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Courses - Fall 2021
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
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.
CMLT270
Global Literature and Social Change
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
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
Cross-listed with: WGSS275.
Credit only granted for: WMST275, CMLT275 or WGSS275.
Formerly: WMST275.
Comparative study of selected works by women writers of several countries, exploring points of intersection and divergence in women's literary representations.
CMLT277
Literatures of the Americas
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL, D
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Comparative study of several North, South, and Central American cultures with a focus on the specificities, similarities, and divergences of their literary and cultural texts.
CMLT280
Film Art in a Global Society
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HA, D
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Cross-listed with: CINE280.
Credit only granted for: CINE280, FILM298D or CMLT280.
Formerly: FILM298D.
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.
Cross-listed with FILM298D. Credit only granted for: CMLT280 or FILM298D.
CMLT398F
Special Topics in Comparative Studies; Comparative Black and Native American Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with ENGL379A. Credit only granted for ENGL379A or CMLT398F.
CMLT398L
Special Topics in Comparative Studies; Sexuality in the Cinema
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with ENGL329C. Credit will be granted for only one of the following: CMLT398L, CMLT498L, or ENGL329C.
CMLT398M
Special Topics in Comparative Studies; Digital Publishing with Minimal Computing: Humanities at a Global Scale
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CMLT398N
Special Topics in Comparative Studies; Gypsy Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with ENGL379V. Credit will be granted for only one of the following: CMLT398N, CMLT498N, or ENGL379V.
CMLT399E
The Great Derangement: Climate, Art, and Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
Recommended: 200-level General Education and/or humanities course; and sophomore standing.
Cross-listed with: GERM367.
Credit only granted for: GERM399E, CMLT399E or GERM367.
Formerly: GERM399E.
Additional information: Priority in enrollment will be given to German majors.
An investigation of the relationship between climate and art & literature. Introduction to ecological thinking followed by study of artistic and literary works thematically grouped by the four elements: Earth, Water, Air, and Fire. Readings from the German literary tradition (Goethe, Tieck, Stifter, Kafka, Frisch, Wolf) and contemporary research in the environmental humanities, with additional readings and viewings from elsewhere on the planet. Taught in English.
Cross-listed with GERM367. Credit only granted for GERM367 or CMLT399E.

An investigation of the relationship between climate and art & literature. Introduction to ecological thinking followed by study of artistic and literary works thematically grouped by the four elements: Earth, Water, Air, and Fire. Readings from the German literary tradition (Goethe, Tieck, Stifter, Kafka, Frisch, Wolf) and contemporary research in the environmental humanities, with additional readings and viewings from elsewhere on the planet. Taught in English.