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Courses - Fall 2017
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CMLT235
Black Diaspora Literature and Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL, D
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Credit only granted for: CMLT235 or ENGL235.
Examination of key works by writers of the African Diaspora. Relationship among black people across multiple geographic spaces; Africa, the Caribbean, the United States, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Specific historical, cultural, and literary contexts; themes such as gender, sexuality, migration, slavery, freedom, and equality. Readings may include literary texts (fiction, poetry, drama), music and film. All readings in English, but drawn from multiple languages of the black diaspora, including English, Spanish, French and Portuguese.
CMLT242
Introduction to Jewish Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Also offered as: JWST272.
Credit only granted for: HEBR231, JWST272, or CMLT242.
Formerly: HEBR231.
A survey of Jewish literature and introduction to methods of reading literature in general and Jewish literature in particular. Concern with what makes a literary corpus Jewish and other issues of canonicity. All texts in English translation.
CMLT270
Global Literature and Social Change
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: HL, D
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Comparative study of literature through selected literary works from several non-Western cultures, viewed cross-culturally in light of particular social, political, and economic perspectives.
CMLT275
World Literature by Women
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL, D
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Also offered as: WMST275.
Credit only granted for: CMLT275 or WMST275.
Comparative study of selected works by women writers of several countries, exploring points of intersection and divergence in women's literary representations.
CMLT277
Literatures of the Americas
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL, D
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Comparative study of several North, South, and Central American culture with a focus on the specificities, similarities, and divergences of their literary and cultural texts.
Also offered as ENGL278L.
CMLT280
Film Art in a Global Society
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HA, D
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Comparative study of a variety of film traditions from around the world including cinema from Hollywood, Europe, Asia and developing countries, with a stress on different cultural contexts for film-making and viewing.
CMLT386
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Restriction: Junior standing or higher; and permission of ARHU-English department.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
CMLT398B
Special Topics in Comparative Studies; The Self and the "Other" in Israeli Culture: Literature, Film, and Television
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as ISRL349Q, HEBR498Q, and JWST319Q. Credit granted for ISRL349Q, HEBR498Q, JWST319Q, or CMLT398B.

Modern Israel includes people of many different faiths, ethnicities, languages, and cultures, but, Jews of European origin have generally dominated its political and cultural climate. Through literature and film, we will explore how the sense of the self is constructed and how the "other" is imagined in Israeli culture. "Others" include Palestinians, Sephardim, Mizrahim, non-Zionists, women, and Eastern Europeans who do not relinquish their ties to the past, as well as other individuals who resist the collective ideologies of a nation constructing itself.
CMLT398J
Special Topics in Comparative Studies; Representing the Holocaust
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as JWST346 and ENGL332. Credit granted for JWST346, ENGL332, or CMLT398J.

Different perspectives on how the Holocaust should be represented. Examination of a wide range of texts including fiction, memoirs, critical essays, poems and films in different languages (in translation). Emphasis on the international and comparative nature of Holocaust literary studies and investigation into the propriety of literary representation of historical catastrophe. Consideration of our own role as readers serving as witnesses to an event that has marked itself indelibly in the aesthetic history of the twentieth century.
CMLT398L
Special Topics in Comparative Studies; Sexuality in the Cinema
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Two lower-level English courses, at least one in literature; or permission of department. Also offered as ENGL329C. Credit will be granted for only one of the following: CMLT398L, CMLT498L, or ENGL329C.
CMLT398N
Special Topics in Comparative Studies; Gypsy Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Two lower-level English courses, at least one in literature or permission of department. Also offered as ENGL379V. Credit will be granted for only one of the following: CMLT398N, CMLT498N, or ENGL379V.
CMLT679F
(Perm Req)
Topics in Comparative Studies; Contemporary Latina/o Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Also offered as ENGL658A. Credit granted for ENGL 658A or CMLT679F.
CMLT679J
(Perm Req)
Topics in Comparative Studies; Africana Theory and Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Also offered as ENGL628D. Credit granted for ENGL 628D or CMLT679J.
CMLT699
(Perm Req)
Independent Study
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
CMLT788I
Practicum in Comparative Studies; Themes and Methods in Comparative Studies
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: S-F
Class meets from 1:30pm-3:30pm in TWS 3134 on the following dates: 9/16, 10/21, 11/04, 12/02.
CMLT799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
CMLT898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
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CMLT899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.