Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies (CLCS)

Program Chair: Associate Professor Gustavo Nanclares

Office: Room 207, Oak Hall

1002. Reading Between the Arts

Three credits.

Introduction to interrelations between literature, music, and the visual arts, including multi-media. CA 1.

1101. Classics of World Literature I

Three credits.

Introduction to classics of world literature. Comparative approach to canonical works of Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America, as well as Europe, from antiquity to the early modern period (1600). CA 1. CA 4-INT.

1102. Classics of World Literature II

Three credits.

An introduction to classics of world literature. A comparative approach to representative works of culture of Europe, the Americas, Africa, the Middle-East, and Asia, from the Renaissance (1600) to the present. CA 1. CA 4-INT.

1103W. Languages and Cultures

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. Urios-Aparisi, Wagner

Develops an interdisciplinary understanding and critical awareness of basic issues concerning socio-cultural factors of languages, language use and language learning, linguistic diversity, language research methodology, and the differences among diverse modes of communication. CA 1. CA 4-INT.

1110. Introduction to Film Studies

Three credits.

Introduction to film and film studies. Tools for analyzing and reading film. Techniques and language of film. Film theories. CA 1.

2201. Intercultural Competency towards Global Perspectives

Three credits.

Introduction to the interdisciplinary and international field of intercultural communication in cultural studies, including culturally determined communicative behaviors, identity, semiotics, multi-disciplinary theories of culture, and stereotypes. CA 1. CA 4-INT.

2301. Jewish Humor

(Also offered as HEJS 2301.) Three credits. Not open for credit to students who have passed HEJS 3295 when taught as this topic.

The history of Jewish humor in modern times with attention given to its various forms, including oral traditions, fiction and humor writing, stand-up comedy, live performance, television, film, and music. CA 1. CA 4.

3201. Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies

Three credits. This course may be repeated for credit with a change of topic.

Literary and cultural questions that go beyond national boundaries: the relationship of literature to other disciplines and to the other arts; cinema as a cultural phenomenon. (No foreign language required.)

3203. Comparative Studies in Cultural History

Three credits. This course may be repeated for credit with a change of topic.

The comparative study of cultural movements in literature and the arts throughout history. The course will explore different areas of cultural practice – e.g., social, literary, political, aesthetic, anthropological – with an eye as to how they are shaped, and in turn shape, dominant institutions and values. Sample topics include: World War I and the emergence of Modernism; European Fascisms; Christian, Jewish, and Muslim culture in Medieval Spain; photography and the Colonial Encounter, etc. May be repeated with change of topic.

3207. Film Genres

Three credits.

Conventions, history, and development of selected film genres.

3208. Studies in Film History

Three credits.

The history of cinema from its origins to the present in relation to relevant historical and cultural developments.

3211. Indigenous Film World Wide

Three credits. Lecture and discussion. Discussion includes weekly three-hour periods and film screening.

A survey of films by and about Indigenous, American Indian, First Nations, Native, and Aboriginal people. Course will focus on contemporary films and artists. CA 1. CA 4-INT.

3293. Foreign Study

Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Consent of department head required, normally to be granted prior to the student’s departure. May count toward the major with consent of the advisor. May be repeated for credit.

Special topics taken in a foreign study program.

3299. Independent Study

Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher; open only with instructor consent. With a change of topic, may be repeated for credit.

3888. Variable Topics

Credits and hours by arrangement. With a change in content, may be repeated for credit. Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary.


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