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Comparative Literature (CMLIT)

CMLIT 459 Topics in Theory (3) Selected topics in this history of theory and literary criticism within a global, comparative context.

CMLIT 459 Topics in Theory (3)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

Covers specific topics in the history and practice literary criticism, cultural and political theory, and the history of ideas, within a comparative context. Introduces students to major issues, ideas, thinkers, schools, or traditions that have shaped the study of comparative literature. Students will learn how to read, think critically about, and write about theoretical texts, and how to analyze literary texts through the lenses of theory.

They will also engage critically with problems of intellectual and literary history and genealogy.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: Humanities
Effective: Summer 2010
Prerequisite: 3 credits in literature

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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