 4170/6170. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Literature and Conflict in Israel and the Middle East
Course
Description:
An introduction to the fiction, poetry, drama, and film inspired by the Arab-Israeli conflict, focusing on Hebrew and Palestinian authors.
Athena Title:Literature Conflict in Israel
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 4200/6200. 3 hours.
Course Title:Literature and the Visual Arts
Course
Description:
Formal, philosophical, and thematic relationships between literature and one or more of the visual arts in a given period.
Athena Title:LIT & VISUAL ARTS
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 4210/6210. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Literature and Cinema
Course
Description:
Formal, philosophical, and thematic relationships between literature and cinema.
Athena Title:LITERATURE & CINEMA
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 4220/6220. 3 hours.
Course Title:East Asian Cinema
Course
Description:
A survey of major works of East Asian cinema from literary, historical, cultural, and interdisciplinary perspectives.
Athena Title:EAST ASIAN CINEMA
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 4230/6230. 3 hours.
Course Title:African Cinema
Course
Description:
Introduction to African cinema as a prolongation of both oral and written African literature. An analysis of selected films shall reveal the usage of African "aesthetics of narration," which shall lead to a better understanding of the discourse of African literatures written in European languages.
Athena Title:AFRICAN CINEMA
Prerequisite:ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1102M or ENGL 1050H or ENGL 1060H
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 4250/6250. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Literature of the Stage from Athens to Beijing
Course
Description:
An introduction of major currents in world drama from its beginnings to the present.
Athena Title:Literature of the World Stage
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT(AFAM)(AFST)(GEOG)(LACS) 4260/6260. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Black and Green Atlantic: Crosscurrents of the African and Irish Diasporas
Course
Description:
An exploration of the comparative dimensions of Black and Irish experiences in the Atlantic world through the study of cultural production from the United States, Africa, Britain, the Caribbean, and Ireland.
Athena Title:The Black and Green Atlantic
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 4300/6300. 3 hours.
Course Title:Modernism and Postmodernism
Course
Description:
Modernism and postmodernism as literary movements, with reading of selected literature and criticism.
Athena Title:MODERN/POSTMODERN
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI(CMLT) 4307/6307. 3 hours.
Course Title:Comparative Islamic Literature
Course
Description:
The major genres of Islamic literature and its principle concepts, covering Qur'anic, hadith, legal and political literature, philosophy, theology, historiography, hagiography, and poetry, emphasizing the Medieval period and mystical prose and poetry primarily in Arabic, Persian, and Turkish. The works will be in English translation. A writing intensive course.
Athena Title:COMP ISLAMIC LIT
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 4320/6320. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Comparative Cultural Studies
Course
Description:
Merging elements of comparative literature and cultural studies, this course examines culture and cultural products, including, but not restricted to, literature, media, art, and mass communication. Particular attention will be given to the comparative analysis of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and class as they emerge in different forms of cultural production.
Athena Title:COMP CULTURAL STDS
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 4350/6350. 3 hours.
Course Title:Literature in the Industrial Age
Course
Description:
Readings in major writers and works of nineteenth-century world literature, with an emphasis on industrialization and its consequences.
Athena Title:Industrial Age Literature
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 4400/6400. 3 hours.
Course Title:East Central European Literature and Culture
Course
Description:
The works of major modern East Central European writers, with some attention to representative cinema.
Athena Title:E CENT EUROPE LIT
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 4440H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Literature and Medicine (Honors)
Course
Description:
This course addresses issues of immediate interest to future doctors and psychologists: empathy, illness, suffering, death, dialogue, relationships, and the power of the human story. The medium is literature and art but the aim is interdisciplinary: a way to reinsert humanist understanding into a primarily scientific worldview.
Athena Title:LIT. AND MEDICINE
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 4510/6510. 3 hours.
Course Title:Literature and Music
Course
Description:
The forms, relationships, and aesthetics of music and literature.
Athena Title:LIT AND MUSIC
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 4600/6600. 3 hours.
Course Title:Survey of East Asian Literature I
Course
Description:
Poetry, prose, and drama in traditional China and Japan. The works will be in English translation.
Athena Title:EAST ASIAN LIT I
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 4610/6610. 3 hours.
Course Title:Survey of East Asian Literature II
Course
Description:
Poetry, prose, and drama in China and Japan from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The works will be in English translation.
Athena Title:EAST ASIAN LIT II
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 4620/6620. 3 hours.
Course Title:East Asian Novel
Course
Description:
The major/minor novelists and their works, especially those of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The novels are in English translation.
Athena Title:EAST ASIAN NOVEL
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 4630/6630. 3 hours.
