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Courses - Fall 2017
AASP
African American Studies Department Site
AASP298L
Special Topics in Afro-American Studies: African-American Literature and Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL, D
Also offered as ENGL234. Credit granted for AASP298L or ENGL234.
ARHU
Arts and Humanities Department Site
ARHU298L
Critical Approaches to Traditional and Non-Traditional Literary Forms across Different Cultures
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL
Examines the different types of literature (Novel, Short Story, Flash Fiction, Comics, etc. ) produced by groups or individuals under diverse circumstances (cultural, historical, political, geographical, economic, philosophical, etc.). The required texts will provide the students with an opportunity to revaluate some commonly underestimated literary forms, such as flash fiction, comics orspoken word poetry and to understand the function of these manifestations in relationship to more traditional (canonical) expressions such as the novel.
CLAS
Classics Department Site
CLAS170
Greek and Roman Mythology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL
Also offered as: RELS170.
Credit only granted for: CLAS170 or RELS170.
Additional information: This course cannot be taken for language credit.
An introduction to the mythology of ancient Greece and Rome. This cours is particularly recommended for students planning to major in foreign languages, English, history, the fine arts, or journalism. Taught in English.
CMLT
Comparative Literature Department Site
CMLT235
Black Diaspora Literature and Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL, D
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.
CMLT270
Global Literature and Social Change
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: HL, D
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
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
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.
ENGL
English Department Site
ENGL201
Inventing Western Literature: Ancient and Medieval Traditions
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL
Wide range of texts, genres, and themes from ancient and medieval Western traditions. Study of cultural, historical, and artistic forces shaping traditions, and the influence and relevance of those traditions to life in twenty-first century.
ENGL206
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL
Credit only granted for: ENGL205, ENGL206, or ENGL289I.
Formerly: ENGL205.
Shakespeare's poems, history plays, comedies, and tragedies as investigations into language use, governance, sexuality, ethics, and mortality.
ENGL221
American Literature: Beginning to 1865
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL
Surveys American writing from the founding of the colonies through the Civil War. Authors such as Taylor, Cooper, Poe, Dickinson.
ENGL222
American Literature: 1865 to Present
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL
Surveys American writing from the Civil War through the Cold War. Authors such as Clemens, Frost, Hurston, Bellow.
ENGL234
African-American Literature and Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL, D
An exploration of the stories black authors tell about themselves, their communities, and the nation as informed by time and place, gender, sexuality, and class. African American perspective themes such as art, childhood, sexuality, marriage, alienation and mortality, as well as representations of slavery, Reconstruction, racial violence and the Nadir, legalized racism and segregation, black patriotism and black ex-patriots, the optimism of integration, and the prospects of a post-racial America.
Also offered as AASP298L. Credit will be granted for one of the following: AASP298L or ENGL234.
ENGL235
U.S. Latina/o Literature and Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
CORE: HL, D
Poetry, prose, and theater of Latina/o communities in the United States from origins in Spanish colonization of North America to ongoing development in the 21st century. How authors use literary form to gain insight into human experience, including mortality, religious belief, gender and sexuality, war and peace, family, language use, scientific inquiry, cultural tradition, ecology, and labor. How Latina/o literary traditions have shaped and been shaped by broader currents in American literature. Connections between Latina/o literature and social and artistic developments in other parts of the world, particularly Latin America and the Caribbean. Authors may include Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca, Eulalia Perez, Juan Nepomuceno Seguin, Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton, Jose Marti, Arthur A. Schomburg, Jesus Colon, Julia de Burgos, Cesar Chavez, Ariel Dorfman, Gloria Anzaldua, Junot Diaz, and Cristina Garcia.
Additional Note: Also offered as AMST298Q. Credit granted for ENGL235 or AMST298Q.
ENGL243
What is Poetry?
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL
An exploration of arguably the most complex, profound, and ubiquitous expression of human experience. Study through close reading of significant forms and conventions of Western poetic tradition. Poetry's roots in oral and folk traditions and connections to popular song forms.
ENGL250
Reading Women Writing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL, D
Also offered as: WMST255.
Credit only granted for: ENGL250 or WMST255.
Explores literary and cultural expressions by women and their receptions within a range of historical periods and genres. Topics such as what does a woman need in order to write, what role does gender play in the production, consumption, and interpretation of texts, and to what extent do women comprise a distinct literary subculture. Interpretation of texts will be guided by feminist and gender theory, ways of reading that have emerged as important to literary studies over the last four decades.
ENGL255
Literature of Science and Technology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL
Credit only granted for: ENGL255 or ENGL278T.
Formerly: ENGL278T.
Examines science and technology through the lens of British and America literature, primarily between 1800 and the present. Readings from early natural and experimental philosophers of the Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment. How literary works represent the ethics of science and technology; beneficial developments of science, and also heavy toll of industrialization. Writers studied may include Francis Bacon, Mary Shelley, Charles Darwin, H.G. Wells, Albert Einstein, Aldous Huxley, Richard Feynman, Philip K. Dick, Octavia Butler, Michael Frayn, and Tom Stoppard.
