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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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