Course Title:Holocaust Literature and Film
Course
Description:
An examination of a variety of European and American literary and critical texts and films dealing with the Holocaust and its aftermath.
Athena Title:HOLOCAUST LIT/ FILM
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL(CMLT) 4660. 3 hours.
Course Title:Politics, Film, and Literature
Course
Description:
Analysis of comparative politics through the prism of film, literature, and essays/articles. Among the themes covered are: Reason, Modernity, and Political Development; Revolution; Totalitarianism; The Glory of War; Women/Children and Poverty in the Developing World; Labor Relations; and Political Corruption.
Athena Title:POLITICS-FILM-LIT
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 4350
Pre or Corequisite:INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or CMLT 2111 or CMLT 2270H or CMLT 2210 or CMLT 2280H or CMLT 2212 or CMLT 2220 or CMLT 2250H or CMLT 2260H or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 4670/6670. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit. 3 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Chinese Cinema in Translation
Course
Description:
An introduction to the evolution of Chinese film in its cultural, literary and historical context. It examines moderization, cultural conflict, war, revolution, and gender roles against a backdrop of Chinese history and politics.
Athena Title:CHINESE CINEMA
Nontraditional Format:Films will be screened during the 2 lab hours scheduled each week.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LACS(CMLT) 4700/6700. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Topics in Latin American and Caribbean Transnational Comparative Studies
Course
Description:
Focuses on two or more Latin American and/or Caribbean countries (e.g., Peru and Bolivia) or at least one Latin American county and another country outside of Latin America (e.g., Brazil and Angola). The approach could be discipline- specific (e.g., literature) or interdisciplinary (e.g., anthropology and linguistics).
Athena Title:LACS Comparative Studies
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING(CMLT) 4740/6740. 3 hours.
Course Title:Discourse Analysis
Course
Description:
An interdisciplinary study of language use, text analysis, and evaluation. The course will provide students with the ability to investigate and evaluate structural features of language and to identify the strategies used by different writers based on style and cultural backgrounds.
Athena Title:DISCOURSE ANALYSIS
Prerequisite:LING 2100 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING(CMLT) 4870/6870. 3 hours.
Course Title:Language, Gender, and Culture
Course
Description:
The role of language and culture in the formation of philosophical assumptions about gender differentiation in society.
Athena Title:LANG GENDER CULTR
Prerequisite:LING 2100 or ENGL(LING) 3030 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT(AFST) 4880/6880. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Origins of African Literature
Course
Description:
An exploration of major currents in African literature from its ancient oral traditions to the European colonial period.
Athena Title:Origins of African Literature
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT(AFST) 4890/6890. 3 hours.
Course Title:Postcolonial African Literature
Course
Description:
An exploration of major currents in African literature since the independence of the African people from European colonial rule.
Athena Title:Postcolonial African Lit
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 4970H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Directed Reading and/or Projects (Honors)
Course
Description:
Individual study, reading, or projects under the direction of a project director.
Athena Title:DIRECTED READING
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 4980H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Directed Reading and/or Projects (Honors)
Course
Description:
Individual study, reading, or projects under the guidance of a project director.
Athena Title:DIRECTED READING
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 4990H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Honors Thesis
Course
Description:
Individual research in the major field or in a closely related field under the guidance of a project director.
Athena Title:HONORS THESIS
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 7000. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Master's Research
Course
Description:
Research while enrolled for a master's degree under the direction of faculty members.
Athena Title:MASTER'S RESEARCH
Nontraditional Format:Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:CMLT 7005. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Course Title:Graduate Student Seminar
Course
Description:
Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study.
Athena Title:GRAD STUDENT SEM
Nontraditional Format:Seminar.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:CMLT 7010. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 15 hours credit.
Course Title:Pedagogy Seminar for Less Commonly Taught Languages/African, Asian, and Middle Eastern Languages
Course
Description:
Theory into practice for teaching less commonly taught languages: African, Asian, and Middle Eastern. Techniques and strategies for teaching listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture.
Athena Title:Language Pedagogy LCTL
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:CMLT 7100. 3 hours.
Course Title:Proseminar in Comparative Literature
Course
Description:
A multiple-instructor course for graduate students in Comparative Literature introducing the range of literatures and critical approaches which characterize the discipline and the department.
Athena Title:PROSEMINAR
Prerequisite:Permission of major
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 7300. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 12 hours credit.
Course Title:Master's Thesis
Course
Description:
Thesis writing under the direction of the major professor.
