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Note: The minimum language requirement is English and one foreign language. English courses must be numbered 200 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                           

6 courses                                                

6 courses 

Major Literature

4 upper-level courses

3 upper-level courses

Minor Literature                                        

3 upper-level courses

2 upper-level courses

Third Language

2 elementary-level courses (or 6 credits)

2 upper-level courses

total courses:

15

 


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

Comparative Literature Courses 
(300 level or above; up to two 200-level or one 100-level and one 200-level):

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; up to two 200-level or one 100-level and one 200-level):

Course #

Course Title

Credits  

Semester

CompLit 122

CompLit 233

Spiritual Autobiography

International Fantasy                                                           

4.00

4.00

S01

S01

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


 

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

Comparative Literature

6 courses

Major Literature

4 upper-level courses

Minor Literature

3 upper-level courses

3rd Language

0

total courses:

13

Sample Plan

Comparative Literature Courses 
(300 level or above; up to two 200-level or one 100-level and one 200-level):

Course #

Course Title                                                                                        

Credits        

Semester

CompLit 236

CompLit 356

   Digital Cultures   

   Amer Lit Euro Contxt

4.00

3.00

S03

S04

CompLit 391H

   History of Literary Criticism

4.00

S05

CompLit 190C

   Intro To Sci-Fi

3.00

F05

CompLit 529

   Symbolist Movement

3.00

S06

CompLit 691S

   Senior Theory Seminar–Female Subject

3.00

S06

CompLit 397

   Junior Yr. Writing Requirement

3.00

F06

 

Courses in Major Literature—English:

Course #

   Course Title

Credits

Semester

English 221

   Shakespeare

3.00

F03

English 254H

   Writ&Reading Imag Lit/Honors

4.00

F03

English 491A

   Neruda In Trnsltn

3.00

S05

English 272

   American Romanticism

3.00

F05

English 200

   Sem Literary Studies

3.00

S06

 

Courses in Second Literature—Spanish:

Course #

   Course Title

Credits

Semester

Spanish 319

   Intro To Lit Analysis

3.00

S04

Spanish 320

   Lit Currents-Spain I

3.00

F04

Spanish 497V

   ST-Cervantes: El Quijote

3.00

S05

Spanish 321

   Literary Currents-Spain II

4.00

F05


 

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

6 courses

Major Literature

3 upper-level courses

Minor Literature

2 upper-level courses

3rd Language

0

Related Discipline

4 courses

total courses:

15


SAMPLE PLAN 1:

Comparative Literature Courses 
(300 level or above; up to two 200-level or one 100-level and one 200-level):

Course #

   Course Title

Credits        

Semester

CompLit 122

CompLit 383

   Spiritual Autobiography

   Narartive Avant-Garde Film

4.00

3.00

S02

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

 

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; up to two 200-level or one 100-level and one 200-level)

Course #

  Course Title

Credits         

Semester

CompLit 381

  Self Reflective Avant-Garde Film                                                         

3.00

S03

CompLit 391J

  Global Tempests

3.00

F04

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 236

  Digital Cultures

4.00

S06

CompLit 591

  Medieval Women Writers 3.00 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)

3.00

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; up to two 200-level or one 100-level and one 200-level):

Course #

  Course Title                                                                                          

Credits       

Semester

CompLit 291A

  S-Fndatns Culml Stut

3.00

F00

CompLit 340

  Mystical Literature 3.00 S01

CompLit 383

  Nar Avant-Garde Film

3.00

F01

CompLit 595A

  Sem-Cultural Studies

3.00

F01

CompLit 234H

  Myth,Folk&Child Lit

4.00

S02

CompLit 397

  Junior Yr. Writing Requirement

3.00

F02

CompLit 391H

  History of 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