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Sample Course Plans: Literature and a Related Discipline

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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
Comparative Literature 15 upper-level credits
Major Literature 12 upper-level credits
Minor Literature 6 upper-level credits
3rd Language 0
Related Discipline 12 credits
total credits: 45

SAMPLE PLAN 1:

Comparative Literature Courses
(300 level or above; 200 level with foreign language and permission):
Course # Course Title Credits Semester
CompLit 383 Narartive Avant-Garde Film 3.00 F03
CompLit 397 Junior Yr. Writing Requirement 3.00 F03
CompLit 387H Senior Theory Seminar 4.00 F03
CompLit 234H Myth, Folk, Children's Literature 4.00 S04
CompLit 391H History of Literary Criticism 4.00 S04
German 270 From Grimms To Disney (Cross-listed w/ CompLit) 3.00 S05
 
Courses in Major Literature—English:
Course # Course Title Credits Semester
English 416 Chaucer: Canterbury Tales 3.00 S04
English 221 Shakespeare 3.00 F04
English 365 20th Century Literature of Ireland 3.00 F04
English 311 Legends—Arthur/Brit 3.00 S05
English 505 Beowulf 3.00 S05
 
Courses in Second Literature—Spanish:
Course # Course Title Credits Semester
Spanish 240 Intermediate Spanish II 3.00 F03
Spanish 301 Conversational Spanish I 3.00 S04
 
Courses in Related Discipline—Education:
Course # Course Title Credits Semester
Educ 392D Weekend workshops--Racism 1.00 F03
Educ 392E Ableism 1.00 F03
Educ 392G Sexism 1.00 F03
Educ 351 Foundations of Education 3.00

S04

Educ 325 Intro to Special Educ 3.00

F04

Educ 378 Survey of Children’s Lit 3.00

S05

SAMPLE PLAN 2:

Comparative Literature Courses
(300 level or above; 200 level with foreign language and permission):
Course # Course Title Credits Semester
CompLit 381 Self Reflective Avant-Garde Film 3.00 S03
CompLit 391J Global Tempests 3.00 S05
CompLit 391H Literary Criticism 4.00 S05
CompLit 597T Senior Theory Seminar: Translation & Technology 3.00 S05
CompLit 397 Junior Yr. Writing Requirement 3.00 F05
CompLit 356 Amer Lit Euro Context 1.00 S06
 
Courses in Major Literature—English:
Course # Course Title Credits Semester
English 254 Writing & Reading Imaginative Literature 3.00 F03
Theatre 342 Acting (incl. reading of plays) 3.00 F03
CompLit 498Y Practicum (counts toward English) 6.00 F05
 
Courses in Second Literature—Spanish:
Course # Course Title Credits Semester
Spanish 240 Intmd Sp II-Gen Pur 3.00 S04
Spanish 320 Lit Currnts-Spain (Barcelona) 1.50 F04
Spanish 321 Literary Currents-Spain II 1.50 F04
 
Courses in Third Literature—German:
Course # Course Title Credits Semester
German 110 Elementary German 3.00 F03
German 120 Elementary German 3.00 S04
 
Courses in Related Discipline—Linguistics:
Course # Course Title Credits Semester
Linguist 201 Intro Linguistics Theory 3.00 S04
Linguist 401 Introduction to Syntax 3.00 F05
Linguist 412 Language Processing & the Brain 3.00 F05
Linguist 390A Controlling the Discourse 3.00 S06

SAMPLE PLAN 3:

Comparative Literature Courses
(300 level or above; 200 level with foreign language and permission):
Course # Course Title Credits Semester
CompLit 291A S-Fndatns Culml Stut 3.00 Smr01
CompLit 383 Nar Avant-Garde Film 3.00 F01
CompLit 595A Sem-Cultural Studies 1.00 F01
CompLit 234H Myth,Folk&Child Lit 4.00 S02
CompLit 397 Junior Yr. Writing Requirement 3.00 F02
CompLit 391H Literary Criticism 4.00 S03
 
Courses in Major Literature—Japanese:
Course # Course Title Credits Semester
Japanese 246 Intens Elem Japan II 6.00 S02
Japanese 326 Intens Interm Japan I 6.00 F02
Japanese 327 Ints Interm Japan II 6.00 S03
 
Courses in Second Literature—English:
Course # Course Title Credits Semester
English 362 Mod Novel 1945-Present
3.00 S02
English 369 Studies In Mod Fiction 3.00 S02
 
Courses in Related Discipline—Creative Writing:
Course # Course Title Credits Semester
English 313 Types Creative Writing 3.00 S01
English 254 Writing & Reading Imaginative Literature 3.00 F01
English 354 Creative Writing 3.00 F01
English 297J ST-Get Surreal 3.00 S03

 

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