COML Comparative Literature

COML   2531   Crossing Borders

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This is the foundation course for the Minor in Comparative Literature. It is designed as a transcultural, interdisciplinary course in which students discover and analyze English and other national literatures in translation. Course includes guest lecturers from a number of related disciplines.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   1102.

COML   3090   Selected Topics

1-3 Credit Hours.   1-3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Selected topics in comparative literature.

COML   3530   Literary Translation

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Introduction to the history and theory of literary translation. Emphasis on practical problems and techniques, with exercises culminating in the translation of a foreign language text appropriate to the student's interests and abilities.

COML   5330   World Drama to Romanticism

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of representative works of dramatic literature, primarily of the western world, from Aeschylus through Beaumarchais, excluding English drama.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in all of the following: ENGL   2111 and prior or concurrent enrollment in ENGL   2131.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5330, ENGL   5330G, COML   5330G.

COML   5530   The Bible as Literature

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of the literary dimension of the English Bible. Major emphasis is upon the literary themes, types, personalities, and incidents of the Old and New Testaments.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   2111 and ENGL   2131.

Cross Listing(s): COML   5530G, ENGL   5530, ENGL   5530G, RELS   5530, RELS   5530G.

COML   5533   Literary Criticism and Theory

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An historical survey of literary criticism and theory from antiquity to modern times. Literary criticism considers issues important for all students of literature, such as the value of poetry in our world, the power of poets to represent reality or truth, and the sources of poetic inspiration. This course also delves into the subject of aesthetics, the nature of beauty, and the variety of forces that impact how humans respond to literature.

Prerequisite(s): COML   2531.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5533.

COML   5536   Post-Colonial Literature

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines and evaluates the diverse "common-wealth" of post- colonial Anglophone literature written by authors from countries that were formerly part of the British Empire: Africa, Australia, Canada, the Indian sub-continent, Ireland, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, and the West Indies. Highlights the use of a variety of reading and critical strategies to analyze the formal and linguistic complexities and innovations of this literature.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   2131 and ENGL   2232.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5536, ENGL   5536G, COML   5536G.