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2012-2014 COURSE CATALOGUE : COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

Students in Comparative Literature pursue a broad literary education that is informed by critical theory and knowledge of comparative methodologies. The study of comparative literature is flexible and interdisciplinary. It may involve art, music, politics, philosophy, history, anthropology and other fields. The program also engages the student with at least one culture and language other than English. The program rests on three principles: foreign language training, individual curricular planning, and comparative methodology. All students in the program must demonstrate foreign language competence, normally defined as passing two courses at the literature level in that language. (In special cases, the comparative literature committee may arrange for the fulfillment of this requirement by examination.) The student must satisfy the prerequisite of ENG 101 and an upperlevel course comparable to a seminar in comparative literature. This course is selected in consultation with the student’s adviser during the second year. The Comparative Literature program offers a disciplinary and an interdisciplinary major and minor. Students interested in majoring in comparative literature should meet with an adviser in the program to plan out a program of study which addresses their particular interests. The courses listed below serve as examples of the types of courses that might be included in such a program.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DISCIPLINARY MAJOR (B.A.)
disciplinary, 12 courses
ENG 200, a course designated as a comparative literature seminar, and 10 courses in literature or an allied field that form a cohesive program and include one course in critical theory. The courses selected must provide a coherent and indepth exploration of the field. The number of nonliterary courses must be approved by the adviser and coordinator. Students majoring in comparative literature must also demonstrate proficiency in an ancient or modern language, typically by taking two language courses at the 200-level or above (these may be in different languages).

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DISCIPLINARY MINOR
disciplinary, 7 courses
ENG 200, a course designated as a comparative literature seminar, and five courses in literature or an allied field that form a coherent and indepth exploration of the field. Students minoring in comparative literature must also demonstrate proficiency in an ancient or modern language, typically by taking two language courses at the 200-level or above (those may be in different languages).

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE INTERDISCIPLINARY MAJOR (B.A.)
interdisciplinary, 12 courses
ENG 200, a course designated as a comparative literature seminar, and 10 courses in literature or an allied field that form a cohesive program and include one course in critical theory. The courses selected must include work in at least two different departments and include materials and approaches other than literary. The number of nonliterary courses must be approved by the adviser and coordinator. Students majoring in comparative literature must also demonstrate proficiency in an ancient or modern language, typically by taking two language courses at the 200-level or above (these may be in different languages).

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE INTERDISCIPLINARY MINOR
interdisciplinary, 7 courses
ENG 200, a course designated as a comparative literature seminar, and five courses in literature or an allied field from at least two different departments which include materials and approaches other than literary. Students minoring in comparative literature must also demonstrate proficiency in an ancient or modern language, typically by taking two language courses at the 200-level or above (these may be in different languages).

EXAMPLES OF CROSSLISTED COURSES
Critical Theory Courses
ENG 302 Poststructuralist Literary Theory
ENG 304 Feminist Literary Theory

Elective Courses
CLAS 230 Gender in Antiquity
ENG 236 PostApocalyptic Literature
ENG 312 Psychoanalysis and Literature
ENG 356 Nabokov, Borges, Calvino
ENG 360 20th Century Central European Fiction
ENG 372 20th Century Latin American Literature
LTAM 308 Latin American/Latino Cinema
MUS 206 Opera As Drama
PSY 247 Psychology of Women
REL 254 The Question of God/Goddess
REL 256 Tales of Love, Tales of Horror
REL 257 What’s Love Got to Do With It?