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1002. Reading Between the Arts

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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1101. Classics of World Literature I

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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1102. Classics of World Literature II

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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1103W. Languages and Cultures

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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1110. Introduction to Film Studies

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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1193. Foreign Study

1.00 - 15.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Special topics taken in a foreign study program. Consent of department head required, normally before the student's departure. May be repeated for credit.

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2201. Intercultural Competency Towards Global Perspectives

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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 sterotypes. CA 1. CA 4-INT.

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2204. Jewish Culture in American Film

Also offered as: AMST 2204, HEJS 2204

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Representations of the diversity of Jewish culture (historical, religious, secular) in American film. Introduction to film analysis and interpretation. CA 1. CA 4.

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2301. Jewish Humor

Also offered as: HEJS 2301

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Not open to students who have passed HEJS 3295 when taught as this topic

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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3201. Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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 phenomena. (No foreign language required.) This course may be repeated with a change of topic.

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3203. Comparative Studies in Cultural History

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

The comparative study of cultural movements in literature and the arts throughout history. 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 for credit with change of topic.

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3207. Film Genres

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Conventions, history, and development of selected film genres.

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3208. Studies in Film History

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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3211. Indigenous Film World Wide

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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3293. Foreign Study

1.00 - 15.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Special topics taken in a foreign study program. 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.

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3299. Independent Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

With a change of topic, may be repeated for credit.

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3888. Variable Topics

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary.

Grading Basis: Graded

With a change in content, may be repeated for credit.

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