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Below you will find the list of courses offered through the College's schools, departments, and programs. This list includes important information about each course, including the course description, credit hours, prerequisites, repeatability, and more. Use the filters to narrow your search.


72 courses found. Showing results 1–10.
  • CMLT-C 100 Freshman Seminar (3 cr.) Analysis and discussion of selected major works of literature and art illustrating historical and stylistic problems related to specific themes, artists, or genres.
  • CMLT-C 110 Writing the World (3 cr.) Introduces composition skills applicable to all majors: topic and thesis development, finding and integrating evidence, drafting and revising, organization from introduction to conclusion. Uses short literary texts from diverse genres, periods, and national traditions for discussion and essay topics.
  • CMLT-C 111 Reading the World (3 cr.) Diverse literary genres and cultures from around the world explored through a comparative analysis of characters and themes in canonical and non-canonical texts, both ancient and modern.
  • CMLT-C 147 Images of the Self: East and West (3 cr.) Topics such as the individual in society, the outcast as hero, and artistic sensibility, examined in selected works of Western and Eastern literature from ancient to modern times.
  • CMLT-C 151 Introduction to Popular Culture (3 cr.) The serious study of entertainment for mass consumption, including popular theatre and vaudeville, bestsellers, mass circulation magazines, popular music, phonograph records, and popular aspects of radio, film, and television. Provides the basic background to other popular culture courses in comparative literature.
  • CMLT-C 155 Culture and the Modern Experience: An Interdisciplinary and International Approach (3 cr.) This course, which is interdisciplinary in method and international in scope, introduces students to an inclusive study of major cultural parallels, contrasts, and developments across the arts and beyond national and continental divides. Syllabi and selections of course materials will reflect the specialties of individual instructors.
  • CMLT-C 160 What's Good About Good Books? (3 cr.) Examines the moral dimensions of literature and film; explores the morally troubling content of much that is considered great literature and cinema, which is so often filled with suffering, cruelty, and misfortune; and asks what in that case it means to say a book or film is "good."
  • CMLT-C 200 Honors Seminar (3 cr.) Selected authors and topics, ranging from traditional to modern (for example, Athens and Jerusalem: The Origins of Western Literature). Traditional or current debates and issues of a critical, theoretical, or historical nature. Comparative methodology, interdisciplinary approach. May be repeated once for credit with a different topic.
  • CMLT-C 205 Comparative Literary Analysis (3 cr.) Introduction to basic concepts of literary criticism through comparative close readings of texts from a variety of literary genres—fiction, poetry, drama, essay—from diverse traditions. May be repeated once for credit with a different topic.
  • CMLT-C 216 Science Fiction, Fantasy, and the Western Tradition (3 cr.) Historical and comparative survey of science fiction and fantasy narrative from antiquity to the present. The origin of scientific narrative in ancient Greek literature, its relation to ancient myths, and its history and development. Emphasis on philosophical, cognitive, and scientific aspects of the genre.