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Comparative Literature (CMLIT)

CMLIT 404Y (IL) (ASIA 404Y) Topics in Studies of Asian Literature (3) Selected works from the major poetry, fiction, and drama of such countries as India, China, Japan, taught with focus on written analysis and interpretation.

CMLIT (ASIA) 404Y Topics in Studies of Asian Literatures (3)

This course focuses on Asian literature in a comparative and international frame. Different iterations of this course will have different topics as well as different historical or geographic foci, but may include literatures from the countries of East Asia (China, Japan, Korea), Southeast Asia (Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Indonesia, Cambodia), or South Asia (Bangladesh, India, Pakistan). The various course modules will incorporate writing to allow students to further explore their understanding of Asian literatures. Because the course is comparative, it will highlight relationships between and among literary traditions of Asia, or between Asia and the rest of the world, whether in the fields of poetry, drama, or fictional and non-fictional prose. The course will provide students with opportunities to develop writing skills necessary for academic scholarship in comparative literature and Asian Studies.

General Education: None
Diversity: IL
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: 3 credits in literature or related field appropriate to this course

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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