Athena Title:MASTER'S THESIS
Nontraditional Format:Independent research and thesis preparation.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:CMLT(AFST) 8020. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 15 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Literary Periods
Course
Description:
Specific literary period from an international perspective, with emphasis on theoretical problems in periodization and the relationship of literature to other cultural institutions.
Athena Title:LITERARY PERIODS
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT(AFST) 8030. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 18 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Literary Genres
Course
Description:
Major genre, the epic in the literatures of Europe and America, with particular attention to recent developments in genre theory.
Athena Title:LITERARY GENRES
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 8040. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Problems in Literary Translation
Course
Description:
The problems and principles of literary translation, with emphasis on the practice of translation.
Athena Title:PROB.IN LITERARY TR
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 8130. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 15 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Special Topics
Course
Description:
Selected topics in comparative studies, to be determined by the course instructor.
Athena Title:SPECIAL TOPICS
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT(GEOG) 8250. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Transnational Literatures
Course
Description:
Examination of the theoretical and methodological underpinnings of the transnational turn in area studies, with the aim of ascertaining the implications of this development for comparative literature in the global context.
Athena Title:Transnational Literatures
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 8280. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Problems in the History of Literary Criticism I
Course
Description:
Literary criticism from Classical Antiquity through the mid-eighteenth century with attention to the theoretical issues and assumptions underlying the specific critical problems.
Athena Title:LITERARY CRIT I
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 8290. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Problems in the History of Literary Criticism II
Course
Description:
Literary criticism from the late eighteenth century to the present. Particular attention will be paid to the theoretical issues and assumptions underlying the specific critical problems under investigation.
Athena Title:LITERARY CRIT II
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 8300. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Contemporary Literary Theory and Criticism
Course
Description:
Literary theory and critical method, as exemplified by diverse figures from a number of differing national and linguistic cultures.
Athena Title:CONTEMPORARY THEORY
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 8310. 3 hours.
Course Title:Seminar in East Central European Studies
Course
Description:
Intellectual trends in their East Central European inflection. The philosophical and ideological underpinnings of the East Central European aesthetic and sociological thought and expression.
Athena Title:EAST CENTR EUR
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 8320. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Science and Critical Theory
Course
Description:
A seminar focused on conceptual models in the social and natural sciences and their relevance for cultural and aesthetic theory.
Athena Title:SCIENCE AND THEORY
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 8400. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Literature and Science
Course
Description:
Models of reality implicit in "scientific" and "literary" texts.
Athena Title:LITERATURE/SCIENCE
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN(CMLT) 8480. 3 hours.
Course Title:Aesthetic Theory (Kant to Adorno)
Course
Description:
Major 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century tracts on aesthetic theory, mainly drawn from the German philosophical tradition. In-depth study of such concepts as beauty, the sublime, sensate knowledge, aestheticism, aesthetic ideology, the anti-aesthetic, and the end of art, against the background of contemporary continental theory.
Athena Title:AESTHETICTHEORY
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN(CMLT) 8490. 3 hours.
Course Title:Critical Theory
Course
Description:
Introduction to the literary, cultural, aesthetic, and philosophical theories of the Frankfurt School (first-, second-, and third-generation theorists). Examines the main tenets of this tradition, places these theories in a comparative context, and explores the after-effects of Critical Theory in contemporary criticism.
Athena Title:CRITICAL THEORY
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 8500. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Literature and Philosophy
Course
Description:
The relationships between literature and philosophy, and in the philosophical issues that literature examines.
Athena Title:LIT AND PHILOSOPHY
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ENGL(CMLT) 8850. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Criticism and Theory
Course
Description:
A problem in structuralism, poststructuralism, feminism, psychoanalysis, Marxism, New Historicism, gay and lesbian studies, postmodernism, postcolonialism, or cultural studies; or of a major literary theorist.
Athena Title:SEM CRIT THEORY
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 8980. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Readings in Comparative Literature
Course
Description:
Independent reading with regular conferences and reports, in some aspects of comparative literature.
Athena Title:READINGS IN CML
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT 9000. 1-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 18 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Research
Course
Description:
Research while enrolled for a doctoral degree under the direction of faculty members.
Athena Title:DOCTORAL RESEARCH
Nontraditional Format:Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:CMLT 9005. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Graduate Student Seminar
Course
Description:
Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study.
Athena Title:DOC GRAD STU SEM
Nontraditional Format:Seminar.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:CMLT 9300. 1-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 18 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Dissertation
Course
Description:
Dissertation writing under the direction of the major professor.
Athena Title:DOCT DISSERTATION
Nontraditional Format:Independent research and preparation of the doctoral dissertation.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
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