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Comparative Literature Courses (CL)



English/Modern and Classical Languages

300 Introduction to Comparative Literature (3:3:0). Prerequisite: 60 hours. Introduction to methods of comparative literature through study, in translation, of a selected theme or motif as it appears in various periods, genres, or national literatures. Readings drawn chiefly from English, American, or European literature; on occasion, non-Western literature is featured.

514 Theories of Comparative Literature (3:3:0). Prerequisite: CL 300 and 90 hours, or permission of instructor. Intensive study of the major theories of comparative literature with special emphasis on international movements and their characteristic themes. Students work with texts in the foreign language of their concentration; other texts are studied in translation.


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