By collaborating with other departments and institutions,
employing media and communications technologies, and thinking
beyond the bounds of the conventional classroom, Comparative
Literature develops creative and innovative course offerings.
For instance, we have been pioneers within the
College of Humanities and Fine Arts in the development of curricula
especially in the area of collaborative distance learning, linked
to as many as six other campuses in the Commonwealth through
interactive television, and on-line to students from both the
East and West
Coast. The COMP-LIT
256H Poets and Poetry of New England project is one example.
We have gradually extended this mission, recently
introducing the first on-line version of Comparative
Literature 141, Themes
of Good and Evil, which has met with unheralded success, as
well as Medical
Interpretation, also very well received. We
into discussion with the new director of Continuing Education
regarding the possibility of expanding our offerings in this
mode, and have been invited to do so. Our potential for doing
given our experience in large lecture format, is significant
and could enhance the University’s reputation and influence.