ENGL262
Introduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL
Also offered as: JWST262.
Credit only granted for: JWST262, HEBR223, or ENGL262.
Formerly: HEBR223.
An exploration of the origins and compositional history of biblical literature. Critical study of texts and socio-historical analysis of their background.
ENGL265
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Literatures
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL, D
Restriction: Must not have completed LGBT265.
Also offered as: LGBT265.
Credit only granted for: ENGL265 or LGBT265.
Exploration of literary and cultural expressions of sexuality and gender. Study of a range of historical periods and literary genres, such as essay, poetry, novel, drama, film. Topics include sexual norms and dissidence, gender identity and expression, the relationship between aesthetic forms and sexual subjectivity. Interpretation of texts particularly through the lens of queer theory. Examination of how sex and gender intersect with other forms of difference, including race and class.
FREN
FREN250
Introduction to Cultural and Textual Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL
Prerequisite: FREN204; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Must not be a native/fluent speaker of French.
Credit only granted for: FREN250 or FREN250H.
Introduction to cultural and textual analysis of selected readings from various genres in French literature. Taught in French.
Also offered as FREN 250H.
FREN250H
Introduction to Cultural and Textual Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL
Prerequisite: FREN204; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Must not be a native/fluent speaker of French.
Credit only granted for: FREN250 or FREN250H.
Introduction to cultural and textual analysis of selected readings from various genres in French literature. Taught in French.
For general honors students only. Also offered as FREN 250.
HHUM
Honors Humanities Department Site
HHUM105
Honors Humanities: Introduction to the Arts and Humanities
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: HL
Restriction: Must be an entering freshmen in the Honors Humanities Program.
Credit only granted for: ARHU105 or HHUM105.
Formerly: ARHU105.
Introduction to the university, the different fields of the arts and humanities, and the history of how the university and the humanities have evolved across the world from ancient times to the present. Primary emphasis on reading and discussion of literary artifacts to assess the meaning and social status of the arts and humanities in the past and their personal and social value for the future.
HONR
HONR239B
Honors Seminar: New York City and the American Dream
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: HL
HONR258T
Honors Seminar: Tools of Fiction: Literature and/as Creative Writing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: HL
JOUR
Journalism Department Site
JOUR289J
Probing War: Investigative Narratives and American Conflicts
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL
In this course, we will explore the realities of war through the work of journalists who pushed beyond the daily headlines, some risking life and limb, to challenge official versions and document uncomfortable realities about American conflicts.
JWST
Jewish Studies Department Site
JWST262
Introduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL
Also offered as: ENGL262.
Credit only granted for: JWST262, HEBR223 or ENGL262.
Formerly: HEBR223.
Origins of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament), with attention to literary formations, archaeology, and social-political settings. Explorations of major questions, including who wrote the Bible, and when; relationships of the biblical tradition to the mythology and religious structures of ancient Israel's near eastern neighbors; and dynamics of politics, religious leadership, and law.
JWST272
Introduction to Jewish Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL
Also offered as: CMLT242.
Credit only granted for: CMLT242 or JWST272.
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.
LGBT
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Studies
LGBT265
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Literatures
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL, D
Restriction: Must not have completed ENGL265.
Also offered as: ENGL265.
Credit only granted for: ENGL265 or LGBT265.
Exploration of literary and cultural expressions of sexuality and gender. Study of a range of historical periods and literary genres, such as essay, poetry, novel, drama, film. Topics include sexual norms and dissidence, gender identity and expression, the relationship between aesthetic forms and sexual subjectivity. Interpretation of texts particularly through the lens of queer theory. Examination of how sex and gender intersect with other forms of difference, including race and class.
RELS
Religious Studies
RELS170
Greek and Roman Mythology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL
Also offered as: CLAS170.
Credit only granted for: CLAS170 or RELS170.
Additional information: This course cannot be taken for language credit.
An introduction to the mythology of ancient Greece and Rome. This cours is particularly recommended for students planning to major in foreign languages, English, history, the fine arts, or journalism. Taught in English.
RUSS
Russian Department Site
RUSS222
Masterworks of Russian Literature II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL
Introduction to the classics of Russian literature in translation, beginning with the end of the nineteenth century and concluding with contemporary works. Taught in English.
WMST
Women's Studies Department Site
WMST255
Reading Women Writing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL, D
Also offered as: ENGL250.
Credit only granted for: WMST255 or ENGL250.
Explores literary and cultural expressions by women and their receptions within a range of historical periods and genres. Topics such as what does a woman need in order to write, what role does gender play in the production, consumption, and interpretation of texts, and to what extent do women comprise a distinct literary subculture. Interpretation of texts will be guided by feminist and gender theory, ways of reading that have emerged as important to literary studies over the last four decades.
WMST275
World Literature by Women
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL, D
Also offered as: CMLT275.
Credit only granted for: WMST275 or CMLT275.
Comparative study of selected works by women writers of several countries, exploring points of intersection and divergence in women's literary representations.