Graduate Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2017–2018 and 2018–2019; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

Comparative Literature: C L

C L 180K. Introduction to Comparative Literature.

One-credit-hour proseminar in methods of study and research in comparative literature. One lecture hour a week for one semester. Required of first-semester graduate students in comparative literature. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in comparative literature and consent of the graduate adviser in comparative literature.

C L 380M. Problems in Translation.

Detailed study of literary translations and of the translation process, and completion of one substantial translation. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser in comparative literature.

C L 381. The Comparative Study of Literary Periods and Movements.

The study of literary periods, aspects of periods, or movements from a comparative point of view; topics include mystical literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance humanism. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

C L 382. Topics in Comparative Literature.

Study of genres, literary forms, the relationships of literature and other disciplines from a comparative point of view; topics include comedy, sensibility, and the East and the West. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

C L 385. Theories of Literary Criticism.

Comparative study of theories of literary criticism in a broad historical perspective, including representative classic texts in critical theory. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

C L 386. Literature in a Comparative Context.

A study of topics with a single primary language focus, using a strongly comparative approach. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser and instructor.

C L 390. Comparative Literary Theory and Poetics.

Comparative study of major modern critical schools and figures in literary and cultural theory and criticism. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

C L 391L. Conference Course in Comparative Literature.

Tutorial courses on individually designed basis available through the home departments of members of the comparative literature faculty. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser in comparative literature.

C L 698. Thesis.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in comparative literature and consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, Comparative Literature 698A and consent of the graduate adviser.

C L 398R. Master's Report.

Preparation of a report to fulfill the requirement for the master's degree under the report option. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in comparative literature and consent of the graduate adviser.

C L 399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree and consent of the graduate adviser in comparative literature.

C L 399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Comparative Literature 399R, 699R, or 999R, and consent of the graduate adviser in comparative literature.