96-97 LS&A Bulletin

Comparative Literature

May be elected as an interdepartmental concentration program

Comparative Literature is a discipline which examines literature across national, historical, and linguistic boundaries. Literary movements, periods, genres, criticism, and theory are studied from an international viewpoint as are the relationships between literature and the other arts (e.g., film, painting, music) and literature and such disciplines as psychology, philosophy, anthropology, and history.

Courses in Comparative Literature (Division 354)


240. Introduction to Comparative Literature. (3). (HU).

241. Topics in Comparative Literature. Comp. Lit. 240 recommended. (3). (HU).

410. Major Authors. Junior standing. (3). (HU). May be elected for a total of six credits.

422. Literature and the Other Arts. Junior or senior standing. (3). (HU). May be elected for a total of 9 credits.

424. Literature and Other Disciplines. Upperclass standing and one course in literary studies. (3). (HU). May be elected for a total of nine credits.

430. Comparative Studies in Fiction. Upperclass standing. (3). (HU). May be repeated for a total of nine credits.

432. Comparative Studies in Non-Fictional Prose. Junior Standing. (3). (HU). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

434. Comparative Studies in Poetry. Junior standing. (3). (HU). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

436. Comparative Studies in Drama. Upperclass standing. (3; 2 in the half-term). (HU). May be repeated for a total of nine credits.

438. Comparative Studies in Film. Junior standing. (3). (HU). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

490. Comparative Cultural Studies. Junior standing. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

492. Comparative Literary Theory. Junior standing. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

495. Senior Seminar in Comparative Literature. Senior standing and concentration in Comp. Lit. (3). (Excl).

496. Honors Thesis. Comp. Lit. 495 and Honors concentration in Comp. Lit. (3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

498. Directed Reading. Permission of instructor. (1-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).