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2012-2016 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 200 and an upper level 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 in-depth 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 in-depth 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 301 Cultural Theory
ENG 302 Poststructuralist Literary Theory
ENG 304 Feminist Literary Theory
ENG 305 Psychoanalysis and Literature

Elective Courses
BIDS 213 The French-English Medieval Connection
CLAS 108 Greek Tragedy
CLAS 112 Classical Myths
CLAS 213 Ancient Comedy
CLAS 228 Classical Epic
CLAS 230 Gender in Antiquity
ENG 239 The Eighteenth Century Novel
ENG 346 20th Century Central European Fiction
ENG 370 Who Am I? Identity and World Literature
ENG 375 Nabokov, Borges, Calvino
FRNE 211 Black African Literature
FRNE 215 Existentialist Journeys
FRNE 218 Memory, Culture, Identity in French Caribbean Literature
FRNE 219 Beyond Colonialism: Maghreb Literature
FRNE 341 Boulevard Saint-Germain
FRNE 395 Race, Society & Culture in the Ancien Regime
MDSC 313 Global Cinema
MUS 205 Music at the Movies
MUS 206 Opera As Drama
REL 103 Journeys and Stories
REL 226 Religion and Nature
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?
REL 279 Torah and Testament
REL 321 Muslim Women in Literature
REL 401 Responses to the Holocaust
RUSE 203 Russian Prison Literature
RUSE 237 Russian Folklore
RUSE 350 Dead Russians, Big Books
RUSE 351 20th Century Russian Literature Women Writers
SPNE 330 Latina Writing in the U.S.
SPNE 345 Latin American Contemporary Narrative
SPNE 355 Garcia Marquez: The Major Works
WMST 247 Psychology of Women