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CO100 – Introduction to Comparative Literature

What is literature? What are genres? How should they be read, interpreted and evaluated? What social and personal functions does writing have? How is writing related to oral tradition? How do writers compare themselves to others (admiration and imitation, rejection, transformation)? Study of literary of texts from ancient to modern and from a variety of languages and cultures. Emphasis on close reading of literary texts as well as critical research, analysis, and writing. Meets the Critical Perspectives: The West in Time requirement.


TermBlockTitleInstructorLocationStudent Limit/ AvailableUpdated
Fall 2015 Block 2 Introduction to Comparative Literature William Davis, Lisa Hughes Armstrong Hall 256A 25/14 02/08/2016
Spring 2016 Block 5 Introduction to Comparative Literature Corinne Scheiner Cossitt Hall 101C 16/1 02/08/2016
Summer 2016 Introduction to Comparative Literature William Davis, Ammar Naji TBA 32/32 02/08/2016