Courses

Classics

690R. Seminar in Classics. (3)

699R. Master’s Thesis. (1-9)

Comparative Literature

590R. Directed Readings. (1-3) Prerequisite: graduate coordinator’s consent.

610. Methods of Study in Comparative Literature. (3) Introduction to critical study of literature: critical methods and bibliography; linguistic foundations of literature; textual scholarship; literary history, transmission, theory, and criticism; genre theory; literature and other disciplines.

620R. Studies in Periods and Movements. (3) Prerequisite: CMLit 610 or concurrent registration. Various literary periods, movements, etc., and problems of periodization. Topics vary.

630R. Studies in Literary Genres. (3) Prerequisite: CMLit 610 or concurrent registration. Various genres (e.g. novel, epic, tragedy, lyric) and problems of genre. Topics vary.

640R. Studies in Themes and Types. (3) Prerequisite: CMLit 610 or concurrent registration. Major literary themes (e.g. Faust, Don Juan, Ulysses, Arthur), types, motifs, and problems of literary typology. Topics vary.

650R. Studies in Literary Relations. (3) Prerequisite: CMLit 610 or concurrent registration. Interrelations of national literatures and figures and of literature with other areas of knowledge (art, history, law, psychology, music, etc.). Topics vary.

660R. Studies in Literary Theory. (3) Prerequisite: CMLit 610 or concurrent registration. Critical theories of literature and literary analysis. Topics vary.

670R. Tutorial Internship. (3) Prerequisite: graduate coordinator’s consent. Individual research in cooperation with graduate faculty member, generally on problems relating to a specific national literature.

690R. Seminar in Comparative Literature. (3) Prerequisite: CMLit 610. Problems in comparative literature. Course content varies from semester to semester.

699R. Master’s Thesis. (1-9) Prerequisite: graduate coordinator’s consent.

Comparative Studies

610. Introduction to Contemporary Critical Thinking. (3) Prerequisites: CmLit 310, Hum 350, Clscs 420 or equivalents. Broad interdisciplinary perspective on contemporary literary and aesthetic theory and critical methods as these relate to the study of literature and the arts.

615. Colloquium in Comparative Studies. (3) Prerequisites: CmpSt 610. Introduction to a variety of critical methods through presentations of work in progress by graduate and visiting faculty. Topics vary.

620R. Studies in Periods and Movements. (3) Prerequisite: CmpSt 610. Literature, philosophy and/or the arts of a particular period or movement in cultural history. Problems of periodization. Topics vary.

625R. Area Studies. (3) Prerequisite: CmpSt 610. Study of literature, philosophy, and/or the arts of a particular geographical area. Topics vary.

630R. Studies in Genres and Forms. (3) Prerequisite: CmpSt 610. Varied topics include epic, tragedy, comedy, narrative, historiography, and film.

640R. Studies in Themes and Types. (3) Prerequisite: Cmp St 610. Varied topics include Eden, Arthur, Don Juan, Faust, Don Quixote, Ulysses, Troy.

650R. Interrelations of the Arts. (3) Prerequisite: CmpSt 610. Interrelations between various art forms, especially literature and one other (literature and art, literature and film, literature and music, etc.). Topics vary.

660R. Critical Theory and Methods. (3) Prerequisite: CmpSt 610. Theoretical and practical criticism; problems in critical theory. Varied topics include aesthetics, cultural theory, aspects of contemporary theory.

670R. Studies in the Classical Tradition. (3) Prerequisite: CmpSt 610. Studies in the cultures of classical antiquity and their influence on later cultural history. Topics vary.

699R. Master’s Thesis. (1-9) Prerequisite: graduate coordinator’s consent.

Greek

Graduate-level Greek courses are currently being developed. Please see the department for details.

Humanities

595R. Directed Readings. (1-3) Prerequisite: graduate coordinator’s consent.

610. Research Methods in Humanities. (2) Prerequisite: instructor’s consent. Use of the library and secondary sources.

615. Writing the Thesis Prospectus. (1) Prerequisite: Hum 610. Design and development of MA thesis prospectus. 620R. Studies in Periods and Movements. (3) Interdisciplinary study of literature, philosophy, and the arts of a particular period of movement in cultural history. Problems of periodization. Topics vary.

625R. Area Studies in the Humanities. (3) Interdisciplinary study of literature, philosophy, and the arts of a particular geographical area. Topics include American, Latin American, and Asian humanities. Topics vary.

630R. Genres and Forms in the Humanities. (3) Interdisciplinary study of genres and forms. Topics include epic, tragedy, narrative, historiography, film, relationship of text and music. Topics vary.

640R. Themes in the Humanities. (3) Prerequisite: Interdisciplinary study of themes. Varied topics include Eden, Arthur, Don Juan, Faust, Don Quixote, Ulysses, Troy.

660R. Critical Theory and Methodology. (3) Theoretical and practical criticism; problems in critical theory. Topics include aesthetics, interrelations of the arts, cultural theory, aspects of contemporary theory, and models of cultural history.

690R. Seminar in the Humanities. (3) Interdisciplinary study of problems and major figures in the humanities. Topics vary.

699R. Master’s Thesis. (1-9) Prerequisite: graduate coordinator’s consent.

Latin

620R. Latin Poets. (3)

625R. Latin Prose Writers. (3)

640R. Studies in Genre. (3)

650R. Period Studies. (3)

690R. Seminar in Latin. (3)