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Courses - Spring 2019
CMLT
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CMLT235
Black Diaspora Literature and Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL, D
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Credit only granted for: CMLT235 or ENGL235.
Examination of key works by writers of the African Diaspora. Relationship among black people across multiple geographic spaces; Africa, the Caribbean, the United States, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Specific historical, cultural, and literary contexts; themes such as gender, sexuality, migration, slavery, freedom, and equality. Readings may include literary texts (fiction, poetry, drama), music and film. All readings in English, but drawn from multiple languages of the black diaspora, including English, Spanish, French and Portuguese.
CMLT242
Introduction to Jewish Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Also offered as: JWST272.
Credit only granted for: HEBR231, JWST272, or CMLT242.
Formerly: HEBR231.
A survey of Jewish literature and introduction to methods of reading literature in general and Jewish literature in particular. Concern with what makes a literary corpus Jewish and other issues of canonicity. All texts in English translation.
Also offered as JWST272 and ISRL249G. Credit only granted for JWST272, ISRL249G, or CMLT242.
CMLT270
Global Literature and Social Change
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL, D
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Comparative study of literature through selected literary works from several non-Western cultures, viewed cross-culturally in light of particular social, political, and economic perspectives.
CMLT275
World Literature by Women
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL, D
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Also offered as: WMST275.
Credit only granted for: CMLT275 or WMST275.
Comparative study of selected works by women writers of several countries, exploring points of intersection and divergence in women's literary representations.
CMLT280
Film Art in a Global Society
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HA, D
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Comparative study of a variety of film traditions from around the world including cinema from Hollywood, Europe, Asia and developing countries, with a stress on different cultural contexts for film-making and viewing.
Also offered as: FILM298D. Credit only granted for: CMLT280 or FILM289D.
CMLT298B
Topics in Comparative Studies; Francophone Writers of Africa and the African Diaspora
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as FREN242. Credit granted for CMLT298B or FREN242.
CMLT386
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Restriction: Junior standing or higher; and permission of ARHU-English department.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
CMLT398C
Special Topics in Comparative Studies; Cinema of Liberation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as ENGL329A. Credit granted for CMLT398C or ENGL329A. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs.
CMLT398D
Special Topics in Comparative Studies; The Jazz Paradigm
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as ENGL379R. Credit granted for CMLT398D or ENGL379R.
CMLT679Z
Topics in Comparative Studies; Nuclear Futures: Theorizing Environmental Humanities for the Post - Fukushima Age
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Also offered as GERM689Z, SLLC698Z and FREN699Z. Credit granted for GERM689Z, CMLT679Z, SLLC698Z or FREN699Z.

This seminar interrogates the concept of futurity in the context of environmental activism and artistic engagement with atomic issues from 1945 to the present, focusing on Germany and Japan. We will engage with theoretical developments in the environmental humanities, including readings on the Anthropocene, precarity, and neoliberal capitalism. The course draws on a wide range of written materials and media, including personaltestimonies, poetry, fiction, film, manga, music, performance and documentation of protests. Taught in English.
CMLT699
(Perm Req)
Independent Study
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
CMLT799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
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CMLT898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
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CMLT899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
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