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Comparative and Global Literatures

Faculty
  • Professor Sorensen; Associate Professors Brodie, Lott, McShane, Mizenko; Assistant Professors Brossillon (Coordinator), Kluchin, Jones

  • This Minor in Comparative and Global Literatures is designed to reflect contemporary trends in humanistic scholarship as it teaches and encourages students to study, compare, and analyze materials from different cultures, media and/or historical periods. This interdisciplinary and global perspective on the study of literature - across linguistic, historical and national boundaries - helps students reflect on the core questions, especially “How should we live together?” and “How can we understand the world?”, crucial questions in our interconnected world. Students pursuing a minor in Comparative and Global Literatures will have the opportunity to work with professors from a wide variety of departments and programs in the Humanities, further developing their critical thinking skills and research methodologies.

    Requirements for Minor

    A minor in Comparative and Global Literatures (CGL) consists of 20 credits. Students must complete courses from at least three departments.

    1.  ENGL-290W. It is recommended (but not necessary) that this be among the first courses taken for the minor.

    2. Four courses from the pre-approved list.
      • At least two courses must be taken from the following departments: EAS, ENGL, FREN, GER, GWSS, HIST, LAS, SPAN (251 and above), or THEA.
      • At least one course must carry a ‘DN’ designation and at least one other course must be designated ‘GN’.
      • Relevant courses in other departments may be taken with pre-approval from the minor coordinator.

    Pre-approved courses (potential) DN or GN listed by course:

    Art
    ART-250 (potential DN or GN depending on topic), 350, 371, 372 (GN); ART/GWSS-373 (DN)

     

    East Asian Studies
    EAS-224 (GN), 299 (GN), 314 (GN)

     

    English
    ENGL-230 (potential DN or GN depending on topic), 240 (potential DN or GN depending on topic), 301, 325, 330; ENGL/GWSS-228

     

    French
    FREN-251 (GN), 252 (GN), 328, 352, 362, 372, 440 (with approval)

     

    Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies
    GWSS/ART-377 (DN); GWSS/ENGL-228; GWSS/HIST-126 (DN), 227 (DN), 251 (GN), 303 (DN, GN), 377 (DN); PHIL/GWSS-107 (DN); GWSS/THEA/-215 (DN), 217 (DN), 218 (DN), 315 (DN)

     

    German
    GER-251, 252

     

    History
    HIST-125 (DN), 151 (GN), 202 (GN), 228 (DN), 255 (GN), 277 (DN), 307 (GN), 308 (DN, GN), 351 (GN), 352 (GN), 354 (GN); HIST/GWSS-126 (DN), 227 (DN), 251 (GN), 303 (DN, GN), 377 (DN);

    Interdivisional Studies
    IDS-110 (with approval), 301 (with approval and when taken as four-credit class), 363 (when taken during the semester)

    Latin American Studies
    LAS-215 (DN), 332 (GN, with approval)

     

    Philosophy
    PHIL-102, 106, 109 (with approval), 227 (potential DN; with approval), 249, 258, 345; PHIL/GWSS-107 (DN)

     

    Spanish
    SPAN-251 (GN), 252 (GN), 340 (with approval), 352 (GN), 440W (with approval)

     

    Theater
    THEA-216, 300W (GN), 301W, 320; THEA/GWSS-215 (DN), 217 (DN), 218 (DN), 315 (DN)

    No more than eight of the required 20 credits may also count toward a student’s major, and no more than eight of the required 20 credits may count toward a student’s additional minor.

     

    Capstone courses, special topics courses, and independent study courses may also count toward the minor when the topic is appropriate and with prior approval from the program coordinator.