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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014


College of Letters and Science


COMPLIT Comparative Literature



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133 Contemporary Imagination in Literature and the Arts. 3 cr. U. Introduction to comparative literature, focusing on the study of world literatures and their relations to other arts, and to cultural and social currents.|Prereq: none.
135 Experiencing Literature in the 21st Century: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Critical study of literary forms (e.g. romance, comedy, short story) and their connections with other arts and media, such as cinema, TV, and music.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: none.
192 First-Year Seminar: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Specific topics are announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the class is offered.|Open only to freshmen. Students may earn cr in just one L&S First-Year Sem (course numbers 192, 193, 194). Prereq: none.
199 Independent Study. 1-6 cr. U. For further information, consult dept chair.|Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: 2.5 gpa; writ cons instr, dept chair & asst dean for SAS.
207 World Literature in Translation: Antiquity through the 1600s. 3 cr. U. Literary analysis through a survey of world literature from antiquity through the 1600s.|Prereq: none.
208 World Literature in Translation: The 17th to the 21st Century. 3 cr. U. Literary analysis through a survey of world literature from the 1600s to the present.|Prereq: none.
230 Literature and Society: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Relationships between literature and aspects of society, e.g., philosophical movements; history; gender, race, class, or sexuality.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: none. CompLit 133(R).
231 Literature and Religion: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. A close study of the interrelationship of literature and religion across a wide historical spectrum.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: none. CompLit 133(R).
232 Literature and Politics: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Multiple ways literature and politics shape and influence one another, with particular focus on links between literary and political representation.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: CompLit 133(R).
233 Literature and Film: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Themes, styles, and ideology in cinematic and literary texts.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: CompLit 133(R).
289 Internship in Comparative Literature, Lower Division. 1-6 cr. U. Application of basic principles of comparative literature in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate settings.|One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hours in internship. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: CompLit 100- or 200-level course; 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
293 Literature and Science: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Dehumanization of mankind by technology as theme for changing literature.|Retakable with change in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: none.
297 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U. Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
299 Ad Hoc: (Subtitled). 1-6 cr. U. Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: none; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
309 Great Works of Modern Literature: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Literature of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, with emphasis on theme, movement, trend, genre, or mode.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; CompLit 207(R) or 208(R).
320 Mediaeval Literature and Culture: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Major genres, themes, and figures of the Middle Ages through representative literary works, devotional writings, visual art, architecture, and other examples of cultural production.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
321 Renaissance Literature and Culture: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Major genres, themes, figures, tenets, aspects, influences, and trends in Renaissance literature through representative literary works, visual art, architecture, and other examples of cultural production.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
333 Dante's Divine Comedy in Translation. 3 cr. U/G. Close reading of the Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso, including their connections to the visual arts.|CompLit & Italian 333 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st.
350 Topics in Comparative Literature: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. One or more areas of comparative literature across periods, genres, or regions.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
360 Seminar in Literature and Cultural Experience: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. How culture is expressed in literary works with specific emphasis on how dominant and marginalized groups are represented in literature.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
362 Transnational Asian Cinemas: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Critical study of the cinemas of Asia, their film masters, avant-garde genres, and movements in relation to world cinema culture.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
363 Chinese Literature in the Global Context: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Modern or contemporary Chinese literature; focus on a period, theme, genre, or movement in relation to literary cultures of other countries and regions or world events.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
365 Literatures and Cultures of the Americas: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Comparative study of the literatures and cultural expressions of three or more national, ethnic, or linguistic traditions within North and South America and the Caribbean.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
381 Honors Seminar: (Subtitled). 3H cr. U. Critical study of a problem in comparative literary relations.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: soph st; Honors 200(P); cons Honors College dir.
410 Classical Backgrounds of Modern Literature: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Influences of classical literature and art upon modern literature.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
457 Topics in French and Francophone Studies in Translation: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Critical reading, lectures, and discussion of important works on a topic, genre, or historical period with particular emphasis on intellectual and cultural context.|CompLit 457 & French 457 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Retakable w/ chg in topic to 9 cr. max. Prereq: jr st or cons instr.
461 Film-Fiction Interaction: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Growth and development of film in conjunction with literary devices (narrative, setting, etc.), novels, plays, biographies, and poetry. Mutual influences of literary and cinematic arts.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
463 Literary Criticism: Major Authors. 3 cr. U/G. The development of critical theories from Plato to the present.|Prereq: jr st.
464 Seminar in Comparative Literary Criticism: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Principles and theories of literary criticism in a given period; major approaches to literature.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
489 Internship in Comparative Literature, Upper Division. 1-6 cr. U. Application of advanced principles of comparative literature in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.|One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hours in internship. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; 300-level or above course in CompLit; 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
497 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U/G. Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
499 Ad Hoc: 1-6 cr. U. Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
533 Seminar in Trends in Modern Literature: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Development of important trends, ideas, and forms of world literature, and their contributions to cultural modernity.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
699 Advanced Independent Reading. 1-3 cr. U. Advanced independent work under the supervision of a CompLit faculty or instructional academic staff member. For further information, consult CompLit prog coord.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; 2.5 gpa; writ cons instr, dept chair, & assoc dean for SAS.

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