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Sample Course Plans: Advanced Language-Literature (Three Literatures)

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Note: The minimum language requirement is English and one foreign language. English courses must be numbered 201 or higher. Foreign language courses must be numbered 240 or higher and may not include courses where the reading/viewing is done in English. No more than 6 credits of Independent Study maybe counted towards the major. Grammar or conversation classes, culture classes, and courses in literature in translation, may not be applied to the Comparative Literature major.

Sample course plans correspond to the three tracks for the Major in Comparative Literature.

Credit Distributions

Credit Distributions Either... Or...
Comparative Literature 15 upper-level credits l5 upper-level credits
Major Literature 12 upper-level credits 12 upper-level credits
Minor Literature 9 upper-level credits 6 upper-level credits
Third Language 6 elementary-level credits 6 upper-level credits
total credits: 42 39

Sample Plan A (6 elementary-level credits in third language)

Comparative Literature Courses
(300 level or above; 200 level with foreign language and permission):
Course # Course Title Credits Semester
CompLit 391A Representing Holocaust 4.00 F01
CompLit 291F Intro to Folklore 3.00 F02
CompLit 397 Junior Yr. Writing Requirement 3.00 F02
CompLit 393C Graphic Novel 3.00 F03
CompLit 498 Practicum 3.00 Wtr03
CompLit 391H Literary Criticism 4.00 S04
CompLit 234H Myth, Folktale and Children's Literature 4.00 S04

 

Courses in Major Literature—English:
Course # Course Title Credits Semester
English 491B Neruda in Translation 3.00 S02
English 260 19th Cent Australian Literature and Culture (in Australia) 5.00 S03
English 376 Representing India (in Australia) 5.00 S03
 
Courses in Second Literature—Spanish:
Course # Course Title Credits Semester
Spanish 240 Intermediat Spanish II 3.00 F01
Spanish 311 Advanced Grammar 3.00 S02
Study Abroad 2 Literature courses (in Salamanca) 6.00 S03
Spanish 371 Latin American Literature in Regional Contexts 4.00 F03
 
Courses in Third Literature—French:
Course # Course Title Credits Semester
French 126 Elementary Intensive 6.00 F02
French 230 Intermediate French 3.00 S03
French 244 Intermediate Fiction 3.00 F03

Sample Plan B (6 upper-level credits in third language)

Comparative Literature Courses
(300 level or above; 200 level with foreign language and permission):
Course # Course Title Credits Semester
CompLit 233 Fantasy & World Literature 3.00 Smr01
CompLit 340 Paris-French/Amer Film 3.00 S02
E-TF Modern Drama (French Theatre) 3.00 S02
CompLit 397 Junior Yr. Writing Requirement 3.00 F02
CompLit 692A Buddhism & American Culture 3.00 S03
CompLit 391H Literary Criticism 4.00 S03

 

Courses in Major Literature—French:
Course # Course Title Credits Semester
French 246 Intermediate Intensive 6.00 S01
French 285 Language Suite Conversation 2.00 F02
Paris Program 20th Century French Women Writers 3.00 S02
Paris Program Intro to Literature 3.00 S02
VL 010 Voyages in French Literature 3.00 F01
 
Courses in Second Literature—Chinese:
Course # Course Title Credits Semester
CTF 005 Chinese Thought & Folklore ( Tunghai) 5.00 S04
Study Abroad Intro to Chinese Literature (Taiwan) 3.00 F03
 
Courses in Third Literature—Spanish:
Course # Course Title Credits Semester
Study Abroad Spanish Instituto Cervantes (60 hrs.) 3.00 Smr 03
Study Abroad Spanish Instituto Alhambra (80 hrs.) 3.00 Smr 03

 

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